Garden Mailbox

Hand painted decorated mailbox for storing hand garden tools and garden gloves outside.

Approximate Time: 2 1/2 hours


  • mailbox

  • spray black paint
  • various acrylic paints
  • spray polyethylene
  • paint brushes


We recently put up a new mailbox and I wanted to recycle the old box. I spray painted the box black. Then I free hand painted flowers, etc. on the box sides, front, and back.

I then stenciled "Sherrye's Garden Tools" on the top. I then sprayed the box with polyethylene to make it weather resistant as it will be sitting on the back porch.

I already had all the supplies on hand so it only cost me my time. I will put my hand garden tools, etc. and my garden gloves in the box.

I think it turned out really cute. It only took me a couple of hours and it was fun. Side view of painted flowers.

View of trees painted on one end.

By Sherrye from GA

Painted garden mailbox.

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May 26, 20110 found this helpful

Great idea, way to put your talents to work for you and recycle at the same time!

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May 26, 20110 found this helpful

Very cute!

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May 28, 20110 found this helpful

Beautiful job on your mailbox :) I did this years ago when I lived in the country. My garden was fenced off and I put up a mailbox at the entry gate. I wasn't too artistic or original. Instead I lettered it P. Cottontail, 22 Bunny Lane. Silly but the neighbors kids loved it LOL.


I kept a bread/meatloaf pan in mine filled with kitty litter that was covered with some motor oil. I could shove my tools down into it at the end of the day. It kept them from rusting in our very humid area.

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April 27, 20150 found this helpful

What an excellent idea! I'm definitely going to try this.

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July 19, 20150 found this helpful

Sherrye from GA

Your mailbox is so cute, I took the liberty of Gimping it up a little so the members could see more detail. If that's not OK, I'm sure the editors will remove it for you.

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