Remember in elementary school.... finding a shoebox and decorating it with doilies and construction paper hearts?
Well...we've gotten a lot more crafty over the years, huh?
I received my February issue of Family Fun magazine and thought this Valentine's box was one of the cutest I've ever seen. And EASY!
You start with an empty cracker box. Like a saltine box.
You can make it gray two ways... either cover the box (before cutting) with silver scrapbook paper or
(what I'd do) is cut the door first and then spray paint the box silver metallic. This way, you're going to be able to make the edges of the door gray as well.
You'll cut the door with a craft knife (xacto). If you'd like, you can cut a mail slot in the top of the locker or children can open the door to deposit their valentines.
Use a black marker to draw on vents, a handle, etc.
The padlock is a small white button glued to a larger black button. Make a school pennant out of cardstock... maybe put a school sticker on if you have one. And I love the finishing touch of the 2008 made with the Dymo label maker.
Will your child need a box for their valentines? Start thinking of your design now!