21 Sep

DIY: Tissue Number Birthday Sign

DIY Tissue Paper Birthday Sign Tutorial

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 Paper Birthday Sign Tutorial

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


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 Paper Birthday Sign Tutorial

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 Paper Birthday Sign Tutorial

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 Paper Birthday Sign Tutorial

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 Paper Birthday Sign Tutorial

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 Paper Birthday Sign Tutorial

DIY Tissue Paper Birthday Sign Tutorial

DIY Tissue Paper Birthday Sign Tutorial

And you’re done!

DIY Tissue Paper Birthday Sign Tutorial


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Kristy - Posh Pixels Design Studio SAYS:

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

September 21, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Ruby SAYS:

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

September 21, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Victoria SAYS:

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

September 21, 2010 at 5:07 pm

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

September 21, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Courtney @ Pizzazzerie SAYS:

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

September 21, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Rachel SAYS:

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

September 21, 2010 at 5:59 pm

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

September 21, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Cari @ Socially Circled SAYS:


September 21, 2010 at 7:03 pm

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.

September 21, 2010 at 7:25 pm

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…

September 21, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff Custom Designs SAYS:

Ohhhh! I LOVE IT! So creative!

September 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm

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 :)

September 21, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Colleen Sheehy SAYS:

Love love love this!!

September 22, 2010 at 12:19 am

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.

September 22, 2010 at 5:51 am

Natalie - Southern Belle's Charm SAYS:

I adore this! I will definitely be using in the future! How cute!

September 22, 2010 at 11:13 am

Ma'lee SAYS:

will be making this today :) thanks!

September 22, 2010 at 11:44 am

Ijeoma SAYS:

Never knew tissues could be so so pretty :)

September 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm

amanda SAYS:

i really love this!

September 24, 2010 at 11:37 am

hiyaluv SAYS:

what a great project and it looks great! :)smiles, gina

September 25, 2010 at 9:11 am
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