Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Goodies Mailbox

This is the cutest craft ever. This Christmas make a DIY homemade Christmas mailbox for your goodies. This is perfect for storing all your holiday cards and greetings. It's a papier mache box that can decorate itself with paints.


  • Americana Acrylics
    • DA265 - Tuscan Red
    • DAO1 - Snow (Titanium) White
    • DAO67 - Lamp (Ebony) Black
    • DA275 - Sour Apple
    • DA259 - Cocoa
  • Snow Writer
    • DS65C - Snow Writer
  • Americana DuraClear Varnishes
    • DS19 - DuraClear Gloss Varnish
  • Papier mache mailbox, Hobby Lobby
  • #8 flat brush
  • #0 liner brush
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • Water container
  • Paper towels
  • Round sponge pouncer
  • Tracing and light graphite paper
  • Palette or plastic plate



  1. Use 3/4" flat brush to paint mailbox sides, Tuscan Red; ends, Cocoa; and flag, Snow White.
  2. Adjust pattern size to fit surface. Trace and lightly transfer face.
  3. Paint eyes, Lamp Black; nose and tongue, Tuscan Red.
  4. Use liner brush and Snow White to highlight eyes and nose. Outline tongue with Lamp Black.
  5. Stripe flag with Tuscan Red and Sour Apple.
  6. Use sponge pouncer and Sour Apple to stamp dots on mailbox sides.
  7. Adjust pattern size to fit surface. Trace and transfer lettering.
  8. Use Snow Writer to do mouth, hair, lettering, and squiggles on end borders.
  9. Varnish with DuraClear Gloss Varnish, allowing to dry between coats.


Helpful Hint

Allow to dry between steps.


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