Your place may have a manicured yard and beautiful facade, but no-one will know it belongs to you if they can’t spy the house number! If yours is tricky to see, it’s time for an update. But forget the boring store-bought varieties. Instead, create these fantastic planters to mark the spot and add a boost of life and colour to the front of your home.

Number pot stack


Gather your supplies:

• Small, medium and large terracotta pots

• Outdoor paint (we used Dulux Low Sheen Weathershield Acrylic in Nasturcian Flower, Clary and Vivid White)

• Selection of potted colour (we used cineraria, bacopa and Federation daisy)

• House numbers printed on paper

You’ll also need:

Undercoat; paintbrush; fine art brush; pencil; pot sealer; potting mix; utility knife

Here’s how
Step 1

Spray inside of pots with sealer. This will reduce porosity of terracotta and prevent potting mix from quickly drying out.


Step 2

Apply undercoat to inner lip and outer surface of pots. Allow to dry, then paint in desired colours.


Step 3

Once dry, cut out numbers. Position them on largest pot and trace. Fill in outline with a fine art brush.


Step 4

Position large pot in desired location and half- fill with potting mix. Place medium-sized pot in large pot and half-fill with potting mix. Repeat with small pot.


Step 5

Plant small pot and sides of larger pots with flowers, then water in well.