Out of the Box: DIY Valentine Mailbox

Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, we thought it would be fun to share a creative project to do with kids. If your little one has a Valentine’s Day party coming up and you are in search of an enjoyable and unique idea for a Valentine’s box, check out how to make this life size mailbox made from cardboard moving boxes!

Supplies:

2 small/medium moving boxes

Box cutter or scissors

Tape or glue

Pencil

Paint

Step 1:

Lay your box on its side and draw a half circle on both of the top flaps. Using your box cutter or scissors, cut along the half circle on both flaps. This will create the rounded top of the box.

Step 2:

Cut along the fold of the two remaining flaps to remove them from the box, leaving a clean edge on both sides. Tape or glue the leftover square flaps to the inside of the rounded edges to give them support.

Step 3:

You will need a door to allow you to collect your valentines at the end of the day, so choose which side you would like for the door to be. Draw a rectangle and cut out three sides, leaving one of the longer sides untouched (this side will be the hinge for the door).

Step 4:

Using another moving box, cut a piece of cardboard that is equal in width and distance between the two semi-circular sides. This will be the top of the mailbox. Fold the cardboard over the two semi-circular sides, creating a curve and secure onto the box using tape or glue (tape works best).

Step 5:

Cut a small rectangle at the top of the box (as seen in above photo), so the valentines have a spot to be inserted.

Step 6:

Paint or decorate your box to your liking!

Stay tuned for more fun ways to re-use and recycle your leftover moving boxes. If your leftover moving boxes are still cluttering your new home, don’t forget to call your moving company to schedule a debris pickup! For more information on how to reuse your moving boxes, or to schedule a free in-home estimate, contact us today!