I always appreciate visible house numbers in situations like that, but I figured there must be a better way to display your address than the standard format. I came up with this house address DIY and tried it out on our studio space.
Now we have the cutest address on the block (at least in my opinion…)! Ready to add a little personality and fun to your front porch?
-house numbers (I used these)
–faux grass-3/4″ wood* (you can also use a shadow box display case of the right size instead of making your own box)
-2 1/2″ wood screws
*Like I mention in the supply list, you don’t have to make your own box from scratch for this project. A shadow box with the glass removed will also work, but I’ve been practicing my woodworking skills, so I wanted to make the box myself, too.
These dimensions worked perfectly for the size of my house numbers, but you’ll want to adjust the size of box you make (or shadow display case that you buy) to fit the numbers you want to use.
Once your wood is cut, put some wood glue on the bottom inside edge of each of the side panels, place them up against the appropriate side of the back panel, and nail into place (either with a nail gun or with a hammer once the glue is dry).
I would suggest using an exterior paint since this is an outdoor project, but if your house numbers will be under a deep porch like ours are, you could probably get away with interior paint instead. If you bought a shadow display case, remove the glass and paint the frame at this point if you want to.
You want to use screws that are long enough to be just a bit shorter than the height of your grass when screwed in so that the numbers will look like they are nestled into the grass when you hang them on the screws.
Once your numbers are in place, you can either place hangers on the back of your box and hang the house number sign using vinyl siding clips (or use brick clips on a brick house), or you can place screws directly through the box into the siding.
We had several holes in our spot already from an old mailbox that used to hang there, so we figured we may as well add two more since they would all get covered up by the sign anyway.
If eyes are the “window to the soul” of the face, then front porches are something equivalent to that for the rest of the house. Porches really show the personality of those inside, and I think these house numbers are the perfect compliment to our bright teal door.