Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Raise the flag...aka:uplift someone!

My friend Sarah found this great tutorial for making mini mailboxes. The mailboxes are in the $1 section at Target for Valentine's Day. I loved the idea of having year-'round (as in, not just for Valentine's) boxes designated for encouragement and little treats. They are meant specifically for kids, but I think Ben and I can use encouragement too! And I want to cultivate encouraging hearts in my children as they grow; I think it will be good for them to see everyone getting involved. Besides, it will give me an excuse/reminder to be romantic. I thought I'd show you how they came out...can't wait to hang them on the walls in our rooms!

For the Boys

Let's hear it for the Girls!

Oh, and because it has been a long time since I have decoupaged anything--mostly because the last thing I tried was not that great, I looked for some information on good strategies and came across a helpful tutorial here! I'd love to hear how it goes if you try it yourself!

6 comments:

Zoe said...

They are fantabulously beautiful, sweetie! Love the font you used for the initials!

angiesparkles said...

these are very cute! good job, Erin!

brentandsarah said...

umm, basically yours are way cooler than mine!!! Good job! When I was back at Target the other day I got a red one and put black stickers to say love on it for Brent and I to use...so far its empty;) Did you use your new machine to cut out the letters??

felicitouschick said...

I did use my new Quickutz to do the letters, and I had fun picking out the font. :) Thanks for the compliments! I had a blast doing them!

Anonymous said...

Very cute, Erin! How do you plan to attach them to the wall?

Love you!

Dawn

Kristi said...

Adorable mailboxes!