I started off by researching pictures of cardboxes. Right now some very popular styles are......
Hat Box Style
And Picture Frame Boxes
All of them are very cute and I considered them all at one point or another...but Tim and I are a little more "Kitchy" The gift table and cardbox are one of the first things people see as they walk in and I really wanted it to be "Us" So I decided I wanted an actual mailbox to hold all our cards.
I bought a mailbox for $15 at Walamrt. I painted it brown and the little flag pink. The knob that held the flag on was actually plastic, so I sanded it down a bit and then primed it before I painted it pink. The paint stayed on just fine. Then I just glued on some glitter pink chipboard letters on.
This project was my very first DIY. I did it all the way back in July 2010. Wowza!