DIY Mini Valentine Mailboxes

I love leaving my kids little Valentine’s notes on that special day and I wanted to find a clever way give them to them without just placing them on the table.

I came across this super cute, super inexpensive way to give them their Valentines.  I found the original idea over at Anderson Family Crew and tweaked her idea a bit…

I just love it and so do my kids!  They love receiving mail, so I’m sure these babies will be out long after the decor of cupid’s day is down!

Here is the super simple way to make them yourself!

{Oh, and did I mention how cheap they are???  All four of these only cost me a whopin’ $9.00!!  Mailboxes and stickers from Target’s dollar section and candlesticks from Goodwill and Dollar Tree!}

DIY Valentine Mailboxes…

{Mailboxes and Candlesticks}

1) Purchase the mini tin mailboxes at Target in the dollar section or anywhere else you can find them.  I found these candlesticks at the Dollar Tree.

2) Prime and paint the candlesticks using black spray paint.

{Decorating the mailboxes}

3) Have your kids decorate their mailboxes to make them unique and their own…. they LOVE doing this!!

4) Attach the black candlesticks to the mailboxes using E6000 glue.

{ On display }

5) Proudly display your kids works of art!  (and get ready to fill them with cute Valentine’s)  :)

{ Great for teachers! }

My daughter also wanted to decorate one for her teacher to display on her desk!  Such a fun idea!

Believe me, your kids will love this project and you’ll love how cheap and easy it is!!  Let me know how your’s turn out!  :)



  1. 1

    These are super cute! What a fantastic idea! I bet your kids can’t wait to see what arrives in their mailboxes.

  2. 2

    I love this! Adorable! Definitely a great project for the kiddos. My sister just had her third baby, so I am always visiting her to entertain her two big girls. I know they would love this! Thanks for sharing!

  3. 3

    I love these !!!!! I have to tweet !!!!

  4. 4

    LOVE the mailbox idea and it’s perfect for so many holidays! FABULOUS job lady! : )

  5. 5

    So Cute… I have to make these with my kids! They will love them!!!

  6. 6

    I am in love with these! I’ll have to remember this idea for when my daughter is old enough to decorate her own mailbox. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. 7
    Debbie says:

    Lindsay, these mailboxes are so, so cute! Nice pictures!
    Debbie–Party Patisserie

  8. 8
    Megan Nelson says:

    These are too cute!!!

  9. 10

    They are adorable! I wish we had those mailboxes here in Australia…

  10. 11

    Oh, how adorable! Great idea and they are decorated so nice.

  11. 12

    Hi Lindsay – such a sweet idea! They look great!
    Ps Thanks for stopping by TVHC cake and goodies yesterday.

  12. 14
    Louisa says:

    Adorable idea! I have to look for these mailboxes at Target!

  13. 16

    Awe! Those are really cute and very creative by putting them on the candlesticks. I have been looking for those candlesticks at my local dollar store and no luck! :(

  14. 18

    Lindsay, I LOVE this idea! Seriously…what kids doesn’t love getting mail! Great job! xo

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    Fara says:

    They are gorgeous! Can I grab some photos and posted in my blog with your link? Almost every Friday I post a Craft and this will be great for Valentine’s day Craft!
    Let me know

    my blog is: and my email is


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