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.
It’s old, its been painted, it’s old, and it is a bit outdated.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.
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!
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 The old outdated mailbox is brightened up a bit!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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