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Easy DIY Tissue Paper Decoration

How adorable is this tissue paper number? If I had a little girl, I’d want her to feel like a princess and could imagine seeing her eyes light up when she sees her age in her favorite bright pink color on the wall for her birthday party.

Easy DIY Tissue Paper Decoration | Hello Invites

This is a super simple project and can be customized for anything and any size. Best part about this project? You can’t mess it up!

Easy DIY Tissue Paper Decoration | Hello Invites

Once the party is over, this would look great on her wall as decoration! She won’t forget their age with a big number on their wall!

Easy DIY Tissue Paper Decoration | Hello Invites

Tissue Paper Decoration

For this project, you’ll need:
  • Number design (see below for download)
  • Mat board large enough for your number
  • Tissue paper – color and amount varies depending on what color you want and how big you are making your number
  • Elmers glue
  • Pen or pencil
  • Scissors
To start this project, you can download these number designs or choose a font that will match your party design. These numbers are roughly 24” tall. Using Acrobat or another PDF reader, print the file out. Make sure it is set to “Poster” setting so it will span multiple pages and be as large as the PDF. You can do this at home or at a print shop such as FedEx. You can also change the scale to make it larger or smaller depending on how big you want your numbers. Mine printed out on six sheets of 8.5” x 11” paper.
Easy DIY Tissue Paper Decoration | Hello Invites
Easy DIY Tissue Paper Decoration | Hello Invites

 

Next, trim out each sheet of paper and tape them all together to create the large number. Tape that image to the mat board. This will be your cutting guide.

Easy DIY Tissue Paper Decoration | Hello Invites

 

Using an x-acto knife or scissors and the template, cut out the number. This doesn’t need to be perfect since it will get covered up.

Easy DIY Tissue Paper Decoration | Hello Invites

 

Next, take your tissue paper and cut it into roughly 1.25” squares. I recommend stacking a bunch of sheets of tissue paper together at once and cutting to make it go faster. This doesn’t need to be perfect either – imperfection will add dimension to the final number.

The amount of tissue paper needed will depend on how big the number is. I would start with cutting a bunch out and when you run out, cut some more.

Easy DIY Tissue Paper Decoration | Hello Invites

 

These next steps may seem complicated, but I promise they aren’t. Using your pen or pencil (I’m using a sharpie here) take a piece of tissue paper and place the middle of it over the end of the sharpie and wrap it around the end. Add a dab of Elmers glue to the bottom and stick it to your mat board. I like to let this dry a few minutes to get a good base.

Easy DIY Tissue Paper Decoration | Hello Invites

 

Once that has dried slightly, start repeating the process. When adding more pieces, overlap each piece. This will give it more texture and depth. The great thing about this process is that it is hard to mess up! In fact, the messier the better. Just be sure to make sure it looks full.

Easy DIY Tissue Paper Decoration | Hello Invites

 

Now, repeat that until you are finished! I like to do the outline and then go back and fill in all the middle pieces but this will depend on the design that you choose. The sky is really the limit for designs – colors repeating or an ombre design would be super cool.

Easy DIY Tissue Paper Decoration | Hello Invites

Easy DIY Tissue Paper Decoration | Hello Invites

 

I like to do this in a few different sessions – it can be a time consuming project, but it has a really neat effect.

Easy DIY Tissue Paper Decoration | Hello Invites

Easy DIY Tissue Paper Decoration | Hello Invites

Easy DIY Tissue Paper Decoration | Hello Invites

 

This DIY is super versatile. An age, your child’s name, even a shape would all turn out cool. I’m picturing “MIKE” in an ombre color from black to white would look awesome on a wall for a boy’s birthday party. And the best part about this is that you could hang it in their room after the party!

I hope you enjoyed this DIY! If you create this DIY, please share it on social media! Tag us using @helloinvites and the hashtag #helloinvitesparties so we can see them!

Get more party decorations here.

Have a great party!

Easy DIY Tissue Paper Decoration | Hello Invites

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