Wrap Your Mailbox with a Magnetic Cover

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DIY Mailbox Ideas

Your mailbox is looking a little drab and so you are looking for some DIY mailbox ideas to spruce up its appearance. Straight to the point, you basically have three options:

  1. Buy a new mailbox
  2. Paint your mailbox
  3. Buy a magnetic cover!


If your current mailbox is still functioning well, preventing wet mail, and is standing strong, it may be hard to put out the extra effort to replace your whole box.  If you are artistically inclined, painting your mailbox is a great way to customize and add your personal touch.  However, if you did not receive the artist gene, a mailbox cover is the way to go!

DIY Mailbox Covers

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These mailbox covers attach to your metal mailbox using included magnets.  However, if you have a non-metal mailbox, there is an adapter kit available.  The covers include a pre-cut slit to slide over the flag, so there is almost no work to be done on your part.  Additionally, most covers include a set of stick-on numbers so that you can still display your address number.


The variety of covers available is overwhelming.  You can find covers that coordinate with the seasons and holidays, display your favorite sports team, show off your pets, or just display a beautiful design to help you stand out from the neighbors.  You can even get them monogrammed with your last name initial.

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It is important to note that most of these covers fit standard size mailboxes. So if you have an oversized or irregular shaped mailbox, these will not look as well. Overall, this a cheap and quick way to enhance your mailbox appearance and also reflect your personal style. Not only that, but if you get tired of the look after a while, just take it off or switch it out with a new one!

Let us know if you have discovered other simple and quick DIY mailbox ideas to update your drab mailbox!

2 Responses

    • Jaddie Dodd

      I’m not an artist but am new to airbrushing. If you can figure out the base material and magnet application, you might try some flexible paint, such as that used on clothes or other textiles, to create your solid color base.

      My suggestions for paints to try:

      1. Golden Fluid Acrylics mixed with Golden Airbrush Medium
      2. Any other Golden Acrylics paint mixed with either Golden Heat-Set Fabric Painting Medium or Golden Silkscreen Fabric Gel
      3. Createx Airbrush colors paint

      You’d want to spray a UV protectant finish over your final workpiece.

      Please let me know if you find the materials used to make the basic cover so I may try it, too.

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