DIY Address Planter Door Decor

DIY Address Planter Door Decor

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I love the idea of an address planter – but the few I’ve seen have all been mounted on houses.    I didn’t want to quite commit to mounting a planter on my house because 1.) We all know I can’t keep plants alive and it will end up looking sad and brown in a few days, and 2.) I am a compulsive decorator – constantly changing the way my house looks.  Mounting something is just a tad too permanent for me!

I came up with the idea to instead make my planter 1.) With fake flowers! and 2.)  Removable door decor!


I started with:

Numbers on box

I began by peeling off the backs of the numbers and sticking them onto my planter box.


I knew I wanted it to be door decor, so I drilled a hole on both sides of the planter box (to make a place where I could attach the twine).

twine tied on box

I tied the twine through each side of the planter box holes that I just made and knotted them.  I also put a dab of hot glue on the knots to make sure it would stay tied.

Door Hanger Closeup

I  added in the faux flowers and succulents and hung it on my door!

Address Door Hanger

Door Decor

I really do love how it came out!  This is such a fun way to add some personality to your door while being able to change out the plants for each season. I’m thinking I could do something really festive for Christmas!

All the plants I ordered from Afloral are made to be “outdoor plants”, so they are able to hold up through any weather (although I don’t expect them to get too wet since my door is tucked back under the roof).

Front Door with Door Hanger

This project was really SO simple and a perfect way to add unique decor to my door (does anyone else get bored with wreaths?)

Since I have a glass door, I ordered this hook from Amazon and attached it to the glass so I’m able to hang door decor. I’ve had the hook on my door for 2 years and so far, I love it!

You can see my LIVE DIY of this project here!

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46 thoughts on “DIY Address Planter Door Decor

    • The Cofran Home says:

      Thanks, Sharon! I ordered a “GeckoTech Removable Reusable Hook” from Amazon. It’s weight limit is 5 lbs, but I think there are ones with a higher weight limit if you need it. Here is the link to the one I have: Hope that helps!

  1. Margaret says:

    I have a storm door this would be great to go in between the two. The pizza delivery kids and florist, etc. usually pass our house , then have to back up because of the way the mailboxes were designed by the builder of our small subdivision. This would save all the delivery people as well as others time in finding our home. Thanks for the great idea.

  2. Loretta Moser says:

    I love your idea. I am moving to a new home on Friday and I think this would be an adorable feature on the front door. And I love the fact that I can change the contents of the box for every season and holiday. Great thinking.

    • The Cofran Home says:

      Congrats on your new home, Loretta! Yes, it would be a great way to break in your new house! Thanks for the sweet comment 🙂 xo

  3. Dolores says:

    I love the color of your door. Could you tell me the color and brand of paint? It is exactly what I have been looking for, but haven’t been able to find.
    The flower box is perfect – will also be making it. Thanks

  4. Maria Brittis says:

    Such a pretty idea, I have something I can use that is very much like the one in the picture, thanks for the idea. I am excited because I wanted to do a fall wreath for the front door and this is perfect.

  5. Megin says:

    This is just stunning! I love the box, the numbers and the amazing flowers you added!
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  6. Beverly says:

    I love this! What a pretty way to say “Welcome!” Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Party. I’ll be featuring your planter at today’s party. I hope to see you there!

    • The Cofran Home says:

      Thanks, Jaclyn! You’re so sweet. Yes – my blue door is Sherwin Williams Naval. Enjoy your weekend too! xo

  7. Karen says:

    This is gorgeous, Mary! And thank you for sharing the link for the hanger. I have a glass insert in my front door as well and this is exactly what I need. Now I can get some fall decor going on my door too!

    • The Cofran Home says:

      Hi Barbara! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I haven’t had any issues with it banging against the door at all. It stays in place just fine for me! 🙂

  8. FairyQueen (on Facebook) says:

    I was watching the video for Hometalk, and was thinking the plastic liner that comes with the planter would actually be a great way to make the arrangements removable. Replacement liners would be less costly and easily available than foam (styro or floral). To make them easier to remove for switching out, you add a wire string to the ends, just like on the wood for hanging the box.

    For balancing the heavy letters or numbers, or anything you adhere to the front of the box to decorate, without putting counter weight inside, try moving the holes forward on the sides to the corner, and add holes in the corners of the front. You can paint or decorate metal washers to make the holes part of the decoration (afterall, you already went to the hardware store for the numbers, right?). The twine/string can be laced through both holes in the corner and knotted. Then use small rubber stoppers on the back (all four corners and then center top and bottom) to prevent any movement, or damage to your door.

    • FairyQueen (on Facebook) says:

      Please forgive my typos:

      Replacement liners would be less costly and easily available than foam (styro or floral).
      I intended this to read, Replacement liners should be easily available, and less costly than foam (styro or floral)

      To make them (the liners) easier to remove for switching out, you add a wire or string to the ends, just like on the wood for hanging the box.

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