How to make a wooden door plaque with house number or year built date.
While working on my front porch decor for spring, I decided that my poor old 1886 house needed a date plaque on it! I mean, it only seems right for a house that has been standing tall for 135 years! It literally feels owed to have a date plaque!
So, I put on my crafty hat and got busy! I’m so happy with how it turned out!
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Let’s Make The Door Plaque Together!
Step 1: I needed to sand the scalloped plaque a bit because it had a very rough wood grain texture to it. Because I was applying a painted stencil, this was necessary to not have the paint bleed through.
Step 2: Paint the plaques. I chose to use the same colors that we painted our home.
Step 3: Attach the saw tooth photo hanger
Step 4: Paint stenciled design – I created my design using my Silhouette Cameo. I have a full tutorial here!
Step 5: Attach the scallop plaque to the oval plaque using wood glue
Step 6: Hang outside on your home!
I love the way it adds detail to my ol’ 1886 gal! This old lady sure has been through a lot in her years standing here in Wisconsin.
This ol’ house was standing here 28 years BEFORE World War I. I mean, that’s almost too hard for my brain to even comprehend! Then in 2019, 133 years after it was built, it was struck by a massive bolt of lighting…but she’s still standing tall today, proud as ever.