My mother likes to decorate our mailbox differently every year. I decided to design a stable platform on which to place whatever decorations she wanted.
After several iterations, I Sketched Up a design I liked.
Her mailbox is huge. Some assembly was required. Bolts and wing nuts secure the “stirrups” to the platform top. Small bungee cords stretch between the stirrups across the bottom of the mailbox to keep things secure. (Not pictured)
I wanted to paint the pieces to match the mailbox but was outvoted by my mother who just wanted a clear finish. In the future, I may make a clear acrylic one. I think it might be effective for some decorations.