My son loves cats. He is desperate to have a cat. But in the meantime, he fills the cat-shaped hole in his heart with silly internet cat videos and plenty of cat stuffed animals. One of the newer cat stuffed animals in his collection is Pusheen. We even got the Pusheen book from the school book fair this week, moving Pusheen to the position of #1 most-loved-cat.
This week during my search for valentine mailbox inspiration, I eventually thought to look for a Pusheen box. This was both a good idea and bad idea. Good, because I found an actual Pusheen cardboard box – which is the ultimate in guides for making a Pusheen valentine mailbox. Bad, because that box came from Pusheen Box, a new subscription service where you get a box of Pusheen goodies mailed to your door. A subscription service that now we know it exists are having a hard time not signing up. 😉
Making the mailbox was pretty simple. I used a box, tape, and cardstock in gray, dark gray, and dark brown. Using the pictures from the Pusheen Box website I was able to make a cutting template for my Cameo for the face details. Of course you could also cut the parts by hand or just draw them. Then it was just a matter of covering the box in gray and adding the face and stripe pieces. I also made a quick tail from leftover gray cardstock and dark gray washi tape for the stripes.
After the mailbox was all assembled we added a couple details to make Pusheen more ‘holiday fancy’. There’s a pink bow between the ears (inspired by a picture in the book) and a pink heart on the butt for some valentine fun.
Happy Valentine’s Day internet!