Once your landscape design and planting reach the street, a simple house number stenciled on the curb might get obscured by all that happy greenery. Enable your guests to find your house, plus create your own numbering system with staked and planted terra cottas pots. It’s especially easy if your street address is one digit, but if it’s as many as five, you can just add another, smaller pot to the top of your pyramid. Make your stack sturdy by placing plants close to pot rims, so they can trail easily, and not interfere with the pot above.
3 clay pots in graduated sizes
Green spray paint
Oil based stain
Acrylic paint for number
1. Paint pots green, and allow to dry.
2. Tape off large square(s) on pot(s) for house number(s).
3. Brush stain on pots avoiding number area. Blot with paper towel for mottled effect. Allow to dry.
4. Paint stripes along taped edges of pot(s) to feature number(s).
5. Remove tape and paint number(s).
6. Fill pots with soil, stack, and plant around edges of pots.
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