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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Natalie - Southern Belle's Charm SAYS:

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

Reply September 22, 2010 at 11:13 am

Ma'lee SAYS:

will be making this today :) thanks!

Reply September 22, 2010 at 11:44 am

Ijeoma SAYS:

Never knew tissues could be so so pretty :)

Reply September 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm

amanda SAYS:

i really love this!

Reply September 24, 2010 at 11:37 am

hiyaluv SAYS:

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

Reply September 25, 2010 at 9:11 am

Toya SAYS:

What a cute cute cute idea!!!!

Reply September 28, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Tronda Burton SAYS:

This Idea is truly beautiful, I must use this for my God daughters 4th B-day party, thanks for the inspiration.

Reply November 4, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Tasha SAYS:

Thanks for the great tutorial! I used it to create a tissue number birthday sign for a cowboy birthday party. You can see pictures of my finished creation here: http://diyingtobedomestic.wordpress.com/2011/03/02/cowboy-birthday-party/

Reply March 2, 2011 at 11:55 am

Stephanie@Eventlookforless SAYS:

TOOOOO cute. Simple, budget friendly, yet makes a statement.

Reply December 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Francisca Marinho SAYS:

Simplismente maravilhoso.

Reply June 18, 2012 at 11:30 pm

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