DIY Cardboard Mailbox & Felt Envelopes Tutorial

I’m excited to share about this fun DIY Project I made up one day for my girls!
We had all the stuff except the felt.. so to create this
Cardboard Mailbox and felt envelopes I only spent $1.16!! 
My girls LOVED playing mailman..
and it kept them busy..
dropping off mail..picking it up..
and I liked how the felt envelopes were paper cut free and re-useable.
I thought about painting the whole thing..but haven’t gotten around to it yet.
Let me know if you make this! would love to see how yours turns out. :)
Let me know if you have any questions by leaving
a comment and i’ll do my best to answer them!

Sienna was mommy’s little helper on this project. :)

I used duct tape to go around the
edges of the box to make it extra sturdy. Use it to fill in/connect any gaps.

I plan on making more of these..they made up pretty fast.
I love creating things with felt. Up next is a felt board!! (I’ll share details soon.)

I love how sophie dressed up to be the mailman (bag and hat from Michael’s)
and then she would check the mail and act surprised. haha… awesome.

The Busy Budgeting Mama

9 Comments on DIY Cardboard Mailbox & Felt Envelopes Tutorial

  1. Alycia
    March 20, 2012 at 11:56 pm (3 years ago)

    what a sweet idea! when my sister and I were little we’d love to play “mailman” and we’d sit in our own rooms and draw pictures for each other and then put it in the mailbox that was taped on the other one’s door. :p

  2. Simone
    March 21, 2012 at 12:18 am (3 years ago)

    What a great idea! I will definitely be putting this idea to use. I would love to know how you sewed the felt together tho, what needle did you use? And did you have problems? I am in the process of making a felt playhouse but have read not to use the sewing machine :( you have done such a great job!

  3. Sarah
    April 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks so much for posting this! I created one earlier this week for my daughter! I linked to your tutorial in my post where I posted some pictures… I will post the link! Thanks again!

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    May 9, 2012 at 11:54 am (3 years ago)

    Well-done! That’s a lot of money saved for a fun-filled DIY project! How did you manage such feat? I would love to try that out with my kids as well. Appreciate you sharing this. Cheers!

  5. Jen Huckaby
    June 21, 2012 at 12:35 am (3 years ago)

    I love your wall paint in your living room! Do you happen to have the name of the paint you used?

  6. lequita hicks
    November 7, 2012 at 11:04 am (3 years ago)

    This is totaly awesome! My daughter is past this stage, however I have a 2yo niece whom I’m going to make this for. Thank you for putting your money saving tips on here for us. God blessed you with a talent and placed upon your heart to share it with others.

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    September 22, 2014 at 7:53 am (8 months ago)

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