Monday, January 24, 2011

Mailbox gift Bags

Valentine gifts for my daughters pre-kindergarten class

What's in the bag?...

 Target Dollar Spot

 Target Dollar Spot

4 Boxes Free at Safeway with coupons and Buy 4 Save $4 sale

Dollar Tree

You'll need to cut out the mailbox, the flag and the opening of the mailbox. 
Mailbox size = 5" x 3-3/4"--fold in half and curve edges
Your mailbox maybe a different dimension than mine, it will depend on the size of the bags you use.

 Have your kiddos help you put the mailbox together with glue


Type up some labels, cut out, and glue to the flag and opening.

I came up with this idea after my daughter glued everything together. 

Before gluing the opening on, cut a slit halfway up the black opening and slip the "letter" part-way in and glue, then glue the opening to the mailbox.

hmmm.  How to attach it to the bag?.....tape? glue dots? staples?

Paper Fasteners!

First I hole punched (small size) through the flag, mailbox and bag and then attached the fastener.  One pull from the preschoolers and their bag of treats will be free from their valentine.

Note: I didn't have any valentine colored fasteners, so I just took some acrylic paint and painted the gold fastener tops white. 

Use what ya have...that's my motto!


 This Mailbox Gift Bag Idea was inspired by THIS LINK that was posted by


Linking to Blog Parties listed HERE


  1. This is sooo adorable! What a great way to package your kids valentine's! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

  2. These are sooo cute! I am sure everyone was super happy to receive their wonderful Valentine!