I’m so happy that it’s summertime! My schedule is not as hectic, and I have more opportunities to work on craft and DIY projects. I also have more time to clean, repair, and declutter my home.
My husband recently replaced our old mailbox, and I didn’t want to throw it away, so I decided to give the mailbox a colorful makeover and use it as storage.
One of my favorite hobbies is finding new ways to reuse old items. I hate throwing things away without seeing if I can either donate it or repurpose it.
Continue reading below to learn how I decorated my mailbox.
- Krylon ColorMaster Spray Paint (Matte Aqua)
- Banner Flag Paper Punch
- Decorative Map Paper
- Gold-colored Ribbon
- Paper Bow
- Hot Glue Gun
- White Chalk Paint
- Paint Brush
- I began by cleaning the mailbox. A quick rinse with soap and water removed the dirt and grime.
- Next, I spray painted the mailbox. I had to use about 2-3 coats to cover the inside and outside of the mailbox.
- Then I used a stencil and painted words on the side of the mailbox with white chalk paint.
- Just for fun, I made two small paper banners to hang on each side of the box.
To make the banners, I used one of my punches to cut pennant flags out of decorative map paper.
Then I used a glue gun to adhere the ribbon behind each flag.
Finally, I hot glued the banners on the mailbox and added a decorative bow to the flag.
Isn’t this a lovely makeover? I can’t wait to start storing my craft supplies inside of the mailbox!
Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day.