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Valentine's mailboxes made out of milk jugs

Every year we have this Valentine’s tradition. We make mailboxes (we, as in the kids and I) for treats and notes to each other the week of Valentine’s. I thought for sure that Joshua would be so over it this year. He’s about to be 13. 13! That’s another blog post, but I’ll just leave it at this. Things change fast at that age. Like too fast. I was thrilled when his answer was yes to another year of mailbox making.

Valentine's mailboxes made out of milk jugs

It was a perfect Saturday craft last weekend. Every year we’ve managed to make a different mailbox. It sure is hard coming up with new ideas, BUT we found one that didn’t require me to buy anything extra. Score.

Empty milk jug…check.

Sharpie markers…check.

Various scrapbooking supplies…check (although it did remind me how far behind I am on the kid’s scrapbooks).

Valentine's mailboxes made out of milk jugs

Valentine's mailboxes made out of milk jugs

We added flags so that it would be obvious when there was actual mail.

And just in case anyone was wondering, there is NO MILK INSIDE, and this one belongs to Joshua. It’s not yourz. When you run out of S’s, you have to get creative. 🙂

Valentine's mailboxes made out of milk jugs

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    February 13, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Beautiful! I love how you kept up your tradition and used things you already had on hand.

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    February 13, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Those are so cute. What a great tradition!

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    February 14, 2015 at 5:24 am

    These are super cute! Pinning <3

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    February 16, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Super cute! I remember seeing mailboxes that y'all have made in the past. What a fun tradition!

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    February 20, 2015 at 2:42 am

    I'm so glad Joshua is still willing to play along – you've got some great kids 🙂

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