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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Moss Covered Mailbox


I wanted to give my vintage mailbox a new look for summer,  but I didn't want to do my old standby......paint it a new color.


I thought about decoupaging some pretty flowers on it,  but in the end I picked something I hadn't done before......

I covered my mailbox  with green moss and chicken wire......

I cut the sheet moss to the size of my large mailbox........tacked the moss to the mailbox with hot glue......then cut my chicken wire the size of the mail box front and back.     I cut the chicken wire for the sides a couple of inches longer on each side to tuck in under the box.


Now the fun part begins.......decorating my mailbox!


I put greenery inside the box along with a small bird nest.      I covered the mailbox flap with moss and set a "condo" birdhouse on it.


I used a short rusty ladder as a post for my mailbox to sit on......


I added my mailbox to the north side of the studio by the faux door.    I have been sharing posts with the progress on this side of the studio for several days.      If you missed any of the other progress posts,  you'll find a link to them at the end of this one.


Since I left the lid open and sat a birdhouse and moss on it,    I needed to figure out a way to keep my lid from dropping down and dumping my house and moss on the ground.      I decided to use a pretty crystal and brass lamp base that was the exact length that I needed!


I pushed my lamp base firmly into the ground......


Then I tied the light bulb holder to the little thingy that you open the lid with to get your mail out.    I think that should keep my stand in place!


Of course   I always decorate my project and everything around it....lol!      I added some ducks to the vignette and a few plants.


Now I will complete the north side of the studio by doing something on the east side of the faux door!

  Here are the links to the other two progress posts if you missed them......

http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2017/05/repurposing-hat-display-stand.html

http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-softer-side-of-patriotic-decor.html

27 comments:

  1. I love the idea of the moss. You have such great ideas. I really appreciate that you share all your lovely projects and finds.

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  2. Penny,
    I love this idea. I wish I could do this with the mailbox that I have out front but with the amount of rain that we have been getting ( another 1 1/2 since Monday) it would never hold up! More rain showers predicted for all of next week with high's in the 60's some days!! This is definitely a cool and rainer Spring for us!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  3. I love it. I have an old mailbox that I have been hanging onto in case a project came along. (it was knocked down one too many times) I would have never thought about chicken wire over the moss. A pretty mailbox like that might have to stay inside.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  4. At first I was thinking that the door was blocked but glad to know it is a fake door! Lovely setting.

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  5. LOL, I like the ducks the best, those are really cute. But, you are always ingenious with what you come up with. Happy Spring...we can finally be outside here, and you are leaping into summer. So much fun, I have to catch up! Sandi

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  6. These are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

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  7. Wonderful! I do love the idea of a moss covered mailbox!!

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  8. Your place looks beautiful, Penny. I wish I was more crafty like that. Maybe when I retire. Thanks for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

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  9. Your mailbox is very very pretty. I fell in love with the little houses
    Hugs Alessandra

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  10. You are always coming up with creative ideas! Thanks for sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. It is great to have you link up with us and look forward to our next link up. I'm sharing on social media.
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

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  11. Very creative. Thank you for sharing with #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I've shared on social media.

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  12. The moss with chicken wire makes a unique covering for your mailbox. I like how you styled it with the birdhouses and greenery.

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  13. Well now isn't that most clever! I love it.
    :) gwingal

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  14. This is so whimsical and fun. Love the idea.

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  15. Thanks for bringing your post to last week's Blogger's Pit Stop.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

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  16. What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

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  17. Really pretty, I like it! Thanks Penny for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

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  18. Penny, I never would have thought to put the moss and wire on, but I love the way it looks! Such a good idea! Thank you for sharing at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!

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  19. Penny, your moss-covered mail box is just lovely! Such a great idea; thank you for sharing it with us at Vintage Charm :)

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  20. It turned out sooo cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Place!

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  21. Penny, This is really beautiful! Great job!
    ~Laurie

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  22. Penny, I love what you did with the mailbox, and you have it displayed perfectly. Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you for sharing, and for always making Pink Saturday special. This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one that caught my eye".

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  23. Such a cute idea Penny That little mailbox is adorable!

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  24. Love this! :) Thank you so much for sharing this at the Farmhouse Friday link party! Pinned and shared! :)

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  25. What a fantastic idea, Penny! I love your Moss Covered Mailbox - it looks so spring like and pretty. Thank you so much for being a part of Hearth and Soul. Hope to 'see' you again this week!

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