Create a faux metal Letters to Santa mailbox for Christmas with this amazing upcycle. Turn an empty cereal box into a vintage inspired Christmas mailbox.
I was at Target last week, killing time and checking out the new Hearth & Hand line. Since I am so excited to decorate for Christmas I was excited to see their Christmas decor. I fell in love with the metal Letters to Santa mailbox. But I didn’t buy it, and when I went back it was sold out.
Since I couldn’t stop thinking about that Santa mailbox, I decided to make my own! There were a lot of things I thought about using. I knew I could build it easy enough out of wood (and there are plenty of scraps in my garage that I could have used), but then it would be big and bulky. I thought about using sheet metal to mimic the original, but I knew there had to be an easier way. Then it hit me…
Can you believe this beautiful Christmas mailbox was made from a cereal box? Seriously, I keep touching it to remind myself it’s not actually metal.
It turned out so amazing. My husband was shocked when I told him it was made out of a cereal box too. The words seriously look like they have been stamped into the metal. And it was so easy to make! My kids are excited to fill it up with their letters to Santa. I told them I would take them to the post office from this new mailbox so they can get all the way to the North Pole! Christmas with kids is the best thing ever!!!!
Now I can’t wait to decorate the entire house for Christmas! This Santa mailbox was the perfect DIY to start off the season. And I promise so much more will be coming soon! I will be sharing lots of DIYs for our Christmas mantel and I have a bunch of Christmas ornaments to make too. I am so excited for Christmas. How about you?
If you want to make your own Letters to Santa mailbox, click the arrow below for the complete (and easy) tutorial. Then don’t forget to check out the rest of my Christmas Decor tutorials.