Santa Mailbox | Holiday Craft

You know it's holiday preparation time when radio stations start playing Christmas songs.  This year we are starting our preparation first with a family's fun craft project, making Santa mailbox.  That way the elves will sure to find the letters and get them to Santa in time.  But the children will have to keep their wish list short because this Sizzix Bigz XL Mailbox can only hold a 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" size envelope.


ASSEMBLED SIZE: 2.375"x3.50"x3.0"


Holiday designer paper
White cardstock
Red cardstock 
1 Brass fastener
Double sided adhesive sheet
Paper trimmer
Bone folder


  1. Cut holiday designer paper, white cardstock and adhesive sheet to fit each mailbox and door die pieces.  
  2. Adhere the double sided adhesive sheet to the back of the holiday designer paper follow by white cardstock.
  3. Cut red cardstock to fit the flag die piece.
  4. Place the die on top of the extended cutting pad. Next, lay the papers over each die pieces. Cover with the extended crease pad.  Run through the Sizzix Big Shot. 
  5. Carefully remove all the pieces from the die. With the bone folder, fold all the precrease lines. 
  6.  Adhere the mailbox and door pieces.  Secure the flag to the mailbox with brass fastener.  Then close the door onto the mailbox.
  7. Decorate.  Result varies :D


Made by children :)

(left-right: Catherine-9, Matthew -7, Sofia-4)


All supplies I use in the project are listed below. Click on the image or wording to redirect you to the product's page. All items were personally purchased and I only share of products that I absolutely love.

Sizzix Bigz XL Mailbox Die Box

buy at: Sizzix

Sizzix Extended Cutting Pad

buy at: Sizzix

Sizzix Extended Crease Pad

buy at: Sizzix

Sizzix Big Shot

buy at: Sizzix

Scor-Buddy Mini

buy at: Ellen Hutson

Tonic Maxi 12-in Guillotine Paper Trimmer

buy at: Ellent Hutson


Rannah Romps said...

Hey kids, all of you made awesome mail boxes! I love the paper that each of you have chosen! Great Job kids!
Christina~ what a cute idea for cards! I love your paper ALOT!!!

Becky said...

What adorable mailboxes. I love the way your children decorated the doors on their mailboxes. Endless possibilities to embellish. Great, fun craft. That you so much for sharing.

Helen Gullett said...

Oh those are so adorable and fun boxes!! Beautiful papers, too.

Bunny said...

What a great project for the family. They did such a beautiful job. They have a great teacher who loves them. Projects like these take time, patience and love. [Bunny]

Lillian A said...

Aw, these are just so sweet and festive - love the traditional red/green for the season. What a terrific project for the children - not only to make, but also to use them - hope they remembered to include their letters to Santa. Or, they could put some treats inside, too. Thanks for sharing. Excellent job, kids !! Have a blessed and merry Christmas.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic mail boxes and all so festive and beautiful! This was a great project for the kids to make. I am sure they were having so much fun!

Edwina said...

Love your mailboxes so much! They are so cute! Fun idea and a great decoration. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Donna Ellis said...

How cute, Christina! Your beautiful papers make the project even sweeter, and a fun home decor item to give friends and coworkers. What a fun way to share candy or other baked goodies. Thanks for sharing the wonderful tutorial, too! xx

Cara Malmrose said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE ... I just added this die to my wish list Christina!
What a crazy fun craft to do with the kids to get the holiday season going!
The kids boxes turned out wonderful!
(Hugs) Cara

Sybrina K said...

Christina, I LOVE these... especially the kids' boxes. Bet you all had a fun, fun time making these cute little mailboxes. :)

Migdalia said...

They are absolutely ADORABLE! I would fill them with a card & yummy goodies!
Have a wonderful day my friend,
Crafting With Creative M

Lois Wyche said...

They are so cute and adorable.

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