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House number planter

Making a Splash
Making a Splash

An affordable and maintenance-free house number planter using recycled timber and faux plants.



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The project

I found some old wood from a playhouse and a flower bed and decided to make a house number planter that I keep seeing online.

By using faux plants from Bunnings, I didn’t have to create a soil bed so it was super easy to make.

I started by gluing together these panels to make a backing plate.





After removing excess glue with a chisel, I glued two pieces of old hardwood to the front and drilled holes into the top to hold the faux plants.



Added our door number and ta-da!




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Growing in Experience

I love the look of your house number planter - you have inspired me to have a go myself.  Thank you!

Finding My Feet

Love your idea 💡 Inspirational

Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @Millie59. It's wonderful to have you join us, and many thanks for jumping into the discussion.

Let me mention @craftyhopper, as I trust she'll be keen to hear her project has inspired you.


If you'd like to replicate this project, I trust @craftyhopper and our other helpful members would be excited to assist.


We look forward to hearing all about your projects and plans around the house and garden. Please let us know if you need assistance with them or have something to share with the community.



Making a Splash

Thanks @Millie59 
I’ve always wanted to create something like this. I was going to use real plants, but I have a terrible green thumb & they would have perished! 😬 

Just Starting Out

Great idea thanks, will try making one using real succulents.🌿

Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @Lilyana. It's brilliant to have you join us and amazing to see this project is still consistently inspiring our members.


We'd love to assist you with the project, so please feel free to ask any questions you might have. I'm sure @craftyhopper will be eager to give you a hand.


There're plenty of free pallets available at our stores if you're going for this rustic look. They're marvellous to work with, and the distressed nature of their appearance is quite hard to achieve with dressed timber.


For a zero maintenance option, consider air plants. They require no soil and get moisture from the air and an occasional spritz from a spray bottle. They can also be conveniently hot glued in place.

I'm on standby if you get stuck and can't wait to see your real succulent version.

Please keep us updated.



Getting Established

We’ll done ✔️ 

Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hi @mickviller


Let me tag @craftyhopper to make her aware of your kind words. Has this project inspired you to create your own house number creation? 


If you decide to give this project a go, please don't hesitate to post any questions. Our members would be more than happy to provide you with advice and information.  




Kind of a Big Deal

Gee whizz this is awesome, I love it @craftyhopper how welcoming for all your family and friends 💜

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