21 Sep

DIY: Tissue Number Birthday Sign

DIY: Tissue Number Birthday Sign

The oh-so-creative Prudent Baby is back with another fabulous, party-friendly DIY Tutorial to share!

I think this fun “Tissue Number Birthday Sign” concept would also be fantastic for displaying the number of years being celebrated at a milestone anniversary party OR utilized with numbers or letters for an engagement party or wedding shower (to display the date or guest of honor’s initials).

DIY: Tissue Number Birthday Sign

Read on for all the DIY details, as told by Jacinda

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This Tissue Number Birthday Sign is a wonderfully inexpensive and quick party decoration. My daughter Clare delighted in the fact there was a giant 3 at her party since she has been sharing the news of her 3rd birthday with just about anyone who will listen for a month!

Click here for instructions on how to cover a blank artists canvas with fabric. The fabric I used is Michael Miller Ta Dot Fushcia. I really like that there is a background pattern but also that it’s not too busy to interfere with the tissue number. Michael Miller has alot of good options for this!

DIY: Tissue Number Birthday Sign

I used my leftover tissue flowers from the party garland for the next step. Click here to get the scoop on how to make a stack.

DIY: Tissue Number Birthday Sign

Ok, now that you have a stack of tissue flowers and a covered canvas, grab a chalk pencil and your glue gun.

With your chalk pencil, first draw your number with a single line, then go around it and box it out to a “fat”number.

DIY: Tissue Number Birthday Sign

Now, grabbing a single flower from the center at the back, twist the center into a small stem and push the stem slightly to one side. Flatten the flower out just a little bit.

DIY: Tissue Number Birthday Sign

Starting at one end of your number, start hot gluing down flowers, overlapping so that none of the background is showing through. Work your way to the other end of your number.

DIY: Tissue Number Birthday Sign

DIY: Tissue Number Birthday Sign

DIY: Tissue Number Birthday Sign

And you’re done!

DIY: Tissue Number Birthday Sign

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25Comments

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Kristy - Posh Pixels Design Studio SAYS:

OMGooosh! I so love this! How freakin cute is that!!

Reply September 21, 2010 at 4:22 pm

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Ruby SAYS:

this is too cool. I really thought they were flowers when i first saw it. thanks for sharing the DIY :)

Reply September 21, 2010 at 4:27 pm

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Victoria SAYS:

Great tutorial I can think of all sorts of uses for it. Thanks!

Reply September 21, 2010 at 5:07 pm

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Maysem SAYS:

Love this! So cute! And I love that mini cookie tree next it (I assume they are mini cookies). Would love to know how that is made too:D

Reply September 21, 2010 at 5:21 pm

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Gwynn@GwynnWassonDesigns SAYS:

Adorable!!

Reply September 21, 2010 at 5:32 pm

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Courtney @ Pizzazzerie SAYS:

I LOVE THIS DIY!!!! Bookmarked – CHECK! :) So darn cute, I can’t wait to try my hand at it!

Reply September 21, 2010 at 5:39 pm

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Rachel SAYS:

I am so making this for my daughter’s 1st birthday! It’s so cute.

Reply September 21, 2010 at 5:59 pm

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Jennifer Epstein SAYS:

I absolutely love this! Totally going to try this one for myself. Here is a tissue paper pom pom tutorial for your enjoyment! http://www.thismommyloves.com/2010/09/tissue-paper-poms-party-decoration.html

Reply September 21, 2010 at 6:33 pm

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Cari @ Socially Circled SAYS:

I am LOVING this! And that COOKIE TOPIARY IS PHENOMENAL!!!

Reply September 21, 2010 at 7:03 pm

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PartyMom SAYS:

I followed this tutorial for my daughter’s first birthday party. Although my display wasn’t nearly as pretty as this, it was super simple and super cute. I even ended up passing along the tissue number sign to a co-worker whose daughter is only a month younger than mine.

Reply September 21, 2010 at 7:25 pm

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Jacinda SAYS:

Thank you for your kind words! This is still up in my daughters room. It makes a cute decoration long after the party! You can find a full DIY for the cookie topiary here…
http://www.prudentbaby.com/2010/06/diy-sugar-cookie-cone.html

Reply September 21, 2010 at 9:33 pm

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Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff Custom Designs SAYS:

Ohhhh! I LOVE IT! So creative!

Reply September 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm

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KatieO SAYS:

My sister in law and I did something similar for our kids’ joint birthday parties….except we used cut up red and yellow IKEA ziploc bags on brown paper bag….check it out: http://landofozfam.blogspot.com/2010/08/happy-belated-birthday.html

She got might have gotten the idea from you :)

Reply September 21, 2010 at 10:11 pm

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Colleen Sheehy SAYS:

Love love love this!!

Reply September 22, 2010 at 12:19 am

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Sarah from BestofBeehive.com SAYS:

That is precious! I love how simple it is, and yet it lends a made-by-hand flair for an extra special birthday party! These days I don’t have much time, so it is important to me to find those few handmade goodies that make a big impact.

Reply September 22, 2010 at 5:51 am

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