In fact, a fun mailbox is a necessity now more than ever. After all, if it doesn’t serve its mailing purposes, it might as well serve as an art installation. If you liked the special mailboxes in the previous installment of this article, then boy howdy, are you in for a treat with this one.
Learn Your Lesson!
This is what happens when you think you've managed to design a relay cool mailbox, however, no thought was put into weather conditions or stray animals.
You might want to place your mailbox in a better place. Like in front of your house and not under a potential falling tree, maybe?
Pink Runaway Flamingo
Seeing this pink tall flamingo for a far would not necessarily come as a surprise. Although the majority of pet owners chose to have a dog or a cat, some prefer to adopt a fish or a bird. A really big bird. A pink, gigantic, out-of-this-world great big bird.
But turning someone's pink passion into a mailbox and expecting people to be just OK with it?
The English Style
We love the traditional English post boxes ( they are called post boxes and not mailboxes); just like the mailman is a postman and the mail is post. Vintage-styled steel boxes that have been adorning the streets of London for centuries never seem to lose their style, and we feel this unique touch is what makes the UK so special.
Just one thing we're not sure of. At what stage did Jack the Ripper become part of the English Poat Box design?
We actually like this one. An almost perfect modern pf an old styled rooking horse, painted black and decorated with a beautiful saddle to complete the authentic look. Just one question...
Did the designer deliberately design this, so the mailman will have to pop the mail in the horse's backside?
So which game are you up for? Pickaboo? I spy with my little eye? Whatever it is you choose, don't forget to make sure you find all participants of the game. You might have forgotten someone last time.
How long is this poor rusty mailbox going to wait before someone comes and finds him?
Yes, Willy was a whale and this is a seal but in our eyes, he wants to be set free as well. The owners of this mailbox (and the seal) have planted some beautiful purple flowers to brighten up the scenery. The mailbox is colored gray which blends in perfectly with the seal's natural coat.
If you happen to pass by in the near future, let us know if you can spot the seal out or not. We wonder if he was ever, truly set free.
Entrance of the Gladiators
Arriving at this home will defiantly confuse visitors (and mailmen). Some might mistake the premises for being a zoo, while others might think they have arrived at the circus. Animals of all varieties waiting to be fed with mail.
The middle black and white striped cat (is it a cat?), has an express delivery method, meaning, if he's quick, he might manage to hop on the mailman's vehicle and get the hell out of there.
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
Well, it didn't. it passed away. And left its skeleton behind so no one ever forgets what an amazing mailbox it was. And it was. Always on time, never coco doodle dooed for no reason, and the mail......wow- some amazing mail this chicken had!
Seriously, what on earth was this mailbox owner thinking of? What it's to alert the coming and going that if you've arrived at this place, the odds are you're not going to leave?
Three Little Pigs
Not sure what the owner of this one thought while they were preparing the baby pink overcoats for the mailbox triplets. It won't protect from the rain, the dusty sir will turn in within no time into a shade of gray, and instead of a mailbox, they will just blend in with the colors of the view.
So, mama pig box, papa pig box, and baby pig box; all you all ready for an overall makeover?
While most of the mailboxes we have listed, have emphasized the humorous side of things, some mailboxes that have come our way have done the exact opposite. Like this one.
We find this one actually beautiful. It's grand, it's nostalgic, it's vintage and it even has a ladder for the kids to play with, giving us sacred moments of peace and quiet.
A Drop of Water for the Way
Please read with a strong southern accent: Hay Mr. mailman. Are you going to pay us a visit today? Yes, ma'am, I am indeed, said the mailman. That's great, just keep on going along the road and when you reach a drop of water, well, that's our new mailbox.
No problem ma'am said the mailman. Are you sure you will find it easily? said the ma'am. Yes, sure thing, just leave a glass nearby in case I don't.
Another One Bites the Dust
Things you do with things you have nothing to do with anymore. This is probably the best description for the next mailbox we found. How much mail are these people expecting to receive, making them turn this monster into their mailbox?
Yet again, the residents of the middle of nowhere, manage to amaze us with their creativity, passion, and much to do about nothing kind of style.
What is This?
Mallory Ignition. That's what it is. Whoever owns this mailbox must be really mature as the engine (or whatever this is ) the box is constructed of goes back a few centuries.
At first, we thought it was a cow milking machine (don't ask us why), but then we had a closed look and came to terms with the fact that Mallory ignitions didn't make milking machines at the time.
What to Do With Your Kids Old Toys?
You turn them into mailboxes! A vintage steam train transformed into a mailbox is a perfect example of that. The execution of this seems to be simple, and the final result looks great.
So next time your mailman is in sight, look out for the sound of the steaming train, as you have got mail!
I Want to Ride My Bicycle
This is great for those times the mailman has called in sick and there is no one to do the rounds. The entire neighborhood is anxiously waiting to pay their monthly bills, and this is where you come to the rescue.
Hope on your mail-bike, stash the mail in the designated backside, and you're on your way. We can assure you, your neighbors will remember this good deed.
Let There Be Light
So the idea behind this is great. I mean, when you live in the middle of nowhere, you have to think of a way to indicate that your mail has arrived. Nothing in the world is more frustrating than checking your mail and going back home with absolutely zilch.
The lighthouse is there not just to decorate the plains of the midwest. Whenever there is mail waiting, it flashes, and that flash can be seen from a distance.
Green Fish Gorgeous
We have a feeling that someone might have got the whole scenery wrong here. Maybe confused the plots? Maybe the lighthouse at the end of the mailbox row confused someone and they had mistaken the fields of nothing for the ocean?
So, next time someone feels the urge to use nature's elements, do us a favor. Get the scenery right.
Use Your Left Over for Everything
So, it's spring cleaning time, you have found your grandmother's bag of wool and in honor of her memory you are looking for something to create, that will stay around for good and will remind you of her every time you look at it.
So now, every time you go out to get your post, you will remember your grandmother, and what a real sheep she was.
Humpty Dumpty Leaned on a Fence
Is this the complete design or is the egg head part missing? And the blue-coated pole on the side resembles more of a tap-dancing cane than anything else. Do you think it's clear to the mailman where the post has to be placed?
So, if you happen to pass by this, look out for eggshells scattered on the ground. If the king's men couldn't put him together, maybe the mailman will.
The original version of this mailbox was actually pretty cool. It was a plain black box, with a rooster on top, announcing the mailman's arrival. Simple, different, and blended in well with the scenery. Out came the kids, and what have we here.
The juvenile decor is apparently a big thing these days. The more colors, the better. The less logic behind the elements, well thats' the way it works. We understand the kids wanting to create a mailbox zoo, however, maybe some guidance was needed.
So, you've gone down to the seashore with the kids and decided to collect some shells. You find big ones and small ones, long ones, and curved ones, and you find yourself at the end of the day with a bucket full of shells asking yourself what on earth are you supposed to do with them now.
That's easy. Just glue them all onto your mailbox, and voila. A piece of art has been created!
Sponge Bob First Attempt
So here we have young boy's first attempt ( and a very good one we must add) for creating the almighty cartoon hero, Sponge Bob. There are a few things though we must clarify before crowing this the mailbox of the year.
Why the pole? What's with the shoes? Is the next the actual place to put the post (as there are no jellyfish out there), and when are Patrick Star and Mr. Krabs supposed to arrive?
And, We're Back in the 70s
So, we are all for uniqueness, all for thinking out of the box, and really do appreciate quality art. This mailbox unfortunately doesn't fall under any of the above categories. Maybe this one is really stuck there from the 1970s, who knows.
If whoever designed this tried to put the observer into an "Under The Sea" kind of feeling, sorry, it doesn't work. So, house number 15A, we think it's time for a takeover.
Who Are You Llyn Yr Ynn?
It took us a while to figure out of the owner is the Birds family, or Mr. Llyn Yr Ynn lives all alone. It's a bit confusing, as where we come from, Ynn is actually a very common name for pet birds so we aren't quite sure where the mailman should deliver the post to.
We assume that worst case, Mr. Ynn will let the Birds family know of he happened to get by mistake their mail, or vice-versa.
This looks more like an enlarged toy than a mailbox ( as if any of the ones listed here look like mailboxes but this one is really pathetic).
We wonder if the crocodile's jaw closes every time mail is placed in its mouth. This could be a great innovative game. Try placing the mail in the box before the crocodile hits you.
You Have Mail
The mail system these days is not as efficient as it was years ago. The modern world has kicked in and we enjoy cross-continent communication much easier. These days not everyone is familiar with the old-fashioned mailman and uses its services rarely.
This image emphasizes just how the system is insufficient. The person here has been waiting for a long time....
Lost and found
Lost and found departments can be found anywhere. Every respectable place has a niche where lost items can be placed and await their owners to return.
Somebody must have forgotten this mailbox in a lost and found section for too long as it was obviously dumped on this tree when no one came to claim it.
Lego has created brand new designs with imagination roaring over the rooftop. From Knight castles to pirate ships through enchanted towers and magnificent landscapes.
The hometown collection would just not be complete without this amazing mailbox, as we wonder how on earth did we manage to go through the years without it.
Ok, so you're not old. You're mature. You are young with loads of experience. You're not old, but if we must use "old" in a sentence to describe you; you are getting old.
Using a medieval computer as a mailbox (or as anything) practically turns your age in. No matter how cool you think you are, with this at the entrance of your home, you have no chance.
Fly Fly Away
We are surprised that this mailbox design is not still on display and it has actually been purchased. Would you place an oversized out-of-proportion bird at the front of your home?
Wouldnt be surprised if next time someone passes by, a huge "For Sale" sign will be on it (on the box, not the house).
Under The Sea
It is known that water has calming effects. Going down to the sea, or sitting by a river can give you moments of tranquility and make you feel as if you are drifting over a cloud.
Using these water elements on the mailbox design might have slightly missed the signs of calmness, as one glimpse at this seashell ornament; will make you many other things but calm.
Return To Sender
"I gave a letter to the postman, he put it his sack. Bright early next morning, he brought my letter back". And no wonder he did. You don't have to be a mailman to be terrified by the looks of this.
Imagine having an Elvis song played every time the post is placed in that rustic tin box. Visitors could mistake this landmark for being Graceland, and for this creature being the King. NOT!
For this household, it's Halloween all year round. You can be the mailman won't miss it. All of the weird mail will arrive and be delivered into this weird box.
For future references, can someone please explain what the hell is the mailman suppose to do with the pumpkins? Or, are they really supposed to be part of the decor?
Advertising your profession through your mailbox design can be great. It makes it easier to find, it enriches what you stand for and it gives a unique touch, differing you from others. This Chiropractor might have taken this a little too far.
He either wants to assure no one misses his clinic and finds him easily or he might assume not everyone knows what a Chiropractor is.
Put It In The Pig
Can you imagine hearing someone calling at the postman "put it in the pig's behind"? This is exactly what the creator of this wired mailbox didn't take into account.
By looking at this image, you might think the owner wanted to scare off stray dogs with the help of a pig. And on the other hand, he might believe that all mail with no exception, is spam.
Having an icon as a mailbox can be cool, but having Mr. Marley relaxed on your mailbox 24/7 is is pretty uncool. Have a look at this wired box we found. It took us a bit of research before we realized this was supposed to resemble Bob Marley.
Adding the glasses and trying to give it a more realistic impression only makes us wonder if the owner of this box was jamming to a little more than only music.
Mail House Rock
Believing you were born too late in time and that you wished you could have experienced earlier decades is one thing. Constructing a Flinstone mailbox is another. The construction must have taken years ( maybe started as early as the ancient days)
So if you're not named Fred or Willma, we suggest sticking to 21st-century mailboxes unless you are OK with a stone-headed letter as well.
Beware of the Mighty Cat
We are not sure if this was intended to happen or this is an artistic mistake. Constructing a stone wall (intended for a mailbox or not) can turn out unexpected sometimes if it is designed by an amateur, and here is a great example.
The Ruby eyes resemble more of a bionic cat waiting for its daily loot. The whiskers shooting out of the mailbox nose are still unclear as this statue will not only keep mice away but also the mailman himself.
If you would approach this mailbox from a distance, you would probably wonder how on earth did this Pixar figure (a thin version of) ended up on the front lawn. Has this imaginary friend come to life and decided to retrain as a mailbox?
Good old "Toy Story" Woody seems as if he is waiting for Mr. Potatoe Head, Buzz, and Slinky Dog to come along and sort out the post.
Tear Down The Wall
If you are mature enough to remember the astonishing "The Wall" movie directed by Alan Parker, then you are surely unable to avoid the association this hammer brings. What did the designer of this mailbox think when he brought this to life?
Was the purpose of this creation to keep the postman away? Or was it to emphasize the designer's concern and worries of the man living behind the house's wall?
There are plenty of robots, big, small, good, and bad, in the Star Wars universe. None of them are more well-known and beloved than the blue and white Astromech droid, R2-D2.
From the very first film back in 1977, riding on the back of Luke's X-Wing, to the latest movie and even in the many different television shows, this droid is always ready to fight against the dark side of the Force. He's also ready to help get the mail, and just like the droid in the Star Wars universe, this mailbox has plenty of space for information and is ready to help everyone.
We've seen plenty of unique mailbox styles already, and there are more coming, but this one has something a little bit extra to help out. Once the mail carrier delivers everything – it looks like it's for a business, and though we can't tell what kind, it probably has something to do with music.
He or she has the opportunity to pick up the hammer and wail on the gong in order to let the people inside know that everything has arrived. As a business, they probably get a good amount of mail, and the construction and color even double up as a little bit of advertising.
It's as Shocked as We Are
While typically fishing is catch-and-release, it looks like one fisherman had an idea to bring the fun of the lake home with him so that he can pretend he's out on the water every time he goes out to fetch his mail. It almost looks like you could take a real fish and transform it into this mailbox, but we wouldn't recommend that – it would start to stink one way or another.
It will take a little bit of wood and some woodworking skills, but it's plenty possible for you to make your own version of this item, and if you do, you can customize it to perfection.
Taking the Mailbox for a Spin
If you're a farmer or a rancher, a tractor is your best friend and favorite tool. Whether you're hauling in straw from the fields for the livestock to munch on, or you're dragging a tiller behind you to make the perfect rows for your next batch of crops, the tractor is there to help.
Now it also appears as a mailbox to help you out even more. This simple yellow machine has plenty of space in the front to carry all of your mail. We just wish that the wheels worked well enough to take it back into the farmhouse, so you have one less thing on your plate.
Not Pedaling Hard Enough
The Tour de France is one of the most grueling bicycle races in the world, and it's undoubtedly the biggest event in bike racing the world has. Plenty of people love to tune in to cheer on their country's team, but we get the feeling the guy who made this mailbox might not be the biggest fan.
It's even possible that the mailbox is on the route that the Tour de France takes. The mail carrier and the person who owns this mailbox probably had to take a few days to get used to it, but now it's just another part of the day.
We Wonder How Big the Club Is
Your youngest keeps bragging o, how he wished he can go golfing with you? Well, this is as close as it gets. At least it looks like you have your own language carrier, escorting you all the way down to the court.
It's so well made we wouldn't be surprised for the camera to zoom out and reveal that it's actually a real boy who has covered himself in silver body paint. We wonder for how long he'll be waiting...
Made Out of Its Worst Nightmare
This bird-shaped mailbox is a fine piece of construction, but look closer, and you'll see there's a little more to this metal bird than you can see at first glance. The tail is built out of forks and spoons of different sizes, and the little bundle of feathers that it has on top of its head – a bit difficult to see – is actually a whisk from a mixer.
That's all well and good, but what we're really wondering is how this mailbox is floating. Is the post hidden among the shrubbery? Is it attached to the fence somehow? We may never know.
It's Pumping Up “White Gold”
There's no doubt where this one-of-a-kind mailbox is from, though in the Lone Star State, it's pretty unlikely it's actually one of a kind. Texas, the second-largest state in the union and without a doubt one of the most unique, has thousands or millions of oil pumps, worked by roughnecks who help us power our homes, businesses, and cars.
It's one of the biggest businesses in the world, and for a good reason, since nearly everything we have relies on it in some way. A miniature version of an oil derrick has been transformed into a red, white, and blue mailbox somewhere in Texas.
He Could Fit in There, You Know
Octopuses – yes, octopuses, the root word isn't Latin which means the plural shouldn't end with an I – are wonderfully strange creatures. They're the closest thing we have to aliens on Earth, have no bones, and are, incredibly, quite friendly. One woodworker with a love of these undersea monstrosities whipped up something unforgettable for the mail carrier the next time the magazines come.
The winding tentacles of the creature dizzy the mind to follow them all, and the construction is immaculate. We're not even out-and-out fans of our eight-legged friends, but this kind of mailbox would be welcome outside of our home any day.
Classic Winter Mailbox
The best part about this mailbox is that it won't last forever. You won't get sick of it because eventually, it will melt as long as you don't live in Siberia. And then next year you can do the same thing, to cover up your boring old wooden post and battered metal mailbox. Every year, you can come up with a new design or even switch it up every time it snows!
In this picture, the mailbox itself is the open mouth of the snowman, but the only thing stopping you from making anything – like an aircraft hanger, an underwater cave, or a train tunnel – is your imagination and the amount of snow you have to use.
These Books Just Have Bills in Them!
They've been here since before you were born, and not even the upstart internet can get rid of them – it will only make them STRONGER. If you're a big book reader, a librarian, or someone who still thinks back to Scholastic book fairs, then this is the kind of mailbox you can really sink your teeth into.
Pull open the red mail flag to find the daily surprises the mailman left for you. It could be cool if each book would be a designated place for a different type of mail. One for bills, one for catalogs, another for junk, and so on.
People Had Bigger Hands Back in the Day
Wow! Someone took an original Game Boy and turned it into a mailbox! While the very first handheld gaming device was certainly big – and beige, just as you see in the picture – it wasn't actually this big. To make a mailbox just like Nintendo's big game-changer, it comes down to pure creative skill.
Which game do you think is slotted in there right now? Of course, the obvious choice is something like “Pokémon Red” or “Pokémon Blue,” or “Kirby's Dream Land,” or “Metroid II: Return of Samus,” but we're going to go with a little bit of a dark horse. We're going to say it's “Paperboy 2.”
It’s Ready for i1ts Flight
Golf lovers rejoice at this mailbox. Look at it perfectly positioned, just like a golf ball on a tee - don’t you just want to take a swing? Some fine designer figured out a way to make a post and a mailbox that looks just like a tee and a ball, even with all the little divots on the ball and the memorable shape of the tee.
It looks like the kind of thing that you could find to buy from somewhere online for a pretty good price, but it might also be possible to build your own if you have the time, materials, and knowledge.
Before the technology of pressurized air and skintight wetsuits, people who went down to the depths of the ocean had to wear these diving suits. The helmets were made of heavy copper, which not only provided air but also weighed the divers down. The canvas suits they wore weren’t exactly waterproof but did offer protection from the elements.
Somebody - or some business - put together this interesting mailbox holder to help people think back to those years. It looks like this adventurous diver has just found a chest full of sunken treasure, but he’s really just found a bunch of advertisements from banks, car repair stores, and Target.
We Hope This Person Works as a Vet
Seeing a cow along the side of the road is a common sight if you live - or drive - anywhere in the midwest. These cows are so common that seeing a different animal is almost cause for surprise. This mailbox, then, isn’t all that eye-catching if you’re familiar with the sight of the friendly bovines.
What is notable, however, is the way the mail does enter the cow, which is through the rear end. Of course, for farmers and people who work with animals, sometimes that is an avenue that has to be utilized for one procedure or another.
Bite My Shiny Metal Mailbox!
Another piece of fine art for the collection. This is straight from the classic adult animated television series “Futurama.” It's everybody's favorite metal-manipulating, beer-swilling, cigar-smoking robot, Bender Bending Rodriguez!
He's carrying a twelve-pack of his favorite beer and giving you a friendly wave and a big, happy smile. Hopefully, but the case of beer is sadly empty! The only solution? Put mail inside it! It's not what the real Bender would want, but this is just a mailbox. It might even be made out of metal. It could be plastic, or maybe wood. The real Bender would take GREAT umbrage with such a construction, but he won't be born until 2996.
Harvesting the Mail
If you're tired after working in the fields all day long, and you want something different to rejuvenate your mind, why not try a little bit of crafting? Getting some metal pieces and other items like wheels and welding supplies means you too can make your own small combine harvester mailbox.
Maybe you're just a John Denver fan, and you want something that lets that fact be known with subtlety and class. We can see this person is most likely the former, thanks to the big fields behind the mailbox, but it isn't out of the question for him or her to be the latter as well.
Take Me to the Circus
With some welding experience, it won't be too hard to make your own version of this unicycle. It's either leftover from the circus that went through town, or it could actually be a bicycle, that was ingeniously turned into a unicycle.
No doubt the person who put this together had plenty of extra pieces sitting around and probably had a few functioning bicycles. Or, he's a retired circus clown, looking for artistic ways for using his juggling equipment.
It's Got to Be a Disappointment
When the mail carrier first opened up this keg-slash-mailbox, do you think he or she expected some actual brew to help make the day go on a little smoother? Do you think he or she found a cup and gave that tap a pull? We don't know what kind of home this mailbox is set up for, but it could be possible that it's how a local brewery gets its mail.
It looks like it could be something like that since the rest of the picture shows us outdoor seating, and a large area with other things in it, too. Plus, it doesn't appear to be in a residential area.
The Type of Innovation Jobs Would Have Liked
For some time now, Apple has been all about finding the next big product. They took old ideas and made them new again, and then came up with their own ideas to put on top of those.
Taking one of their older tower computers, cleaning out all the old wires and motherboards, and sticking it on top of a pole outside your house to make a unique mailbox doesn't seem too hard, and it will give people on the street something to talk about. It might not rival the next iPhone, but it's definitely going to be cheaper.
As far as the entirety of this photo, we aren't sure what's going on. You got the big huge planet behind the little brick wall, with the moon...or maybe it's just an even littler version of the planet...in the front to collect the mail. The mailbox itself is pretty simple, even if it is unique.
It's a simple box surrounded by the spherical shape of a heavenly body, though it's hard to tell what it's made of. It could be everything from cardboard to old metal, so your best guess is as good as ours. It also looks a bit misshapen – that heavenly body could use a little bit of toning.
If you spend all your time at the office dreaming about your next chance to hit the links, then you need a mailbox that is always ready to join you. While this golfer design box is as tall as the mailman himself– you can see mail and magazines chilling in there just by looking at the picture.
It looks like there's plenty of space for the mail carrier to deliver new clubs, golf shoes, and balls. Maybe it's also the kind of thing that you can take right off the post and take to the links if you can't even wait to get going.
We're Off to See the Postman
The Tin Man is waiting for his friends Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto to join him for a trip down the yellow brick road, but while he's waiting, he might as well earn a little bit of scratch as a mailbox holder for this family. And look at that incredible strength – two mailboxes at once!
He certainly isn't visiting the Wizard of Oz to ask for muscles, that's for sure! This robot is made out of a keg, metal piping, a funnel, a watering can, and a couple of other parts, all painted in the same silver color, just like the classic movie character.
When You Don't Have the Time for Creativity
Yeah, it looks like this is just a microwave on a pole. It has a flag on the side, which means it is, in fact, a mailbox, but aside from the uniqueness of making one out of a microwave, there's nothing special here. All the mail carrier has to do is open the microwave, place the mail inside, and close it again.
There's no popping popcorn or heating up a burrito here unless the microwave somehow has power in the field it seems to be set up in. It's not such a bad choice, especially if the owner expects to get a lot of mail on a regular basis.
Where No Mail Has Gone Before
The person or people behind this unique mailbox have done plenty of work to turn their boring old box into something that is ready to take to the stars. Based on the design of the USS Enterprise, it looks like this space-age choice has a few extra pieces that make it more than just a box.
It looks like there could be a camera, a sensor to notify people when the mail comes, and few other special pieces. It might not have a teleporter or a holodeck, but this design is still a super cool look.
Cheaper Than a Boat, at Least
Most boat owners are fully aware that a boat is a hole in the ocean you throw money into, which may explain why people are able to take old boat motors and convert them into mailboxes.
This one is an Evinrude classic, which would look perfectly at home hanging off the back of a motorboat that you might take into the lake for a spot of early-morning fishing, out to the sea to do some diving, or tooling up the river to visit a friend's boathouse. But now it's a simple mailbox, no longer in the water but still serving a useful purpose. And it's cheaper to maintain, too.
Do They Raise Them or Eat Them?
Mailboxes display your love for all to see, but this mailbox could be taken in a number of ways. Is it connected to a little farm, where they raise chickens and roosters and sell them to others? Does somebody here work at a meat processing plant, and they're honoring the animals that help support the family?
Perhaps it's just that the crew who lives here loves to fry up some wings or have chicken sandwiches. Whatever the reason, it's a clean, fun design that catches the eye and will get the conversation going. And it doesn't even crow.
Building Something Out of Nothing
Making something big is one thing, but it's another thing entirely to make something small, using small pieces. This mailbox, for instance, is an astounding bit of construction that we're certain slowed the mail carrier for a few minutes every time the mail came around.
While we can't see where the mail actually goes in, we're going to say it's probably around the back, where one might traditionally load things in a truck. But the cab gets all the attention, with intricate details on the fenders, inside the cab, on the wheels, and even for the cords from the cab to the trailer—what a treasure.
Baby, You Can Light My Mail
This mailbox is hot. We mean really hot. The orange flames catch the eye, the blue highlights around the flames excite the designer in all of us, and the red mail flag is the cherry on top. This design becomes impossible to ignore even if you don't have any mail for it.
We suggest stretching the design all the way and coating the pole with more flames. The mailbox would then for sure be seen from a distance. A sign with "mailman, you can light my fire" would give the perfect final touch.
Pile in For a Road Trip
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: if someone builds their mailbox in a specific way, or to look like a specific item, then they LOVE that thing.
This camper mailbox tells us the exact same thing, and we wouldn't be surprised if all of the space inside this choice construction is constantly full of items since the people who own the home it's attached to are always piling into their home away from home and taking to the road. Still, it's a great look for someone who loves a little bit of adventure.
The Steel Curtain
New York has always been proud of the football team, NY Jets. Take this helmet mailbox, for instance, which, while definitely not the kind of thing you want to wear when you take the field, is something that all the football fans in The Big Apple will appreciate.
The mail carrier will probably feel a little weird about opening the face mask and shoving mail right where the eyes usually peer out from, but it won't take long to get used to it.
How High Can You Go?
One of the keys to success in our hectic modern world is organization. Keep things organized, and your projects will go smoother, take less time, and be more successful in the long run. Following this system, one creative worker has built a special mailbox to assure the monthly bills get the treatment they deserve.
The poor mail carrier who works this route might have to bring along a stepladder to make sure he or she gets those bills up there. There are probably lots of other mailboxes on the route to get to; can't waste all the time on this one.
He's Had a Job Change
No longer grilling up the secret recipe at the Krusty Krab, Spongebob Squarepants has decided to try out a new career and start carrying mail. It seems to us that no matter where this cheerful yellow sponge works, he's going to have the time of his life. This official USPS mailbox in Florida looks ready to take your important mail and packages and send them on to the proper places.
All truth be told, we're a little more comfortable with Spongebob handling our mail than our food. Sponges are notoriously dirty and full of germs. Squidward is also probably happy that Spongebob is gone, too.
We Can Only Wonder
Custom mailboxes are a pretty good way to get a handle on what kind of personality or hobbies the homeowner has, and this one doesn't really leave much to the imagination. Still, how many extra boat motors do you think he has lying around that he's able to take one, bury it deep enough in the ground, and hollow out the inside so that there's space for the mail.
Maybe this creative boat-lover just stopped at the junkyard and found a cheap chassis to use. One way or the other, this is the kind of mailbox that will be the talk of the street for a few weeks.
It took a couple of seconds for us to realize this was, in fact, a mailbox. Not only does it look like the kind of thing that most people will stay away from no matter what happens – the threat of shocks is always there – but it's also built to look a little bit like a face.
A few extra parts from the dump and a little bit of wielding ingenuity can help you create something like this mailbox. There are some state and national rules about how your mailbox has to look, so be sure to follow those (there are hefty fines associated), but other than that, start crafting.
Start Your Engines!
Suppose you love to head to the garage and tinker around inside the hood of your car, whether your personal vehicle or a restoration project, then save a few of those parts and whip up a new mailbox. We aren't exactly sure where the mail is going to go on this mailbox, but give the mail carrier enough time, and we're sure they'll be able to figure it out.
This V8 isn't going to go anywhere, but if your mail carrier is a motorhead just like you, it's sure to get his or her engine running. You could also install a little piece inside, so when they open the hatch for the mail, it makes an engine-starting sound.
Expecting Some Big Packages
If you order lots of big items, then this might be the mailbox for you. Most people will just expect a package outside their front door, but if you like metalworking and have a little bit of experience, you can whip up this absolute unit of a mailbox that has enough space for even the biggest deliveries.
Look at that guy standing next to it – how tall do you think he is? he probably wasn't a basketball player, but we have to estimate at the very least five feet, probably something more like 5'5”. In that case, the mailbox might just reach seven feet tall.
Spin to Win
Creativity is always a win. If you roll up in a mail truck and see something like this, your first thought will probably be something like, “Why did they do this?” But as soon as you figure out what it is, you, as the mail carrier, will be pleased.
This Lazy Susan design means the carrier takes the mail to the spinning table and distributes the mail without having to go too far. It's built-in a more rural area, which means the carrier would have had to go pretty far to hand it all out, so this item is probably a big help.
My Mailman's Name is Seuss
If you want to make this kind of mailbox, better do it while it's cold. This mailbox comes to us from outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado, where a family was a big enough fan of the good doctor – and skilled enough in shaping snow – to create something this large and intricate.
This mailbox might not be around for a long time, but it's sure to be a sight for sore eyes for the person who puts the mail inside the mouth. We also hope that it doesn't actually yell when you open the mouth. Then again...