How to Create Eye Catching House Numbers
House numbers are a necessity for any home, but they don't have to be boring. Carter Oosterhouse shows you how to make your own personalized adornments using simple and often inexpensive materials that can be purchased at any hardware store. The results are both beautiful and functional!
Step 1: Traditional Look
Purchase a store-bought picture frame with three individual spaces for photos. Spray paint the cardboard a dark color and then place self-adhesive numbers in the individual spaces. Insert the matting and put it back in the frame for a clean contrast.
Step 2: Easy European Vibe
Choose a font that you like and trace or print your house numbers on contact contrasting paper. Cut the numbers out with scissors or a razor and simply stick them on your door.
Step 3: Creative Option
Put some concrete or mortar in a tray. Before it sets, inlay dark pieces of broken tile in the concrete in the shape of your house numbers. Then add colorful pieces of crushed tile around it to make the numbers stand out.
Step 4: Contemporary Style
Buy store-bought brass or gold-colored numbers, as well as one-inch spacers. Install the spacers first, then the numbers to create a shadow on your home. The result is modern and, well, eye-catching!
Items You'll Need
- House Numbers
- Three-Picture Frame
- Spray Paint
- Contact Paper
- Concrete or Mortar
- Crushed Tile
- One-Inch Spacers