Saturday, January 13, 2018

from the archive: rice krispie valentine love letter mailboxes

so hey i was looking at old valentine posts and almost forgot i made these! so today i am being lazy and posting them again cuz they seemed to be a hit 5 (?!?!) years ago!(oh and by the way i'm still bad with social media! lol)


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 trthe 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?!?!