Everyday is a good mail day with a {DIY} Mailbox

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Some might say #shegetsitfromhermama but Hazel LOVES a good mail day. Anytime we drive or walk past the mailboxes she asks to check the mail. Do you know how hard it is to explain to a two year old that we don’t get mail on the weekends?! Just the other day she was driving her little push car around and waving a piece of junk mail in the air saying “I’m checking the mail.” I thought to myself, I need to make her a mailbox, she will love it! So down to the garage I went to collect a few things to make my mailbox.

What I grabbed:

  • Large Diaper box
  • Roll of paper
  • Black Gorilla tape {sorry hubby we need more}
  • A button
  • A red sharpie
  • Exacto knife
  • Handful of empty envelopes
  • Stickers
  • small empty boxes

What I did:

I simply wrapped the box with the roll of paper, trimming all the edges with my black tape. I traced the biggest “parcel” I had and cut out 3 sides to make a door, making sure to trim the edge of the door with tape as well. I applied a red button to the door to act as the key hole, just like on our community mailbox. Just about the door I played another strip of tape and cut an opening just big enough for some envelopes to fit through. Last but not least I grabbed my sharpie and wrote MAIL on the top of the box. My kiddo spent hours dropping the letters in the slot, over and over again. I wonder what I can turn the rest of the diaper boxes into for her, I might just have to try Little Miss Mama’s washer and dryer!

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Xo. Andria

4 thoughts on “Everyday is a good mail day with a {DIY} Mailbox

  • December 3, 2015 at 10:29 am
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    That is just adorable! She looks like she is having a blast with it too!

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  • December 3, 2015 at 11:43 pm
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    What a cute idea! Very creative!

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  • February 1, 2016 at 9:57 pm
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    Very cute! it goes to show kids still have the most fun with cardboard boxes and imagination. It’s a fun idea

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