Valentine’s Day Mailboxes {Lowe’s Creative Ideas}

by Chris on January 22, 2013

Happy middle of the week to you! So far, we’ve been hit with the flu and temperatures so low the snow crunches under your feet. If you don’t know what that sounds like, then you’ve never had those temperatures. :) Maybe this little project will warm your heart. Get it? Warm??

For my Lowe’s project this month, Valentine’s Day is the theme. Seems appropriate enough, eh? What? You don’t think you can find a Valentine’s Day item at Lowe’s? Boom. Done.

Valentine s mailbox just a girl

I made some mailboxes for my kids’ rooms when they were younger, so I’ve always loved the idea of “sending” mail to them. I thought it would be a cute idea to have some special mailboxes just for the holiday. These two little cuties will do just the job!

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While they were the perfect size, they definitely needed some Valentine’s love. The puns–they just keep comin’!

Valentine s Day Mailboxes Just a Girl Blog

The trickiest part of the whole project was making sure my 13-year old “mom-this-is-too-young-for-me” son would still appreciate the look and concept of the mailbox. Since I hung them on their bedroom doors, I decided to paint them to coordinate with their rooms. I went with the ambiguous “14″ for Valentine’s Day, and I kept the heart really small. He liked it. Whew!

Boys valentine s mailbox just a girl blog

And of course, Little Miss was easy to decorate for. Some blue and pink, and she was all set. I love the simplicity of both of them. Nothing too cutesy to align better with their ages, and they both really like them.

DIY Mailbox just a girl blog

I created a couple of printables so that we could write notes to them leading up to Valentine’s day. If you think they’ll work for you, feel free to use them! Ca-ute!

Love letter printables

So….I still haven’t figured out some nifty way to click on the download. Click below. :)

Love Note.pdf

Love Note 2.pdf

Once again, a big thanks to Lowe’s for letting me be a part of their team! If you haven’t already, sign up for their FREE ideas magazine! It’s pretty darn awesome! LOWES-Creative

 

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{ 22 comments }

kristin January 23, 2013 at 11:12 am

Really cute idea and I do love the simplicity of the decorations. Great work. Here is the funny part–or Dah part. You showed the boxes first and I thought “well, did she buy these mailboxes just for the box to decorate?” It took me a while to clue in you actually used the MAILBOX itself! We all have those moments, don’t we, please say yes. I could say it is the numbing cold that froze my brain? Love the use of the MAILBOXES!!!

Gloria January 23, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I thought she was using boxes too Kristin! My kids got mailboxes made of decorated Kleenex boxes. Fancy! They can take them with when they move out and hang them on their houses!

kristin January 24, 2013 at 8:58 am

Thank you Gloria for the laugh! How often we use BOXES to make these so I only assumed! Glad to hear it wasn’t just me!

Amanda January 25, 2013 at 10:03 am

Lol….count me in as confused too! Until I read the comments I just could NOT figure out how she made the flat top of that box into a cute hinged opening. Clearly I need coffee this morning…. O.o ;)

elaine January 23, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I love this idea. Written communication is so important especially during the teen years. I remember being a teen and writing letters to my mother; sometimes it was the only way I could communicate with her about my feelings.

Richella at Imparting Grace January 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm

These are adorable, Chris. Love the way you personalized yours to be both age- and gender-appropriate. Sometimes the Valentine’s decorations I see make me think that no one has teeanged boys around!

Thank you for the free printables, too–don’t need a fancy link when the product is that cute!

Stay warm! January in Michigan is not for the faint of heart!

Carol (Elephant Buffet) January 23, 2013 at 1:34 pm

These are AWESOME. I have two boys and I lovelovelove the look of the one for your son. I might even use those printables to tuck into their lunches. Thank you *so* much!

Chris January 23, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Thank you, Carol!! You don’t see too many Valentine’s projects for older boys, so I had to get creative!

Deena January 23, 2013 at 2:46 pm

How much were those may I ask? It’s a great idea, I love it!!

Chris January 23, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Hi Deena, I’m pretty sure they were about $12.00 each? Not bad! Thank you!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie January 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Just getting over the flu here too. so.exhausted. anywho, these are adorable.

Chris January 23, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Ugh!! I feel for you. I know it’s really rampant. Feel better!!

Vanessa January 23, 2013 at 3:24 pm

This is so sweet. I love how it turned out.

Vanessa

Rachel January 23, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Oh these are darling. So simple and cute. I love them. But then again, I don’t think there’s anything I haven’t loved on your blog :)

Chris January 23, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Ok that comment was too nice. Thank you, Rachel!! They like them, so I guess it’s a good thing!

Stacey January 23, 2013 at 7:27 pm

These are adorable! Did you prime them first? I am assuming so, but never want to assume. :) Also, how did you hang them on the doors?

Chris January 23, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Yes, I did prime them first. :) As for hanging them, I threaded a little pipe cleaner through the back holes and tied them (like a garbage tie) then I hung them from a 3M hook I keep on their doors for other things. Hope that makes sense! Thanks!

Stacey January 23, 2013 at 10:59 pm

That makes perfect sense, thank you! I haven’t used 3M hooks yet…have to go get some of those, pronto! Thanks for all the great ideas on your blog and for making me laugh every day. :)

ValenzMom aka Helen January 24, 2013 at 9:47 am

What an incredibly cute idea, Chris! I wish I’d thought of this when my kids were young. I still have every note my daughter ever wrote me when she was growing up – I love to look through them every now and then.
Just a thought – why not leave some of those blank “love notes” lying in a basket and have a mailbox on your bedroom door, too? Maybe the kids will send you some Valentine mail also…

ToTheMoonandBack January 28, 2013 at 12:50 pm

These are great! My little one has one of those dollar spot mailboxes, but it was just too small. I spotted one the other day that I can’t wait to show you….I’m revamping it for her new room re-do;)

Chris January 28, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Can’t wait! I think I have a thing for mailboxes. :)

Sara @ Mom Endeavors January 31, 2013 at 11:44 pm

I love checking out the fellow #lowescreator’s projects! This turned out great! Love the one for your son! :)

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