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An eye catching house number sign can add curb appeal and help guests easily find your home. After updating my front porch this Spring I thought it was time to add some larger house numbers to our home as well. This project requires no tools and is easy to customize to fit your home. Get the full tutorial below.

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Metal house numbers are beautiful and eye catching, but they can be expensive. I opted to use wood numbers on a painted wood board to create this piece. When painted and sealed properly it has the look of metal and will hold up against the elements year round.

DIY House Number Sign supplies

I started with a 1×8 wood board cut to 14 inches long. Then I painted it white and let the paint dry completely.

DIY house number sign with white paint

To add a defining border, I used painter’s tape to create a uniform line around the wood board and painted the edges black. Because the board is thick, I also painted the sides of the board.

DIY house number sign with black painted border
DIY house number sign painters tape

I wanted these house numbers to look like metal so I painted them with a metallic spray paint like this. Once they were dry, I used wood glue to secure them to the wood board. I weighed the numbers down with heavy books overnight to ensure they would hold tight.

DIY house number sign with silver numbers and wood glue

Finally, I sealed these DIY house numbers with a clear protective coating like this one so it will hold up in the elements year round. Check out this video to learn more about how and when to seal wood signs.

DIY house number sign square

DIY House Number Sign

Yield: 1
Active Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $20

An eye catching house number sign, no tools required!



  • Paint Brushes
  • Painter's Tape


  1. Paint the wood board white and let it dry.
  2. Create a uniform border around the board with painter's tape and paint the edges black. Peel back the tape before the paint dries.
  3. Paint the wood numbers silver and let dry.
  4. Use wood glue to attach the house numbers to the wood board.
  5. Seal the sign and let dry before hanging outside.

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Are you ready to update your house numbers? Pin this project and use this tutorial to create your own custom address sign.

House number sign no tools required

Ready for more house number inspiration? Check out this collection of beautiful address signs.

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Creative House Numbers

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Christina Woodcock

Wednesday 26th of June 2019

Such a cute and simple project Sarah, thanks for sharing!

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