We’ve come up with a super inexpensive yet versatile cereal box mailbox to keep everything in one place till it’s ready to be sorted. Set it on an entryway table, a desk or hang on a wall to avoid that dreaded clutter.
A large cereal box is the perfect size and you’re bound to have one at home. It cuts easily and spray adhesive makes covering it with your choice of scrapbook paper a craft that can be done quickly.
Once the box has been papered, you can apply an optional coat of Mod Podge to make it sturdier and last longer.
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How to make a cereal box mailbox
- large cereal box
- painter’s tape
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- scrapbook paper
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- washi tape
- self-adhesive letters
- Measure and cut the cereal box so it stands 9″ tall. Then, cut a 2″ diagonal slit on each side of the front of the box, leaving approximately 6″ between the slits. Cut straight across to remove the 6″ portion of the box.
- Tape the outside bottom of the box with painter’s tape to give it more support.
- Spray a heavy coat of spray adhesive on the back of one sheet of scrapbook paper then adhere to the front of the box. Place the box face down on your cutting surface then trim excess paper using a precision knife. Repeat both inside and out for the sides, back and bottom of the box.
- Apply an optional coat of decoupage glue for additional support, allow it to dry then trim the edges and corners with coordinating washi tape.
- Cut out a 4″ x 2″ piece of scrapbook paper. Place adhesive letters that spell ‘mail’ onto the scrapbook paper. Spray, center and adhere the label onto the front of the box.