2.15.2011

emily did something crafty. holla.

my kids awoke on valentines day to their own individual mailboxes (with love mail in them, of course):

i've seen this mailbox idea floating around the intranet, and thought it was so cute.
and y'all know my love for cake plates (this is the exact same thing, only you glue a mailbox on top!)
i had to make some for the littles.

i found the mailboxes from target (in the dollar section).
and the candlesticks (that i spray painted black) were from goodwill.
this project (for all 5 of my kids combined) cost about $10.00.

aren't they adorable?
we will be leaving them out, so people can put mail in them.
we used to have a family mail center in our kitchen, but kohen ate like 3 of our envelopes after pulling them down.
dangit kohen.
but these are much cuter anyways.  :)

69 comments:

  1. I love these!! I would defintely keep them out too. stop by today to win an adorable toddler messenger bag! thecoolkidsblog.com

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  2. i saw these in the one spot and wanted to buy all of them. they remind me of snoopy.

    very cute!

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  3. First all I have to say I am sorry I spelled Kohen's name with a "C" yesterday. Second those are stinkin cute. It would be fun to write little notes and stick them in the mailbox so they can check it everyday. Our daughter loves to check the real mail so I am gonna have to check out target today. I bet they are on sale now!!

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  4. Totally saw these mailboxes at Target! I will have to check today if they still have it. What a great idea to have in general. I may make one for the hubby as well for all his mail so it doesn't clutter our kitchen counter. I just wish our goodwill was as cheap as yours. Candlesticks are $3/each!

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  5. I have an envelope-eater, too. what's up with that?! lol. those mailboxes are SUPER! love it, thanks for sharing!

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  6. sooo cute! i bet they loved it:).

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  7. I just love this.
    I am a mailman's daughter. For real.
    And like mail.

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  8. I love the mailboxes and it's so cute that you put them on candlesticks!

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  9. My favorite part of this post? Where you wrote "for all 5 of my kids combined." My heart skipped a beat. I can't wait to hear when you get to bring Elsa home and to see the family pictures of you all together.

    I am SO stealing this idea. I love it and I know my daughter will LOVE getting "love mail."

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  10. these are PRESH!! love love love.

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  11. CUTE! I saw these at Targee as well. You totally made them functional!

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  12. ADORABLE! My sis and I used to make mail slots out of shoe boxes and "deliver" letters to each other's bedrooms. But this is so much cuter! I can't wait to have kids. :)

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  13. hello! these are genious! I LOVE them! go girl!

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  14. I LOVE THESE!!! Definitely a must for my little girl next Valentines Day :) She would probably try and throw them across the room right now.

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  15. how freaking CUTE are those! aaaaaaack!
    have a happy day. :))
    jes

    p.s. not sure if i've commented here before, but i do so enjoy your blog. :))

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  16. So cute! Thanks for the idea.

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  17. Oh so darling! Brillant Emily!

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  18. I saw these and wanted to buy them but didn't think of what to do with them after Valentines. Now I wish I had bought them after seeing your cute ones. I just found your blog from eighteen 25 and I love it. I am a new follower and you have the cutest kiddos.
    www.chandrassouthernlife.blogspot.com

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  19. i LOVE these! clever crafty Emily :)
    we have 'envelope' pillow/cushions on our kids' beds that we pop notes into at night and they wake to discover them in the morning. they love it!
    a family mail centre sounds much cooler though, then they can write notes to each other too. likey-like. :)

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  20. Did you see eighteen25 today? You're so famous!

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  21. So I totally went to target on my lunch break and they had them and were 50% off, I kept wanting to get them and couldnt figure out what to do with them, thanks for the great idea!!

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  22. I think I've said this before... but I really hope I remember all your cute ideas when I have a reason to use them someday ;)

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  23. how cute, creative and clever!
    now savannah will see your blog post and beg to do these LOL! oh the pressure you put on me because my 11 year old reads your blog!!! thankfully she isn't asking us to adopt!
    tara

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  24. So cool! Good job to you, Momma! I love 'em. I'm going to Target!!

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  25. Saw your blog over on eighteen25 today. I love the mailboxes! I'll have to give that a try next year. So cute. And love the blog too!

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  26. Wow...just wow! I love everything about those mailboxes! Your craft posts are awesome!

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  27. Stinking LOVE these!! I may just have to make some for my own chillins! So crafty. :)

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  28. Super CUTE!!! I might have to borrow this one =)

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  29. These are super sweet!!

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  30. k i soooooo need to tdo this next year, what a clever and cute idea!!!

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  31. Those are so cute!! Gonna make some of these for my little ones for Easter:) Great idea Em!

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  32. Yeah, pretty sure I have to do this project now. Thanks for the idea!

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  33. I don't know if I've ever left a comment before, but I HAD to this time! you so rock! I have several of these little mailboxes from target - from both last year AND this year (I couldn't pass up the hot pink)... I didn't know what I'd do with them, but had to have them. Now I know exactly what I'll do. awesomeness! thanks!

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  34. What an awesome idea! Hope Target still has a few of those left after Vday! Super cute :)

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  35. This idea is so cute, creative and clever! Thanks for sharing the greatness :) I am new to your blog and will check back. You have a beautiful family :)

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  36. Those are absolutely adorable!!!!

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  37. Sooooo cute!! You are the crafting queen! :)

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  38. LOVE these! I've done the mailboxes before, but these are A. DORABLE.

    I'll be featuring them in my V-Day post here in the next couple of days. :)

    Aloha,
    Charlie

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  39. These are so ADORABLE! I found your blog via Pinterest & was inspired to make these! I coudn't find any candlesticks so instead I used cake pillars! They turned out super cute & I didn't have to paint them! :)

    THanks for the inspiration!

    http://www.pinfluence.com/2012/01/03/5-days-of-quick-easy-affordable-valentines-day-decor-day-2-pedestal-mailboxes/

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  40. Heather can I ask where you got the mailboxes recently?

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  41. Love these adorable mailboxes! I featured them on my blog at Love Bug Living! http://www.lovebugliving.com/2012/01/pinterest-valentines-inspiration.html

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  42. Love it! I bought the same little mailboxes at Target in their dollar bin a couple days ago to do the same thing. I have one question, what kind of glue did you use? Seems every kind I get does not withstand much. I am giving these to kids as well and I don't want the mailboxes popping off the first time they open them. thanks!

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  43. I adore this! I think it would look darling on our mantle......off to Target!

    I'm going to link up to you on my facebook page if you don't mind.....

    www.facebook.com/momslittlesecrets

    Thanks!

    Casey

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  44. I absolutely love these mailboxes! Would you be willing to link these up to my Valentine Link Party going on now? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle
    http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/rockin-valentine-valentine-link-party.html

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  45. Hello~I've just strolled in for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. Your blog is so beautifully inviting.
    We share similar taste for so many of the same crafty elements.
    I hope I can find some of these mail boxes...adorable idea.
    I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
    Come by for a visit. I've got a few DIY's surprises.you might enjoy.

    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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  46. I'm featuring your mailboxes today! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/valentine-mailboxes.html

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  47. Thanks for your inspiration! I posted my mailboxes as well as a link back here that will go up tomorrow.

    Thanks again!

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  48. Seriously....so lovely! What a brilliant little bunny you are!
    I gave these a feature today!

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  49. I found a similar little mailbox at Michael's and searched pinterest to help me be a little more crafty and I came across your blog. Thanks for the idea! I recently started blogging and gave you a shout out! Thanks!

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  50. Love the mail boxes on their "posts".

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  51. Adorable! Just featured this on my blog.

    -Erin
    DIYOntheCheap.blogspot.com

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  52. I randomly came across your page last week and wanted to buy these!
    They are so sweet. Your page inspired me to start my own blog.
    http://tinyfeetonallenstreet.blogspot.com/

    P.S.
    I LOVE the music you have playing below.

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  53. Do you know what size your mailboxes are? I love this idea and I'm planning on doing it! :)

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    1. hi there! they were just the small ones from the target dollar spot. no bigger than about 7 inches length wise.

      hope that helps!

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  54. Hi Emily! I stumbled upon your blog through Pinterest! It is really lovely! Just wanted to let you know I used your mailbox idea & posted about it in my blog. I referenced your blog in the post so I wanted to be sure to let ya know. Thanks for the great inspiration!
    --Holly

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  55. Hey Emily,
    I found you via The Night Owl, and so glad I did. I have embellished these mini mailboxes several times, but I love your idea of gluing them to pedestals. (Pinned this.) I'm now following you (better late than never), and invite you over to my blog, Altered Artworks, where I "transform the mundane, one embellishment at a time." I'll brew some fresh coffee for you!

    Doreen
    altered-artworks.blogspot.com
    http://pinterest.com/dozeedo/

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  56. Hi Emily,

    LOVE, LOVE. LOVE the mailboxes! We featured them on our Valentines blog post.

    http://stylememodern.blogspot.ca/

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  57. I finally made mine this year and linked back to your blog - http://www.themaddoxfamily.net/2013/01/valentines-mailboxes.html

    :) Thanks for the idea!

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