Part of having a garden space is also recognizing that curb appeal adds to the value of that space… in other words, you want to show off your garden stuff to the world going by! One of the greatest ways to enhance your garden is to up the ante on the style factor for your home and garden curb appeal. Long story shorter, time to replace those outdated house numbers! We have a bunch of great tutorials on DIY house numbers for you. Making this a project instead of running down to the hardware store pays off in two ways… First you don’t spend $20 a number! Second, you get something that represents your family and it’s personality, not just some generic vinyl letters. (Ick!!!) So here are TGG’s top choices for DIY house numbers for you to try this weekend! (Our featured image above is from Curbly, and you can find the DIY tutorial here.)
We love this more contemporary frosted glass looking house number set. You can find instructions here, and it’s pretty easy! Note: You can find the Lexan (acrylic sheet) at most home improvement stores, and they will cut it for you if necessary.
“Hit the nail on the head” with this easy project! Pick up a piece of wood of the right size from the scrap bin at the hardware store. Stain or paint if desired. Print out your house numbers in a bold font of the size you desire. Make sure to tape it to the house where it will be displayed, then step back and make sure it’s large enough to be seen from the street. Now tape the paper over the wood base. Starting in the center of each number and working your way out, tap nails into place within the printed number. The closer you can comfortably space the nails, the easier it will be to read. Use a needle nose pliers to hold each nail as you tap it into place. Try to get them straight! When finished, tear away the paper. This look would look great on both a more modern home, or if you are creating a more rustic feel.
My Wonderfully Made has a great tutorial for you more traditional gardeners, with these bucket house numbers. Simple and charming!
I had to include this as a project… This image is a purchased house number set, but how hard would it be to stencil and cut out the numbers from a grass entry mat? (Which are CHEAP, btw…) Use some Gorilla Glue to adhere to a painted board, and voila! Most creative house numbers on the block! And bonus… this screams “gardener lives here.”
This house number set made from scrap wood by Kojo Designs is a perfect example of great design with a small pocketbook. Here are the instructions.
Ending with a project perfect for all us gardeners… a flower pot house number tutorial by DIY Showoff.
Make sure you include curb appeal in your garden design, becasue it does contribute to your garden, and your home. DIY house numbers are an easy addition to that design that you can accomplish in an afternoon. While you’re at it, dress up those front doors as well! See our post at DYSS on what a difference a door makes!Image Credits: Curbly, Instructables, My Wonderfully Made, Houzz, Kojo Designs, DIY Showoff