Take those cute Dollar Spot metal mailboxes to the next level with some Cricut vinyl and cardstock!
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When I found these little metal mailboxes at Target, I knew my kids would love picking out a design for them. My little girl ended up deciding on a unicorn, and my little boy wanted a Volkswagen bus mailbox. These were super fast to make and easy to personalize with my Cricut.
Here is a general idea of the materials you will need to make your own depending on how you want to personalize your mailbox. I also used vinyl to cut out their names for the side.
Materials for Personalized Mailboxes:
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- Target Dollar Spot Metal Mailboxes (There are also similar ones at Walmart)
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Vinyl in Red & White
- Cardstock- Black, Pink & Glitter (for the unicorn horn)
- Tissue Paper in Pink, Mint & Teal
I measured my little mailbox and then designed the bus shapes in Cricut Design space for the little VW bus mailbox. I wish I could share the Design Space link, but because I uploaded an image (the VW symbol) I can’t.
I love how easy the software is to use to create custom designs. I was able to make all the shapes I needed quickly and easily. I was worried that Design Space would be complicated to learn, but I was able to figure out the program really quickly and anything I might have questions about I usually can find answers to with a quick Google search. After I made my designs, I cut out the red Cricut vinyl for the bottom, and white for the windows. I then used black cardstock for the wheels.
For the unicorn, I used some glittery card stock that I rolled into a cone for the horn. I quickly designed the eye lashes in Design Space using some basic shapes and the Slice tool. I also made the ears with triangles and some cute little heart cut outs. I cut out black and pink cardstock on my Cricut machine. Then I cut up some tissue paper tassels and glued them along the top of the mailbox with hot glue to make a unicorn mane.
Didn’t they turn out darling? I’m excited to make some more Valentine’s Day crafts!