Street Address Number Display

About: I am a conceptual artist, and my DIY projects are mostly inspired by pop culture (movies, music, sports, TV). I mostly specialize in painting, graphic design, drawing, digital photography, performance art, a...

Intro: Street Address Number Display

Display the numbers of your street address on a wooden plaque.

Step 1: Get Your Materials

Here's what you will need to make your plaque honoring your street address numbers...

  • an old piece of wood in need of a fun makeover
  • wooden or metal numbers that represent the first numbers of your street address (mine are 155)
  • Cardstock
  • Tacky glue
  • glue gun
  • Duct tape
  • scissors
  • X acto knife and cutting mat

Step 2: Prep Wood

Start by covering your wood piece with cardstock.

Step 3: Decorate

Now, here comes the difficult part. Cut off several pieces of duct tape and cover the numbers with them. It might require the use of your X acto knife to cut off several areas to make it easier to fold over. It was a lot of hard work for me, but it was worth it. I'm pretty sure it will be the same for you too! It just takes a lite bit of skill and patience! I chose leopard printed duct tape to give a nice bold contrast to the bright yellow paper.

Step 4: Add Numbers to Plaque

Now, add hot glue to the backs of your numbers and attach them to your plaque, along with a few other emellishments if you choose, like I did here with two small buttons. These buttons give a nice compliment to the plaque without making it look too safe.

Step 5: Display

Once the glue has dried, it ready to display on your shelf or mantel! This makes for a great gift, especially for a married couple moving to a new home!

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