Our mailbox, at our summer home, in Pinetop, AZ was so ugly. My husband insisted, once the snow plow took our our regular mailbox, that we install one that could be swung to the side when
we left for the winter. I tried to get Ivy to grow up the post to no avail. This summer, a couple of weeks ago, after finishing a couple of my first mosaic projects I got the idea to mosaic the ugly mailbox. It took me a week to complete it but it was so worth it! :) No longer ugly and we have met several people ,as passerbys admire it, while we are sitting on our deck. I am having so much fun with this new found craft.
this was a bench I found in a Savers store with ugly, plastic, faux-quilted top. And I love black paint so I painted it black and covered it with a remnant from Joann Fabrics. Purchased and redone - all for less than $10.00
I cut out each peice from a plastic bottle. added two holes with a pin and a peice of woodd. I added beads in between each peice of plastic. I used a peice of something i had that was
plastic and round (no idea where it came from) as the base. I wrapped it in white ribbon and then wrapped it again placing each strand in orrder as I wrapped it in. We have it hung up using two peices of hanger wire. we will find a better way tomorrow!