Craft a Valentine ladies’ purse mailbox

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The ultimate de-paged mailbox
Looks like a wallet.

Not only does this purse-shaped valentine box look cute on a shelf in a doll’s house, but it would also look great with a spring or summer fashion show. Hum…we’ll need to think about that.

Support list:
  • Recycled paper egg cartons for parts
  • white glue
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue
  • decorative scrapbooking paper
  • Wire or chenille stem for purse handle
  • masking tape
  • cardboard scrap
  • Newsprint
  • Acrylic paint

Step by step instructions:

  1. On the lid of some paper egg cartons there are windows shaped like the edge of an old-fashioned handbag. I cut and cut them to open a wallet-shaped Valentine’s Day mailbox.
  2. Then I drew a bag like shape with four sides to fit this piece of molded cardboard and glued it to the edge of the parts.
  3. Use masking tape to create a finished surface ready for decoupage.
  4. Cover surface with your choice of decorative paper.
  5. Paint the parts of the egg carton with a complementary color.
  6. Bend a wire or chenille stem into a handle shape, thread it through either end of the purse, and twist it up to hold it firmly in place.
  7. Paint the handle to match the parts of the egg carton.
  8. I also added keys and a tag and attached it to the purse handle.
  9. Finally, stick a paper liner inside the wallet if you prefer a finished look.
Detailed photos showing the mailbox purse before decoupage.
Tommy Valentine

Bought Tommy a Valentine’s Day gift
to his friend, Miss Nell,
And in verse, very, very sweet,
He told him his love.

Tommy also bought a few
another valentine,
But she didn’t talk about love,
And that wasn’t good.

Tom got it to send
For little Bertha Brown.
Little Miss Bert, who was once
Mr. Tommy refused.

When Tommy sent valentines
the covers he mixed,
This is how the micro chapter
He got himself into trouble.

Bertha’s got a valentine
which he intended for Neil,
And Neil got the other,
Which of its shortcomings tells us.

And when these lovely little maids
I saw Tommy the next day,
threw their heads in the air,
And they cut it like that, they say.

To “cut it off” means to ignore it.

You can vote for this Valentine’s Day mailbox entry in the comment box below, if you like. It would be interesting to see if people/kids on the internet judge our Valentine’s Day doll mailbox contest the same way the kids do in our house.

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