Valentine Mailbox

I’m so excited to be a part of the Elmer’s “Crafty Mamas” Blogger Crew this year, bringing you fun and seasonal projects you and your kids can create using Elmer’s products!  This is a sponsored post, for which I have received supplies and compensation, but the ideas and opinions are 100% my own.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, friends!  It’ll be here before we know it!  So, the other day when we were snowed in together, Little Crafter and I decided to break out the glitter and glue and make a fun, festive Valentine Mailbox!

Valentine Mailbox with Elmer's

Little Crafter was all about the idea…in case you didn’t know, he’s got himself a girlfriend.  He and Princess S. are the best of friends and reportedly hold hands in the hall every chance they get at school.  Here they are cuddled up together and watching a movie at a recent playdate.  Seriously.  How cute are they?


Recently, Little Crafter asked me, “What’s a Valentine?”  When I told him it was like a little love note you give to someone you care about, he told me he better have a mailbox to hold them all because he just knows Princess S. is going to give him a LOT of those.  And so, we got to work.  Here’s how we made ours and you can too!

Valentine Mailbox with Elmer's

– Elmer’s Glue-All Multi-purpose glue
– Elmer’s Colored Glue Sticks
– Elmer’s Glitter Glue
– Elmer’s Brilliant Glitter Shakers
– 12×12 white cardstock, black cardstock {mine was adhesive, but you can also use regular}
– 3 small black pom-poms, 1 small orange pom-pom
– 2 small google eyes
– brown and black markers
– electronic cutting machine and software

Valentine Mailbox with Elmer's

Step 1: Cut the mailbox shape from your white cardstock.  Assemble the basic box and glue it together with Glue-All.  If you have a Silhouette, you can download the same mailbox we used from the online store.  If not, I saw some other free printable mailboxes that are the same basic shape on Pinterest.

Step 2: Decorate your add-ons.  The mailbox we used came with three hearts, a flag, a latch, and a rim for around the door.  If you are using a different one, it’s easy to cut out heart shapes and a flag!  Little Crafter decided that the first thing he wanted to do was use a pink colored glue stick.  He was pretty enthralled that instead of drying clear, it dries the color it is when you apply it.

Valentine Mailbox with Elmer's

He spread the glue stick over his shapes first, then sprinkled glitter on top.

Valentine Mailbox with Elmer's

How fun is that?!  We loved trying different glue and glitter combinations to see how different they looked.  He also decided to use some silver glitter glue for a few of the accents.

Valentine Mailbox with Elmer's

Step 3: Adhere your add-ons.  Since I used adhesive backed cardstock, ours worked like stickers.  If you’re using regular cardstock, just use a regular {or colored} Elmer’s glue stick or your Glue-All to put them wherever your little crafter wants them to go.

Valentine Mailbox with Elmer's

Step 4: This is really where it got fun!  Cut and decorate Olaf!
In our house, we {and I do mean we!} have a little love affair going on with Olaf, the snowman from Frozen.  I put an image of him into my Silhouette software, traced it, and cut him out.  Then, to make him look like himself, all we had to do was color his arms, “hair”, and eyebrows, draw on his mouth, and add some eyes and pom-poms for his nose and buttons using our Glue-All.

Valentine Mailbox with Elmer's

Since glitter makes everything {even Olaf} better, I couldn’t resist sprinkling some white glitter on him.  Once he was adhered to the side of the mailbox, Little Crafter insisted we use the words, “I like warm hugs,” which is his favorite line from the whole movie.

Valentine Mailbox with Elmer's

I figure there’s no sense in making you do extra work that I’ve already done, so feel free to download this cuttable file of Olaf’s outline and the words we used.

That’s it, friends!  A simple project that’s oh-so-fun for your little crafters to decorate!  If you want to keep it more simple, you can leave off Olaf and the words, and just decorate with hearts!  We had a blast playing with the colored glue and the glitter; I know he’s going to want to pull those out again soon for sure.  So, now we’re ready and waiting for Valentine’s Day…wonder how many love notes Princess S. will have up her sleeve!

Valentine Mailbox with Elmer's

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{Warm} Hugs & Glitter,


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  1. OH that is so cute. We have a way to go before I’ll let my daughter loose with glitter, but she’s doing well with the glue sticks for other crafts!! 😉

  2. Most adorable thing ever! Lc with his girlfriend cuddled up- that doesn’t put a lump in your throat or anything, does it?! Such a fun post, Amy!

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