We are kicking off the 2021 Handbuilt Holiday series with a quick and easy project perfect for anyone with kids. Today Ana White and I are sharing the plans for this letters to Santa mailbox.
A DIY tutorial to build a mailbox for letters to Santa. Make this holiday mailbox for kids of all ages to send their letters to Santa.
Each Friday leading up to Christmas we will share plans for a new gift build idea. We’ve been doing this Handbuilt Holiday series since 2013 (with the exception of 2020). Hence we have compiled 7 years worth of gift ideas for you to build for all your friends and family members. See the entire Handbuilt Holiday collection here.
North Pole Mail
Nearly every kid wants to send that all important letter to Santa. Why not make this cute mailbox for your family to have their very own place to mail those letters?
Ana designed easy to follow plans that use basic lumber you probably already have in your stash.
- miter saw
- nail gun
- wood glue
- 1 1/4″ brad nails
- 1×4 scrap wood
- 1/4″ scrap plywood
- jig saw
In the first step, create the mailbox frame by attaching the sides to the base. Follow Ana’s plans here for the remaining steps.
Thanks for joining me for this mailbox build. Please leave any questions in the comments below and be sure to follow me on social media for sneak peeks, tools and project inspiration:
oh my goodness! So cute. You know you’re going to get asked, so here I go! What font is that or do you have a jpeg so we can print. I finally broke out my scroll saw for letters for a box for my son’s engagement so this looks equally hard so I may as well give it a try! Love your ideas and your way of doing things. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!
Thanks Beth, the font is ‘The Holidays’ but I also have the printable file here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Fe09m6rOPZktR-ZR-agwdYjxo8Q49TiJ/view?usp=sharing
Check the size – you may want to enlarge a bit before printing. So great to hear you’re back on the scroll saw, it’s like riding a bike. Good luck!!