Glittery Wedding Gift Card Mailbox

  full size mailbox measures approximately 19" long

full size mailbox measures approximately 19" long

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This wedding gift card box is wonderfully festive with the help of Testors new Intense Glitter Brilliance paint. Dabbed on for this project, it only requires one application to reach its super glittery self. Layered over medium gray paint it pops off the white surface and adds the prefect bling for a wedding reception table. A satin and pearl lined flap and white hydrangea petals make this mail box anything but an ordinary gift card box. What bride could resist this stunning decor at her wedding day celebration? My custom designed stencil is included and free to download for personal use. 

Allow all paint to dry between steps.
Protect surrounding areas from over spray.

Directions

 step 1 - Print out the template on card stock and cut out the shapes with a craft knife. If you have a stencil cutting machine, download the Silhouette cut file or SVG file.

step 1 - Print out the template on card stock and cut out the shapes with a craft knife. If you have a stencil cutting machine, download the Silhouette cut file or SVG file.

 step 2 - Spray the wrong side of the card stock with adhesive. Press the sprayed side onto the mailbox. Center the stencil with the center of the box.

step 2 - Spray the wrong side of the card stock with adhesive. Press the sprayed side onto the mailbox. Center the stencil with the center of the box.

 step 3 - Airbrush the stencil with the gray paint.

step 3 - Airbrush the stencil with the gray paint.

 step 4 - Use a craft stick to stir the glitter paint thoroughly so that the glitter mixes with the liquid.

step 4 - Use a craft stick to stir the glitter paint thoroughly so that the glitter mixes with the liquid.

 step 5 - Dip the flat surface of a sponge dauber into the paint. Wipe excess against the craft stick to avoid over-saturating the stencil.

step 5 - Dip the flat surface of a sponge dauber into the paint. Wipe excess against the craft stick to avoid over-saturating the stencil.

 step 6 - Dab the sponge against the openings in the stencil. Do not drag it like a brush.

step 6 - Dab the sponge against the openings in the stencil. Do not drag it like a brush.

 step 7 - Apply the glitter working in limited areas until you are sure you have covered the surface evenly. Because the paint will cause the card stock to buckle once it begins to dry on the surface, you will not be able to easily reapply paint to the same area in a straight, blended line.

step 7 - Apply the glitter working in limited areas until you are sure you have covered the surface evenly. Because the paint will cause the card stock to buckle once it begins to dry on the surface, you will not be able to easily reapply paint to the same area in a straight, blended line.

 step 8 - Remove the card stock only after the paint is completely dry. Touch up unwanted paint or uneven edges with a toothpick (for detail) or Q-tips dipped in rubbing alcohol. Press the Q-tip onto a paper towel to avoid introducing too much alcohol to the surface.

step 8 - Remove the card stock only after the paint is completely dry. Touch up unwanted paint or uneven edges with a toothpick (for detail) or Q-tips dipped in rubbing alcohol. Press the Q-tip onto a paper towel to avoid introducing too much alcohol to the surface.

 step 9 - Hot glue rhinestones on both sides of the center heart.

step 9 - Hot glue rhinestones on both sides of the center heart.

 step 10 - Cut long stems off the floral picks and hot glue the greens to the mailbox. Start at the hinge of the flag, being sure it can still operate once the flowers are glued in place. Glue additional flowers up the edge of the mailbox opening. 

step 10 - Cut long stems off the floral picks and hot glue the greens to the mailbox. Start at the hinge of the flag, being sure it can still operate once the flowers are glued in place. Glue additional flowers up the edge of the mailbox opening. 

 step 11 - Trace the shape of the flag onto paper.

step 11 - Trace the shape of the flag onto paper.

 step 12 - Print the words "gift cards" onto Silhouette clear sticker paper. Place the card stock over the printed words. Hold it up to the window so you can decide on the placement of the words in that space and trace the card stock outline. Cut the sticker paper with scissors just inside the traced line. Spray the red flag with white primer. When dry, remove the sticker backing and press the clear sticker to the flag.

step 12 - Print the words "gift cards" onto Silhouette clear sticker paper. Place the card stock over the printed words. Hold it up to the window so you can decide on the placement of the words in that space and trace the card stock outline. Cut the sticker paper with scissors just inside the traced line. Spray the red flag with white primer. When dry, remove the sticker backing and press the clear sticker to the flag.

 step 13 - Trace the mailbox flap onto cardboard. Cut out the shape. Place the cardboard on the wrong side of white satin fabric and trace it about .50" away from the cardboard edge.

step 13 - Trace the mailbox flap onto cardboard. Cut out the shape. Place the cardboard on the wrong side of white satin fabric and trace it about .50" away from the cardboard edge.

 step 16 - Turn the batting and satin, pearl side down on the work surface. Apply hot glue to the card board and center it glue side down on the batting. Bring the satin over the card board edge and hot glue it in place. 

step 16 - Turn the batting and satin, pearl side down on the work surface. Apply hot glue to the card board and center it glue side down on the batting. Bring the satin over the card board edge and hot glue it in place. 

 step 14 - Cut out the satin on the trace line. Cut batting to the same size as the cardboard. Tape the batting to the wrong side of the satin fabric.

step 14 - Cut out the satin on the trace line. Cut batting to the same size as the cardboard. Tape the batting to the wrong side of the satin fabric.

 step 17 - When attaching the satin to the card stock, glue the center of all four fabric sides first. Then glue several places in between the four spots easing in the fabric in order to create the smooth curves pictured here. Apply hot glue to the card board backing and press it to the inside mailbox flap. Be sure it is positioned so it doesn't interfere with closing the flap.

step 17 - When attaching the satin to the card stock, glue the center of all four fabric sides first. Then glue several places in between the four spots easing in the fabric in order to create the smooth curves pictured here. Apply hot glue to the card board backing and press it to the inside mailbox flap. Be sure it is positioned so it doesn't interfere with closing the flap.

 step 15 - Bring a threaded needle from the back of the batting to the front. Add a pearl then bring it to the back and secure it with a knot. Add more beads as desired.

step 15 - Bring a threaded needle from the back of the batting to the front. Add a pearl then bring it to the back and secure it with a knot. Add more beads as desired.


Supplies

At Testors

  • Aztek Airbrush with paint cups
  • 9452 Gray paint
  • 2948 White Primer
  • 329220 Silver Glitter Brilliance

At Michael's Store

  • Sponge paint dauber
  • 6mm Pearls
  • Hot Glue gun
  • Floral picks
  • Flat back rhinestones
  • Spray Mount Repositionable adhesive
  • Card stock
  • Craft Knife
  • Craft sticks
  • Scissors
  • Painters tape

At Amazon

  • Silhouette Cameo or Curio (optional)
  • Silhouette Clear Sticker Paper
  • White mailbox

Miscellaneous

  • Q-tips 
  • Tooth picks
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Marker
  • Needle and thread

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