DIY Simple House Number/Planter Box: Beginner Friendly!

Kylie M. Kelsheimer, Maker of random things.

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9 Lessons ()
    • 1. SHNPB Intro

      0:17
    • 2. SHNPB Supplies

      1:23
    • 3. SHNPB Creating a Box for the Numbers

      3:07
    • 4. SHNPB Marking for Pilot Holes

      2:22
    • 5. SHNPB Drilling Pilot Holes and Marking for Lag Screws

      2:14
    • 6. SHNPB Painting

      1:52
    • 7. SHPB Adding House Numbers

      2:42
    • 8. SHNPB Attaching the Planter Box and Adding Flowers

      3:37
    • 9. SHNPB Finished Project

      0:40

Project Description

Your class project is to make one of these fun and simple house number/planter boxes for your own home!  Be sure to post progress photos and show off your final product.  I can't wait to see your projects!  

Get creative if you're on a tight budget for this project.  There are many ways to substitute most of the items we purchased new for this class demonstration.  Check the thrift store for old house numbers you can paint and reuse, make your own planter box from scrap wood you have laying around in your garage or scout out some broken pallets (often free).  For our first planter box, we used regular wall paint that we already had and it has held up just fine!  Make it fun, challenge yourself and aim to learn rather than to produce perfection.  The less you worry and overthink things, the better they usually turn out.  If you can't tell, I barely know how to use a drill but didn't let that stop me from giving it a shot!  

  • If you are nervous with power tools, ask someone who is confident with them to give you a hand.  Be careful!!
  • Wear clothes that you don't love.  This paint will ruin them!
  • Paint in a well ventilated area.  If you are in a hurry, you can use a hair dryer to help things dry faster.

Please post your project photos because I would love to see them!  

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