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Count Your Steps

Count your steps, name them one by one… Ok, maybe that isn’t how the song goes 🙂 But my son has been counting our steps since we finished this little Entry Way project.

This was an easy project and quick to install, too.


  1. Measure your stair risers to determine what size number you need to cut. Mine are 6″ tall, so I cut my numbers at 5″ tall.
  2. I used my Cricut to cut the numbers 1 to 12 from black decal vinyl (purchased here). If you don’t have a Cricut, or a similar machine, you could buy pre-cut vinyl numbers like these.
  3. To attach, simply pull off the vinyl backing and then rub on the decal. I find it helpful to use a popsicle stick to rub on the decal, just to ensure good adhesion.

The vinyl is removable, so it gives us the flexibility to change it up!

Check out these stairs, from Emily A. Clark; she used a quote from The Help to add some personality to her stairs.

Or maybe I will attempt this graphic chevron look from Simple Dwellings.

What do you think? How would you add interest to your stairs?

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Monday 1st of April 2013

Thanks, Di! I'd love you to see what you end up doing with your stairs, please share when you complete it! :)


Thursday 28th of March 2013

I just purchased a silhouette cameo and my basement stairs will get some stenciled treatment. Love your numbered steps! ~di at musings

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Friday 22nd of March 2013


Amber B (Simple Dwellings)

Friday 22nd of March 2013

Love this idea! It came out amazing. And thanks so much for including my mom's stairs in your post! :) Have a great weekend!

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Friday 22nd of March 2013

Good luck! It is super easy and quick -- and totally worth it to see my little boy counting with them!