Asked on Jun 13, 2013

Decorating a Mail Box

JaneConnie DemerchantMary Braid


Can anyone give me some simple solutions to decorating my "plain" mail box? It just needs something to help it pop. I favor primitive appeal. Thanks for any responses.
8 answers
  • Kimberly Barney
    on Jun 13, 2013

    There is a large variety of magnetic sleeves for the standard size mailboxes.

  • Georgia Dorlan-Shackelford
    on Jun 14, 2013

    I like having something organic in the warm months, so I went to a florist supply store and purchased one of the wreath forms that clip over a tombstone then attached a small oblong planter to the weath form with some screws and brackets. Planted with sweet potatoe vine and some pretty red and yellow annuals. In the fall, after the flowers are gone, I add some small grouds, etc for fall and then at Christmas, evergreen branches and shiny ornaments.

  • KathrynElizabeth Etier
    on Jun 14, 2013

    I've just gotten my first jar of Outdoor Mod Podge so I can't vouch for the results, but I'm planning to decoupage and adding high contrast house numbers..

  • Jane
    on Jun 16, 2013

    Please remember that spiders and insects can get into a mail box with vines all around it. Personally I do not want to stick my hand into the unknown! I used the end of my mail box to decorate. (The opposite of the opening.) I secured it with an 4" outdoor ribbon. Silk flowers for summer, greens for Christmas etc..

  • Cathie W
    on Jun 17, 2013

    spray painted mine, oil rubbed bronze, bear iron cut out from ebay on top, then vinyl initial on side.

  • Mary Braid
    on Jun 17, 2013

    I thank everyone for all the responses. This gives me some great idea & all can be used through out the year. I'm even more excited about dressing the mailbox up. Good job Hometalk friends.....

  • Connie Demerchant
    on Jun 18, 2013

    You can buy some great Primitive stencils,and paint something on it .

  • Jane
    on Jun 20, 2013

    one can piece together fabric or buy out door ribbon, at least 6" wide, glue on silk or fabric flowers or any decoration you want. I would use silk fern with a few silk flowers for this time of year. I place the decorations at the opposite end of the mailbox so as not to impede delivery of mail. (It is against the law to put anything in the mail box not pertaining to the mail delivery or wrong mail delivery.)

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