Friday, January 14, 2011

Dollar Find Friday~ Valentine Mailbox!

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Hello Everyone!!
Its me Piali!! You must be thinking oh no! one more Target Dollar spot plastic Valentine mailbox....but NO its different! I'm sure you're going to love my mailbox...its SWEET, tiny and super quick to make!! 5 Minutes each!!
Okay! here its is...
I love making mini Valentine candy treats!!Yesterday I found small packs of Hershey nuggets for $1 at our local drugstore!! So I made these candy mailboxes...

To make the post short and less photo heavy I made photo collage of the steps...follow it clockwise.
1> Take two nuggets and adhere one on the top of other using mini glue dots.
2> Cut a 1" X 3.5" piece of solid cardstock;
3> Round the corners with a corner rounder punch or freehand.
4> Adhere the nuggets to the center of the cardstock piece( as shown in the photo) with sticky strip/scor-tape/ Glue dots.
5> Score the sides and fold it. Adhere one side only!

6> Cut another piece of solid cardstock at 1.25" X 4".
7> Cut a piece of DP at 1" X 4".
8> Adhere both the piece together as shown.
9> Apply Scor tape/sticky strip to both the short ends.
10> Adhere the cardstock/DP to the bottom of the nuggets ( as shown in the photo) ...wrap it over the nuggets and adhere the other end!

 The basic mailbox is done...add a narrow strip of cardstock for the mail box flag post.
For flag I used the sentiment from TSG~ Love Birds stamp set....I used the same sentiment but partially inked it to make different flags...
Cute..isn't it!!!
Hope you like it!
Make some of these cuties and share them among the loved ones!

Thanks for stopping by...
Have a great weekend!!!


  1. Another reason to hate you. LOL Just kidding, this is adorable and I think my girls and I will be making some of these!

  2. OMG this is so stinkin' cute!! I sooo totally have to make these now :)

  3. This is ADORABLE!!!! I just love how you created the mailbox door and flag. Definitely on the lookout for some chocolate nuggets now. TFS!

  4. Too cute! Can't wait to try making these.

  5. Lovely idea...I hope you don´t mind if I feature on my blog.
    Hugs from Brazil

  6. Super cute! Wonderful idea!! Thanks for sharing! Greetz from the Netherlands, ~Ira

  7. These are adorable!!! I just might have to find me a bag of nuggets!!

  8. Shut up! That is the cutest, most brilliant idea I have seen in like.......ever!! Oh, and can you find those nuggets for a $1 for me?! They're like $4 a bag here! LOL

    Excellent work, my thrifty, crafty friend!

  9. OMG those are so cute! Thanks *so* much for the tutorial, too!

  10. Those are wicked cute!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  11. I just tried making one of these last night. It was a lot of fun! I posted it on my blog.

  12. This is too cute!!! Just wish I could still find those nuggets up here :(. Thanks for sharing! I may try to adapt the idea with some other treat!!!

  13. I found some similar treats, and just adjusted the sizing a bit - they turned out so... cute, and my son will be giving them to all of his teachers!! Thanks for the very easy instructions, and an adorable project!!

  14. Beautiful... love your idea! thanks for sharing.


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