You can change a lot about your house — but the one thing that’ll always stay the same is your house number. This address planter box project gives your home a fresh look, letting you display your house number while adding some floral flair.
And, it gives your mailperson something beautiful to look out for during their daily route. So, follow along and give your house number a fresh, new look with your own DIY house number planter featured in this Exmark Done-In-A-Weekend Projects episode.
This post is sponsored by Exmark, the official mowers of the Backyard life.
Materials List for House Number Planter
- 1-in. x 10-in. x 6-ft. cedar board
- 2-in. trim head screws
- Wood sealer
- Wood stain
- Cast iron numbers (according to your street address)
Take the 1-in. x 10-in. x 6-ft. cedar board and make the following cuts:
- (1) 1-in. x 5-¾-in. x 9-¼-in. front panel
- (2) 1-in. x 5-¾-in. x 7-in. side panels
- (1) 1-in. x 7-in. x 7-¾-in. bottom panel
- (1) 1-in. x 9-¼-in. x 37-½ in. back panel
Steps to Build a House Number Planter Box
You can download full build plans for this project on Exmark’s Backyard Life. Watch the video above to see how it’s done!
- Take the 1-in. x 5-¾-in. x 9-¼-in. front panel and one 1-in. x 5-¾-in. x 7-in. side panel and line them up so that they form a 90-degree angle. Pre-drill a hole through the front panel and secure the two pieces together with 2-inch. screws.
- Take the other side panel and repeat step 1 on the other end of the front panel, forming a U-shaped assembly.
- Lay the partial planter box build on its side, so that the U-shape is parallel with the ground.
- Take the 1-in. x 7-in. x 7-¾-in. bottom panel and slide it into the U-shaped assembly. Line it even with the edges of the front and side panels.
- Pre-drill holes through the front and side panels. Screw and secure the bottom panel to the rest of the assembly. You will now have a partial cube with an open side and top.
- Take the 1-in. x 9-¼-in. x 37-½-in. back panel and lay it across the planter box assembly. Line the panel up with the bottom and sides and flush along the remaining open side.
- Screw the backing piece to the address planter box. Drill a small hole in the middle of the bottom of the planter to allow for drainage.
- Apply the wood stain and water sealer to the house number planter.
- Take the cast iron numbers and attach them to your planter with screws, making sure they’re centered and evenly spaced. (Some numbers are sold with screws already. These are fine to use so long as they’re long enough to be properly secured to the backing board.)
Plants to Fill a House Number Planter Box
Now all that’s is to find the perfect space on the front of your home, and hang your brand-new house number planter left for you to do is grab some soil and your favorite flower. Here are some of our suggestions:
- Succulents: These low-maintenance plants come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can add some texture to your planter.
- Herbs: You can plant herbs like rosemary, thyme, or basil, which not only look great but also provide fresh ingredients for cooking.
- Petunias: These colorful flowers add a vibrant touch to your house number display.
- Ivy: If you’re looking for a plant that will trail down the sides of your planter, ivy is a great option.
- Ferns: These plants thrive in shady areas and can add a lush, green touch to your display.
- Coleus: These colorful plants come in a variety of patterns and can add a pop of color to your planter.
- Pansies: These cheerful flowers come in a range of colors and can add a bright touch to your house number display.
Don’t forget to consider the amount of sunlight and watering needs of each plant before selecting them for your planter.
Looking to breathe new life into your outdoor spaces? Then, look no further than the simple, cost-effective DIY projects. Exmark’s Done-In-A-Weekend project series will help you enjoy a better backyard life.