Simply Fabulous Lawn Address Sign With Flower Box

21 Materials
12 Hours

This is such a great looking yard sign and would work well for your home address sign (as a friend said- an ambulance can't miss it!) or for your home business name or in my case near the entrance to my Fairy Forest- a cute little wood lot full of fairies and gnomes for people to stop in and enjoy.....

First things first. Dig holes for your 4x4 posts. Ours were 10 ft tall. We intended to dig down 3 ft but rocks said otherwise so it wasn't quite that deep.

You'll need 2 bags of cement- one for each 4x4 post. Mix it up and pour it in, level your post, backfill the dirt to hold in place. Brace it with wood if needed till it sets.

Next you'll want 4 blocks of wood to use as spacers. These are 5-1/2" tall (from scraps of 4x4s) . You'll put Kreg pocket holes in them to make it easier to attach to your 2- 4x4 posts.

This will give you extra space to add flowers, etc in the bottom boxed in section similar to a nice sized flower window box. I made mine a fairy garden.

You'll also want 6 treated pine fence pickets- 5-1/2" wide x 6 ft tall dog ear. Cut matching dog ears to the other end on 4 of them and set the other 2 pickets aside for now.

Here you see the 4 wood blocks in place with a fence picket in front and back. You'll need 4 screws for each spacer screwed to the post and 3 screws for each end of the fence picket to screw into the spacer. Be sure to use your level. It's easy to screw it together if you clamp it together while working.

To make the supports for the bottom of the flower box you'll need 4- 2x4 scraps cut to about 10-1/2" long and approx 14 screws to attach them in the sides and bottom. Be sure to screw them in place so that the bottom pickets (see next step to better understand this) will fit inside the bottom underneath and not show from the front.

This is where you use the last 2 fence pickets. We cut each to fit with about an inch off each along the side so there would be a small gap for water drainage. You'll need about 16 screws to attach these 2 pickets to the support boards.

You'll want a scrap of landscaping fabric stapled inside with some pea gravel and potting soil for your flowers.

Adding the upper 2 fence pickets (both ends dog earred) is easier then the bottom section was because you don't need the spacers. Use a ladder and screw the pickets in place- front and back. We added solar fence light caps but of course that's optional.

You could use any piece of wood to your liking as your sign that will hang in the center. We chose to cut wings out of a piece of wood and painted it yellow (outdoor paint) and added the words, Fairy Forest, using my Cricut machine to make the stencil. Then sprayed it with Krylon clear spray paint.

We used 2 chains/ 2 hooks/ 2 eyes to attach the wing sign. A hook hidden both left and right in the top section with a chain to attached eyes on the tops of the wing works well. If you worry about it swinging you can do 4 chains/ 4 hooks/ 4 eyes.

Because of my specific theme I created a Fairy Village using moss from my yard, some pea gravel, flowers, and other fairy things. The little houses are actually kitchen storage canisters from a yard sale that I weatherproofed with Krylon clear spray paint.

The treated wood frame isn't quite ready to stain so for now it's done!

We purposely located this near the sidewalk beside the entrance to Fairy Forest to entice people to enter our Fairy Forest.

The flower box with Fairy Village is low (I'm leaning over in the photo) so that children can easily peer in. We've even left a watering can here so others can water the flowers and moss when it needs it.

Overall this is a fairly easy and inexpensive wood sign frame to make depending on what materials and tools you need. Most people should be able to make it over a weekend for about $50. I hope I've inspired you to make one for your own home whether it's putting your name or address on the sign or something whimsical like a Fairy Forest sign.

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  • Patsy47 Patsy47 on Aug 14, 2019

    its adorable! but, people being what they are....have you had any theft?

    your whole idea and execution are terrific...well done😃😉

  • Pennyswift Pennyswift on Aug 20, 2021

    You need to specify correctly. You say cement in your text - and to "mix" it. With what? Then your list of materials says "2 bags concrete". First of all you do not buy concrete in bags. That is probably a pre-mix with the sand, stone, and cement all in the bag. If not, you need to specify. Plus it will need water. Second of all, you NEVER use cement on its own. You will mix the cement with the correct ratio of building sand and crushed stone + water. Lastly, that mix you have there doesn't look as if it contains stone. It looks like what the building trade knows as mortar. ie Cement, sand, water (sometimes lime). Just saying!


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  • Sherry Sherry on Aug 23, 2021

    Thanks for sharing your creative, adorable creation and providing all the info. we need to try one ourselves! Love it!

  • Our HOA is only $17 a month and not to crazy, they've never bothered us yet in 2 yrs! I was in line at Walmart buying 45 bags of mulch (we refresh the yard every year), the guy behind me said the same HOA we live in told him he needed to mulch, he was buying 3 bags, haha! I think he might need to move!