Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Inspired by Pinterest: Holiday Mailbox by Shellye

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 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.


  1. Just adorable !!! I L♥VE this !!!!

    Hugs from France
    Lunéa ^^

  2. This turned out so darling Shellye! Love how you shared a picture on how you created the smooth seam around the curve. It's details like these that make your finished projects look so perfect and I love that! Awesome use of the bow too! :)

  3. couldn't be cuter! I'd use it for lots of gift-giving purposes.


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