Greet your guests with these Christmas mailbox decor ideas

by John Griffith

There is about a month left until Christmas. So, we think it is high time that we start preparing our festive decorations. And while everyone is obsessed with their Christmas tree or their outdoor decor, for us, even the smallest details matter. One of those small details, which people often overlook is their mailbox. After all, all of your guests, as well as all of the mailmen and delivery men, who are going to enter your front yard will see this first. That is why, it is extremely important to have a presentable mailbox and make a good first impression. So, in this article we have prepared a few special Christmas mailbox decor ideas, as well as a few DIY tutorials, which you can try this festive season. Pay attention to the details and your overall festive decor will be breathtaking. Trust us!

Isn’t this decor beautiful? Well, here’s how to recreate it

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Festive DIY Christmas mailbox decor

What are you going to need?

  • faux greenery garland
  • red and gold bows
  • red and gold ornaments
  • floral picks
  • pine cones
  • 22 gauge wire

How to do it?

  1. Use the 22 gauge wire to attach the garland to your mailbox. Wrap it around the pole and the top of the mailbox.
  2. Add the floral picks and pine cones and spread them evenly. Once again use the wire and press it down into the garland to attach them.
  3. Add some glamour with faux snow pine and with red berries and glittery gold.
  4. Attach the big ornaments. Spread evenly red and gold baubles and bells.
  5. Finally add the big fluffy bows to the top and sides of the mailbox and let them flow freely.

Source: Buffie’s Home Decorating

Let’s try another step by step DIY tutorial

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Gorgeous DIY Christmas mailbox swag

What are you going to need?

  • styrofoam block
  • wood wired sticks
  • red bow
  • artificial Christmas greens
  • 4 buttons
  • pipe cleaners
  • floral wire
  • steel pick
  • wire cutters

Ready to begin?

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How to do it?

  1. Cut a corner out of the styrofoam, so that it looks like a triangle.
  2. Bend the wire in half and thread it into two of the buttons. Push it down through the foam all the way through to the back and then through another button. Twist tightly and form a circle, which you are goin to use to secure it to your mailbox.

Here’s how to thread the wire

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And how to attach the styrofoam to the mailbox

christmas mailbox decor step by step diy tutorial

3. Use the pipe cleaners to thread them through one of the circles, then take it underneath the mailbox and attach on the other side.

4. Wrap a pipe cleaner around the bow and secure a steel pick to it. Stick the bow into the styrofoam on top.

Here’s how to attach the bow

step by step diy tutorial christmas mailbox decor

5. Start adding the faux Christmas greens by inserting them into the styrofoam. Make sure you leave space for the other ornaments, but also make sure you have covered most of the styrofoam.

6. Gather three different Christmas balls and feed a pipe cleaner into their caps. Bend the pipe cleaner so that they are stuck together and attach a steel pick to it.

Start from the bottom and work your way up when adding the faux greenery

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Here’s how to gather the balls together

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7. Add the ornaments by insterting the steel pick into the styrofoam. Spread out the ornaments evenly.

8. Finally add in a bit more greenery if you see any holes anywhere. You can also add a few sprigs of greenery between the ornaments to hide the caps and pipe cleaners.

Hide the caps and pipe cleaners with a few sprigs of greenery

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You can use a lantern to make it inside and then take it outside and attach it to your mailbox

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Source: Celebrate and Decorate

And here is a video tutorial you can also try out

One final stylish and easy DIY tutorial

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Stylish DIY Christmas mailbox decor

What are you going to need?

  • two or three different types of greenery (you can use real one or faux one)
  • pine cones
  • berries (once again you can use real ones or faux ones)
  • wire
  • scissors
  • red plaid scarf or old fabric

Make the decoration inside and then attach it to your mailbox

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How to do it?

  1. Use a few types of greenery and layer them together – use one for the foundation, then add the second type.
  2. Add the pine cones and berries to the greenery and wrap the wire around the base and through the pine cone. Make sure the wire is tight enough to hold them together.
  3. Use the wire to tie the greenery arrangament to the mailbox. Once again, make sure the wire is tied tightly around it.
  4. Finally, tie the scarf onto the mailbox. If you are using an old fabric, cut it in the shape of a scarf and tie to the mailbox.

close up photo of mailbox decorating ideas

Source: Julie Blanner

One last video tutorial to try

Now that you’ve seen our DIYs, you can see some more Christmas mailbox decor ideas

brick christmas mailbox decorations ideas with greenery

Sometimes all you need is a bit of greenery and some red ribbon to create a gorgeous Christmas mailbox swag

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Even a brick mailbox can be decorated beautifully, once again with some greenery, pine cones and a red bow

how to decorate mailbox for christmas with greenery

You can also use ribbons in red, white and green – the colors of Christmas

how to decorate mailbox for christmas with ribbon

Add some fairy lights to your Christmas mailbox for a breathtaking whimsical effect

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Faux flowers, greenery, pine cones and fairy lights – the perfect mailbox decor

red flowers how to decorate mailbox for christmas lights

A beautiful red plaid bow can be the cherry on top of your mailbox

wreath around mailbox decorating ideas

Mix in the fairy lights with the greenery for a gorgeous brick mailbox decor

wreath with lights mailbox decorating ideas

John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.