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Friday, November 2, 2012

Teacher's Mailbox

Do you remember the days when mailboxes used to be in front of the house?

As a kid, we always ended up hanging out with our friends at the mailbox. Not because we were waiting for the mail but it is just where we ended up. They were typically found at the end of a driveway and so we naturally stopped there waiting for our friends to arrive. When you sent out a letter, you raised the little red flag on the side.

This is the inspiration for my teacher's mailbox. I wanted something that would look adorable, hide what was inside so that it could remain confidential but yet catch my attention when needed.


You can pick up a mailbox for about $15 at Home Depot. This is so on my list of craft ideas for next summer but I couldn't wait to share this idea! My rule will be once it goes in the mailbox it does not come out. This means no more losing money, transportation notes, or other stuff from home anymore.

YIPPEE!!

Check out some of these cutesy ideas I found for decorating your mailbox.



I tried to find the one that first sparked this idea but could not. I found this beautiful mailbox while searching for wedding ideas years ago. It was covered in black and white photos of all of their favorite things and ideas.

I really like the monster but I think I am going to create something closer to the first one. What do you think?

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3 Comments:

At November 2, 2012 at 3:44 PM , Blogger Chrissy said...

I have a mailbox at the end of my driveway, complete with the red flag!

I like your idea :-)!

 
At November 2, 2012 at 8:37 PM , Blogger Natalie said...

What a great idea! Much better than having my desk littered with tardy slips, parent notes, and ice cream money :)

Happy weekend!

Natalie
Teachery Tidbits

 
At November 4, 2012 at 9:44 PM , Blogger DEWHURST TOULSON said...

They were typically found at the end of a driveway and so we naturally stopped there waiting for our friends to arrive.
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