Thursday, April 23, 2015
I am SOOO glad the weekend is almost here! There is a Postal Carriers food drive in our area with pick up on May 9th. Our office is participating with the drive and drop off for clients to bring can food to donate. Somehow I got charged with decorating the box! I thought....oh great!! How can I decorate a collection box....by the way, there is a contest for the best decorated box in all the offices....so I had this brain storm to make it look like a drop off mail box! We got dark blue poster board with one red one. The ideas started flowing!! Another lady helped me put it together, I got 2 boxes and rounded two of the flaps for the sides of the "mail box", scored strips every 3/4 inch only thru the first layer so it would bend easily and taped the other side into the inside of the box to create the opening. Used the part I cut for the curved sides as a pattern to cut the poster board. Also slit the corners to fit the shorter one into the taller one for height and make it more "real" looking. The curved part on the top I covered with red poster board and folded all around so there were clean looking edges. Then I used the mail carrier bird on 3 Birds on Parade, did the print and cut thing with the Explore to be the emblem on either side. Cut out white letters for the bottom front that spelled out FOOD and then a postage stamp cut for the top. Used dark blue for the shadow, white for the "stamp" and cut out letters in red that spell STAMP OUT HUNGER. So far it looks like a real mailbox! To finish, I am using toilet paper and paper towel cardboard centers to cut in half, open up to form the look of 1/2 a can. I'm going to decorate the "cans" with images of carrots, corn, tomato, peas, chicken and fish (for tuna) and then arrange them on the sides of the mail box. I have some ideas on how make this work.....wish me luck!