I wanted to share a project I made for my parents for Christmas.
I took a paper mache mailbox I found at Hobby Lobby similar to the ones shown above. I believe mine is the largest one.
The first thing I did was take the flag off so that I could cover it with red paper and so I could decorate the mailbox itself. The flag was attached with a brad. I took the brass-colored brad and replaced it with a snowflake brad since I was going for a winter theme for my mailbox.
I covered the main body and the front cover of the mailbox with blue flocked paper. The rest of the mailbox I covered with navy blue cardstock. I used Zip Dry Paper Glue to attach all of my paper. (I love that stuff!)
I inked all of my edges with brown distress ink and added some sparkle to the entire mailbox with some Glimmer Mist (Brass).
Here is a close up of the metal plaque from Making Memories I put on the front of the mailbox. I framed the edges with coordinating blue ribbon. To the right you can see where the snowflake brad is attached to the inside of the box. And, finally, there is a close-up of the Glimmer Mist on the mailbox. I love the shimmer!
The flocked paper ended up looking like fabric. A great effect!
Inside the mailbox is the real treasure for my parents. Flip books from Walmart of their only grandchild! I was able to fit 3 books inside with no problems (yes, only two are shown, but you could fit 3).
So a nice project without too much work, but a great gift for someone you care about.