Sunday, November 15, 2015

Merry Christmas, Neighbors!

I'm the first in the neighborhood to be able to say...
Merry Christmas, Neighbors!
I know it's on the early side for Christmas decorating, however, I wanted to be able to get my pics ready and posts written in time to share some ideas for your own decor.

Each change of season our mailbox gets a new look to welcome neighbors and passers by.

 Last year's mailbox was red and rusty and had to be replaced.
In the spring we bought a new one and I painted it grey and added a sentimental touch.

This year, for Christmas, I wanted it to be, I wrapped it with two, plastic, table covers from the dollar store.

 I cut each one, in half, length wise and started with a knot tied like this.

With the length I began to wrap it over and under

and tucked it in

each time it came to an end.

A bit of white, duct tape keeps the next attachment nice and secure.

A little slit makes the flag accessible.

  I tied on a large white bow which holds the end of the wrap tightly in place, then finished it with a swag of greens, red poinsettias and a golden sled on top.

Tie wraps hold the sled securely on the top.

A glittered bird in a golden nest sits snuggly inside.

Now, maybe you'll add a little something festive to your mailbox this year!

All of our Christmas decorating is done, so I'll be back soon to share this up-cycled wreath that's on our front door!

  Love, Hugs and Kisses,
and Gucci, too!

Can you see him? He's playing "peek-a-boo!

I LOVE your sweet comments, but my reply's won't always get to you. 


Angelina at Petite Haus said...

What a cute christmas mailbox!!

srpprcrftr said...

Your home and surroundings are so pretty, how lovely to live somewhere that is so pretty, all the trees. Your mail box is very snazzy, love sled, all decorations on mail box. You must get early start. Not sure we'd dare put decorations on our mail box, our mail carrier gets crabby. We live out in country but do have neighbors here and there. Great ideas to cover your box so others can enjoy looking at it as they go by. Enjoy your decorations. Does it get cold where you are? We live in western CO, few miles west of Grand Junction. Not as pretty as where you live with all those awesome trees. Happy week

Unknown said...

Loving that pretty mailbox and that white wreath too! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on Twitter! Have a great week!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Very creative and looks so pretty!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

One More Time Events said...

Love your mailbox and the wreath on the door is beautiful! Thank you for sharing at share it one more time!