Address Numbers Post Planter

Hey guys!

Happy Wednesday!

I have a really fun and simple way of displaying your address number outside your home!  Here is how mine turned out…

Address Numbers Post with Planter

How fun is that??

This is super easy to make!  I found all of the supplies, including my flowers at Lowe’s!

Let’s get started!

Start with a 4x4x8 piece of wood from Lowe’s.  These are about $10 a piece and sometimes I have the guys at the hardware store cut mine for me to make it easier to carry and get home.  Plus… It saves me a step 😉  My post is 48″ long.  A small handsaw will cut it in half easily too!  Just takes a little elbow grease 😉  One post will make 2 of these signs, so you may want to make one with a friend, as a gift or make a water hose holder!

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You will also need 2 other pieces of wood.  I was able to use scraps for mine.

Wood for garden hose holder

Wood for Hose Holder

Next, I used my drill to put a screw through both pieces and into my post like this.  I also used Gorilla Wood Glue in between each piece.

Ryobi Drill

Now for the finial!

I find these on the wood aisle at Lowe’s next to dowels.

Wood Finials from Lowes

Drill a small hole and put it on the top like this!


Now I gave the whole thing a coat of my very fav…

Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Dark Walnut

Rust-Oleum-Dark-Walnut Stain

And to protect the finish I added 2 coats of Rust-Oleum Spar Varnish after the stain dried!


My final step was adding the numbers and plant hook!  I found these cuties at Lowe’s for about $4 a piece.  They had other finishes as well.  The plant hook is also from Lowe’s.  It was around $5 in the garden section… Woohoo!

Address Numbers from Lowe's

I lined them up and attached them to the post using the screws that came with them… Easy peasy!

Address Numbers

I dug an 18″ hole in the ground to put my post and then added a cute planter from Lowe’s!  I filled mine with Sun Coleus and sweet potato vine… LOVE!

And here is how she turned out…

House Numbers Post Planter

House Numbers Post and Planter

House Number Post Planter

Address Numbers Post with Planter

Address Numbers Post Planter

Address Number Post Planter

What do you think??  I LOVE it!  It makes me happy when I drive up to my house 🙂

I hope you love it too!

I would LOVE for you to share this and PIN it with your peeps below!!

Have an awesome day and let me know if you have any questions!



  1. milli on April 6, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Has this held up over the years??

  2. Rhonda Keithley on June 25, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Hi. I made one of these except in the style of your welcome sign post. I was trying to make it mobile. However I didn’t even think about it needing to be weighted down due to the plant tipping it over. Do you have any ideas on how to make one but weighted down so that you wouldn’t have to dig into the ground to place it? I thought about drilling holes in the bottom and pouring concrete into them, but I’ve never worked with concrete and I don’t know if it would crack the wood or just not work well. I appreciate your time. And I love all your projects!! Have made several things from your site. (Welcome post, mail sorter, farm style table, now this). Thanks.

  3. Katie on April 29, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Hi there! This is beautiful, and I am planning on making one for myself, and also for my mom for Mother’s Day! Quick question though: I am worried about getting this in the ground. How did you go about getting yours in the ground? It would be in a mulch garden bed, so I am not sure how to go about this. Any tips you have would be greatly appreciated!

  4. Nicole Arnold on March 26, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    I’m so excited to have found you ladies. Thank you for this site I look forward to learning and incorporating this in my home. I just bought my dream home in Colorado Mountains. I needed a marker and this is my version, I modified the top. I purchased a light from Home Depot for $4.99
    I look forward to trying many more from you!

  5. [email protected] on October 12, 2013 at 11:46 am

    What size finial is that? I live in a very small town, so I do not have a Home Depot/Lowe’s around here. I can get the wood, but I need to get the finial on-line. Can you tell me what size it is? Thanks!

  6. Emily on October 6, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    This is gorgeous, we are taking this post and adding our own twist by making it into our new mailbox post! SO beautiful, thank you for sharing!!

  7. Benjamin on September 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Do you recall what size hook AND basket you used? It seems like the most common sizes for hooks are 6″, 9″, and 12″ I love how the dimensions of yours “fits” well and was wondering the length. Corresponding with that, what size of basket did you purchase? 12″ or 14″? Thank you for your post and for your time!

  8. Val Kurkerwicz on July 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Love this idea!! I’m going to use the full length of the post & hang a hummingbird feeder from the plant hanger. A taller post will be more visible in the area I need to put it.

  9. Nicole Copeland on July 18, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I LOVE this!

  10. Eliska Schneider on July 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Did you mount in concrete?

    • Shanty2Chic on July 18, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Nope! Just dirt… But I am in Texas with tough clay dirt. You may find concrete a better option 😉

  11. Robin Gorton on July 18, 2013 at 11:37 am

    What length did you have them cut the post?

  12. Corinna Henderson on July 18, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I may need to open a Home Depot CC… Your projects are so inspiring! I’ve only been lucky enough to try the $20 shelves but I’m hoping to try this one next, or next to next…

  13. Wendy Burchik on July 17, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    OMG, I Love this and can’t wait to do one of my own!!!! Thank you for sharing this post!

  14. Vickie Meinen on July 17, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    How much did you have to sink into the ground?

  15. CityGirlCountryBloke on July 17, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Okay, now that is three projects I HAVE to do this weekend, curtains, spice rack, and address post!! I LOVE IT!! I live in the country and the number one complaint is no one can see my address. Problem solved! Thank you!

  16. Kathleen Bell on July 17, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Very nice. Pinned it!

  17. Linda Crandall on July 17, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Love it! Pined it! Will be making this as a house warming gift for my aunt and sister and one for myself! Thanks for the share!

  18. Joanna Rutz on July 17, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Love it! I’ll be making my own soon!

  19. Melissa S on July 17, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Love this idea! Gave me some ideas for my own house to go with the outside style decor I have going on.

  20. Misty M on July 17, 2013 at 7:57 am

    omgravy! i absolutely love this!!! off to lowe’s first thing tomorrow! tfs!

  21. lindsay on July 17, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Beautiful! 1 quick question. Did you screw the wood together off center? Otherwise the finial would not be able to be centered, right? The previous screw would be in the way? Thanks!!

    • Tracy Smith on July 19, 2013 at 6:36 am

      I know I’m not Whitney, but if you look at the picture closely, you can see four small nails holding the top on. I’m sure there are four more under that piece. That leaves room for the finial to be added in the center. Hope that helps!

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