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I’m sure you’ve all seen the cute little $1 mailboxes in Target’s dollar bins.

have I mentioned I LOVE Target Dollar Bins!

I’ve already seen some really cute ones around blog land. I bought mine a few weeks ago and finally got around to dressing it up a little.  I thought it would be fun to drop a little “love” note in the mailbox each day leading up to Valentines.


I found this super cute paper at the scrapbook store and decided it would be perfect to cover the mailbox. I simply traced the lid and mailbox and then cut it out.


I also needed to cut a hole to fit the paper around the screw. After that I modpodged the paper on and added a few cute embellishments.


Then I wrote my first love note… :)


I’ve seen these stuck on candlesticks as well which looks super cute…


Aren’t these little mailboxes so cute?! I think it’s a fun way to surprise your Love each day. Get Creative! ;)

These would also be a fun to fill with chocolates and give as a gift. YuMmY!



Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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26 Responses to “Love Letters- Target $1 Mail Box!”

  1. Allison

    So cute!
    I bought one of these too and decorated it. I cut out "love notes" in vinyl and put it on the front and put it on our island so me and the hubby can swap notes to each other.

  2. LaVonne @ Long Wait

    Very cute. I love Target :) I don't look at the $1 spot very often, now I think I should.

    Thanks for sharing.


  3. Emily

    Super cute! I wish I had a Target in Switzerland. It looks so cute on the candlestick…I love candlesticks:)

  4. Shileen

    Oh my goodness! This is sooo cute! I just may have to take a trip to Target and Michaels in the next couple of days!

  5. [email protected]

    too darn cute!
    simple, I love it!

  6. Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk

    Precious!! I may be whippin' one of these up.

    Trip to target. Added to the list.

  7. Swainston Vinyl & Dezign

    Oh I LOVE this! This is only the second one that I have seen that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE! Dang it! I wish there were a Target closer to me! I'm BUMMED! I want to make some so bad!

  8. little_kops

    OH MY GOSH!!! I love this SO MUCH! Now I need to get to a Target to get one! EEK!

  9. happyhomefairy.com

    I love how your Target mailbox turned out! We are doing the same idea in our Happy Home – even the Happy Hubby decorated his own mailbox. It is absolutely hilarious because he was trying to protect his manhood while doing crafts at the same time.

    You can see a pic of his mailbox HERE – http://happyhomefairy.com/2011/01/21/the-25-days-of-love-fun-day-2-valentine-mailboxes/

    You are super inspiring by the way you pour so much energy and time into building your Happy Home. Thank you for being so faithful to share with us!

  10. lauren@warm&fuzzy

    Ok well yours put mine to shame :hangs head: LOL
    I just added my students name in some vinyl and added a heart and I thought I was so cute. Ha…I love what you did…I may head back to Target and give your version to my sons teachers. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  11. Katie

    I love love love reading your blog. I have awarded you "The Versatile Blogger" award. Come and visit my site to check it out: katieshowto.blogspot.com

  12. Nicole

    Totally adorable, I love that paper too! I have a love/hate relationship with Targets Dollar Spot! It looks really great on the candle stick holder!

  13. fruitfulwords

    I have tons of cute scrapbook paper. Now I have another use for it. Thanks for this c-u-t-e project.