Make Your Mailbox the Envy of Your Neighborhood

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45 Minutes

Follow along this tutorial and your mailbox will be the prettiest one on the street this fall! If you would like to see more of my crafty projects, come on over and visit at: Celebrate & Decorate!

I began with a square piece of styrofoam, this one was 4.8″ x 4.8″ x 4.8″ square piece to create this decoration.

I cut out one corner of the square and set it aside to save for a future craft. This left me with a “V” or “L” piece of styrofoam.

I took this out and tried it on my mailbox. With wires secured in the ends, I knew this would easily be secured to my mailbox when my project was completed.

I couldn’t take my mailbox indoors, so I used this small plastic container to use as a stand in for the mailbox while I styled my decoration.

I used my wire technique (you can read more about it on my  Halloween Swag project) to attach wires in each end of the “v” . Later I would use additional coated wires to attach this decoration securely to the mailbox, I wanted to cover the wires for a prettier look, so I attached a piece of ribbon with floral pins. Don’t count on the ribbon with the pins to hold this on your mailbox, though.

Now for the fun, I began by digging through my bins of leftover fall florals and leaves and sticking them securely into the styrofoam. I didn’t want anything loose since this will be out in the weather.

I continued to build my decoration by adding the faux leaves, making sure that I turned my tub around so I could add to all sides. This will be viewed from all sides, so I didn’t want any holes in my arrangement.

Here is a view from the top as I built up the sides.

Time to add some tiny faux pumpkins! I used wood sticks stuck into the pumpkins and then stuck into the styrofoam.

Sunflowers are a great nod to the fall season along with some pretty fall mums and autumn colored berries.

Time to add this to my mailbox! I am so happy with the color it adds to my curb appeal! 

Surprise your mailman and your neighbors with the prettiest mailbox on the street this fall with a fall decorated mailbox! I hope you liked this one! I would love to have you visit me at Celebrate & Decorate!

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  • Ardale Ardale on Aug 16, 2021

    Just beautiful! Can see how you could change your decoration out with the seasons as well. I assume you haven't had any of your pretty arrangements come up missing in the middle of the night? I can hardly wait to make a couple for myself. I can't put them on our mailbox because we do have vandals in our area of the country who love trashing our mailbox. We've have had to replace 2 mailboxes over the years because they were smashed in from teens having fun with a baseball bat after dark. I do however have two old mailboxes mounted in both my front walkway flower bed and one of our flowers beds surrounding our patio that we mounted on old fence posts and I keep my gardening hand tools, gloves, hose sprayers etc. in and these would look so much better then those magnetic mailbox covers do. Thanks for sharing!

  • Ticia Ticia on Aug 17, 2022

    It looks beautiful but the numbers are blocked. we would never get any mail as there is often a substitute postal worker. Any way that can be achieved on the post?

  • Pra28313410 Pra28313410 on Sep 17, 2022

    Wonderful for those small mailboxes, but the previous owner saddled me with 1 of those huge plastic green monstrosities. Anyone have experience trying to decorate that? Tried it once; mailbox kept flopping open. Then the arrangement kept sliding.

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