Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WNWNW:House Address Banner

I'm so bummed I missed last weeks Waste Not Want Not Wednesday (WNWNW)  I have got to get in on this whole scheduled post scam.

I had a choice between finishing this up and spending an evening with Mr. T.

Obviously I chose the latter.


Mr. T and I have decided to stay in our wee apartment for another year before buying a house.

A moment of silence for that item on my 30 before 30 List!

Moving on.

It's time to give my apartment some much overdue love.

I mean if we're going to live here for another year we're going to make the best of it.

One of the biggest problems we have with this place is that NO ONE can ever find it!

I think the house number is to blame.

Could you read that from the road?

I didn't think so.

So here's what I made.

 I kind of think it's adorable.

It's so simple, but I love the look it gives our front door.

Our door versus the neighbors

I used a drop cloth, a template I cut out of some cardboard, my cricut and some stitch witch.

I traced the numbers and colored them in with  a teal sharpie.

I wasn't really sure if this would work, but I actually really like it.

It was impossible to get a decent picture because I hung the sign on the inside of the door.  Hello glare!
Hello random silhouette!

So now maybe people will be able to find the place!

Want to come over?

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  1. Im not sure I have words to tell you how much I love this. SOOOOOO cute, and Ive never seen anything like it before. <3

  2. yeah, that is so cute, and really nice. I'd totally do it (except my apartment is a shared entryway)...still, it is practical and cute.

    btw, I am a new follower from the blog hop & your blog looks very cool!

  3. This is so incredibly cute. It *might* be my favorite thing you've ever made, in fact. I love it!

  4. This is so incredibly cute. It *might* be my favorite thing you've ever made, in fact. I love it!

  5. Excellent idea! Very inviting!!

  6. I love it, I love it, I love it, I want one, I love it and wish I had time to make one and a see through door so it would actually serve its purpose. SOOOO cute. :)

  7. Ok seriously, I love this SOOOO much! I can't do it for our front door since we're in an apartment building, but maybe I could just put the unit number up or something. What a fun idea!

    Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  8. Very, very cute and clever!


  9. Cute idea! Much nicer than boring old house numbers.

  10. Wow, that is a super clever idea! I love that! It adds a lot of personality to your door. Great job!

  11. This is soo cute! I love this idea vs. traditional numbers. So fun.

  12. Oooh!! I could SO do that! Thank you for the wonderful idea and tutorial! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  13. I Love Love Love this idea, so cute and easy to do!
    Cassie- First Call's Marketing Rep

  14. Best house sign EVER!! And yes...I totally want to come over!

  15. WoW ! What a really cute & pretty idea ! Well done x

  16. Oh I love that. I really truly do.


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  17. Clever! I love unique ideas:) Stopping by from Sew Many Ways Find a Friend

  18. That is adorable! I love it!!
    Dropping by from the blog hop. :)

  19. Love the banner-so cute!! I'm your newest follower, and I invite you to visit and say hi :)

  20. Yes, your door is much more fun and inviting than your neighbor's now! Thanks for sharing your cute door pennant banner!

  21. This is SOOOO fun! what a great idea!!!! Banner + Address = Awesome!
    You are so brilliant... :)

    hugs x

  22. A very clever Idea! Thank you so much for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  23. I love this little 'zigzag' banner!

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  24. Such a great idea, and it looks awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Always so thrilled to have you. :)

  25. So cute! I bet people can really find you now! Stopping by from the Best DIY Project of 2012.


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