I follow the blog of an adorable little family and remember last year how they made these Valentine's Day mailboxes for each child. It's a fantastic idea for V-day but I thought it would also be a fun little diversion during for the kids during the day while we're away on our trip. Grandma will place a little treat in their mailbox once a day while we're gone. :) Needless to say, the kids are pretty excited.
Here's the inspiration for the mailbox project. (LOVE the Anderson blog, by the way. If you don't already follow it, it's great!)
And here's how it started out. I bought 4 wood candlesticks at Michael's. 4 cute little mailboxes at Target (in the $1 section). A can of white spray paint. And a monogram for each child that were from JoAnn Fabrics (they are actually iron on transfers for t-shirts).
I painted the candlesticks white. Although nothing goes as easily as you think it should and the spray paint didn't stick...at.all! So I had to dig out some white trim paint that we had on hand and after 3 or 4 coats the wood was finally covered. Then I super-glued the mailboxes on the top and glued on the initials.