When it comes to making a good first impression, your mailbox is as important as your hedge, fence or front door. Why not give your regular mailbox a makeover?

Mini-Garden

The easiest way to make your mailbox look neat and appealing is to adorn it with flowers. These bloggers planted flowers of various heights and colors around their mailbox post: shrubs and tallest plants in the center and shorter flowers around the edge. They also surrounded the flowerbed with color-enhanced mulch and marble chips to add contrast and protect the plants from weeds. Oversized house numbers add a perfect finishing touch.

Mini-Garden

House-Shaped Mailbox

Ever dreamt of a dollhouse for your dolls and stuffed animals? What about making a house for your mail? A blogger who calls herself ‘Pretty Handy Girl’ offers you detailed instructions on how to make a house-shaped mailbox. If you like the smell of sawdust in the morning, do not miss the chance of trying your hand at making this DIY project.

House-Shaped Mailbox

Mailbox with a Planter

Mailbox with a PlanterWhy limit yourself to planting flowers only at the base of the mailbox post? Here you can download free plans for a mailbox planter. Let your mailman enjoy every second of his delivering letters and packages to your house. Who knows, maybe you will end up receiving fewer bills and more gift coupons?

 

Horseshoes Post

They say that a horseshoe attracts luck. Carry out a scientific experiment to prove this superstition right and hang five or six horseshoes all over our mailbox post. Now your mailbox has a great cowboy charm: isn’t it worth a fistful of dollars?

Horseshoes Post

Trellis Post

Now, let’s see: you can plant flowers at the base of the post, and you can also have them near the mailbox. What more can you do? The answer is obvious: make a mailbox post that supports climbing plants. Mail and roses: an excellent combination.

Trellis Post

Mac Box

For some reason or other, people love their Macs. There are also people who are so deeply in love with their apple-carrying computers that they cannot bear the mere thought of partying with their now helplessly outdated best friends. Fortunately, it is possible to convert your Mac into a very large mailbox. The Mac in the picture received email in its younger days and switched to get snail mail when it got old. A perfect example of a dignified retirement!

Mac Box

Modern Mailbox

It is tall, imposing and highly unusual. Meet Mr. Modern mailbox: if a regular mailbox can be compared to a small house, this construction makes you think of the Empire State Building. You can make such a mailbox using several fence pickets and steel screws; gravel at the base accentuates the minimalist look and protects the wood from the dirt. A real skyscraper in your driveway!

Modern Mailbox

Paper Mailbox

Well, no, this paper mailbox can not be used outdoors. However, it is something you can make with your kids in mere minutes and then use to send letters to each other. Good communication is truly among the greatest treasures of the world.

Please, Please Mister Postman…

Paper Mailbox