This Must Be The Place: 11 House Number DIY Ideas

updated May 3, 2019
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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 11 fantastic DIYs.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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

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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.