Mini Balloons

Mini Balloons
I'm not ashamed to say I went to the craft store with a goal of making mini balloons that could "lift" my mailbox away and I didn't leave until I had MacGyver'ed it out in my head. Once I found the right materials it was pretty straight forward.  The "lift"...

Mini Mail Creature: Doodles the Unicorn

Mini Mail Creature: Doodles the Unicorn
I just started experimenting with polymer clay and I love the concept of taking Mini Mailboxes and turing them into animals! I will add a tutorial in the coming days as I perfect her. This was my first pass at making a Mini Mail Creature. My son named her Doodles...

Gold Paper Stickers

Gold Paper Stickers
These paper stickers deserved their own cover photo even though I did them at the same time as the gold leaf sticker mailboxes.  I will say, if you like this and want to replicate it, you'll need more than the adhesive on the stickers. Maybe a little glue stick too? ...

All that glitters

All that glitters
I went to the craft store for one item, small round stickers. I left the craft store with $47 of things, no small round stickers. But it is rainy today and I am having some fun!   

Toof Fairy!

Toof Fairy!
Thing #1 lost his front toof tonight. We put that big sucker in his Mini Mailbox. After he went to sleep it was replaced with 2, $2 bills* then I sprinkled some fine grain glitter around the mailbox. Our manly tooth fairy uses black fairy dust, apparently.  Be sure to...

"A woman is only helpless with wet nail polish"

"A woman is only helpless with wet nail polish"
Much like getting bangs, painting my nails always seems like a good idea up until the  point when I have actually done it. All those pretty colors, sparkly and shiny in their little decorative bottles, somehow once applied make my fingers look like ebony vienna sausages dipped in glitter.*  So...

Humble Beginnings

Humble Beginnings
Most posts on "Get Crafty" will be crafts for your mailbox or for mail. For my inaugural post, I thought it was appropriate to post about how we came to make the mailboxes to begin with.  As with many good craft journeys, it all starts with an expensive trip to...