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.
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.
Mailbox Makeover with Paint and Vinyl | LollyJane
DIY Ombre Mailbox | Embrace My Space
DIY Copper Mailbox | Sand and Sisal
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 Room
Painted House Mailbox | Pretty Handy Girl
Trellis Mailbox Post | Lowe’s Creative Ideas
Stone Pillar Mailbox Makeover | Beneath My Heart
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?
More great DIY ideas:
- Exterior Paint Colors to Update Curb Appeal
- Front Door Ideas and Colors
- Garden Edging Ideas
- Raised Garden Beds
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Originally Posted 9.23.2013 // Updated 4.18.2022