Mail Box Makeover

Life is too short to have a boring mailbox. I’m not saying to glue plastic flamingos all over it with flashing lights (although that would be really cool!), but a little decoration wouldn’t hurt! The key to this project is to use an ultra thick varnish to seal everything in! I made this for my friend, Sadie Jo.

I used a metal box and covered it with spray paint and decoupaged stamp-themed wrapping paper. I added wire wrapped accents, colored marbles and sealed the whole thing in outdoor-proof varnish. It won’t hold up forever, at least not in Arizona, but it’ll be nice for a season or two. Then you can whip up a new version!

If you don’t want to use it as a mailbox, you can set it in your garden or art room to use as storage.

Peace, love, and glitter!
Kathy 🙂

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Love & light,

3 Responses

  1. I know people put all sorts of wild things on their mailboxes (bass, horses, etc…) but do you know if there are any guidelines from the USPS? Mine needs gussied up for sure but I’ve been avoiding it because I didn’t want them to stop delivering my mail.

  2. I believe the only “rule” USPS has is that you have to have a red flag(for the outgoing mail). I learned that years ago, so it may not even be applicable. I say, have at it!

  3. Well, listen to this.
    In Southwest Florida, they had a mailbox makeover contest by the Post Office and I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No flag required, but there are height/dist from curb rules, and the Number must be displayed.


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