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.
We Wonder How Big the Club Is
Your youngest keeps bragging about, how he wished he could 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.
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 would 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.