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Garden Mailbox

Updated on June 9, 2014

When is a mailbox just for mail?  Not in some gardeners  yards.

One beautiful sunny day I was lucky enough to go on a garden tour where fellow gardeners open up their home gardens to the general public.  As I was having fun looking at all the glorious plants and trees I spotted a decorated mailbox next to a potting bench.  

A clever gardener had mounted  a mailbox on a wooden post.  The door of the mailbox was wide open so that you could see how functional the box is.  Spilling out of the mailbox was a pair of garden gloves, a pair of pruners, a hose sprayer, a cultivator and a few other handy garden items.

I was inspired by seeing the garden mailbox and decided I too would like a waterproof and rustproof home for my garden supplies. .After purchasing a mailbox and some brightly colored spray paint I was ready to add my own decorative flair to my garden mailbox.

To decorate my mailbox I spray painted the box a bright orange.  After the paint had dried I stuck some round removable stickers on the mailbox to make some flower patterns.  I then spray painted the box with the yellow paint.  After the paint dried I removed the stickers and revealed the orange flowers.  

Outside in my garden area I have a garden workbench where my mailbox sits.  Inside my mailbox you will find  that I keep garden gloves, flower pruners, a box cutter to open bags of mulch and soil, a trowel, empty seed packets for referral and a small broom for cleaning off the top of my potting bench.  The mailbox keeps all these items clean, dry and readily available.

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This was the original mailbox that I found on a garden tour that inspired me to create my own.Have fun making your own mailbox with your own garden flair.  Make your mailbox your own with decals, magnetic covers or other creative design.I put removable round stickers on the mailbox, spray painted and then removed the stickers to get this effect.
This was the original mailbox that I found on a garden tour that inspired me to create my own.
This was the original mailbox that I found on a garden tour that inspired me to create my own.
Have fun making your own mailbox with your own garden flair.  Make your mailbox your own with decals, magnetic covers or other creative design.
Have fun making your own mailbox with your own garden flair. Make your mailbox your own with decals, magnetic covers or other creative design.
I put removable round stickers on the mailbox, spray painted and then removed the stickers to get this effect.
I put removable round stickers on the mailbox, spray painted and then removed the stickers to get this effect.

What would be your favorite garden tool found in a garden mailbox?

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      julieannbrady 3 years ago

      That is a cool idea -- I would probably have my gloves, pruner's tool, and knife along with some plastic bags.