I was walking around doing some dollar tree lookin’ and I came across these really cute little mailbox tins. I immediately thought of the “letters to Santa” Mailboxes that are for sale at Micheal’s and knew what I wanted to do. Turns out I’m not the only one who has had the same thought. Here’s my spin on the Dollar Tree Mailbox Craft.
Here is what I used for this project:
- Dollar Tree Mailbox Tin
- Candle Stick from Goodwill
- Waverly Chalk Paint from Walmart
- 1 Garland tie (they come in a package of 10 for $1 at the dollar tree and dollar general.)
- 1 Furniture Button
- Paint Brush
- E6000 (From Walmart)
- Sanding Sponge (from dollar tree)
- Hot Glue/ Glue Gun
I started with cleaning up my goodwill candle stick. The one I used is metal, but you could use any type of candle stick.
I applied a coat of paint. Don’t get to wrapped up in the perfection of it, because the sanding sponge is going to help smooth, even, and distress it.
I also painted one of the furniture buttons the same color.
next I took my sanding sponge and distressed and smoothed out my paint.
I got this ribbon at Walmart, and I knew it would be super cute wrapped around the pole. It gave it a North Pole poll vibe.
Next I used the E6000 and Hot glue on the top of my candle stick to secure it to the mail box. The hot glue will help hold everything in place as the E6000 Sets.
I glued the garland tie around the top of the candle stick just to give it a more finished look.
The furniture button made the perfect knob for the mailbox.
I finished it off with a little mini loopy bow.
I AM IN LOVE WITH HOW IT TURNED OUT, and the whole thing cost me maybe $3 to $4 to make.
I just cannot get over how cute it turned out y’all!
If you love it as much as we do, can you do us a little favor and….
PIN IT FOR LATER
You can find the full video tutorial for this project right here.