Mailbox Cover Makeover

Did you know you can paint those vinyl mailbox covers when they get faded? I love this recycled mailbox cover. Such a quick and easy DIY project!

Hey y’all!  I know Halloween is upon us so I wanted to share this quick and easy Mailbox Cover Makeover!  Even though it’s a little late to try this for Halloween, you could use this tutorial to create your own Mailbox Cover for any holiday or special occasion.  I think you’re going to love it!

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I started off with a faded mailbox cover.  I was about to trash it when I thought of trying to paint it.  These are made of a thick vinyl but the color in one area was almost gone.

See what this blogger did to this faded mailbox cover to give it a new life!

I whipped out a black FLAT can of spray paint. I wasn’t sure if it would adhere to the vinyl but I really had nothing to lose.

See what this blogger did to this faded mailbox cover to give it a new life!

Then, I sprayed the entire cover black.

See this amazing makeover idea for a faded out or ugly mailbox cover. Easy DIY project!

After it dried, I used painter’s tape to make stripes.  I used black and white stripes for Halloween, but you could easily use red and white for Christmas or Red, White and Blue for July 4th…you get the idea.

Mailbox makeover with spray paint

When you apply the painter’s tape, make sure you don’t pull it too tight. This is where I messed up. There was a little bend in the vinyl near the center and the painters tape pulled up a little causing my lines not to be crisp. Make sure the tape is tight!

After it dried I pulled the painter’s tape off to my (less than perfect) stripes. I kept rolling with it because it wasn’t going to be noticeable from the road.

To add a little touch of Halloween (and cover some of those wonky lines) I got some scrap orange vinyl from my Sister.  (She has a store!  Check it out!)  I cut a few dots and the word “boo!” out.  I just did this free hand but you could use a Cricut if you struggle to write backwards.

I laid out my dots and letters for placement and then pulled off the vinyl and stuck them down.

Did you know you can paint those vinyl mailbox covers when they get faded? I love this recycled mailbox cover. Such a quick and easy DIY project!

This project was really quick and easy!  Now I want to paint my own for all the holidays!  I will be on the lookout for ugly mailbox covers at the goodwill going forward!

I love this adorable little mailbox cover that she painted with spray paint and added orange vinyl. Quick and easy DIY project!

I added a little bow from my ribbon stash.  Check out my “how to tie a bow tutorial” here.  And don’t forget to pin this for later!

Did you know you can paint your old faded mailbox covers? A little spray paint recycled this old cover and gave it an adorable mailbox cover makeover!

And here are some cute Mailbox Covers I found on Amazon if you don’t have time to DIY one right now!

I just love projects like this! It was quick and easy. I didn’t have to buy a single thing and it kept that mailbox cover out of the landfill!   Check out my other DIY projects here!

8 comments on “Mailbox Cover Makeover

  1. I didn’t know you could buy a mailbox cover, let alone DIY one like this! How cool, I would love to decorate mine for a holiday. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. These have been really popular in my area for several years now. I have several of them and switch them out for each season. They will last several years since you only use them for a couple of months at the most but eventually fade out. Thanks for your comment! 🙂

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