This week we challenged our Design Team to check the Doodlebug Pinterest Boards and find a project that inspires them to create their version. Today Shellye selected a project you may remember from earlier in the year that Amanda created...we love that she made a holiday version!!
Like a lot of you, I love perusing Pinterest boards for fun, inspirational ideas. I always try to take an idea that I see and put my own special spin on things :) For today's "Pinterest-Inspired Project" I have chosen a mailbox created by Amanda Coleman using Doodlebug's "Lovebirds Collection"
(Photo: Amanda Coleman)
I purchased this paper mache mailbox at Hobby Lobby; they come in a variety of sizes and mine measures approximately 9.25"L X 5.5"H X 4.75"W. I love that it's roomy enough to store all of my Christmas cards/gift tags in or I could pack it with colorful cookies and give to a co-worker!
To begin, I covered the side of the mailbox with patterned paper. The paper didn't quite reach the bottom sides of the box, so I punched two scalloped border strips (one for each side) from Lily White cardstock and glittered them with Lily White Sugar Coating.
For the rim of the box, I wanted two different patterns between the actual rim and the sides. I knew that cutting the paper only to the actual size of the rim would create a gap where the two papers joined. So, I added a little extra to my measurement and then made a score line so that it would fold around the edge. I cut small slits into the hangover paper and then glued in place (see below):
Next, I traced the side of the box onto patterned paper and then attached. For an extra decorative touch, I glued on red/green/white twine from the Christmas themed pack...just use a fine point glue pen...it works like a charm!
Last came the decoration. I covered the 'flag' with a red patterned paper and then glittered with Ladybug Sugar Coating. I layered the Santa sticker onto a scalloped die cut and then adhered to the front of the flag. One of the cute paper bows was added, along with the "Merry Christmas" sentiment sticker.