Thursday, January 21, 2010

Altered Silver Tin Mailboxes

Catching the Love Bug....

While at Target last year, I scored some silver tin mailboxes out of the dollar bin. Fast Forward to a year later when I actually carved out some time to do something with them!!

I used paper from K & Company and The Doodlecharms cartridge on my cricut to personalize them. I have to apologize for the camera phone photos. I cannot find the camera charger anywhere and it is DEAD!! Won't even turn on!

My original plan was to Modge Podge the paper to the tins as I was instructed in my "altered tin" course at our local library! HAHAHAHA. I know you readers out there are thinking what a dork fest but it was F-U-N!! Thankfully, my friend Lori got a hold of me before I started and turned me on to the world's bestest stuff EVAH!!! Terrifically Tacky Tape! It worked like a charm! I just cut the paper to size, terrifically tackied it and VIOLA!!! (yes, I know I wrote VIOLA instead of VOILA!!)
It seems that I am not the only one into these little mailboxes this year!! Check out Organized Chaos and Make and Takes versions!
For those of you I know who are obsessed with pink, word on the bloggy street is that Target has PINK tin mailboxes this year!! If not, follow Kami's advice (from Make and Takes) and spritz on a little spray paint in pink OR the color of your choice!
Now, what to fill them with??
Even though it was a very small transformation, it was still a transformation! Therefore, I linked it up with Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage! Please go and check out all of the talent!! This weekly McLinky party will BLOW your MIND and INSPIRE!!! There is a TON of talent!


  1. Oh, those are so cute! You did a great job!

  2. Did I tell you I got a Cricut for Christmas? Not sure what to do with it though! I don't think I have the patience to get all super crafty like you, maybe you can give lessons next time we are together! Again, very impressed with your skills!

  3. LOVE THEM!!! You're are sooooo much better than mine. Hehehehe! :)