House Numbers Vertical Planter from Cedar Fence Pickets

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 03/07/2018 - 13:41
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You'll just need a cedar fence picket and some house numbers to build this beautiful house numbers planter!  Free tutorial by

house number planter diy

Built by Broads and Boards

This simple DIY project is a quick way to add curb appeal to your home.  Made from an inexpensive cedar fence picket and house numbers, all you'll need is a saw and some nails to build!  

house number planter
Can be sized to fit your house numbers or needs


Shopping List

1 Cedar Fence picket, 5-1/2" wide x 72" long (can be dog eared)

6" House numbers

Screws for attaching to exterior wall (fastener type will depend on your siding/wall type)

Soil and plants (of course!)

Common Materials
1 1/4 inch finish nails
Cut List

1 - cedar fence picket @ 36" long - back - can be adjusted to fit your house numbers' height

3 - cedar fence pickets @ 4-3/4" long - bottom and sides

1 - cedar fence picket @ 7" - cut to fit, front piece

Cutting Instructions

Use a square and circular saw to make cuts.  

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander


Step 1

Using a brad nailer and 1-1/4" galvanized nails, attach bottom to the back.  You could also use exterior wood screws, 1-1/2" to 2" long.

Step 2

Nail sides to both bottom and back.

Step 3

Cut front piece to fit and nail to sides and bottom.

Step 4

Attach house numbers to the back piece as instructed by house number packaging.

Drill holes in bottom of planter box with drill bits.

Hang planter on exterior wall.

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