Your mailbox is one of the first things people see when they visit or pass by your home. Instead of having a boring mailbox in your yard, try these unique decorating options.
Dress it for the Holidays
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Decorating your mailbox is a great way to welcome the holidays. It doesn’t even matter what holiday you celebrate, there are plenty of ways to use your mailbox to show the spirit of the season.
Some options to dress your mailbox include:
- Hanging a holiday greeting from your mailbox
- Attaching a menorah to the top
- Using wire to fix a wreath around it
These are all inexpensive, easy ideas that won’t take a lot of time to finish.
Celebrate Your Favorite Animal
Making your mailbox look like your favorite animal is not as hard as you think.
If you like cows (which are a popular choice) you can mimic a cow’s body by painting your mailbox black and white. Then you can even add four legs, a face and maybe some udders. Of course, you could choose a different animal and paint your mailbox in its likeness.
Root for the Home Team
If you’re a sports fan, then you might want to make some adjustments to your mailbox to make it reminiscent of a football helmet. You could use rubber or plastic to make a helmet that covers the mailbox’s body. It may take some time, but the finished result will exemplify your team spirit.
How serious a fan are you?
If you don’t want to spend that much time, or have some limits to your team spirit, then you can simply paint your mailbox in your favorite team’s colors. People with some artistic talent may want to paint the logo on the side.
Turn it into a Tiny Garden
You cannot have enough plants in your front yard. They add color, are aromatic, and can even provide nutritious fruits and vegetables.
Considering how useful plants are, you might want to add them to your mailbox.
Turning your mailbox into a tiny garden will take a small amount of skill. Since you will probably need to cut your own wood or plastic, you should have experience using a circular saw, or recruit someone who does. You will also need to drill holes for the screws that will hold your small flower beds together.
After that, though, a quick coat of paint and some dirt are the only supplies you’ll need.
It’s best to choose hardy plants that won’t mind getting rustled by a postal worker six times a week.
No matter what level of skill, or how little time you have, you can decorate your mailbox in an interesting way. You just have to choose a project that is right for you.
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