Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we’re in full party-planning mode for the festive love soiree of the century. And what better addition to the party mix is there than a throwback to our childhoods, via these Valentine’s Day mailbox ideas?
Let your creativity flow and craft receptacles for all your friends to pour notes of love and admiration into. Oh, and candy. We hope they don’t forget the candy.
We’ve got you covered. From the super simple, like a mermaid tail to the utterly ingenious, like a basketball hoop, we’ve got all the best Valentine’s Day mailbox ideas. We hope you bought construction paper.
32 Valentine’s Day Mailbox Ideas
1. Mermaid Tail
Make a splash with an easy to assemble mermaid box. Just add pre-cut or DIY circles in layers to create a scale effect on a construction paper tail.
Now if we can only recreate and perfect the mermaid hair too.
2. Narwhal Mailbox
Unlike mermaids, narwhals actually exist–who knew? This mythical, but totally real, narwhal is easy to make with just some scissors and construction paper.
The hardest part will be locating the perfect horn to place on top of his little narwhal head. Narwhal horns are notoriously rare.
3. Monster Box
Who says Valentine’s Day boxes have to be cute? Okay, even this little monster is still kind of cute.
But the best part of making a monster box is you can add whatever leftover craft supplies you have. Finally, a use for our stockpile of googly eyes. Just us?
4. Castle Valentine’s Mailbox
Because you’re probably not busy enough, here’s a real challenge. This castle Valentine’s Day mailbox uses about every form of cardboard you can find in your house, and a lot of duct tape.
The end result is a magical castle that will use up all your Amazon boxes. That’s the real challenge.
This minimalist unicorn has found the magical balance of being both adorable and easy to recreate. The creator used a Cricut to cut the pieces, but you could free cut them pretty easily. We don’t know you, but we have faith.
It’s despicable how cute this minion Valentine’s Day box is. Minions know what’s up: it really is bananas how quickly you can slap some yellow and blue construction paper on a box and make an adorable Valentine’s container.
7. Fox Box
We’re still not quite sure what the fox says, but this fox box has us screaming. It might be because the game is on in the background.
But anyway, with construction paper and a little felt, you can swiftly fashion a fox of your own.
8. Football Field
Although the original uses astroturf for that real football field feel, green construction paper can keep you from working overtime.
9. Dinosaur Mailbox
This box is dino-mite. Not literally. Please don’t take that literally.
Using two cardboard boxes and paint, you can assemble a dinosaur box that devours valentines. More candy for you.
10. Shark Valentine Mailbox
V-day shark, do do do do. That’ll be stuck in your head all day now, and you’re welcome.
With construction paper and foam teeth, this Valentine’s Day shark won’t bite.
11. Rubik’s Cube
Don’t worry, making a Rubik’s Cube Valentine’s Day box is a million times easier than trying to solve an actual Rubik’s Cube.
You can use construction paper or pre-cut foam squares…if you want to save even more brain cells.
12. Panda Box
The instructions for this one are pretty black-and-white.
You can even use the free downloadable panda parts to trace or cut out your own box.
13. Taco Box
Luckily, if your box falls apart, it’s even more realistic.
14. Eevee Pokemon Box
We are squealing over how adorable this Eevee valentine box is. Download your own Eevee fur to finish off your painted box.
15. Baby Yoda
Cute it is. Easy to make it is. With downloadable patterns it…you…okay, we need to stop the schtick now.
16. Harry Potter Valentine Box
This Harry Potter box is simply magic. Using construction paper, assemble Harry’s hair, scarf, and his trademark lightning bolt scar. So easy a muggle can do it. Well, you tell us. We’re not muggles.
17. Bumble Bee
The whole class will be buzzing about this bumble bee Valentine’s Day box. Using an oatmeal container, dollies, construction paper, and pipe cleaners, you’ll be a busy bee assembling this quick craft. Can we get some honey when you have a sec?
19. Llama Mailbox
What is cuter than a llama in pajamas? A llama valentine box.
The good news? You won’t have to worry about spitting. The bad news? You have to glue a million individual pom poms onto a tissue box.
20. Basketball Hoop
Who says Valentine’s Day boxes have to be square? Using a basket, or any basket-shaped item, you can recreate this hoop. It may encourage your guests to crumple their valentines to shoot and score, though.
Do-nut eat this delicious looking donut valentine box. Seriously, it’s made of foam.
This version uses foam pieces to create the donut, but it can easily be made with construction paper.
23. Minecraft Creeper
Finally, a Lego that won’t hurt to step on. With a tissue box and some styrofoam cup bottoms, you can quickly build a Lego block valentine box.
Need a sweet treat to put all your sweet treats in? This cupcake Valentine’s Day box is too cute to eat. Thankfully, because all this cardboard can’t be good for our digestive system.
Using a plant pot and a paper bowl, you can fairly easily make this no-bake cupcake.
Or is it too late because you love Starbucks so much you’re making a Starbucks-themed Valentine’s Day mailbox?
You’ve got mail. Hopefully, lots of it. Have you been nice to your coworkers this year?
For our more literal valentines, we’ve got a USPS inspired mailbox…box. You’re going to need a lot of hot glue to assemble the cardboard cut-outs into an adorable mailbox.
29. Super Mario Mystery Box
Perfect for your Super Mario lovers. This mystery valentine box is quick and easy to assemble. What’s inside? It’s a mystery. Our money’s on Yoshi.
She thinks my tractor is Valentine’s Day-y. Making this John Deere tractor valentine box is easier than a day at the farm. Like, a lot easier. Thank your local farmers, people.
We can’t round off the list without at least one overly ambitious Valentine’s Day box. If you find joy in potty humor, you are going to love this toilet valentine. Directions include how to rig it to make actual flushing noises.
This little guy won’t give you a shock, but he is sure to capture everyone’s attention. It’s as easy as gluing every piece of yellow construction paper you have to a shoe box. What do you mean you don’t have any?
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