Decorating a mailbox

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nursemomtothree

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When I cleaned my mailbox off yesterday, I realized that I wanted to decorate it for fall. I've never done that before. My first thought would be to just wrap fall colored garland around the post. Is there a certain kind ( like indoor/outdoor)? I have a Joanne Fabrics and Hobby Lobby here, but no Michael's.

What do you usually do for the fall....and Christmas, because that will be around the corner.

Thanks!
 

farmerswife

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When I moved to Ohio it was the first time I had a mail box, every where else we had a PO Box and now we are back to that. Disappointment!!

I loved decorating my mail box every season.

I always started with a mailbox wrap and then for fall. I had mums at the base, wrapped garland of leaves up the post, (I just brought ones from Michaels, they do get trashed by the end of the season though). Then I put corn stalks behind the mail box with a small scarecrow and a bouquet of fall flowers also from Michaels , so that the scarecrow even though he was attached to the corn stalks sat on top of the mailbox.

Enjoy! ~ Farmerswife
 

Colleen in PA

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I never thought about decorating my mailbox...great idea!

Laurie - I love the corn stalk with the scarecrow...too cute!
 

nursemomtothree

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Thanks for the ideas Laurie! I'm no not a decorator. I love to look at it, but I'm not "good" at it. If that makes sense. I'll check out Hobby Lobby and see what they've got available.
 

MrsSoup

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I've never decorated our mailbox before but I just might this year. I've seen people use the magnetic seasonal things and the covers that slip on over the mailbox. I love the idea of mums at the base and garland wrapped around the post, also the scarecrow sitting on top. I might just do that if I can find a small scarecrow and figure out how to attach it. We have lots of wind here sometimes and i'm afraid it would blow away.
 

piratemamaof3boys

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what fun deas! Cant put much at the bas b/c I think it would get run over and the back goes down the drain ditch but I could do something! last yr I got a material box wrap b/c mine isn't metal so i can't use the magnetic ones.