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
Spray inside of pots with sealer. This will reduce porosity of terracotta and prevent potting mix from quickly drying out.
Apply undercoat to inner lip and outer surface of pots. Allow to dry, then paint in desired colours.
Once dry, cut out numbers. Position them on largest pot and trace. Fill in outline with a fine art brush.
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.
Plant small pot and sides of larger pots with flowers, then water in well.