Valentine’s Mailbox Treat Holder with Color Washed 12×12 Paper Pad by PHP

Maria Russell CircleAre you looking for some last-minute gift ideas for Valentine’s Day?  Look no further.  Here’s an easy and fun Valentine’s Mailbox Treat Holder idea!   You can find these mailboxes at a craft store, or go to your local Target at the Dollar spot section.  I have altered my mailbox, using the beautiful Color Washed 12 x 12 Paper Pad by Paper House Productions.  You guys are all going to love this paper pad.  The pad comes with a sticker sheet that contains alphabet stickers, and other ephemeras.

I love making 3D projects for Valentine’s Day, especially making treat holders for my family and friends.  Valentine’s Day is always a special day at my house.  When my kids were a lot younger, I would surprise them by decorating the table with hearts, candles, confetti, and flowers!  I would also leave the little treat bags on top of their plates so that before they eat breakfast and go to school, they already have their treats with them.  It made their day.  It doesn’t matter how big or small the presents were but they were always happy to get a few treats to celebrate the day.  We also made treats for their friends!

Here are the photos of my finished project:

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I have a process video for you today to show you how I altered this inexpensive mailbox that I found from Target.  It is super fast and easy, and it doesn’t require decoupaging.  I hope you like it.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES:  Color Washed 12 x 12 Paper Pad, Xyron Creative Station Lite, Mailbox

 

Cute Pumpkin Treat Holder with a Black Cat

This is a cute and inexpensive treat basket to make to give as gifts to your little ones, work colleagues, or anyone special in your life. You can also make these as a treat for your “young” guests on Thanksgiving by just changing the cat into a fall-theme image (acorns, leaves, etc.)

Supplies Needed:

For the Pumpkin Piece:

2 Circle Tangerine Tango Cardstock cut at 4 ½ inches in diameter (Item No. 111349) and scored at ¾ inch each

For the Pumpkin Handle:

1 inch wide and 6 inches long Soft Suede Card Stock (Item No. 115318)
1/8” Mini Brads to attach it to the pumpkin (Item No. 122941)

For the Leaves:

2 leaves on a Green Cardstock stamped using Pistachio Pudding Stamp Ink (Item No. 131177) using the leaf image from the Wonderfall Stampset (Item No. 128087) .

For the Black Cat:

2 Extra Large Oblong Basic Black Cardstock (Item No. 121045) punched using the Extra Large Oval Punch (Item No. 119859)

1 Large Oblong Black Cardstock punched using the Large Oval Punch (Item NO. 119855).

2 Basic Black Triangular shapes for the Ears

1 White Gel Pen to draw the Face and whiskers (Item No. 105021)

Googly Eyes

2-Way Glue Pen (Item No. 100425)

Sticky Strip (Item No. 104294)