This Easy Letters to Santa Dollar Tree Craft is a Fun Dollar Store DIY

My kiddo wanted to make sure her letters got to Santa this year, so we made this letters to Santa Dollar Tree craft to make sure we got ’em delivered!

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I can’t tell you how much I love this easy Dollar Tree letters to Santa mailbox!

Letters to Santa Dollar Tree Craft

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love making crafts with the kiddo, so when she expressed concern that our regular mail person wasn’t necessarily going to be able to get to the North Pole this year, well, we decided to fix-up a little magic and make this letters to Santa Dollar Tree craft.


It’s a quick and easy craft you can have done in just a few minutes. Plus, it’s easy enough that the kiddo helped, so yours can too! If you’re ready to make a Santa’s mailbox craft, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make This Dollar Store Christmas Craft

  • I have a little tip…if you can’t find a little mailbox at Dollar Tree, check the Target Dollar Spot. They often have (for a couple dollars more) a little mailbox you can use for this craft.
  • I loved using the rub-on lettering for this craft because the kiddo was super interested in helping. She and I were able to work on this together in a way that we wouldn’t have if I’d broken out the vinyl.
  • If your kiddos aren’t sure what to write to Santa (because sometimes you want to say more than “here’s my list of gifts I want” but you’re 8 and don’t know what that more might be), ask them to tell Santa a story, write him a poem or even draw a picture! It’s something “Santa” will treasure forever!
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How Do I Make this Letters to Santa Dollar Tree Craft?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 1 Letters to Santa Dollar Tree Craft

Letters to Santa Dollar Tree Craft

dollar tree letters to santa mailbox craft

A super fast and fun DIY that the kids can help with, this letters to Santa Dollar Tree craft is perfect for families that want to write letters to the jolly old elf.

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • Tin Mailbox
  • Rub-on Letters
  • White Chalk Paint
  • Black Chalk Paint
  • Candle Stick
  • Small amount of Ribbon


  • Scissors
  • E6000 glue
  • Paint Brush


  1. Paint the mailbox white, allowing time between each coat to let the paint dry completely. It took three coats to cover mine.
  2. Paint the candle stick white, allowing time between each coat to let the paint dry completely. It took two coats to cover mine.
  3. Cut out the letters to spell “Letters to Santa” and lay them out in order to make sure you have all of them.
  4. Paint the raised outer sections of the mailbox black and dry brush the body of the mailbox to add a little distressing.
  5. Apply the rub-on letters using your finger nail or the corner of a plastic card. If it helps, you can lay a piece of paper or a ruler across the mailbox to make sure you get the lettering straight.
  6. Using the e6000 glue affix the candlestick holder to the mailbox, allowing it to dry overnight before adding a ribbon and sending your letters! photo collage tutorial of how to make easy dollar tree santa mailbox craft


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