DIY Vinyl Mailbox Numbers

With a new house, comes lots and lots of new “To-Do’s”.  Lucky for us the curb appeal of our new place is quite nice.  The former owners had wonderful landscaping.  There are just a few things I wanted to do to tweak the look.

First up, the mailbox.

DIY Vinyl Mailbox Numbers

It’s old, its been painted, it’s old, and it is a bit outdated. Now replacing the mailbox is not on the Top 10 things we want to get done. It’s not hurting anything but needs a bit of love.

Mailbox BeforeFront of Mailbox before

I cracked out my Silhouette Cameo (Cammie—yes I named her) and some permanent (outdoor) vinyl and got to work.

As you can see from the blow image, I played around with several different borders before I settled on one.  To make the borders I just used a tag outline I liked and duplicated it and resized one of the images slightly smaller.  Next I added the numbers in the center.  I like to also put rectangle cut boxes around my shapes.  I find it is easer to week the extra vinyl out and also it seems to make it easier to use the remaining vinyl on my sheet and not waste!

Vinyl Mailbox Numbers on Silhouette Cameo

When I cut my vinyl, I just changed all those borders at the bottom to “No Cut” so Cammie just ignored them!  I just wanted you to see some of the options you can do!

Next up, I cleaned up the surface of the mailbox to get rid of any dirt (and bird poop) so that the vinyl would adhere well.

Using transfer paper, I placed the pretty border numbers on the side without the flag. They measure roughly 4 x 6 inches.  I was sure to rub them down really well, especially on the larger one because my mailbox is ridged.


I peeled away the transfer paper, rubbed down the vinyl again and now she’s pretty!


I placed the small numbers without a border on the front. They measure roughly 1.25 x 3 inches.


There!  The old outdated mailbox is brightened up a bit!  Now everyone coming to our house for the first time can find it easily!   I have to say these look so much better than those giant block-like reflective numbers you get from the hardware store!  I might be bias though!

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UPDATE:  Don’t have a machine to cut these with?  No problem!  I have added these Vinyl Mailbox Numbers to my SHOP!  I hope you come check them out.  Great for housewarming gifts!  I can cut them in black or white vinyl!

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6 Responses
  • Melissa @ No.2 Pencil
    April 28, 2012

    Yes! I love it. I have a silhouette too and I am always finding new ways to use the vinyl! Looks great!

  • Cookie17
    April 28, 2012

    Those look good,Have you saw any weird mailboxes ? Saw one other day & it was a golf ball,,,Have good one

    • Cheryl
      April 29, 2012

      I saw one that was a giant bass fish and the mouth was the opening on the mailbox…that one kind of freaked me out! I have also spotted the golf ball one too! I was lost one time, in southern Illinois and I came across a mailbox, where the post of the mailbox was stuck inside the bowl of a toilet! They had flowers in there so I am assuming it was purposeful! Crazy!

  • Danyelle Franciosa
    April 30, 2012

    How amazing it looks! I would love to try this at home. I appreciate it very much.

    October 2, 2016

    Cheryl, how long did/do these last? I have made laminated paper #s, but water finds its way in.

    • Cheryl Spangenberg
      October 2, 2016

      Hi Heather! We are going on 4+ years now! We live in St. Louis so have all four season including rain and sweltering heat and ours is still going strong! I have them in my shop as well!

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