I understand these cute tins are back at the Target Dollar Spot (LOVE the Dollar Spot). I haven't seen them myself - but several of my customers have alerted me to their re-appearance (LOVE my customers). TIP: not all Targets carry the same Dollar Spot items - you have to visit several stores. Also something I learned from last year...they restock two times a week. So just because they're out one day - they may have them in again later in the week.
OK - on to the cool project. I did this project at my Stamp Camp last January. The paper and stamps I used are now since retired. But use your imagination and have fun making this cute boxes!
1. I used Sticky Strip to adhere the paper to the mail box. I put it along all four edges. I love sticky strip for "tin" projects. It also works great to adhere our 1/4" grosgrain ribbon - because it's the same width as the ribbon.
2. How to get around the flag? Wrap your paper around your mailbox - do not adhere yet. Where the paper goes over the flag - press your finger on the paper over the "screw". Press hard enough to make an impression. Then take a 1/2" circle punch (or maybe is was the 3/4" - you'll have to test it out. hmm...I'm leaning towards the 3/4") and punch out where the impression is. Then make a cut with your scissors from the edge of the paper to the circle. This way you can fit the paper around the flag.
Sorry - hard to explain in words. I'll try to put up a picture tomorrow.
In the meantime - have fun!!! - Dawn O