A house number plaque is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to add some serious style to the exterior of your home! This step-by-step DIY tutorial will show you exactly how to make a rustic house number plaque for your home.
Today’s project is from my new friend Rachel from Joyful Derivatives. I think you’re going to love this simple project! Sprucing up your curb appeal doesn’t mean you have to paint your whole house or do a ton of landscaping. Sometimes little touches can make a big different, like with this Succulent Wreath, DIY Cedar Planter Boxes, or today’s House Number Plaque DIY Project. Enjoy! – Ang
Upcycled House Number Plaque
We’ve had our basic black house numbers next to our porch light since we moved in two years ago, but I’ve always wanted to move them to the front of our house next to the garage. There’s an awkwardly large section of siding between the garage door and the corner of the house that just needs something. So, I reused my existing black house numbers, bought a single 6′ board of cedar fencing and viola! An upcycled rustic house number plaque for less than $3!
DIY Rustic House Number Plaque Tutorial
In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you exactly how to build yourself a beautiful rustic house number plaque. This project is super simple and takes less than an hour to complete!
Materials and Tools Needed to Build a Rustic House Number Plaque:
- Metal House Numbers
- 6′ Board of Cedar Fencing
- Chop Saw
- Table Saw
- Nail Gun
- Measuring Tape
- Pencil or Pen
Instructions for Building a Rustic House Number Plaque:
STEP 1 & 2: Cut your inside board and attach the numbers.
I didn’t even measure for this step! I simply laid my house numbers out on one end of my cedar board, got a feel for a width I liked, marked it with a pen, and cut it on the chop saw.
Once you have your inside board cut to size, lay your house numbers out on it, space them out evenly, and nail them in.
Because we have 5 numbers in our address, I started by centering the “6” both horizontally and vertically and then spaced out the others accordingly.
If you wanted to, you could also measure the height of your numbers and then use painter’s tape to mark the top and bottom of them across the board as a reference.
STEP 3: Cut and install your frame.
Using a table saw, rip down the remainder of your 6′ cedar board into a piece that’s 1 1/4″ wide. Cut mitered ends for a frame that fits around your inside board and install it using clamps and a nail gun.
STEP 4: Install on your house.
Finally, the last step is to nail your beautiful, house number plaque onto your house! We simply used our nail gun and nailed in into the siding.
So, what do you think of our new rustic house number plaque ? I love the look of the cedar against our sage green siding!
House Number Plaque Variations
You can easily modify this tutorial to match your desires, too. Above all, you want the sign to be a reflection of your style and fit your home. Here are some ideas:
- If you want less rustic and more modern, use a sanded, dark-stained wood.
- For a beachy coastal style, paint the wood white and distress it a bit.
I hope you have fun with this DIY project! Not only is it easy (taking less than an hour to make), but it’s also extremely affordable (at less than $3!) It’s really a great way to add style to the exterior of your home.
I just wanted to say a big thank you to Ang for letting me share this tutorial with you!
I love teaching non-designers simple and affordable ways to create a home they love to spend time in and are proud to share with others. On my blog, Joyful Derivatives, I write tutorials to teach people how to decorate or update their home at low costs, give tips on easy and inexpensive ways to decorate your home and share my passion for home design through room makeovers and home renovation projects.
If you enjoyed this post about how to make a DIY rustic house number plaque, we used a very similar construction method for the DIY Farmhouse Sign in our dining room, so be sure to check that tutorial too! 🙂