Want a fun and easy way to both increase your home's curb appeal, and help your guests find your house? Then you'll want to make a pretty house number sign like this one. It's easy to make, and you can do it for just a few dollars!
Make an Easy Wood Address Number Sign
You don't have to spend a lot of money at a craft store to buy a sign board for this project. Prowl your local thrift stores for a sign that you can repurpose.
This project started for me when I saw an ugly sign at Goodwill. I knew I could do something fun with the sign board. Here's what it looked like when I first saw it:
Next, I gathered my materials. You will need:
- Spray paint
- Paint pens
- Computer and printer
Start by applying a coat of spray paint to your sign board. It is best to do this outside on a dry day, with little wind. Try to choose a color that will compliment the color of your house.
I chose one of my favorite blue colors for my sign. Doesn't it look better already?
Now, the hardest part may be deciding what you want to write on your sign. I played around with a design on my computer for several days.
Once you're happy with your design, print it out full size.
To transfer the lettering to your sign board, start by coloring the back of your paper pattern with chalk.
Tape the pattern in place on your sign board, and then trace the outline of your design. This will transfer the chalk to the board, and create a guide.
Following the chalk outlines with a paint pen, the next step is as easy as coloring. Fill in the letters to create your design.
(I originally used two colors on my sign, but later decided I liked it better in all white. I just traced over the blue again with the white paint pen.)
That's all it takes to create a pretty way to display your address. Of course, you can use this same method to create any sort of sign you want to make.
I'd love to see how your project turns out!