Simple Modern Minimalist House Numbers to DIY

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House numbers is something you have to put up on your house. But you also want them to look good.

And it can be hard to find some that fit the aesthetic of your house. If you can they’re a great way to inject a little of your personality into the exterior of your home.

Having modern house number that fit with the exterior of your house can help everything tie together. And add that wow factor.

Which is why today I’m going to walk you through creating your very own DIY modern house number.

Now don’t worry if you are a beginner this is a simple project that doesn’t take much more then a few hours excluding drying time.


  • A board or plywood for the backing of your numbers
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint or stain
  • House numbers
  • Drill and screws for hanging up house numbers

Cutting the backing to size

We’ll start by working on the backing for your house numbers. The first thing you’ll need to do is make sure your backing is the right size.

The no exact size for how big your house number sign should be. It really depends on where you plan on hanging it. And what size your numbers are going to be.

If you don’t want cut wood buy a precut wood board that already the size you want it to be.

If you are cutting the wood it can be helpful to first mockup up the sign with paper instead of wood.

You can try putting your numbers on there seeing if there enough space. And you can also try putting on the wall where it going to hang up and making sure it the right size.

Remember you can always go smaller but never can go bigger after you cut to much off.

Paint or Stain

Once you have the wood and it’s the right size its time to make it look pretty.

You should start by sanding the board. This will smooth out any rough patches it might have.

After you sand the board wipe it off good. We don’t want there to be little wood shavings that will get stuck in your paint or stain.

Here how to paint a wood board. I love a classic white look.

Here how to stain a wood board. Rich walnut stain can really warm things up.

After you made it look pretty give it some time to dry before moving on to the next step.

Attach house numbers

Then it time to put your house numbers on the board.

Typically house number get screwed on. Most numbers should come with instructions on how to do this.

You could also try glueing your house numbers on through you would need to make sure you have very strong glue that would last outdoors.

Once you have your numbers on your board all you have to do is hang the house numbers on the outside of your home.

Hanging house number sign

Here a great tutorial on how to attach your house number to your side of your house. It even covers different materials like brick, stucco and vinyl siding.

And then you’re done. It’s as simple as that.

Personalization Ideas

Of course, you can always take things a step further and do a little personalization of this idea.

4 Men 1 Lady used stain paint stir sticks to make a unique backdrop her house numbers.

Find the full tutorial here

A Crafted Passion did something similar to her house numbers. She also framed it as well.

Find the full tutorial here

A Beautiful Mess kept things simple then add the cutest planter to her house numbers.

Find the full tutorial here

What are you waiting for? Upgrade your house numbers today. It a simple way to boost the exterior of your home.

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