Pimp my mailbox, cupcake!

January 11, 2011 at 10:54 AM | Posted in cupcakes, decor | 8 Comments

Happy Tuesday cupcake monsters,

I’ve lived in an apartment from age 19 until I (and my husband) bought our first home last November. I couldn’t wait to have a washer+dryer in the same place (so I wouldn’t have to wear a bra and walk outside to wash my clothes), a garage to park our cars, be able to paint the walls, ya know… a place of our own. One of the things that I didn’t get buying a townhouse was my very own mailbox. Poo! But that doesn’t mean I can’t make it my own with a little vinyl, my Silhouette cutting machine and some creativity.

I just used the cream vinyl that came with the machine but I plan to order some black outdoor vinyl for the final product. And add our address at the bottom.

But I thought I’d share the idea with my fellow apartment-living-cupcake-freaks in the rough draft stage anyways…

When I get the real stuff, I’ll post the step-by-step tutorial. Stay tuned.

PS – Don’t forget about my **GIVEAWAY** sponsored by Spice Islands. T-minus 5 days left!



  1. That’s awesome! My husband and I bought our first house this past February but still don’t have our own mailbox. However I don’t think they’d let us do something like that to ours…. :-(

  2. Congrats on the new home! Isn’t it exciting? I still have to pinch myself. Hmmm… I didn’t think to ask my HOA about it. Oops! Then again my motto is: It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. HA!

  3. So cute! I would love to send you some black outdoor vinyl for your mailbox. Check out my website to see all the other colors I have available in the DIY vinyl supplies category.

  4. I would check with the postal carrier too. Around here I’m quite sure something like that would be removed and without any care for my feelings. Nor how much time I’d put into it either. I think the USPS actually owns our banks of mailboxes so they could considering it tampering.

    Not to rain on your parade, but better to consider now than if someone else takes it off for you.

  5. Ha! Well it was exciting….until about 4 weeks ago when we found out that the house is SINKING!!! Its not a new house (23 yrs old)…..so that has put a damper on things while we wait for foundation companies to come out and give us estimates. So far they range from $10,000 to $23,000……

  6. Yikes! Here I thought our flooded 2nd bedroom was a catastrophe. Hope you get your house on level ground ASAP!

  7. Congrats on the home and I LOVE the mailbox.

  8. And I would love you to send me some. Thanks! Please email me. iheartcuppycakesATgmailDOTcom.

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