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DIY House Number Planter – Rustic Hanging Address Planter

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Why settle for a regular house number when you can make something much more creative like this unique DIY House Number Planter! This adorable address planter box is a fun and chic way to display your home address. It’s easily mountable, and includes a little planter to add a splash of color. Best of all, it’s quick and easy-to-make!

The combination of the dark wood crate with galvanized planters and matching numbers gives this DIY house number planter a slightly rustic, farmhouse look.

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I’d been wanting a creative way to display our house number for awhile now. I fell in love with the hanging address planters I’ve seen online, but many of them are way too pricey. So I figured why not make my own?

This easy address planter box can be mounted on a wall or left to sit on the porch or table. Using just a few items, it takes just minutes to make and looks fantastic! The combination of the dark wood crate with galvanized planters and matching numbers gives this house number planter a slightly rustic, farmhouse look.

diy house number planter rustic farmhouse style address planter

Plus, since the plants are in removable flower pots, they can be easily switched out for different plants as the seasons change. So, are you ready to see how to make this hanging house number planter?

DIY House Number Planter

Supplies for DIY House Number Wall Planter

  • small wood crate (mine actually came from Walmart, complete with planters)
  • galvanized metal house numbers (I found mine at Michaels, made by Craft Embellishments)
  • 1 to 2 galvanized metal planters
  • E6000 glue
  • spar varnish or other wood treatment
  • hammer and nail (if needed, for drainage holes)
  • plants of choice (I used Portulaca aka moss rose)
  • Mounting hardware if opting to hang the planter

DIY House number Planter supplies

Instructions for DIY House Number Wall Planter

To get started, you will need a small wood crate, and 1 to 2 galvanized metal planters that will fit inside the crate. I lucked out and found mine as a set in the silk flower section of Walmart. However, you can easily find a similar crate and planters on Amazon, or at any craft store such as Hobby Lobby or Michaels.

This particular set measures about 12 inches long, 4.5 inches wide, and 5.5 inches deep, making it an ideal size for hanging. And each metal planter measures  5-by-5 inches, the perfect size for shallow-rooted plants like the Portulaca I used.

Since I wasn’t sure if the wood was treated, I went ahead and used some spar varnish to help protect it from the elements. I like this marine spar varnish because it doesn’t change the color of the wood and had some really good reviews.

diy house number planter punch drainage holes in planter

Next, I used a nail to make drainage holes in the bottom of each planter.

I then marked off where I wanted to put the numbers, and attached them with a little e6000 glue.

diy house number planter glue house numbers on crate

Now all that was left was to pot the plants, and then insert the flower pots into the crate. And it’s done! Doesn’t it look cute?!

diy house number planter add pots to crate

I’ve had this outside for a little over a month now, and it is holding up great! I’ve gotten several compliments, too.

DIY House Number Planter 2

The only problem is, I still can’t decide whether to leave it sitting on the porch or mount it on the front wall. What do you think?

Why settle for a regular house number when you can make something much more creative like this unique DIY House Number Planter! This adorable address planter box is a fun and chic way to display your home address. It's easily mountable, and includes a little planter to add a splash of color.

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