i've got a bad case of the crafty home projects.
crafty home projects of the simple, cheap & cute variety.
after a recommendation in country living magazine for affordable modern house numbers at home depot, i took a trip & was taken aback by the price. almost 8 stinkin' dollars for one number. people, that's $32 for my country home address & that price doesn't even include the plaque. i needed to move to house no. 1 or come up with a more affordable solution!
hands to the heavens, thank goodness for the chalkboard trend, cardboard numbers, spray paint & hot glue. seriously, what did us crafters do before the invention of chalkboards, spray paint & hot glue?
while on a trip to the big box store (walmart - don't judge me!), i perused (& judged) their new craft section. i then found (shown above) that cute little chalkboard (around $3) with the twine & those sturdy cardboard numbers (around $2 each). i put two & two together & an idea was born!
natalie, make your own house address sign! for less than $15!
for this tutorial, you can use any plaque that has a way to be hung. drill holes & add twine if your plaque doesn't have pre-made holes.
once you've located your plaque & numbers, spray paint those numbers! yes, we celebrate halloween year 'round because i chose the orange & black combination (really, i just wanted to match our door/porch light & i was too lazy to paint the chalkboard sign. give a sista a break!).
once your letters are completely dry, hot glue them to your sign. you may also use wood glue or super glue, but hot glue will do the trick.
once you've glued your numbers to your plaque, hang your cheap & easy home address sign. admire your hard work & creativity & save that extra cash you would have spent toward creating another fun home project!
let me know if you plan to make this fun project! i'd love to see photos!