DIY November 23, 2016
I find it hard to look for a cute number plague for my new home after I moved in. I feel that the ones in Home Depot are too generic and lack personality. And almost every other house has the same one. And the price can range anywhere between $10-20 for a single digit number. What if my house number is in 4-digits? I'll be spending close to a hundred for just a house number! But thank God, I don't!
All this to say, there would never be a "perfect" number sign that matches exactly to what I wanted out there. So, making my own seems to be the way to go. At least, I could "perfect" it to how I wanted and control how much I really want to spend on it. And in the end, I would pretty much have something that truly fits my home decor and reflects myself as the home owner. *proud*
Here is what you'll need if you are on the same boat as me.
I love how the house number turned out! And just I love how a subtle change can make a big impact to a home. I can also easily change the faux flower depending on the season and occasion. For example, during Christmas time, I could change to evergreen leaves with berries; For Thanksgiving, I could substitute with orange leaves and wheats. I have so many options to dress up my house number with this simple project!
- Round wooden plague (I got mine at Michael's)
- White acrylic paint
- Black acrylic paint
- Gold paint
- Sealer Spray Paint
- Paint brush
- Jute ribbon
- Faux lavender or flower of your choice
- Glue gun
- Heavy duty stapler
- Pick out a font that you like for your house number
- Print out the house number with that font on a piece of paper and cut it out
- Trace around the cut out onto the plague with pencil
- Paint over the number with white acrylic paint
- Fill the background with black acrylic paint
- Cover the round area and paint the plague gold
- Let dry for a hour or so
- Spray over entire plague with satin sealer
- Make a bow out of ribbon and glue onto the top plague
- Insert faux flower and glue to the ribbon
- Make a loop out of rope and tie a double knot
- Staple down just above the knot onto the back of the plague
- Hang it up, you're done!