Holiday Mailboxes – Decorating your Mailbox for the Holidays

These holiday mailboxes show that Christmas decorations are not just for indoors.  Decorating your mailbox for the holidays is fun, inexpensive and a great way to add holiday curb appeal.

Holiday Mailboxes ideas and inspiration

Decorations outdoors on the lawn and around the garden really brighten up a front yard and greet your guests in a festive way.

Your mailbox is one of the first thing that friends see when they come to your house. Why have just a plain mailbox, when you can turn it into a decorated masterpiece with just a few supplies and a bit of time?

Supplies for decorating your mailbox

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to show some ways to brighten up a mailbox to put it in the Christmas spirit.

If this type of decorating appeals to you, gather up some of these supplies and use the photos below for some inspiration. You might start a trend in your neighborhood before you know it!


The easiest way to add some instant holiday appeal, for very little cost is to add a big Christmas bow. Wire edged ribbon works best for this type of project, since it will hold its shape well.

Just leave long ends to the finished bow and drape them over the sides of the mailbox. Easy Peasy. See how to make a floral bow here.


Many stores have very long faux pine garlands for sale this time of the year. Just drape the garland around the upright part of the mailbox post for a fun and festive look.

You can attach small Dollar store bows, bells and charms for additional effect.

Pine Cones and Holly Berries

You don’t have to go far to get supplies to help with your decorating project. Just wander around the yard and collect some pine cones, and holly berries.

Use floral wire to tie them to your garlands or sways and you’ll be done in a flash.

Magnetic Mailbox Covers

Not the crafty type?  Just drape a magnetic mailbox cover with a Christmas scene on it and presto, your mailbox is done!

Wire Swag shapes

There are preformed mailbox swags shapes that you can use as the beginning of your project. I bought mine at the Farmers Market last year.

The form is just bent wire in the shape of a mailbox that has added fir boughs.  Just drape it over the mailbox and start decorating.

Decorating Your Mailbox for the holidays is easy with these Festive Ideas.

It is time for decorating your mailbox for the holidays! I am a self confessed Christmas fairy.  If there is a place in my home that doesn’t have a Christmas decoration on it, I’ll find something that will make it more festive.

And my mail box is no exception.  For the last few years, I’ve had a garland wrapped around the mail box pole with some red bows and berries on it.  But I am looking for a change this year so I decided to see what ideas are out there for holiday mailboxes.

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A pine cone, some fir branches and a few berries, plus a pretty plaid scarf are all that you need to decorate a plain black mailbox to really make it stand out for the holidays.  See the tutorial for the project here.Easy Mailbox decorations

Another simple style, this time in plain white and red. A simple garland is draped over the back and post and the pretty red bows match the colors of the red mailbox flag. Shared from Confessions of an overworked mom.

white and red holiday mailbox

Many of these are retail ideas but almost all could easily be done with a bit of time and a trip to your local craft store.  This cute snowman cover adds just the right touch of whimsy to this plain black mailbox.   Available from mailbox coverThis one is so lovely.  Just drape your mail box with a large holiday garland decorated with pine cones and berries and attach a large floral wire rimmed bow to the top. Looks perfect on this black mail box.  Not crafty?  It’s available from Floral Home Decor.Holiday mailbox with a red swag

This is one of my favorite ideas for holiday mailboxes. The tan color of this mail box is just crying out for a rustic country look and that is exactly what it got.

Just drape a fir garland over the top of the mailbox and attach faux holly berries.  Top the whole thing with a red plaid wired rimmed box and you are all set.

This mail box cover was a product available for same at  Plow and Hearth. It is no longer available for sale, but could easily be duplicated as a DIY.

Copper mailbox with holiday swag

Holiday Mailboxes Add Great Curb Appeal

There is something so perfect about this combination.  The combination of the white snow tipped boughs with red berries and bow on a pure white mailbox really says Christmas to me. See the Christmas mailbox topper with berries on Amazon.White mailbox with a red holiday swagIf you have a large square mailbox you can add a big fir garland topper.  Tuck in ornaments and oversize pine cones to add color and fill in gaps and add a big red bow to the mailbox opening.

Image and idea from Southern Living.  This idea lets you dress up your mailbox for the holidays in style!Brick mail box decorated for the holidays

This pretty design features a poinsettia flowered design that has solar lights which come on in the evening for extra effect. See it on Amazon.

Pointsettia swag mailbox

This lovely mailbox decoration features a big swag made of real fir branches, accented by big pine cones, berries, and small red bells.  Instead of adding the swag at the top of the mailbox, it gets added to the post itself.

Add a big red wire rimmed bow with a smaller red and green bow in the center and you have a great look.  Traditional holiday mailbox

How cute is this?  This mailbox cover brings a reindeer to your holiday mailbox decor.  It’s made of vinyl to withstand the weather and has a bell harness to match the mailbox flag.  The kids will love this one.  See it on Amazon.

Adorable reindeer mailbox cover

This idea could be changed with the seasons.  Just paint your mailbox with weather proof outdoor paint. Find a holiday stencil you like and add the decorative design.  When the season is over, just repaint and add a new stencil for a fresh change.DIY Mailbox make over. Change the colors and designs with the seasons!

Not a DIY project of course, but how cute is this for decorating your mailbox for the holidays? This sweet little Fox Terrier dresses up this plain mailbox beautifully. What a special delivery.  What a cute photo op!! Image shared from Devil Duck on Tumblr.Fox Terrier in a mail box. How cute is this?

This lovely mailbox decoration features a very pretty red and white themed setting.  The greenery up the side of the mail box post completes the look.  This ideas comes from Confessions of an Overworked Mom.Red and white mailbox decorations from Confessions of an Overworked Mom Blog

What ideas do you have for holiday mailboxes?  I’d love to hear them in the comments below.

Admin note: This post for holiday mailboxes first appeared on the blog in November of 2013.  I have updated the post to include more images and ideas for your inspiration.

Would you like a reminder of this post for decorating your mailbox for the holidays? Just pin this image to one of your Christmas boards on Pinterest.Decorate your mailbox for the holidays with these creative ideas as inspiration.


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  1 comment for “Holiday Mailboxes – Decorating your Mailbox for the Holidays

  1. Marvie lentz
    October 27, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    love all of them someone is very talented. Merry christmas

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