Mini Mailbox Playset
First Cut

Mini Mailbox Playset

I’m not sure why, but making things on a smaller scale tends to add a pinch of cuteness. It is definitely the case with this mailbox playset.


At my house everyone loves getting mail. I thought I’d bring some of that excitement to my son’s playtime.




I started with the envelopes. They’re simple to cut and durable since they’re made of foam. When cutting foam you’ll want to make a few test cuts until you find the settings that work for you. The foam I use tends to do well cut at a slow speed with maximum blade depth and thickness. Double cutting the foam gets me a clean cut every time.




Of course the envelopes needed a set of stamps. I used Silhouette’s print and cut feature to create stamps with the printable white sticker paper.




Last but not least is the mailbox. To give the box a little more stability I cut the two inside pieces from chipboard.




My son has had loads of fun sending and receiving mail in his special mailbox. He draws me pictures and “sends” them to me. I can even place small treats in his mailbox to surprise him with. While we’re having all sorts of everyday fun with this, I can imagine this being a creative way to package treats with Valentine’s Day coming up!





Hi there, I’m Analisa! I love to travel and explore new places along with my husband and son. When we’re not on the go I’m happily crafting. I’ve been a crafter for as long as I can remember. When I was younger I collected every craft kit I could get my hands on. Not much has changed. I love my Silhouette because it such a versatile instrument for creating. I can stencil fabric with one project, then create stickers for my son with the next. I love experimenting with all it can do.

Designs Used:

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®


CAMEO Cutting Mat


Sticker Paper - White


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  1. That’s adorable Analisa! I’ve never tried to cut foam… 🙂

    1. Thanks Annie! I was pretty excited the first time I tried it and it actually worked!

  2. This is such a cute project. I need to make the envelopes for my grand daughter, she has a mailbox on her playhouse and loves to get mail. Using foam is a great idea!. Can you please tell me what you use to close the flap on the envelopes? Do you use a removable adhesive? A sticker?

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Candace! We actually just tuck the flap inside the envelope. No mess and it works great.

      1. How do you make the side flaps stick? Thanks!

        1. I used regular old craft glue for the side flaps.

          1. Thanks so much!

  3. LOVE this project Analisa! What a great way to make a durable play envelope. I’ve always been kind of scared to cut foam, but I’ll have to give it a try now.

    1. You always have such great ideas Martha. I’m sure you’d find some fun ways to use foam!

  4. Can you tell us what kind of foam you used? Brand, thickness, store, etc. I tried cutting some of the thicker stuff and it didn’t work out, ended up cutting a template from chipboard and tracking the template on the foam and cutting with scissors. (Scissors?!?!? when I’ve got a Silhouette?!?!? Seems such a shame.)

    1. I picked up these foam sheets at the Dollar Tree. I wasn’t sure if it would work, but I figured I’d give it a try anyway. I haven’t bothered trying anything else since it worked so well. I don’t know its exact thickness, but it is definitely on the thin side and very flexible. I feel the same way you do about cutting with scissors know, haha! I love making my Silhouette do all the hard work for me 🙂

      1. What cut settings did you use?

  5. What a cute idea! I bet your son has fun getting his mail! Thank you for sharing!

    1. He really does love his little mailbox 🙂

  6. Wonderful project! Cutting the envelopes using foam is ingenious!

    1. Thanks so much Leanne!

  7. This is adorable! I have to try cutting foam, and the mailbox is too sweet.

    1. Thanks Kim!

  8. Adorable project! The mailbox and the foam envelopes are so bright and cheerful!

    1. Thank you Kelly!

  9. Such a sweet project. I think I’m going to make it for my great niece.

    1. Have fun!

  10. What about making the mailbox out of foam as well? Do you think that would work? Not as cute but more durable.

    1. I was considering that too, but I wasn’t sure how well it would stand up as the foam is on the thin side. I’m thinking if you use chipboard on the inside (like I did here) it might work. Please let me know how it turns out if you give it a try 🙂

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