How to Decorate Your Mailbox With Fall Floral Stems

2 Materials
30 Minutes

After my daughter's wedding in August, we had several things that I wanted to find a second use for. One of those things were these floral foam cages that were used to decorate the wedding arbor with.

First they needed to dry out from the first use

Since these floral foam cages were used for live greenery on the arbor, I first sat them outside on a few sunny days and allowed them to dry out.

Most floral foam cages can be used at least twice (in my experience) before they either start to smell, grow mold, or fall apart with using live greenery.

Since this project was going to use faux fall floral stems that was not something I need to worry about too much. However, after being outside in the rain for weeks I do not plan to use this one again.

Secure the floral cage to the mailbox post

Since my mailbox post has the back ledge, I could easily attach the floral cage with green floral wire.

I used two just to make it more secure.

On the arbor we used zip ties for a stronger hold. Either one will work for this project.

Cut the floral stems and add to the foam

This project is so easy and quick to do.

Simply cut the floral stems to shorter lengths and push the ends in to the floral foam.

Create your own style and design as you go and keep adding until the foam is completely covered and hid from view.

Add ribbon to cover the floral wires

The last thing I made sure to do was to add a bit of fall ribbon around the mailbox post to hide the floral wires that were holding the floral cage in place.

And there you have it - a very quick and easy project to decorate your mailbox for Fall. This of course can be changed for each season as long as the foam lasts.

I purchased the floral cages I used from Amazon.

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Donna Powell
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