The very nature of DIY suggests “doable”, a word that perfectly describes today’s “how-to”. With a simple supply list and about one to two hours, you’ll be able to proudly display your house numbers with bang on rustic charm.

Photo and DIY idea: Lotta Agaton, Stockholm, Sweden.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • plywood or OSB (oriented strand board)
  • sand paper
  • scissors
  • number template
  • pencil
  • nails
  • hammer
  • drill
  • mounting screws
  • wall anchors
  • industrial adhesive

Here’s what you do:

  1. Sand smooth any size plywood to accommodate your house numbers (i.e. 6″ x 10″ would fit our three numbers, but you can choose any size you’d like).
  2. Cut out numbers template and trace onto plywood.
  3. Mark with dots in rows of two or three, or randomly within the traced number to nail in nails.
  4. Hammer in the nails. Tip: use needle nose pliers for those tight spots and to keep fingers clear.
  5. Mount house numbers to wall.  If applying to:
  • siding: apply house numbers with industrial adhesive. Use duct tape to keep in place while glue dries.
  • brick or concrete: Watch this “How’s It Hanging” video for easy instructions.

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