A couple of years ago I made a Valentine’s box made out of cereal boxes that was inspired by an Italian postbox. You can find the tutorial here. While I still love that one in particular, I wanted something simpler, smaller and easier to put together. I’ve included downloads and a simple tutorial below if you would like to make one (or many) for Valentine’s this year! There are a couple of different versions - a mini flat version that fits in a 4 bar envelope, and a 3D version. They come in color OR black and white, in case you want to use colored paper in your printer. Both fit little notes the size of a business card – or even gift cards. It’s the perfect little Valentine for someone you love! They can also work after Valentines Day too, if you want a place to deliver tiny notes throughout the year.
Flat mini: Print. Cut out mail slot. Score the line between the front and back, as shown on the printout. On the backside, glue around edges only, making sure to avoid the center area. While glue is still wet, fold in half on the score line. Cut around the outside edge of the front of your postbox. Write the recipients name in the banner. Insert a little note into your mini post pox!
3D mini: Print. Cut out mail slot. Score on dashed lines. Cut sides and bottom of mail flap (the space with the banner) – leaving the top line scored, so it can open and close. Write the recipients name on banner. Cut out the post box. “Mountain fold” all scored lines. Add glue to tabs (a glue pen works best) and adhere to appropriate side. Insert little notes into the mini post box!
*Print on heavier paper or glue to a cereal box for added stability.