Decor & DIY

How to make your own DIY house number

Every house needs a house number – a pretty DIY house number. So today is the day I get to share my own DIY house number with you.

DIY House Number by Lauren Kim Photography

We all take such pride in our houses – they are our sanctuary’s away from busy lives. They are a place where we socialize with friends and form bonds with family. A place where we create memories with loved ones. In order for friends and family (as well as the delivery guy for takeaways and online orders (hehe) to find you, you need a house number that identifies your house on the street. Why not make that number look as good as your house?

Weekend DIY House number

This DIY house number is super easy to make.

All you need is…

  • A photo frame with a deep inset (this was from Mr Price Home)
  • Fake grass (purchased from a DIY store such as Builders Warehouse or alternatively from a fabric store)
  • Medium size Wooden numbers
  • Glue
  • Pair of scissors
  • Paint in your colour of choice (an enamel paint will work well)
  • Clear varnish
  • Paint brush

DIY House Number by Lauren Kim Photography

Step by step instructions on creating your own DIY house number

  1. Remove the glass and the cardboard from the photo frame, keeping only the wooden frame or border part.
  2. Varnish the frame to make it water resistant.
  3. If you would like to paint your wooden letters, paint them first allowing them to dry fully as per the paint instructions on the tin. Thereafter they should be varnised to seal the letters. Let them dry completely.
  4. Cut the artificial grass the same size as the backboard of the frame and glue it onto the backboard.
  5. Assemble the frame together (without the glass).
  6. Glue the numbers into the artificial grass.
  7. Hang your new pretty house number up outside.

Weekend DIY HOuse number

A smaller version of these would tie in well with a woodlands wedding theme. If you are into updating your house and doing small DIY projects in and around the home, see my dog house makeover that I also posted recently.

All images were taken by Lauren Kim Photography.

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Lauren is the owner of Lauren Kim Photography, Lauren Kim Food Photography and based in Cape Town. She specialises in food and lifestyle photography. Connect with her on social media on the links below.


  1. Hi Lauren

    I think your idea for making these house numbers is very original and it looks great..

    Well done..


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