One of the best shoe box craft projects around is to make letter boxes out of your old shoe boxes. Not only do you get to recycle those old shoe boxes, but you can put them to good use. There are many variations to the letter boxes that you can create but the main part of the project is the same. You simply take an old shoe box and decorate it to your own specifications. You can create holiday letter boxes or you can create everyday letter boxes, whichever you prefer.
Here are some basic ideas on how to create fun letter boxes out of your old shoe boxes.
• Greeting card storage box
Used greeting cards
Paint the outside of the shoe box in whatever color you wish; red or green is a great choice for Christmas. Allow the paint to dry.
Cut out pictures or scenes from the front of the used greeting cards.
Arrange the pictures or scenes that you have cut out on the top and sides of the shoe box to cover as much of the shoe box as possible. You can also create scenes with the individual pictures that you have cut out.
After figuring out how you wish to arrange the pictures and scenes you will need to glue them into place and allow them to completely dry.
Use a mixture of water and glue to paint over the outside of the box to seal it. The mixture is best made with equal parts glue and water. For the best results apply 2 or 3 coats, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next coat.