The Back Story
Back when I was in elementary school, during class on Valentines Day we made the bag or box where we would collect the valentine cards from our classmates. Sometimes we made the valentine mailboxes out brown paper lunch bags and decorated the bags, other times we would staple two big construction paper hearts together and leave the top open so the cards could go inside. But today, with the invention of Pinterest, there is a new standard in Valentines Day valentine mailboxes.
Pink Castle Valentine Mailbox
Supplies needed for this project:
- 1 cardboard box
- 2 paper towel tubes
- 2 sugar cones
- door and windows cut outs (download cut file below)
- black spay paint
- acrylic pink paint
- optional – white paint (used as a paint primer)
- white glue
- hot glue gun
Used black spray paint to paint the sugar cones black.
At first I tried to spray paint the box pink but the majority of the paint was soaked into the card board. To overcome this all the card board (the box and the paper towel tubes) were painted white with white acrylic paint to act as a primer. Then it was painted pink with pink acrylic paint.
Once all the paint was dry, the 2 black sugar cones were hot glued to the tops of the paper towel tubes and the windows and door was glued on with white glue.
When my daughter took her pretty pink castle to school, she said that the whole school loved her castle.
Here is the download for the door and windows cut file.
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Last week’s tutorial was how to make a Hello Kitty Valentine Card.
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