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Repurposed Wrapping Paper Tube Mailbox Ornament Set

By: Emma Pniewski

Send off your wish list to Santa with this festive mailbox ornament.

At a Glance:

Project #15362 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Apple Barrel Craft Paint Logo
supplies

FolkArt ® Brush Sets - Soft Grip - Wash Brush Set - 50603E

Number Needed: 1 $5.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Christmas Green, 2 oz. - 20529

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Snow White, 2 oz. - 21884

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Red Apple, 2 oz. - 20784

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Sky Blue, 2 oz. - 20770

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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instructions

Other Supplies

  • Cardboard tube
  • Craft foam
  • Scissors
  • Stencil tape
  • Toothbrush
  • Paper fasteners
  • Hot glue gun
  • String
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Bowl

Instructions

Construction

  1. Cut your cardboard tube in half lengthwise so that when flat, it looks like a rectangle.
  2. Fold both long ends of your roll ½″ inward. Curve your roll so that it looks like a tall half cylinder.
  3. Trace the bottom of your roll on your craft foam. Leave a 2-3″ section on the end of your roll to be the flap on your mailbox. Cut the 2-3″ section of your foam to fit in the curved inside of your mailbox. See project photo for reference.
  4. Hot glue the cut piece of craft foam to the folds on your paper roll. Don’t glue the 2-3″ curved section of your foam.
  5. Trace the end of your toilet paper roll that doesn’t have the curved foam on it onto your left over craft foam. Cut this piece out and hot glue it to the other end of your roll.
  6. Cut out a mailbox flag shape from your left over craft foam. Use your paper fastener to attach this to your mailbox.
  7. Use your screwdriver to screw a little hole at the top of your mailbox. Use the string to make a loop from inside the hole. See project photo for reference.

Green Polka Dot Mailbox

  1. Paint your mailbox with Christmas Green. Let dry.
  2. Use Apple Red to paint polka-dots on your mailbox. Let dry.
  3. Paint your craft foam with Apple Red. Let dry.
  4. Paint your paper fastener with Apple Red. Let dry.

Striped Mailbox

  1. Paint your mailbox with Snow White. Let dry.
  2. Place stripes of stencil tape on your mailbox. Paint Apple Red on the exposed area. Remove tape. Let dry.
  3. Paint your craft foam with Apple Red. Let dry.
  4. Paint your paper fastener with Apple Red. Let dry.

Blue Mailbox

  1. Paint your mailbox with Sky Blue. Let dry.
  2. Mix a 3:1 ratio of Snow White and water. Dip your toothbrush in the mixture and flick the mixture onto your mailbox. See project photo for reference. Let dry.
  3. Paint your craft foam with Snow White. Let dry.
  4. Paint your paper fastener with Snow White. Let dry.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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