I had made Valentine Mailboxes for my older 4 Grandkids and still had a bunch of mailboxes left. I thought why not an Easter Mailbox instead of a small Easter Basket from Grandma and Grandpa for my younger 2 Grandkids.
I cut the base pattern paper to fit the mailbox width wise and then marked the rivet holding the flag on the paper. A small slit and a hole punch made the perfect shape cut out to fit under the flag rivet. I slid the paper under the rivet and started gluing from there. The 12 inch paper was 3/4 of an inch to short to go all the way around but I made sure that the opening was in an area where it would be covered by the grass cut out. I used Aleene's tacky glue and a paint brush to apply the glue to the mailbox, working in sections, starting at the rivet area. I then smoothed out the paper with a makeup sponge.
I decided these needed a bow since they were Easter Mailboxes. I really liked the look of the bow on these mixed with the pink braid edging that I have had for years.
This end Grasson this one is cut from Mickey and Friends
and the font on both of these mailboxes if from A Child's Year.