Tuesday, January 22, 2013

rice krispie valentine love letter mailboxes

bing!
you got mail.

remember that? 
my how time flies! 
now it's odd when someone doesn't have email.
and the social media keeps 
growing
and growing, 
and GROWING!

we have FB, the P site that takes most of your hours away from you, the IG photos, G plus, the RsS thing, the little birdie texts, the regular texts, the.. the.. oh goodness! 
do i have to name them all?

anywho, you get the point.
and i spend soooooooo many hours on the internet! way way way too many and i'm not even on half those social media thingies!
it's all too much for me 
:>P

and as our world is ever changing, i often wonder what will happen a few years from now. 
will we have a social media button for every letter of the alphabet?


so you can ask your friends, 

"so hey are you gonna join X, Y, Z site? or are you totally against L site? did you try the H app? how about the elemenopee app?"

ohhh! i'm dizzy thinking about it.
maybe someday i will join all those popular sites/apps but til then,
how's about going back to the old letter in the real mailbox? 
remember those?

apparently they weren't too exciting (probably cuz there were more bills in there than anything else!) which is why we all turn to email and such,
 but what if i mail you something edible?

something like this?
woohoo!
let's make some shall we?

you'll need:
 cool straws (see below)
rice krispies
red gummy life savers
1 red and 1 white airhead candy
red and white candy melts
black food marker
valentine sprinkles
paper for a real note

so while at target,
my eyes caught this:
look. 
at. 
those. 
BIG. 
straws!

i placed a regular one next to it so you can see the difference.

oh i was smitten.
it was definitely love at first site.
so naturally they happened to fall in my cart and i was 
gung ho on using them.

so i took the candy,
and grabbed a straw, and did this:
then out of sheer baking laziness, i bought rice krispies instead. 
now:
i was going to use the circle part for the mailbox base but had to change my mind. 
so go ahead and eat that part of the rice krispie like i said.

i cut the krispie cuz i didn't want too heavy of a mailbox that could possibly topple over.

make sure you freeze that krispie first before sticking the straw in it. i froze mine for about 10 or so minutes, long enough to hold the straw or the krispie will get all weird on you and fall apart if it's not cold enough.

once you stick the straw in the krispie, freeze it again for a few minutes to set. 
then:
yes-the candy melt will hold your mailbox up!

once the mailbox is all set and dry,
it's time to:
then:

now let's get the letter!
then for the back:
almost done...
leave the letter sticking out so your sweetie can get it.

what's that? you wanna write a real note?
ok, i did this for my kids:
yahoo!
you're done. and look:


(imagine MY surprise when i saw how i spelled their! :>P)

bing!
oh look!

you got mail.
so as you can see, 
you can write anything you want on the love letter!

like for instance,
"please take out the trash. i love you."
or 
"please remember to buy me some reese's cups for valentines. i love you."


and my husband says i'm not romantic?!?!






76 comments:

  1. Okay, I seriously love this! And your blog post was very entertaining. :) I'm featuring this in my "Best of" round-up post from this week's link party over at Project Inspire. I hope you'll stop by tomorrow and check it out! :) Thanks so much for linking up this week!!

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    1. gee Diana i may have an overbooked schedule tomorrow...lemme check my calendar.....LOL!!!! JUST KIDDING!!! of course i'll stop over! my goodness you put a GIGUNDO SMILEY on my face! thank YOU ever so much!!!!! 8>D

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  2. These are delightful! I love how you used simple ingredients. I've never seen the gigantic straws, so fun! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog today, I was pretty happy about that new partnership.

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    1. you totally deserve all the partnerships you want Michelle with all the hard work you do and taking care of your big family! you super woman you :) happy you like my mailboxes-hope all your mail is delightful too! heehee :)

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  3. I love your mailboxes. When I was a kid, my sister and I decorated cardboard boxes and had them in our bedroom. Anyone in my family could leave us letters and often did. Wishes of good luck on a test, offer of a shoulder to cry on, and just a smiley face to brighten our day. Those are really wonderful memories and your little mailboxes would have been a perfect treat to share with our family.

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    1. Dear Beth,
      You are awesome.
      The end.
      xo,
      Lisa
      (i just put this in your mailbox! :>D )

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  4. These are over-the-top adorable!!! Love the tiny letters! Thanks for the Target, big straw tip...time to head there today:)

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    1. yahoo! look for the straws in the valentine baking section Sue :) considering that every. single. one. of. your. creations. is over the top cute, getting your "over-the-top" comment puts me over the moon in happiness!!! :>D

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  5. So stinking cute as always! How do you come up with these amazing adorable ideas?! Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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    1. i have no idea Chandra! i always google my idea first to see if i somehow saw it once and it's embedded deep in my brain but lo and behold, it's not made yet?!? i scare myself sometimes! LOL and of course, thank YOU for your party! :)

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  6. Gosh, what a great idea. I like those snazzy straws I will have to keep an eye out for them.

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    1. thank you Highland Monkey! i certainly hope you find the straws! maybe they will start making more from other companies...?!? :>0

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  7. Lisa,
    These are adorable. You are so creative. I love these mail boxes. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
    Nichi @ The Mandatory Mooch

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    1. oh Debbie you are so kind! thank YOU for your party and of course many thanks goes to all your cohosts too! :)

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  8. OMG Lisa how do you think of this stuff? You are so creative it blows me away, these are the cutest things ever! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

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    1. LOL Tracey! i haven't a clue so i know its divine intervention. but comments like yours sure help my drive to create more crazy stuff! heehee thank YOU ever so much!

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  9. Your mailbox is too cute!! So clever too! :) Happy day to you! xx Holly

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    1. thank you Damita!!! yay! so happy you stopped over-happy day to you too! :>D

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  10. Lisaaa!!!!!!!!!!! Adorable. So involved too. Lisa, you have too much time on your hands. How can you expect us all to make these?? Costs hours..... Bet you are gonna tell me it's worth it, and I guess you'll be right: these ARE SO UNIQUE. Thank you for sharing 'm at the LINKY party at http://www.fineCraftGuild.com

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    1. oh Rose! your comment made me giggle :>D i tell ya what takes hours...is coming up with the crazy idea! the actual craft or whatever itself is quick. well, at least for me cuz i am hyper spaz and always want to see the final result. i could never do a craft that took days to finish-i am waaay impatient. making these mailboxes took me 45 minutes tops. and half that time was waiting for the candy to set. really! thank YOU for the party! :)

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  11. This has to be one of the cutest valentines treat I've seen! Now I wish I had the stuff to make them!

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    1. and i wish i mailed you the stuff to make them! heehee thank you SO much Vanessa!!! :>D

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    1. oh thank you SO much Jeni! your comment is beyond appreciated :)

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  13. I absolutely adore these, they are so awesome! Wishing I'll get one for Valentine :)

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    1. jeepers thank YOU Yvonne! i'm wishing you get one too (nonchalantly email this post to your sweetie-heehee) :>D

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  14. I found you on the I Gotta Create link up. These mailboxes are beyond cute! Your post was great! Love the photos!

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    1. YAY! "lost and insecure. you found me. you found me." (inspired by the Fray song just in case you think i am looney!) heehee thank YOU Nicole! so happy you like these! :)

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  15. Oh my Lisa!!! You have outdone yourself!! They are AMAZING!!!

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    1. oh Christine! you gone and made me blush :>0

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  16. So cute! I just saw you over at Flamingo Toes :) I'm having a link party this weekend that I'd love for you to join!

    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-weekend-re-treat-1.html

    Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

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    1. done and done Shauna! than YOU so much for the invite :)

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    2. No Problem! So glad you could come over and link up :)

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  17. LOVE these!! Thanks so much for linking up :)

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    1. LOVE your comment Vanessa! :) thanks for your party!

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  18. What creativity! Oh my, those are CUTE! :)

    ahumblebumble.blogspot.com

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    1. awwww thank you SO much Becca! have an awesome weekend! :)

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  19. I found you at the Inspiration Spotlight Party and I’ve become your newest follower on GFC. I’m also hosting a party this week and I would love for you to come by and share this at my party - Fluster’s Creative Muster.
    http://www.flusterbuster.com/2013/01/flusters-creative-muster-party-4.html

    Hugs and Smiles,

    Robin
    @ Fluster Buster

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    1. YAHOOOO! my newest GFC!!! thank YOU Fluster Buster! your hugs and smiles made my night! on my way to ya now...

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  20. SQUEEEEEE!!!! I Love this! Jealous that I didn't think of it! Shucks! Pinned!
    Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. See ya there Monday night!

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    1. HAHAHA you're funny Karyn! we can always pretend & tell people it was really your idea in the first place! LOL see ya at your next party! :>D

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  21. Hello!
    I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!

    Kathie
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday

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    1. done and done Kathie! thank YOU so much for the invite and letting me know how you found me :)

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  22. These are so adorable! I love the idea and execution! I wish I was half as crafty as you are in the kitchen. I usually have to lasso some help if I want to bake something.

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    1. grab that rope Rebecca and let's do some baking together! heehee thanks SO much for stopping by!!!

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    1. thank You Diana for your super duper comment! :)

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  24. Oh my goodness...these were yours too? Of all the things over on Dear Creatives, the two that caught my eye turned out to be yours. Tool cool! Pinning this one too.

    Jenn

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    1. WOAH! of all the ones that caught your eye were my 2? these two? that is waaaaaay TOO cool!!!! thank you so much! you are awesome Jenn!

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  25. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured tomorrow!
    I hope you have a wonderful week ahead, and join me tomorrow evening for Make the Scene Monday #59!

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    1. YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!! thank YOU Sarah!!!! i'm so excited and i just can't hide it! :>D

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  26. I love this, it is so cute and all the little details. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Marcie

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    1. you are quite welcome Marcie! details, details, details, are kinda like location, location, location, huh? heehee BIG HUGS back to you! :)

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  27. This is way to cute! ALL of those details, you have patience! Great idea,and very creative! I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday - http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-link-party4/
    DeDe@DesignedDecor

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    1. OK i'll come over Designed Decor! and you are talking to someone with hardly any patience! just ask my teen daughter-heehee thank you SO much :>D

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  28. These are the cutest things ever! You're a genius, I tell ya, a genius! New follower visiting from Fluster Buster's linky party.

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    1. oh my goodness Laurie! WHAT A COMMENT! aaaaand you're my newest GFC?!? why, i think i just fainted! :>D THANK YOU!!!

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  29. Thank you for linking up with me for Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady! Be sure to stop by next week!
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday
    Kathie

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  30. I adore these! I have never seen these done before, love it, thanks for sharing! Glad I found your site :)

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    1. oh. em. gee! it's YOU Sarah! i'm SO happy you found me! i use so much melted candy for my edible foods it's not even funny :>D thank you so much!

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  31. CONGRATS!!! You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! Come on over and grab you featured button, you deserve it!
    http://thediydreamer.com/from-dream-to-reality/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-52/

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    1. thank YOU Christine! thank YOU!!!! YAAAAAAYYYYYY!!! :>D

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  32. You are seriously TOO clever!! These are adorable!!! Thanks for sharing them at For the Kids Friday!!!

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    1. thank YOU Rachel! you are seriously soo sweet!!! :)

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  33. These are truly amazing!!! You have such patience! I might be a little addicted to the internet and like you, I'm not on all those media sites either! But you know, I still get excited when I get cards in the mail! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

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    1. patience? i dunno Tanya, i think i may have more time cuz i'm not doing the other media sites! LOL thank you so much!!! :)

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  34. Seriously cute! I don't think I have that kind of patience, lol but I love them!
    Hope your having a great week & can't wait to see you again soon! Theresa @ DearCreatives.com

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    1. you can do this Theresa! I have ZERO patience and did it in less than an hour :) thank you SO!!! :)

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  35. You have created the most adorable mailbox that I've ever seen!!! I'm not sure if Target is the best store or the most dangerous store :) Things jump right into my cart also!

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    1. it's the best dangerous store! and has a HUGE magnet that draws me in every time! LOL thanks SO much Brenda! :)

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  36. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! This is Ah-Mazing! I LOVE it...pinned and tweeted it! It's almost like a fortune cookie for V-Day but more fun! :)

    I'm so glad you shared this at Loving Valentines Day!

    TGIF!
    Marilyn

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    1. HAHAHA your comment cracked me up Marilyn! thank YOU so much-stoked you pinned and tweeted it! YAHOOOOO! :>D

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  37. Tooooooo cute! And the possibilites are endless. These would make adorable santa mailboxes (a single wish to santa). Birthday party favors (thank you for coming to my party, baby shower - announcing the gender of the baby. Once again my dust bunnies are turning into tumbleweeds (the leaf blower in the house is only a temporary solution). You absolutely have some of the cutest ideas for every occasion. You keep coming up with the ideas and I'll keep drinking coffee to stay awake.

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    1. HAHAHAHAHA!!! thank you from Tumbleweed City over here too! you CRACK ME UP Stephanie and put a HUGE SMILEY in my heart with your comments! guess we are sharing that same barrel of coffee together as i make stuff and you visit me-heeheehee :>D

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    2. oh and your ideas to change these mailboxes are genius Stephanie! your comments feed my blogger brain to come up with more stuff to keep you awake! LOL

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the only thing left that i have to complete my thanksgiving meal is your comment :)