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 Long story short, it’s time to replace those outdated house numbers!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 number signs for you to try this weekend!

Grassy address plaque

Make this fresh and fun Palm Springs inspired house numbers sign from ‘Popsugar‘. Did you ever think to make an DIY address plaque with grass?

Mini planter address sign

This DIY house number sign from ‘Shades of Blue‘ is also a planter! Love the idea of making an address sign into a sort of window box too.

Cedar picket address sign with mini planter

Here is another house number sign with a planter, from ‘Ana White‘. This was made from a simple cedar fence picket!

Basket planter house number sign

One last DIY house number sign with a planter from ‘Lovely Etc‘. If you love farmhouse style, this one is for you!

Modern house numbers on grooved wood sign

Make this modern house number sign with this tutorial from ‘Little House of Four‘. We love the texture she created on the sign itself, instead of just placing the house numbers on a flat board. Go check out her tutorial! BTW, this address plaque looks amazing on her farmhouse style home, so you don’t have to have a modern house for this style to work!

Framed house number sign using wood shims

A Crafted Passion‘ made this house number sign from simple and inexpensive wood shims!

Modern and minimalist house numbers

These modern house numbers are the perfect address plaque for a more contemporary home. From ‘Curbly‘, this tutorial walks you through exactly how to make this address sign.

DIY house numbers

DIY acrylic house number plaque

We love this more contemporary frosted glass looking house number idea. You can find the tutorial at ‘Instructables‘, 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.

Easy DIY nailed house numbers

“Hit the nail on the head” with this easy house address sign project! This one is perfect for a rustic modern addition to your home’s entrance. All you’ll need is a piece of wood of the right size, stain or paint if desired, and nails! And there’s a great video tutorial for this one, too!

Source: MrDiyDork / YouTube

Budget friendly upcycled house numbers

This house number idea made from scrap wood by ‘Kojo Designs‘ is a perfect example of great design with a small pocketbook.

Address planters display

Ending with an address sign idea perfect for all us gardeners… a flower pot house number tutorial by DIY Showoff.

Make sure you include curb appeal in your garden design, because it does contribute to your garden, and your home. DIY house number signs 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 OhMeOhMy on Front Door Makeovers! Oh, and if you are looking for more ways to dress up your curb appeal, try our post on DIY Garbage Can Screens!

Note : This post has been freshened with updated projects.


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  1. Build-A-Stone August 29, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Great Idea ! Thanks for sharing with us

  2. Build-A-Stone July 25, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing a great post with us !

  3. Mary Beth Fleming July 16, 2015 at 9:46 am

    LOVE! What is the font? It’s perfect!
    Mary Beth

    1. Kathy Woodard August 4, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      Hi Mary Beth! You will have to email the author of the project you are interested in to find out the font… Good luck!

  4. Sandy February 3, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Great ideas for short home addresses, but what about longer ones? My home address has 5 numbers….any ideas?

  5. Mimi June 23, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    What a great idea. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Sabrina May 31, 2014 at 3:32 am

    Great photos! Thanks for sharing. This inspires me to great something instead of buying numbers. I particularly love the flower pots. Thanks for the ideas.

  7. Winnie Lam January 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Kathy, I love the house numbers with the inserts using a grass entry mat! Where did you buy those hollow house numbers from? Thanks!

    1. Kathy Woodard January 20, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      I guess these were manufactured and sold for a while but I think they have been discontinued. We had to include them in the post because they were so cool. Inspiration for maybe someone to try and make themselves!

    2. Laura February 3, 2014 at 11:59 pm

      I would use a set of number cake pans; Wilton makes them and they are sold on eBay, amazon, and Wal-Mart!

      1. Kathy Woodard February 4, 2014 at 3:55 pm

        Nice idea!

  8. Ellen D November 12, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I like your ideas! Any suggestions for single digit street numbers?

    1. Kathy Woodard November 20, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      I think most of the ideas would work with a single digit street number. Especially the ones on a plank of wood or acrylic sheet etc.

    2. Connie Burke February 9, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      I love seeing single digit numbers expressed with zeros in front of the number!
      ie: 001


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