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.
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!
While they were the perfect size, they definitely needed some Valentine’s love. The puns–they just keep comin’!
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!
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.
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!
So….I still haven’t figured out some nifty way to click on the download. Click below. 🙂
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!!!
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!
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!
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 😉
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 says
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) says
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!
How much were those may I ask? It’s a great idea, I love it!!
Kim @ Plumberry Pie says
Just getting over the flu here too. so.exhausted. anywho, these are adorable.
This is so sweet. I love how it turned out.
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 🙂
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?
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 says
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…
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;)
Sara @ Mom Endeavors says
I love checking out the fellow #lowescreator’s projects! This turned out great! Love the one for your son! 🙂