How To Make A Mailbox Swag for Fall

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Welcome to Day 8!

Today we are decorating our mailboxes! Mailboxes are often overlooked when it comes to the decor department…but I love to decorate my mailbox because it just makes my home feel more homey!

I have decorated my mailboxes at my other houses for years with artificial floral stems that I purchase from either Dollar Tree or Walmart.

For our DIY craft today with our 12 Days of DIY Fall Craft series, I’m tackling my mailbox and adding some flare!

Supplies:

  • Metal mailbox wreath form (or 2 Dollar Tree candy cane wreath forms, put together with zip ties)
  • deco mesh
  • artificial flowers
  • leaf, pumpkin, etc picks
  • dry floral foam
  • zip ties
  • **if you are using the Dollar Tree candy cane wreath forms, you can snip off the “circle part” that I mention in the video with wire snips
Supplies to make a mailbox swag for fall | Gathered In The Kitchen

Let’s Make It Together!

In this 8 minute video, I share the entire process of making the mailbox swag.

YouTube video

Step-By-Step Tutorial

Combine the candy cane wreath forms with zip ties and attach floral craft foam. Bend to fit mailbox

How to make a mailbox swag for fall | Gathered In The Kitchen

Cut ribbon, deco mesh, and artificial flowers to desired size

How to make a mailbox swag for fall | Gathered In The Kitchen

Attach flowers, ribbon, etc to the foam

How to make a mailbox swag for fall | Gathered In The Kitchen

Hot glue burlap ribbon to wire wreath form sides

How to make a mailbox swag for fall | Gathered In The Kitchen

Ta da! Now the only thing left to do on my mailbox is re-paint it and make it not look so drabby!

How To Make A Floral Mailbox Swag for Fall | Gathered In The Kitchen
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Mailbox Swag

Author: Stephanie | Gathered In The Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 Candy Cane wreath forms
  • Zip ties
  • floral craft foam
  • deco mesh
  • artificial flowers
  • artificial pumpkins
  • burlap ribbon
  • hot glue gun

Instructions

  • Combine wreath forms together using zip ties
  • Attach floral foam with zip ties
  • Bend wreath form to fit your mailbox
  • Hot glue burlap ribbon to the wire wreath form (the straight part of the candy cane wreath)
  • Add artificial flowers and deco mesh rolls
  • Attach to mailbox using zip ties
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One Comment

  1. I was intrigued when you said two candy cane forms. You can buy mailbox forms at Michaels but the sides are too short to hug mailbox and darn near impossible to hide when placed on mailbox plus they scratch mailbox. I like the idea of adding ribbon to hide legs and protect mailbox plus the extra wires within the legs provides a better base to decorate if you wish. Thanks for sharing

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