1. I started with a papier mache mailbox from the craft store, and then covered the main part with the gingerbread boy paper. It doesn't cover all the way, so I flipped the paper over to the green side and used a scallop punch for the bottom section on either side.
2. I used some white grosgrain ribbon for the edges and glued it into place. I added some glittery stickers for a little elf scene.
3. I used green cardstock for the end piece and added another sticker scene.
5. For the inside of the lid, I added the same red cardstock and some patterned paper from the same Doodlebug line. I fussy cut out the gingerbread boy and gave him a friend and a house.
6. I replaced the plain metal brad with a fancier one, covered the flag in washi tape and added my last sticker. Here's the mailbox with cards.
It was a fun project that took about an hour, since I wasn't sure what I was doing! The flag took the longest because I was going to cover it in paper and then paint it and finally decided on washi. I used glue stick for the large paper bits because I thought it would be more economical to cover the whole thing than if I used tape runner.
Here's my inspiration over at Pinterest, if you're interested.
Products I used
Santa Express 12x12 Paper
Santa 's Workshop stickers
EK Success Edge Punch