DIY Mailbox Ideas

Update your mailbox with one of these simple DIY mailbox ideas from painting to decorating to building you can have a unique and functional look.

Don’t stop at your mailbox! Update your curb appeal with these ideas, add some exterior shutters, or add one of these DIY landscaping ideas.

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Ten DIY Mailbox Ideas

I love getting mail — especially happy mail, not just junk mail. Especially during the holidays are, so soon I hope to have a mailbox full of holiday cards from friends and family. Because a happy face in my mailbox makes for happy mail! Even on the days when you get only junk mail, why not have it delivered to a happy mailbox? Improve your mail outlook and your curb appeal with ten DIY mailbox ideas to transform your sad mailbox into a cheerful one! (featured image via WeHeartIt)

Can you alter or build a mailbox?

Yes, you can build or alter your current mailbox, but there are parameters and regulations you need to be sure to follow! Check out this helpful article below from our friend.

A quick note: before you start building your dream Darth Vader mailbox, be sure that you check the post office regulations. Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl gives some details and explanations here.

Why update your mailbox?

There are a variety of reasons to update your mailbox. Let’s go over them here:

  • If you have updated the exterior of your home, your mailbox may no longer match colors or style, and will need to be updated.
  • A current mailbox may not be as functional or as aesthetically pleasing as desired.
  • If you have purchased the home and want to put your own special touch on the mailbox.
  • To help increase curb appeal.

Decorating your mailbox

Decorating your existing mailbox can give it a new feel without having to completely replace your mailbox. Add some character with paint or decals like these inspirational ideas below.

diy mailbox makeover with paint and tape, LollyJane

Mailbox Makeover with Paint and Vinyl | LollyJane

diy ombre mailbox, Embrace My Space

DIY Ombre Mailbox | Embrace My Space

diy copper mailbox, Sand and Sisal

DIY Copper Mailbox | Sand and Sisal

diy mailbox flower garden, BHG

Plant a Mailbox Garden | Better Homes and Gardens

Building a Mailbox

Build your very own custom mailbox to update your curb appeal. There are a few really great ideas especially for the post, or to customize your mailbox to match your home aesthetic.

build a diy mailbox, Four Generations One Roof

Build a DIY Mailbox | Four Generations, One Room

diy house mailbox, Pretty Handy Girl

Painted House Mailbox | Pretty Handy Girl

mailbox post and planter

DIY Mailbox Post and Planter | WWGOA (membership required to access plans)
or get similar free plans from Woodwork City

diy trellis mailbox, Lowe's Creative Ideas

Trellis Mailbox Post | Lowe’s Creative Ideas

diy mailbox makeover with stone brick pillar and flowers, Beneath My Heart

Stone Pillar Mailbox Makeover | Beneath My Heart

diy modern mailbox, Mod Frugal

Modern Mailbox | ModFruGal

 Is your mailbox happy or a little bit worn and sad like mine? If so do you have a great idea to update it now?

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Originally Posted 9.23.2013 // Updated 4.18.2022

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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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