Terra-Cotta Tower: A Unique House Number Display

A planter and house number all in one, this simple DIY will have your guests and your postman drooling.

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DIY Stacked House Number Planter 01:05

For a fresh alternative to traditional house numbers, stack colorful pots for a house number planter that makes a bold statement.

Not every home has the perfect, easy-to-see spot to display a house number. But even if you do, this DIY’s unique take house numbers will have you second guessing a traditional display. 

Materials Needed

  • large terra-cotta pot + saucer
  • (2) medium terra-cotta pots
  • (2) small terra-cotta pots
  • spray paint
  • numerical stickers
  • potting soil
  • various plants

Prepare Base Pot

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

Cover the largest terra-cotta pot in a layer of white spray paint. Let dry completely. 

Add House Numbers

Once the base coat is dry, place the numerical stickers onto the front of the pot. Be certain to press down all edges of the stickers so no paint can seep under the sides. Next, cover the pot in the color of your choice. Let the paint dry. Once the pot is dry, slowly peel the stickers off to reveal the stenciled house numbers. Paint the other two pots in coordinating colors. 

Succulent House Number Boxes 01:15

Another cool plant-based house number idea is to create planter boxes for succulents. Here's how!

Plant Pots

Set a medium-sized terra-cotta pot upside down in the large pot. Place potting soil around the inserted pot, leaving the top uncovered. Plant with a vine or other trailing plant. Set  the medium-sized painted pot on top of the inserted pot, and place a small pot upside down within the medium pot. Add soil, and plant around the small pot. Finally, set the smallest painted pot on the inserted pot. Fill with soil, and add some show-stopping flowers to showcase your new terra-cotta pot tower. Place by your front door for a statement piece that looks beautiful and works hard. 

Photo by: Jalynn Baker

Jalynn Baker

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