Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sending Your Love -Craft

Here's a fun craft to make!

When you're in a relationship, it's important to tell your significant other how much you love them, and how much they mean to you. There's nothing like a loving kiss, or meaningful words to help lift your spirits and get you through the day- always being reminded how much you mean to your other half.

This craft is a love mailbox. The journal jar has prompts such as "what I love about you," "what I'll always remember" and "favorite moments" to help get those romantic thoughts flowing. You and your loved one can "mail" notes to each other. Raise the flag when you do so, so you both know you have an encouraging note coming.

This is a great gift for valentines day. You don't need to create two. You don't need to create the jar. You can simply have one mailbox, with your valentines gift for your sweety inside, with a little love note.

How could you go wrong with something like this?

You'll need:

To Create the Mailboxes:

  1. Cut the patterned paper into two 4" x 8.5" sheets (dimensions for Target mailbox).
  2. Wrap the paper around the mailbox, and press against the area where the flag turns to make an indentation. Use a half inch circle punch to punch out the part where the paper would need to go around the flag. Make a small slit so the paper can slide over the arm of the flag.

  3. Use Mod Podge to attach the patterned paper to the mailbox. Cut two 1" x 4" pieces of paper from the patterned paper and glue it to the bottom of both sides of the mailbox so the reverse side is showing. Cut two 4" lengths of ribbon and adhere with Mod Podge to the mailbox.

  4. Trace the front of the mailbox onto the patterned paper and cut out. Attach the domed shape to the front of the mailbox using Mod Podge.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for the second mailbox.
  6. Use the Chatterbox letter stickers to spell out the names of the people using the mailboxes.

To Create the Journal Jar:

  1. Peel off stickers from Chatterbox Love Tiles and place on Bazzill cardstock.
  2. Cut around stickers leaving an edge.
  3. Fold in half and place in a jar.

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