Thursday, January 27, 2022

DIY Mini Valentine Mailboxes

One of the many things I adore about living in an old 50’s cape cod, is that our mailbox hangs right outside the front door, and the mailperson walks from house to house to deliver.  My son loves to “collect” (hoard) small containers and tins, so he keeps empty plastic gum containers, and the other day I noticed that they look very similar to our mailbox!  Soooo, how perfect would they be to hold little Valentine’s Day cards and goodies?!  They just need some spray paint, alphabet stickers to label them “MAIL” or personalize with names, and some heart stickers or confetti to make them Valentine-y!  If you’re hosting a party for the kids this February, these would be so cute at each place setting to hold little cards, conversation hearts, confetti, and treats.  They are also a great party craft, since the kids can decorate them with stickers, doilies, or paper hearts to suit their style.  Kids get a kick out of anything “mini”, so these personal mailboxes are the perfect favor!


• Spray paint in Valentine colors

• Alphabet stickers OR cutting machine and vinyl

• Heart or valentine confetti, stickers, gems, and decorations

• Glue

• Valentines cards, candy, or favors


Step 1

Following the instructions on your can of spray paint, paint the outside of your closed gum containers.  It may take a few coats before they are fully covered.  Allow to dry.  Use alphabet stickers to label the boxes with the word “MAIL”, or personalize with the names of party guests.  

Step 2

Attach heart stickers, doilies, paper hearts or valentine confetti to decorate the box. 

Now you have the most adorable mini valentine mailboxes for your party guests, friends, neighbors, or kids!  Happy crafting and Happy Valentine’s Day!! 

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