DIY Letters to Santa Mailbox

November 10, 2017 separator DIY Tutorial

DIY Letters to Santa Mailbox

What’s a holiday tradition that you still remember from your childhood?

We always put out milk and cookies for Santa and carrots for his reindeer.

My parents embraced in and dove in headfirst, staging elaborate “clues” from Santa for us to find the next morning.

I’ll never forget the year we woke to find a scrap of Santa’s suit caught in our patio door (we didn’t have a chimney).

I want to make memories like that for my daughter, too. I want her to look back on her childhood and smile at the sweet, silly things we did for her.

DIY Letters to Santa Mailbox

I know she’s too young this year, and I guess she will be next year, too. But we’re still going to put out milk and cookies for Santa and carrots for his reindeer.

And as soon as she understands, I’m going to help her write letters to Santa. And we’ll put them in this DIY letters to Santa mailbox. I’m hoping this silly little mailbox will be one of those memories that stays with her.

And you can make one, too!

DIY Letters to Santa Mailbox

DIY Letters to Santa Mailbox

Supplies

Instructions

DIY Letters to Santa Mailbox

1. Spray the outside of the mailbox and the inside of the lid white.

DIY Letters to Santa Mailbox

2. Tape diagonal stripes down the full length of the mailbox and lid, being sure to wrap all the way around the sides.

DIY Letters to Santa Mailbox

3. Spray paint the mailbox blue (or whatever color you choose).

4. Peel off the tape.

DIY Letters to Santa Mailbox

5. Make your stencil from computer paper by cutting out the letters using an exacto knife or by cutting them on a craft cutting machine.

DIY Letters to Santa Mailbox

6. Tape the stencil over the front of the mailbox.

DIY Letters to Santa Mailbox

7. Add a piece of paper over the lid to protect it from the dark paint.

Tip: Use a washable glue stick to attach the insides of the letters, like the O, A, and R.

DIY Letters to Santa Mailbox

8. Spray the letters.

DIY Letters to Santa Mailbox

9. Peel off the stencil, and use the exacto or a toothpick to peel away the insides of the letters.

DIY Letters to Santa Mailbox

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