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Decorate Your Mailbox with Artificial Bougainvillea

Take your mailbox from plain and boring to the perfectly pretty with the addition of artificial bougainvillea. I love this project for so many reasons. Not only did it take less than 10 minutes to complete, but it is also the perfect way to welcome spring to your yard. Best of all, it can be changed out easily with every season, allowing you to choose in-season foliage if you want a more natural look. If you choose to leave it up, you don’t have to worry about fading because this artificial bougainvillea has been UV protected for outdoor use.

Mailbox Bougainvillea

Mailbox Bougainvillea


  • Clear Floral Tape
  • Scissors
  • Artificial Outdoor Bougainvillea

Step 1:

Take the long plastic stem of the bougainvillea and push it down into the soil in front of your mailbox.

Step 2:

Manipulate the individual branches of the bougainvillea until you decide where you would like each one to be placed.

Step 3:

Secure the longer branches to the pole of your mailbox using a piece of the clear tape. Place the tape at the stem behind leaves to help conceal the tape.

Step 4:

Allow the shorter branches to fall naturally. They will also wave in the breeze, increasing the natural appearance of this artificial plant. Step back, take a look at what you have, and make any adjustments that you need.

The long stem in the soil and the tape on the longer branches will keep this plant in place while still making it super easy to change it out for a different plant at other times of the year. If you do change out the plant, just clean off the bougainvillea you removed and store it away to use again next year. Of course, this project could be completed with any of our large climbing plants.

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