DIY House Numbers

This is a sponsored post with Walnut Hollow, who provided the product (a medium basswood round) free of charge. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Hey there! After our exhausting move to North Carolina last weekend, I’m so excited to share with you that I’m joining in with some talented bloggers today for a DIY challenge called Create and Share. It was created by Stephanie of Casa Watkins and it’s a monthly challenge that gives a group of bloggers a DIY project that has the same theme or item.

For this month’s challenge, 30 bloggers were given a choice of three products from Walnut Hollow, a pallet tray, a medium basswood round and a large round clock, and we were asked to give them a new look.

DIY rustic house numbers made from a wood round, wooden numbers and stain. |

I chose to go with the medium basswood round with the perfect project in mind, DIY house numbers. When we moved into our house 3 years ago, there were no house numbers anywhere to tell new visitors where we lived. After getting too many random strangers knocking on our door looking for a certain address, I finally ordered a house number plaque. Once the holes were drilled into the brick and the plaque was hung, we realized we should have put it under the porch light so that you could see it at night. The mister wasn’t thrilled about putting more holes in the brick, so the plaque stayed put. I’ve wanted house numbers under our front porch light ever since and I knew that the wood round would be the perfect starting point.

DIY rustic house numbers made from a wood round. |

I’m glad I went with it because it turned out to be a quick and easy project with just a few supplies, and who doesn’t love quick and easy?


  • medium wood round (*affiliate link)
  • wooden house numbers
  • Provincial wood stain
  • wood glue
  • grommets
  • faux leather cord
  • drill
  • spray polyurethane

DIY rustic house numbers made from a wood round and wooden numbers. |

I was going to stencil the numbers on the wood round but found some wooden numbers and decided to go with stain instead of paint. I just brushed the stain on the top and sides using a foam brush and wiped it off with an old rag.

Stained wooden numbers are used to create DIY rustic house numbers. |

Next, I took my wood round out to the garage and drilled two holes, for the faux leather cord, so I could hang it. I made sure to make the holes big enough to fit a grommet, which was purely decorative and only added to the front holes.

Stained wooden numbers are glued onto a wood round to create DIY rustic house numbers. |

When the numbers were dry, I used wood glue to attach them to the wood round. I also glued a grommet into each hole and tied my faux leather cord.

To protect my newly constructed house numbers from the elements, I gave the front and back 2 coats of spray polyurethane.

 DIY rustic house numbers using a wood round. |

Once fully dry, it was ready to hang under the front porch light, where it could be seen day and night.

 DIY rustic house numbers using a wood round, stained wooden numbers and a faux leather string. |

It probably would be a good idea to screw the sign to the house to prevent it from blowing around in the wind, but I never got to it before we packed up to move to North Carolina.

I love it…just wish I would have done it sooner.

 DIY rustic house numbers using a wood round and stained wooden numbers. |

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to visit all of the other bloggers that took part in this fun challenge and see how they transformed their items.

Create and Share Challenge in collaboration with Walnut Hollow. |
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Domicile 37: Electronics Tray
Iris Nacole: Bohemian Tray
Medium Basswood Round
A Shade of Teal: DIY Clock
One Mile Home Style:  Golden Home Sweet Home Wall Art
Flourish & Knot: Monogrammed Cheese Board
Knock It Off Kim: Rustic Treat Stand
Farmhouse 40: Wood Open Sign
DIY Beautify:  Wood Slice Clock
Creatively Homespun:  DIY Children’s Step Stool
Chatfield Court: you’re here!!!
Large Round Clock
Monica Wants It: Gold Polka Dot Clock
The Twin Cedars: DIY Lazy Susan
Tastefully Frugal:  DIY Drum Clock
Uncookie Cutter: Tabletop Clock
The House Down The Lane:  Kid’s Art Cheese Tray
Refashionably Late: Stenciled Clock
Homeology: Rustic Modern Wall Clock
My Life From Home: DIY Baseball Clock
Old House To New Home: DIY Stenciled Clock


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  1. Wednesday,March 30, 2016 / 10:05 am

    I really like this, Kristi. A simple project with plenty of pizzazz. I like the three dimensional aspect of the wooden numbers instead of stenciling, it works so well with the rustic round. A great solution for avoiding holes in the brick, too. There’s probably some way of weighing the sign down so it doesn’t blow around in the wind, if one wanted to do that, don’t you think? Anyway, it’s beautiful against the brick. Great job — as usual! Hugs, Nancy

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 30, 2016 / 10:44 pm

      Thanks so much Nancy. I was worried that they would look too simple but was happy with the way they turned out. There probably is a way to weigh the sign down without using screws. I ran out of time so I wasn’t able to properly figure it out. As always, I appreciate your visits. xx

  2. Wednesday,March 30, 2016 / 10:24 am

    Another great idea Kristi. House numbers are a big deal to Realtors, nothing worse than trying to find a house at dusk and not being able to read the numbers from the car. They also have immeasurable value for Emergency service providers. I love the bold easy to read nature of this. The wood adds warmth and charm. Another great idea!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 30, 2016 / 10:41 pm

      Thanks so much Tara! House numbers are a big deal. I can’t believe that there weren’t any on the house when we moved in. The new sign made up for it, though, you could even see the numbers from the street.

  3. chris aka monkey
    Wednesday,March 30, 2016 / 10:30 am

    great idea, i hope you aren’t killing yourself trying to unpack and get house set up,make sure to rest xx

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 30, 2016 / 10:33 pm

      Thanks so much, I appreciate your concern. ๐Ÿ™‚ We are still waiting to move into our apartment so we haven’t even begun the fun job of unpacking yet. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope to fill everyone in on our progress soon.

  4. Denise St Peters
    Wednesday,March 30, 2016 / 10:33 am

    Great idea, I am going to copy your address sign, I think I can do this.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 30, 2016 / 10:30 pm

      Thanks Denise. So happy to hear that you want to give this project a try. You can do it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Wednesday,March 30, 2016 / 10:53 am

    I love this house number sign. So rustic and pretty.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 30, 2016 / 10:30 pm

      Thanks so much Cathy!

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  7. Wednesday,March 30, 2016 / 11:48 am

    I love this Kristi! Easy, elegant and a bit rustic. Fabulous!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 30, 2016 / 10:31 pm

      Thanks Kim. It really came out better than I thought it would. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Wednesday,March 30, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    Great job Kristi. So easy, with the right tools, and expensive looking. I would like to make one of these but as with the front door the numbers have to be uniform in a condo. I am still on a search for a house but the selection is pretty dim in the area I am looking. So happy you had a safe move. Have a great week.

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 30, 2016 / 10:39 pm

      Thanks Debbie, it was a fun project to do. Maybe you could make one when you get your new house. Hang in there, the right one will come along for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,March 30, 2016 / 10:28 pm

      Thanks Tania! I’m really pleased with the way it turned out.

  9. Friday,April 1, 2016 / 10:06 am

    I saw this on the collage and LOVE it! What a great use of the wood slice. I might have to copy!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,April 2, 2016 / 8:19 am

      Thanks so much April! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Friday,April 1, 2016 / 11:29 am

    What a perfect idea!!!! Looks great!

    • Kristi
      Saturday,April 2, 2016 / 8:18 am

      Thanks Sara!

  11. Saturday,April 2, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Simple and beautiful! I love it!

    • Kristi
      Monday,April 4, 2016 / 12:40 am

      Thanks so much Iris!

    • Kristi
      Monday,April 4, 2016 / 1:02 am

      Thanks so much Meghan, I appreciate it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Tiffany
    Tuesday,April 5, 2016 / 10:11 am

    Great use of the Basswood Round, Kristi! So creative! It looks great against your brick, too. Pinned shared!

    • Kristi
      Wednesday,April 6, 2016 / 1:24 pm

      Thanks Tiffany, I’m thrilled with the way it turned out! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kristi
      Thursday,April 7, 2016 / 4:11 pm

      Thanks Katy, I’m really happy with the way it turned out. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Thursday,April 7, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    I love the type of wooden numbers you used! Matches well with the wood!

    • Kristi
      Friday,April 8, 2016 / 6:18 pm

      Thanks Vel, it was a fun project to do…and so easy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Thursday,April 7, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    Oooh it turned out so well! And I’ll bet that the darker numbers are easier to see from the street, too. Good job!

    • Kristi
      Friday,April 8, 2016 / 6:20 pm

      Thanks, Sarah, and they are much easier to see from the street. Better than the sign that I had custom made and paid a lot for. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Kristi
      Friday,April 15, 2016 / 12:54 am

      Thanks so much Amy, I appreciate all of the shares! ๐Ÿ™‚

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