How can your dolls send mail without a mailbox?  That’s exactly what I was thinking when I saw Grace’s cute little postcards.  Well, making a doll mailbox was so easy that I just had to share the steps with you.  I have been seeing the doll mailboxes on Pinterest and other boards.  Every time I saw one I thought, oh yeah that’s cute.  But I never thought to make one until I spotted the mailbox at Target!  I walked into Target the other day and in the One Spot there they were.  The perfect size for American Girl Dolls and they were only a dollar!  Perfect size, perfect price!  The only thing I needed to add was a stand.  I used a candle stick that I had gotten from Hobby Lobby.  I actually have several of these candle sticks from Hobby Lobby because they always seem to come in handy.  I spray painted it red and glued it on to the mailbox.  That’s it!  Simple and cute!

Crazy enough, the first time I spotted the mailboxes at Target the bin was full.  I went in today to grab a few more, and they were ALL GONE!  I thought to myself, hum, there must be a lot of doll lovers in my area!  What else could you use them for?

Also,  if you want to make your dolls some cute little Valentine’s Day Cards, you can go HERE for my printables.  They are free and easy to make!

Doll Mailbox Doll Mailbox

Doll Mailbox Doll Mailbox

I got a standard looking mailbox, but they had several colors to choose from.  Pink, red, purple.  I actually love how mine turned out, the bright red seems to be a favorite of Grace’s!  Stay tuned, I want to make some postcards!  If you have done this project or made a different mailbox, leave a comment and share with us.  I love to hear different ideas!

Doll Mailbox • Tutorial was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

32 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

    1. Akiyah
      December 21, 2015 at 4:29 pm –

      everyone on this blog loves you you are like a 9 year old girls hero.

    1. Ally
      February 11, 2015 at 8:57 am –

      It is so cool I’m a kid and im going to ask my mom to help me make it

        • Rudy
          February 13, 2015 at 8:10 am –


    1. Nicole
      January 30, 2015 at 1:18 pm –

      I’m totally going to Target this weekend to see if I spot any of these mailboxes. I’ve been finding allll many cute ideas from your blog. Thanks a bunch.

    1. aurelia
      January 30, 2015 at 10:34 am –

      I saw those mailboxes at target and kept wondering how I could get them on a stand…of course you had my answer!! You are soooo amazing!

    1. Sue D
      January 29, 2015 at 6:28 pm –

      Great idea to add the candle stick as a post.

    1. Stacy
      January 21, 2015 at 4:23 pm –

      Trying to make this now, so cute!!

    1. Kristin Ramirez
      January 20, 2015 at 9:42 pm –

      Heading to Target and Hobby Lobby tomorrow. Thanks, again!

    1. Sunny Slone
      January 17, 2015 at 2:09 pm –

      Love this!

    1. Alexys
      January 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm –

      This is cute even as a mailbox for a dollhouse.

    1. Jessica s.
      January 10, 2015 at 7:44 pm –

      Wow. This is exactly what I needed to Finnish off my dollhouse. Thank you.

    1. Dorothy
      January 9, 2015 at 8:04 pm –

      Adorable! You were wondering why it was gone when you came back to Target, well some people use this mailbox to put their valentine treats or cards that kids from school received from another students. Thanks for the idea.

        • Rudy
          January 9, 2015 at 8:22 pm –

          There’s noway that mailbox would hold all my kids Valentine’s from school! Every year they home with an overflowing bag of goodies. I think things like that have blown up over the years because when I was in school, the mailbox would have been the perfect size for all my little cards. Not these days! They get a goodie bag from every student!

    1. Kristie G.
      January 9, 2015 at 1:45 pm –

      This is adorable and looks super easy to make.

    1. Aimee Trader
      January 9, 2015 at 7:22 am –

      so making this!!

    1. Stacy
      January 8, 2015 at 6:33 pm –

      I am making this!! Adorable!!

    1. Sara Negron
      January 8, 2015 at 11:36 am –

      Can’t wait to do this with my three year old, she will love this project!! ?

    1. Amanda
      January 8, 2015 at 10:38 am –

      Cute idea! Love the dollar section in Target! I have a super tiny mailbox for my Christmas tree that my daughter had been playing with… I’m sure she would love this!

    1. angelica
      January 8, 2015 at 9:55 am –

      Great idea! ?

    1. Debbie
      January 8, 2015 at 7:22 am –

      Such a cute idea! I am headed to Target this afternoon and will have to look for these! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Connie Clements
      January 8, 2015 at 5:29 am –

      What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Debbie E
      January 7, 2015 at 8:47 pm –

      Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Kristine Gorby
      January 7, 2015 at 6:55 pm –

      Cute idea! My daughter would love this!!

    1. WeNdy
      January 7, 2015 at 3:16 pm –

      Wow I will have to look for that! Especially with valentines coming it’s perfect lol

    1. Gretchen
      January 7, 2015 at 1:33 pm –

      Oh! So cute! Can’t wait to search for a mailbox!

    1. Kahle
      January 7, 2015 at 1:04 pm –

      How perfect to go with valentines! A visit to target in store for me!

    1. Michelle Cyr
      January 7, 2015 at 11:35 am –

      I LOVE this idea!!! So cute!

    1. Jennifer Suire
      January 7, 2015 at 11:34 am –

      Another adorable idea!

    1. Lisa Neary
      January 7, 2015 at 11:13 am –

      I love grace in red ,Wow!

    1. Lisa Neary
      January 7, 2015 at 11:11 am –

      Awww how SWEET!!! I LOVE IT!, make me wish I lived next door to you!

    1. Carolyn
      January 7, 2015 at 10:58 am –

      You are so creative! Perfect for doll letters and postcards ?

    1. Mackenzie
      January 7, 2015 at 10:05 am –

      Awesome! When will the replica bakery tutorial be posted?