Looking for a fun Valentine craft? These paper mache valentine boxes are so easy to decorate and customize, the perfect delivery system for those cute valentines this year! Not only are these cute for Valentine’s Day, but they could be used for so many other fun ideas as well. Follow along as we show you how to transform these simple, quality paper mache mailboxes into fun custom crafts and decor.
- Paper Mache Mailbox Set
- Chalk Paint-Pink (Innocence) and White (Everlasting)
- Black Chalkboard Paint
- David Tutera Fine Tip Chalk Pens
- Felties Hearts
- Adhesive Doily Lace Tape
- Washi Tape – (Use a variety of colors)
- Darice Wood Glue
- Scrapbook Paper
- Foam Brushes
Step One. You’ll start by painting your valentine boxes with paint using a sponge brush. I used a variety of chalk and chalkboard paints. These add a fun chalky finish which plays well on the paper mache. After you have the first coat on, you’ll want to let it dry completely. When it is dry, you’ll add a second coat to completely cover the paper mache.
Step Two. It’s time to embellish your valentine boxes! For the large mailbox I used the darice wood glue to adhere scrapbook paper to the top and sides of the mailbox. For the smaller mailboxes I added a few different colors and styles of washi tape. This is where you can really customize to fit your personality. Use a variety of washi tape, scrapbook paper, doily tape, and heart felties.
Now that you know what you’re going to put your valentines in this year, start deciding what ones you will make to give away! Check out these fun Valentine’s Day paper crafts for some ideas!
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Marie from BloomingHomestead.com has a passion for all things crafty, including home decorating, organization, digital design, DIY, and cooking yummy comfort food! As a recent first time home buyer, she enjoys making her house into a home while sticking to a budget (gotta love those student loans!). This usually requires her to think outside the box and get creative. Marie loves sharing tutorials and projects in hopes she can inspire others. When Marie is not crafting, she likes to read, shop, watch movies, and visit with family & friends. Most importantly, Marie loves spending time with her husband of 12 years and their two children who keep them on their toes.