Hanging Birthday Number {Frugal Crafts}

by Jess on May 30, 2013

Hanging-Birthday-CraftI love to celebrate my little one’s milestones all day long.  Birthdays are special days so why not start the celebration as soon as they wake?  I love to see my children’s eyes as they awaken to a special surprise in their room on the morning of their birthday!

Materials Needed:

  • Poster Board or Cardboard
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Tacs
  • String or ribbon
  • Pencil
  • Balloons (optional)


  1. Start by writing the age your child is turning in light pencil on your poster board.  This will give you an idea as to where you need to attach your tissue paper.
  2. This birthday number craft works for both boys and girls.  It can be as simple as you need it to be.  I made several small tissue paper flowers (you can find tutorials for these all over the internet) but you could also just use simple tissue paper balls to create the same effect.  Also, use the colors that your little one likes the most!  We did a red number 3 for a friend with blue and green tissue paper balls for his birthday, anything goes!
  3. Once you have your tissue paper ready, start gluing each individual flower or ball along your number.
  4. Repeat until your number is full.
  5. Cut your number out around your number.  Be sure to leave enough poster board to support the tissue paper or it will be too floppy.
  6. Poke two small holes at the top of your number with a hole punch and tie your ribbon or string to the top.  The two pieces or ribbon provide a little extra support.
  7. Attach extra balloons at the bottom of your number (optional)
  8. Hang with tacs from the ceiling above or near your child’s bed

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Jess left her job to pursue her dream: changing diapers, cleaning the house, doing dishes, getting tons of sticky kisses, teaching and exploring with her two girls on the New England coast. She enjoys sharing her life - crafting, creating, parenting, venting and cooking on her blog Barefoot by the Sea.

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