What is the most practical wedding gift when the bride and groom are in their 30’s, own a home and are already living in an established household?!… cards containing a monetary gift! I wanted to come up with a creative way to house those wonderful gifts… so I decided to make this mailbox! I saw variations of this project on pinterest, but I put my own creative spin on it. For this project, I used the following:
- Architectural black metal mailbox 20.8″L x 6.6″W x 8.8″H, $27 from Lowes.com
- White scrapbook sticker letters (I had these on hand)
- Cardboard cut-out letters, silver with rhinestone detail (I had these on hand)
- Rhinestone letter stickers (I had these on hand)
- E6000 adhesive (I had this on hand, but I bought it at Michaels)
This was a super simple project! Because the mailbox already had the straight line embossments on it,… it was extremely easy to make sure the letters were applied in a straight line. Most scrapbook letters are repositionable, if you don’t press down firmly on them. So when making sure the letters are centered left to right, loosely position the sticker letters on the mailbox, adjust until centered and then press firmly on them to secure their position. I secured the cardboard cut-out Mr and Mrs letters with E6000 adhesive.
If your local Michaels or other craft store is anything like mine,… they have a whole aisle of sticker, rhinestone and cardboard cut-out letters to choose from, …so you can customize your mailbox to your wedding color scheme!
I give this craft project 4 paws!