Saturday, January 28, 2012

Valentine Mailbox


This has been such a mild winter here in North Carolina.
We have enjoyed some very warm weather interspersed with showers and thunderstorms.
The rain is always welcome here, and I enjoy every thunderstorm we get.
Some of my daffodils are about to bloom, and there are buds on my Dogwood and Bradford Pears.
I hear many of you saying the same things about unusual weather in your area.
We have also had the luck to see a new bird couple at our feeders. We have not yet identified them. It is always exciting to see new visitors!

Enough about the weather...what you do think of my new blog look???
I engaged Karen from Valentine Design to give my blog a much needed lift.
And that is exactly what she did! 
I am loving the new header and the easier navigation. I hope it is helpful for all of you to get around.


I love Valentine's Day.
I have many fond memories of going to school on Valentine's Day and receiving cards from classmates.
I have always made cards for my kids and hubby, and have in the past created a mailbox for them. It was so fun for the kids to drop their letters into the box to be opened on the 14th. Such sweet memories!
I was in the mood to create a fresh new box as I am in a swap with Mary Jane's Farm. I am expecting 29 Valentines! Yay! My box is ready and waiting to receive them all happily : )


I got so interested in this process that I decided to share how I made it with all of you.


This rose was you average silk rose, until I hit it with Candy Apple Glimmer mist. Then I used Fabric Tac to glue down some of the petals after I pulled the green plastic base off. I tried to scrunch it down some to create a more open blossom. The G.M. gave it a nice golden shine which you can not see in the image.


I have had this vintage door nob for about 15 years, and now it gracefully adorns the top of the box.

Here is a free video in case you would like to see how I made my mailbox. Enjoy!



Have you been having a good weekend?
I love to hear about what you have been creating lately.

47 comments:

Marilyn said...

Your new look is fabulous! And the mailbox is very cute. Makes me want to decorate one, too.♥♫

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Your Valentine mailbox is really beautiful...and red :) :) Oh, and I noticed the new look of your blog. It's beautiful and I just LOVe that vintage touch. Thanks for sharing the link, because someday in the future I want to get my blog redesigned :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

This is a lovely look for your blog.
It matches your talents!
The Valentine Mailbox is wonderful.
Thanks so much for the tute!
Hugs,
Susan

Lisa said...

Hi Terri,
Love the Valentine box & just watched the video. I think I see a project coming up!:) BTW, I adore your Fairy School.
Lisa

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

LOVE your Valentine box! Reminds me of childhood days:)
Your new banner is perfect! How fun to have a new look.
One of these days I would like to update my blog.
Deb

Claudia said...

What a pretty new look for your blog, Terri! Just lovely! It suits you.

xo
Claudia

Micupoftea~ said...

What a charming mailbox, Terri! Nice tut~ Our Daffodils are blooming now too :)

Marti McClure said...

This Valentine's box is really adorable! I hope you get lots of Valentines to fill it with. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I love the new blog look, Terri! And thanks for the Valentine mailbox video :)

Netty said...

Loving your Valentine mailbox, fabulous design, x

Ginger said...

Just beautiful, thank you for the tutorial, I want to make one in pinks and reds. Love your new look.

Marjanne said...

such a beautiful mailbox! and I love your new blogdress. Here winter seems to come finely, although the daffodills are showing their heads, it is gettig cold, and we expectsnow for tomorrow, how exciting!

BECKY said...

Everything is beautiful...from the new look of your blog to your gorgeous Valentine Mailbox! And Terri...I absolutely LOVE vintage door knobs and vintage keys!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

love it! reminds me of our little shoe boxes decorated for Valentines to hold our cards from all our little school mates.

Snap said...

Love your new look and your Valentine box. What memories your post has awakened. I can remember some of the cigar boxes my Mother and I (mostly my Mother) decorated. I took my box to school, full of Valentine's I was giving away and just hoping I'd get a Valentine or two back! Thanks for the tutorial!

Victoria said...

Oh Terri..this is so charmingly exquisite..i love that your work always has a vintage-y other-era feel..that vibe is awesome! gorgeous gorgeous..you rock..and you are fab!
Thankyou for all that you share!
Hugs and valentine sparkles! Wonderful photos...and vid!! yay!
kiki

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

We have had the same weather here in Va. Terri. It's been so nice although I do wish we would get some snow to kill off all the bugs. Your Valentine mailbox is gorgeous!! Wasn't it fun making the mailboxes out of shoe boxes when we were kids to use at school. Do the children still do that in school these days? We all need a new do every now and then don't we? Love yours!! Hope you are having a terrific weekend. xo

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Terri,
I love, love, love your Valentine mailbox! Thanks so much for the video! As soon as I saw it, it brought back memories of when we'd decorate a shoebox to take to school for exchanging Valentine's with all our classmates! I also noticed your "new look" right away - it looks fabulous. I envy you having daffs about to bloom. We've had a mild winter but it will still be a couple months (probably) before anything blooms here. Hugs, Cindy

Anonymous said...

Terri,

You always do such a nice job, I love your crafts and the way you design them. They have an elegant, vintage, playful look to them.

Many thanks for your video tutorial on the Valentine Mail Box. Can't wait to make one myself.

Keep up the good work.

Lucinda / Rhode Island

PS: Your "new" blog looks great.

JoAnne said...

Love the blog makeover Teri-very pretty! And your valentine mailbox is adorable.
xo
JoAnne

Linda M. said...

Hello Terri, Your new look is beautiful. Your mailbox is so sweet, I remember making Valentine mailboxes in school, so long ago.... I added your new button to my sidebar. I'm off to watch your new video. I posted a couple of fun Valentine tags and I hope to get working on more Valentine's this week. Thanks for the inspiration and the how-to tips. You're the best! Joyous Wishes, Linda

sharon said...

Your mailbox is exquisite Terri! And your new look is so very beautiful! Thank you for sharing all that you do!

Linda M. said...

It's me again Terri, I just finished watching your Valentine mailbox video. The box turned out so pretty I love all the details. How can you decide which one you'll use?
Hugs, Linda

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Olá Terri
belo caixa e tutorial video!
feliz pela visita do pássaro em seu comedouro,
feliz semana!

Mary Ann said...

I love the new look:) Thank you for the lovely video too.

Elaine A said...

Terri -

I love the new look of your blog. It is so pretty and fresh. And thanks for the wonderful tutorial on the mailbox. It is just so darn cute!

Elaine Allen

Lorraine said...

I love your Valentne mailbox, now I want to make one!! Everything you make is beautiful, Terri! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Theresa said...

Hi Terri, I love your new tutorial! The Valentine Mailbox is so pretty! I might have to try this one! I love the new look of your blog too!
Have a happy, creative week ahead! xo Theresa

Holly M said...

Terri, I love your new site look! Haven't had time to really explore it, but what I've seen is, of course, lovely. Your Valentine Mailbox is fabulous. So dreamy and romantic. Holly M.

Heather Robinson said...

Oh, your new blog look is gorgeous....very feminine and oh so inviting. It makes me want to make a pot of tea and sip a cup slowly in a china teacup while reading your posts! Hmmm....think I'm going to have to do that! This Valentine's Day box brings back many childhood memories....lovely indeed.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

What a darling mailbox! And you included a video too? I am going to snuggle in and watch it tonight! Gorgeous work Terri - hope you are having a great Sunday!

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Terri!
Wow where to start? YES indeed... your new blog look is fantastic! Gorgeous header! The look and feel is so soft and pretty and sophisticated!

Your valentine box and all the pictures are just divine. Gorgeous! Inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing all the prettiness.

Big hugs,
Holly

debi huntsman said...

Terri, your Valentine box is beautiful! It reminds of how fun it was to decorate boxes to gather our Valentines in school. Fun project!

And your tutorial is wonderful!

lori ventimiglia said...

Your blog is beautiful, one of my favorites to stop by. I'm inspired by your valentine mailbox. On to make one of my own.
thanks.
lori

Mom Walds Place said...

The blog is nice and fresh with its springtime blue. Your mailbox must be the prettiest ever. I especially like your use of milliner's flowers.

Jann said...

I love your new blog look--and your valentine box is adorable!

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, I love your beautiful Valentine's mailbox, it is so pretty, what a great tutorial. I also love your new blog banner, really beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I love your Valentine mailbox, and thank you for sharing the tutoral.

Karen

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Terri,
I love your Valentine mailbox, it is just so sweet, and takes me back to grade school (but much, much better than anything we made back then). The new look is wonderful too!
enJOY a lovely week,
Kimberly

Martina2801 said...

Dear Terri, your unique art work is lovely. Love your Valentine Mailbox!

Biggest Hugs,MARTINA. xoxx

June said...

Ooooo I just love this mailbox Terri!!! I always loved making them in school. It was the best part (except for getting that one card from that one special boy:) Yours is so darling! Thank you, thank you for your tutorial.
I hope it gets fill to the top!
hugs from here...

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Terri,
Hi! Love your valentine mailbox. Thank you for hosting. Pat

Lena said...

I love this project Terri. It is so pretty and old fashioned. Valentine's Day is one of my favorite days of the year, and mostly because of fond childhood memories. I just might have to make a box of my own. Thank you for sharing!

Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

Another wonderful project and video. I so remember making paper bag mailboxes in grade school and taking them home at the end of the day to see how many valentines you got...such fun! I love your new blog banner too.

xxoo Loribeth

Positive thinking Change your life for better said...

Very, very beautiful Valentin mailbox. Just came across your blog and loving it. Well done :-)

Incipient Wings said...

this is gorgeous!
love how you used the little crystal knob.
thank you for the tutorial:)
have a wonderful weekend.

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