Love Letters- Target $1 Mail Box!


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!



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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Allison posted on February 1, 2011 at 11:02 pm (#

    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. Jennie Pie posted on February 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm (#



  3. Life In The Thrifty Lane posted on February 1, 2011 at 11:11 pm (#

    Very cute! I like the paper that you used!

  4. Melissa posted on February 1, 2011 at 11:13 pm (#

    Too cute! :) Love it. :)

  5. LaVonne @ Long Wait posted on February 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm (#

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

    Thanks for sharing.


  6. Emily posted on February 1, 2011 at 11:30 pm (#

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

  7. Shileen posted on February 1, 2011 at 11:41 pm (#

    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!

  8. Elizabeth posted on February 1, 2011 at 11:50 pm (#

    WOW! you definatly improved those little guys…and gave me some inspiration!

  9. Tara @ FabuLESSly Crafty posted on February 2, 2011 at 1:22 am (#

    Super cute!!

    Ill have to put the ones I made ( up on candlesticks now…. too cute!

    Love that $1 section!

  10. madhu posted on February 2, 2011 at 5:26 am (#

    Really very cute..This idea is too gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!


  11. posted on February 2, 2011 at 7:38 am (#

    too darn cute!
    simple, I love it!

  12. Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk posted on February 2, 2011 at 7:55 am (#

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

    Trip to target. Added to the list.

  13. staci @ lizard n ladybug posted on February 2, 2011 at 7:56 am (#


  14. Swainston Vinyl & Dezign posted on February 2, 2011 at 9:59 am (#

    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!

  15. Atelier de Charo posted on February 2, 2011 at 10:28 am (#

    So cute, cute!!!


  16. Jayna Rae posted on February 2, 2011 at 10:35 am (#

    I love the way it look son top of the candlestick. That paper is AWESOME also.

  17. little_kops posted on February 2, 2011 at 10:47 am (#

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

  18. posted on February 2, 2011 at 1:45 pm (#

    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 –

    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!

  19. lauren@warm&fuzzy posted on February 2, 2011 at 6:13 pm (#

    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 :)

  20. The Autocrat: Haley posted on February 2, 2011 at 7:23 pm (#


  21. Pam posted on February 2, 2011 at 8:44 pm (#

    You've got mail…that is really cute.

  22. Happier Than a Pig in Mud posted on February 4, 2011 at 4:27 am (#

    Really cute, it looks great:@)

  23. Katie posted on February 5, 2011 at 12:49 pm (#

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

  24. Nicole posted on February 5, 2011 at 3:46 pm (#

    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!

  25. Chelsie posted on February 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm (#

    Hey! I'm featuring this over on my blog, Let me know if that's not okay. Thanks!


  26. fruitfulwords posted on February 9, 2011 at 7:09 am (#

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