Valentine Mailbox Treat Holder – Valentine’s Day Cut Files

Love is in the air, and there’s no better way to express that affection than by writing a love letter to your sweetheart! To ensure that your words of devotion make it safely into the hands of your beloved, along with any other goodies you want to send their way, we’re crafting an extra special Valentine mailbox treat holder today.

Valentine Mailbox Treat Holders

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Valentine Mailbox Treat Holder Valentine Mailbox Treat Holder

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Valentine Mailbox Treat Holder

Learn how to assemble my lovely little treat box for Valentine's Day.

Materials

Instructions

  • Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the pieces of the Valentine mailbox treat holder.
    Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.

Prep Work

  • Start by layering the light pink decorative panels onto the dark pink backing shapes. Don’t attach the longest decorative panel just yet.
    Attach the clear film piece to the inside of the window on the front panel.

Assembling the Mailbox

  • Take each of your mailbox pieces and fold along the score lines. Begin attaching them together, starting with the section that includes the back panel and a side panel.
    Use the little tabs on the back panel piece to curve the shape along the top edge. Once you get to the center, fold the last portion down and attach the longer tab vertically, down the middle.
    Next, take your two dark pink square pieces. Attach the one with the slit in the center just below the bottom edge of the last piece you were working with—slipping the tab through the slit. Attach the other square near the bottom—just above the “feet” of the mailbox.
    Note: Both squares include three sides with tabs and one without. Use the tabs to attach the squares to the inside of the back/side panels, but align the edge without a tab to be in the front. This will be where the mailbox opens up.
  • Take each of your letter pieces and fold along the score lines. Attach the triangular ends together and glue a heart in the center of each one.
    Next, take your interior window box and fold along the score lines. Attach the little tabs to the adjacent sides and flare the long tabs outward to complete the box shape.
    Fill the box with little beads/confetti, along with the two smallest letters.
    Add glue to the long tabs and attach the whole thing to the inside of the front panel, lining it up with the window.

Finishing Up

  • Attach the front/side of your mailbox to the rest of the project at this time.
    Now that the curved top portion of the mailbox is intact, attach the final, light pink decorative panel along the backside/top.
    Glue some of the letters to the top portion of your mailbox, and attach the final dark pink rectangle on top (to act as the mail delivery door).
    Attach your leftover letters to the sides of the mailbox, along with any other decorative ribbon/embellishments that you’d like. Fill the box up with Valentine’s Day surprises, and your project is complete!

Notes

When assembled, this project is about 5.5" tall, 3.5" wide, and 4" deep.

View the full-size photo tutorial below.

Supplies

How to Make It

1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the pieces of the Valentine mailbox treat holder.

Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.

 

Prep Work

2. Start by layering the light pink decorative panels onto the dark pink backing shapes. Don’t attach the longest decorative panel just yet.

Attach the clear film piece to the inside of the window on the front panel.

 

Assembling the Mailbox

3. Take each of your mailbox pieces and fold along the score lines. Begin attaching them together, starting with the section that includes the back panel and a side panel.

Use the little tabs on the back panel piece to curve the shape along the top edge. Once you get to the center, fold the last portion down and attach the longer tab vertically, down the middle.

Next, take your two dark pink square pieces. Attach the one with the slit in the center just below the bottom edge of the last piece you were working with—slipping the tab through the slit. Attach the other square near the bottom—just above the “feet” of the mailbox.

Note: Both squares include three sides with tabs and one without. Use the tabs to attach the squares to the inside of the back/side panels, but align the edge without a tab to be in the front. This will be where the mailbox opens up.

4. Take each of your letter pieces and fold along the score lines. Attach the triangular ends together and glue a heart in the center of each one.

Next, take your interior window box and fold along the score lines. Attach the little tabs to the adjacent sides and flare the long tabs outward to complete the box shape.

Fill the box with little beads/confetti, along with the two smallest letters.

Add glue to the long tabs and attach the whole thing to the inside of the front panel, lining it up with the window.

 

Finishing Up

5. Attach the front/side of your mailbox to the rest of the project at this time.

Now that the curved top portion of the mailbox is intact, attach the final, light pink decorative panel along the backside/top.

Glue some of the letters to the top portion of your mailbox, and attach the final dark pink rectangle on top (to act as the mail delivery door).

Attach your leftover letters to the sides of the mailbox, along with any other decorative ribbon/embellishments that you’d like. Fill the box up with Valentine’s Day surprises, and your project is complete!

This design project was just the thing I needed to put me in the Valentine’s Day spirit! And I always appreciate a craft that looks impressive but isn’t actually difficult to put together. Bonus points if said craft leaves room for embellishment and personal touches. This project checks both of those boxes, for sure!

Valentine Mailbox Treat Holder

I use Adobe Illustrator for all my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy making this Valentine mailbox treat holder for someone you love! I’m excited to see your results, so be sure to share them with me by either tagging me on Instagram or by sharing your work in my Facebook Group.

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Valentine Mailbox Treat Holder Valentine Mailbox Treat Holder

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6 Comments

6 Comments on Valentine Mailbox Treat Holder – Valentine’s Day Cut Files

  1. Helen J Roberts
    January 31, 2024 at 10:25 am (4 months ago)

    5 stars
    This is adorable! Perfect for Valentine’s Day. I am thinking I can also put a slit in the top and use as a Christmas wish list letter box for the Grandkids!
    Thank you for sharing this file.

    Reply
    • Mandee
      February 1, 2024 at 8:50 am (4 months ago)

      Thank you, Helen! Ooo, I like the idea for Christmas! That would be super cute.

      Reply
  2. Brenda Sullivan
    January 31, 2024 at 10:57 am (4 months ago)

    Mandy, how I wish I had you patience with all of your designs, each one is a work of art. Keep smiling my friend you truly are a gift to the world. Your personality shows through each one of your designs.

    Reply
    • Mandee
      February 1, 2024 at 8:51 am (4 months ago)

      Aww, thank you for your kind words Brenda! You are so very sweet. 💕

      Reply
  3. Jen
    February 1, 2024 at 7:06 am (4 months ago)

    5 stars
    So cute! I plan to make a couple of these for my friends. thanks so much for sharing.

    Reply
    • Mandee
      February 1, 2024 at 8:51 am (4 months ago)

      Yay! Have fun making them, Jen!!

      Reply

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