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Sunday, September 21, 2014

You have Mail....

I've looked at almost every crafting website over the last couple of weeks for a US Mail Box....I drew a blank, I could find loads in the US, but having been clobbered last year by customs duty on some stamps I bought, I decided not to order from overseas again.
I had a look on YouTube and although there were a few tutorials, none I saw actually gave any measures...so out came my ruler and pencil and I designed my own Mail Box.
Below is the one I made from my sketches, a bit rough around the edges,but it is ideal for me to work from, alter measurements etc.



From my design I adjusted the measurements to make it smaller, also added a liner for the inside of the front flap and the floor of the mailbox......and here it is.....





I'm quite pleased (considering I'm no designer) with the way this has turned out, I even made some envelopes and a mini parcel for effect. The wooden candle stick, which I painted,  made the perfect stand for the mailbox.
I have ideas to make some for christmas....and one or two male themed ones....

I am offering the design sheet for £1.50.....it's not to scale, also for everyone who buys one will have a link to my talk through video showing how to assemble the mailbox.

I'm off to put the kettle on to make myself a nice cup of tea...bliss,lol...





3 comments:

Moira Gray said...

Great piece of work and especially since you designed the template yourself. Love the papers you have used.

Moira xx

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Carol said...

Wow brilliant love the handmade post and parcels too xx