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5-Star Buys: A Custom House Number That Doubles as a Planter

by Rachel Mosely

Jul 16, 2021

With an array of sleek metal finishes and sturdy magnetic numbers, this eye-catching modern planter box is the perfect way to spiff up your stoop.

Modern address number planter from Etsy
Photo by: ModMettle

In our 5-Star Buys series, we spotlight popular Etsy items that recently struck a chord with shoppers—and let their rave reviews do the talking.


A hassle-free, high-impact perk-me-up for the porch or entryway, no reno required? Sign us up. Handmade with industrial-strength steel and paired with magnetized aluminum digits, this modern house number box from ModMettle also serves as a planter that you can deck out with a DIY assortment of succulents, wildflowers, or other greenery. With five steel finishes, from artfully weathered rust to rich chocolate brown, and sleek numbers available in vibrant brass, elegant silver, or bright white, you can mix and match for a combination that perfectly suits your home sweet home (or makes an unforgettable housewarming gift). And if you move, no need to stress—all it takes is a new set of numbers and an easy swap of the magnets to achieve instant curb appeal yet again. Take it from this happy homeowner:


Modern address number sign from ModMettle, on Etsy
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“Beautifully made, very sturdy, and exactly what I had in mind! Quick delivery, with a lovely note from the artisans. I smile every time I come to my door. Thank you!” — DT


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Rachel Mosely

Rachel Mosely is an editor and writer living in Brooklyn, New York