Make Your Own Beautiful House Number Flower Pots ~ It is remarkably easy to make your own house number flower pots using plant pots and gold spray painted number stickers!
This is a fun and easy project that I have been wanting to make for quite a while! I was finally motivated to make these beautiful house number flower pots after a shopping trip to IKEA. This was one of those shopping trips where my daughter and I went to go buy items for another project and ended up walking out with several other items for several other projects. It was one of those moments when the cashier asks you “Did you find everything you were looking for?” and I had say “Yes and so much more!” Have you ever been asked the same question by a cashier and answered with the same response?
The black flower pots I used to make your own beautiful house number flower pots were not a total impulse purchase. I actually had it in the back of my mind to keep my eye out for three identical flower pots that I could paint black to coordinate with our black front door and outdoor lantern lighting as you see in 10 Seasonal Holiday DIY Wreath Ideas and Front Entry Decorating Ideas For Fall. I had also just recently successfully changed the entire look of this indoor plant pot in How To Paint A Glazed Ceramic Indoor Plant Pot and was keen to do something similar for how to make your own beautiful house number flower pots. I was thinking of buying terracotta plant pots and painting them which is something quite popular in the DIY world right now.
But when I came across these IKEA JUJUBÄR (not sponsored) plant pots I knew my search was over!
They were the perfect size and the perfect colour. They had a nice smooth finish making it very easy to smoothly attach the house number stickers. I loved that they were made with a hole in the bottom for water to drain through and a saucer to collect any extra water. My hesitation with these plant pots is that they are labeled as being indoor pots. I decided to go with them anyway because they were going to be placed on the steps of the front porch. This area is quite protected from weather like heavy winds and rains during the spring, summer and autumn seasons. I am not sure yet if I am going to move them into the garage for the winter because our Canadian winters near the Rocky Mountains can be quite chilly. Actually that is a bit of an understatement. They can be very cold with lots of snow. I will keep you posted later in the year with what I end up doing.
My final reason for choosing these IKEA JUJUBÄR plant pots for my make your own beautiful house number flower pots is that they were quite inexpensive. I figured by the time I bought three terracotta pots and matching saucers as well as the paint products to paint them black this DIY project would end up being more expensive to complete. I figure not all DIY projects and crafts have to be complicated and complex. Since I did not have to paint any flower pots it saved a lot of time and was very quick and easy to do!
Another timesaver in this project was to use self-adhesive number stickers. The ones I used were Helvetica 3” numbers that I bought them at Staples (not sponsored). I bought white stickers that I spray painted gold. I saw a similar type of number stickers at Michaels that were already gold and if I had bought them that would have made this an even quicker DIY project. But I found these gold stickers were too shiny and metallic gold looking. I wanted a gold colour that was more toned down and elegant looking for my front porch so I spray painted my own. The number sticker packaging also said they were good for indoor and outdoor use.
Here is how to…
Make Your Own Beautiful House Number Flower Pots
- 3” white self-adhesive number stickers
- scotch tape
- gold metallic spray paint
- one flower pot with a hole at the bottom for drainage for each house number
- one flower pot saucer for underneath each flower pot
- matte finish protective spray
Cut out a self-adhesive number sticker for each number in your house number.
Apply a piece of double-sided scotch tape or make a roll of tape so it is sticky on both sides to the back of each number. The tape is temporary. It helps to stop the numbers from moving from the force of the spray paint.
Spray paint each number with two coats of gold spray paint. Make the first coat a light coat and allow to dry thoroughly before applying the second coat. This second coat should give the number stickers a good solid gold colour. Allow this coat to thoroughly dry.
Remove the temporary scotch tape and discard. Carefully remove each gold painted number sticker and apply to the side of each flower pot. Take time to gently smooth out any wrinkles and ensure the number is straight and applied at the same level as the other pots.
Tip: Use a ruler to mark with a pencil the starting placement point for the top of each number.
Apply two coats of matte finish protective spray to the inside and outside of the flower pots and saucers. Allow each coat to thoroughly dry. Drying time is only about ten minutes. This is a really important step for a couple of reasons. It helps seal the number stickers to the flower pot and give it as smooth looking finish. It also provides a waterproof coating to the number stickers and all over the flower pots and saucers. This step makes everything more weather and water resistant.
That is it! That is how to make your own beautiful house number flower pots. It really is so easy to do and I love how they turned out. I filled each one with an early spring purple pansy and they are thriving beautifully.
They are a nice addition to the front porch along with the Spring Decorated Rain Boot Vases…
Later for the summer months I plan to fill them with lobelia one of my favourite annual outdoor flowers. I will share with you later on how they look.
I invite you to see what the rest of the porch looks like in Outdoor Porch Spring Decorating Ideas!
I now have loads of white 3” number stickers for future DIY projects. I think these make your own beautiful house number flower pots will make perfect future homemade gifts for a wedding shower, Christmas gift, or housewarming gift for a new home owner!
Your Turn: What colour of pots and sticker numbers would you use? Just to let you know the IKEA JUJUBÄR plant pots are also available in white. What kind of annual flowers would you fill them with?
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