Make this Adorable Gnome Valentine Mailbox in Minutes!

This adorable gnome Valentine mailbox is so quick and easy to make. It combines done-for-you details and can be done in an afternoon. Use your Cricut or some scissors to create adorable Valentine’s Day gnomes!

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This gnome Valentine mailbox is a very fast Valentine’s Day craft.

Gnome Valentine Mailbox

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I am a sucker for a dollar deal. When I go to the Dollar Tree or to the Target Dollar Spot, I have to look at everything because they have gems show up.

One of those gems was a fun red mailbox and this Valentine’s Day craft was sketched out and made in my head before I even checked out. The best part is that I made a set of gnome SVG files so I could let my Cricut do the work!


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This is the cutest Valentine mailbox and my little one was SO happy. If you’re ready to make it, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make This Valentine Gnome Mailbox

  • Click here to get the cute valentines gnome SVG cut file set. You get SEVERAL gnome designs to choose from (I just couldn’t settle on one) so, you can customize your project with as many little gnomes as you like.
  • You will need a mini mailbox like this one and a wooden candlestick like this one.
  • Make sure to measure your mailbox and scale your gnomes to fit. I had to scale mine down considerably to fit nicely on the side of my mailbox.
  • I used craft felt to make my Valentines gnomes, but you can also use craft foam, card stock, and even permanent vinyl. I just loved the softer look of the felt, but vinyl would be easiest.
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How Do I Make a Gnome Valentine Mailbox?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you prefer to watch, this Valentine’s Day gnome craft video is here on my YouTube channel with full instruction.

Yield: 1 School Valentine Mailbox with Gnomes

Gnome Valentine Mailbox

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Everything about this DIY gnome Valentine mailbox is easy: the characters, flowers, felt - all of it. It's the perfect Valentine craft for Cricut that satisfies my need to be whimsical and fun for holiday decorating!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3



  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Cricut Cutting Machine


  1. Download the cut files and upload them to Cricut Design Space.
  2. Measure the size of your mailbox side and, based on the width, reduce the size of the gnomes to fit on the side of the mailbox.
  3. Tell Design Space to Make It and cut the gnome pieces from the craft felt scraps.
  4. Weed the extra felt from the mat and carefully remove the tiny pieces of the gnomes from the mat.
  5. Lay out the gnomes with all their pieces so they stay together--even though I did this, I still messed up some of the groups. Oops.
  6. Hot glue the bodies of the gnomes onto the side of the mailbox.
  7. Glue the hats on top of the bodies. photo collage tutorial of how to make a gnome valentine mailbox
  8. Attach the beards, mustaches, feet and hands to each gnome, as applicable.
  9. Hot glue on the letters and heart.
  10. Paint the candlestick with the red craft paint and allow to dry fully.
  11. Hot glue the candlestick to the center of the mailbox bottom.
  12. Wrap the faux floral vine around the candlestick and hot glue in place.
  13. Tuck the tiny roses in place and hot glue them to stay--then enjoy! photo collage tutorial of how to make a gnome mailbox for valentines


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More Valentine Gnome Crafts You Might Like

  • Valentine Felt Gnomes – This is the first set of Valentines gnomes I ever made and I still love them–they have a prominent place on my farmhouse tiered tray Valentines display.
  • Valentine’s Day Gnome Garland – If you’re not making this for Valentines, I don’t know what you’re doing with your time–because this is EPIC!
  • Valentine Sock Gnome Couple with Twisted Heart Hat – You can seriously make this little gnome couple and have the little twisted heart hat and coffee cups and everything done in no time. So sweet!
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  1. Don’t have a circuit but still going to try and make the mailbox gnomes 🤗. Also I’m glad ur doing boots and shoes haven’t figured out the shoes but I’ve been making boots since Christmas. I use cardboard for heel and bottom base and styrofoam for toe wrap in felt glue together and done. looking forward to yours maybe it’ll be easier..
    Thanks for all the inspiration… 🥰

    1. Maria, Your shoes sound like a very good way to make them. I think I’ll have at least one similar, but honestly, I am eager to see the shoes you make!