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Make Your Mailbox the Envy of Your Street!

Fall Decorated Mailbox

Make this and your mailbox will be the prettiest one on the street this fall!I will show you the steps I used to make my mailbox the prettiest mailbox on the street this fall!

Decorate Your Mailbox for Fall with this simple DIY

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.

Decorate Your Mailbox for Fall with this simple DIY

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.

Decorate Your Mailbox for Fall with this simple DIY

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.

Decorate Your Mailbox for Fall with this simple DIYI 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.

Decorate Your Mailbox for Fall with this simple DIY

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.

Decorate Your Mailbox for Fall with this simple DIYNow 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.

Decorate Your Mailbox for Fall with this simple DIY

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.

Decorate Your Mailbox for Fall with this simple DIY

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

Decorate Your Mailbox for Fall with this simple DIYTime to add some tiny faux pumpkins!  I used wood sticks stuck into the pumpkins and then stuck into the styrofoam.

Decorate Your Mailbox for Fall with this simple DIYSunflowers are a great nod to the fall season along with some pretty fall mums and autumn colored berries.

Decorate Your Mailbox for Fall with this simple DIY

Decorate Your Mailbox for Fall with this simple DIY

When I was confident the arrangement was full on all sides it was complete!

Decorate Your Mailbox for Fall with this simple DIYTime to add this to my mailbox!  I am so happy with the color it adds to my curb appeal!  Decorate Your Mailbox for Fall with this simple DIYSurprise your mailman and your neighbors with the prettiest mailbox on the street this fall with a fall decorated mailbox!

 


I will be sharing this at the following link ups:  Home Sweet Home | Share Your Cup | Thursday Favorite Things 

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Chloe is the creator of Celebrate & Decorate. Chloe is passionate about having a comfortable and well designed home - she also loves to entertain family and friends. Learn more about Chloe. Follow Chloe: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube

41 Comments

  1. It turned out so very pretty . I love it . I bet your is the prettiest mailbox on the street . Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    1. Thank you Cindy…I am going to put it out this week and will probably switch it out for Halloween then put it back out in November!

  2. Lovely! Some years ago I had an arrangement I purchased for the mailbox that had velcro strips running under it to secure it to the box. It lasted several seasons before it fell apart.

  3. This is absolutely lovely! I will have to check my stash for supplies. This arrangement could be made for any season. Thanks for the idea!

  4. Chloe, that’s beautiful but there is an easier way. Those cemetery forms that you make for monuments with a block of Styrofoam in the center and wire loops on each end will work. Decorate the center piece and bend the loops around your mailbox. Long leaves will cover the loops.
    Yes, you will have the prettiest mail box in Celebration. I love it.

    1. Thanks for the idea Myrna! I will have to check out the size and see if I can make it fit!

  5. Laurie Franklin says:

    Hi Chloe!
    Your mailbox is sooooo pretty!
    I am going to copy it for a regular kind of mailbox!
    Thank you for sharing it.
    Laurie

  6. Your neighbors must be so inspired with all of your decor. This is a great idea and I’m looking forward to all of the transformations on your mailbox. And yes, you can start on the Christmas decor anytime!

    1. My next door neighbor did ask if I was selling the things! Thank you so much for your kind complements!

  7. l love your mail box it really is so pretty l live in England and we don’t have mail boxes but seeing yours l really wish we did its beautiful

    1. Thank you Lynda. It is kind of sad that they are doing away with so many mailboxes. I feel fortunate that I still have a traditional mailbox at the street!

  8. Louise Labriola Matotek says:

    Beautiful mailbox enhancer. How does it hold up in the weather my mailbox is at the curb,,

    1. I li ve in Florida, but my mailbox is also at the curb . I don’t get snow, but I get plenty of wind and rain and it has been holding up fine.

  9. Rhonda M. says:

    Watching from Calvert City, Kentucky.

  10. Looks lovely. But I am not sure how you actually attached it to the mailbox. Can you help?

    1. The wires I attached to the styrofoam need to be attached to additional wire or to zip ties that are wrapped underneath your mailbox. The ribbon is just to cover the wires, just for decoration.

  11. Terri Hillius says:

    Love it, but I can tell you don’t live in Cut Bank, Montana.

  12. Terri Hillius says:

    I live five miles out and no protection for my mailbox.

    1. I don’t have any protection from the weather here in Florida and mine has held up just fine.

  13. Elizabeth Echevarria says:

    Chloe! You did an awesome job. You are a sweet inspiration too! I will try this project, it’s simply gorgeous!

    1. Thank you so very much Elizabeth! Have you made yours? I would love to see a picture!

  14. Barbara Jones says:

    loved your fall decoration for the mail box first time viewing really enjoyed

  15. Jann Olson says:

    Chloe, this is so cute! I’ve decorated my mailbox for Christmas, but never fall. Our mailbox is not in front of our home. It’s across the street. They are all together so the mailman can drive by and fill them all. Still, I am going to do this. Thanks for sharing with SYC. I will be featuring you tomorrow.
    hugs,
    Jann

  16. I love the Ideas on the mailbox can’t wait to try. I am from Georgia

    1. Thank you Frances! I put mine on my mailbox today! September is here and I am ready!

  17. Marcia Dirks-Konopka says:

    Love this creative way to make the outside arrangement Can’t wait to make one with my daughter in law ! Thank you!!

  18. Karen Green says:

    Your beautiful mailbox inspired me! I started making it tonight and it is so very pretty. I can’t wait to put it on my mailbox!& I just haven’t figured out yet how to attach the wires to attach it to the mailbox. Do I just add on to the original ones that I put in like yours with the covered M? I’ll be following your blog all the time now-thank you!!

    Karen

    1. Hi Karen! Thank you for your kind words, I am so glad I inspired you! Yes, you just extend the wires with additional pieces to reach under your mailbox and secure it with those wires. Good luck and thanks for the follow!

  19. Beautiful. Baton Rouge. LA

  20. Thank you Chloe for the wonderful mailbox idea. It was simply beautiful. This is the first time I have watched. Will watch you again.
    Deborah Frasher
    Cincinnati, Ohio

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