Before I even started my blog, I loved looking at House Number Planter projects on Pinterest! I decided as I’ve been adding some curb appeal to the front of my house, I should actually make one of my own.
It was about the time that I started on this project that my husband started spouting off words like “finishing nails”, “drill”, “jigsaw” – I said uh, no thanks. I decided to create this planter without using any kind of power tools, mostly because #lazygirl, but mostly because #woodglue – why put more effort into something when you’ll get the same results?
Here’s what I used to make my House Number Planter:
So, as simple as I can write it out, create a box to put on the front of your large piece of wood. I truly do not know how else to explain it. If you’re following my instructions and are truly stuck – I’ll Skype you through it!
Then, stain it! I used the same color stain that we used on our back patio last spring (except the stain wasn’t used when I took those photos – oopsies!), which was a beautiful cedar red. However, as soon as I put it on this wood, it turned “spray tan gone wrong” orange.
So, I ran up to Lowes, per usual, and grabbed a sample of stain that I loved! I painted a layer on, then rubbed it off so it wouldn’t get too dark.
Once the stain was dry, I glued on the house numbers. To be honest, i pulled out the drill for this one. Then, I couldn’t find the correct bit, so I immediately put up the drill and pulled out the wood glue. Oh, and it works just fine, thanks. #woodglueforthewin
Then, I grabbed some floral foam and faux flowers at the craft store, stuck them in the planter and viola! I love the color it adds to our front porch!