This Must Be The Place: 12 House Number DIY Ideas

This Must Be The Place: 12 House Number DIY Ideas

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Tess Wilson
Jul 8, 2016
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How often do you get to combine an absolutely necessary home improvement—making your address visible to emergency services—with a celebration of fonts? Create an eye-catching set of house numbers with one of these 12 fantastic DIYs.

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Stitched Nylon House Number by Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart's team wove some brightly colored twine through the mesh with a tapestry needle. If you like the font she used, downloadable templates are available on her site.

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House Number Plaque by A Turtle's Life For Me

Speaking of scrap wood! Put all those paint stirrers that seem to multiply to good use by painting and staining them in the color combo of your dreams.

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Oversize Painted Cement House Numbers by A Joyful Riot

I love these! My driveway is 1/4mile and it would be hilarious to make numbers so big they could be read from the road.

How to Make Cement Board House Numbers by DIY Network

If you love the look of cement but aren't ready/able to commit to the monoliths above, dive into this thorough tutorial for crafting reasonably sized numbers. It will make you want to make everything out of cement board!

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DIY House Number Planter by This Idyllic Life

This is another sweet scrap wood project, spiced up with those little planter boxes you can often find at dollar stores or similar.

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DIY Wooden Planter Box With House Numbers by DIY Network

Instead of adding a planter to your house numbers, add your address to a planter! DIY Network has a very thorough tutorial.

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DIY Rustic Moss House Numbers by DIY Network

Sure, we'd all love to paint our house with buttermilk so we can grow real moss house numbers, but will we? This project uses dried moss hot-glued to wooden numbers, no misting required.

How to Make Stainless Steel House Numbers by Instructables

This project, which cleverly uses screws, was created by brydanger, but I chose a photo of the version commenter amikolajczyk was inspired to make. They also advised, "I'll warn everyone, stainless steel screws are not cheap. I found them at a surplus discounter for $10/lb for #12 1.5" screws," and the comments are full of helpful tips for creating fonts and layout.

Light Up House Numbers by Instructables

A beautiful piece of wood and sparkly string lights—this project is made of all the best things in the world.

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DIY Modern Traditional House Number Plaque by Chris Loves Julia

Ooh, so classy. I love the brass numbers from Lowe's that they used, though depending how long your address is, $16/number could add up quickly.

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DIY House Number by Jaclyn Fladmark

This one simply requires stencils, paint, and the possession of a stoop!

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Nap Time Door DIY by Oklahoma City Moms Blog

Finally, here's a DIY for the apartment dwellers (though some of the previous projects could possibly be adapted for apartments, especially if you have a relaxed landlord). All you need is paint and some pretty vinyl numbers.

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