House Number Planter
Spring flowers and greenery in stenciled tin buckets make this house number planter the most unique one in the neighborhood.
Adhesive vinyl numbers are perfect for this project. You’ll want to use the outline of the number as a stencil, rather than the number itself. Unlike a stiff card stock stencil, it wraps around the shape of the bucket easily and has a built-in adhesive backing. Then all you have to do is paint it a color to match your house.
It’s easy to complement your home’s exterior—leave the board rough and stain it for a rustic look or sand it smooth and paint it glossy for a more modern feel.
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How to make a house number planter
- wooden board, cut 7″ x 22″
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- tape and scrap paper
- spray paint, all-in-one paint and primer
- ¼” jute rope
- potted plants
- Cut board then attach sawtooth hangers to the back, using a hammer.
- Cut around numbers you need, leaving as much margin around each one as possible. You will be using the outline, not the actual number, to stencil. Carefully peel off the surrounding area that outlines the number and adhere it to the front of bucket (refer to process shot).
- Protect the area surrounding the outline of the number with scrap paper. Lightly spray buckets with paint. Carefully peel off the outline and the protective paper then allow the buckets to dry.
- Cut rope to fit around the rim of buckets, wrap around the rim then glue to adhere.
- Space buckets evenly apart on the board. Drill a pilot hole through each bucket as well as the board. Fasten buckets to the board using screws then hang and insert potted plants.