Sweet 16 Celebration >>> Giant Papered Numbers

Good morning friends,

I have a cousin that’s turning 16 this month and she has asked my sister and I to help her plan a fun Sweet 16 celebration! Immediately I thought of these giant monogram numbers from The Wood Connection and thought, “How cool would it be to have her friends sign these at her party?”. She can always keep them as a reminder of her big birthday bash for years to come, I think she may even hang them on her wall. I used the ever so popular Hazel & Ruby Wrap it Up in Newsprint Floral, two 1″ foam brushes, wood glue and white acrylic paint.

Supplies needed to make a giant sweet 16

Begin by sanding the monogram numbers to get off any rough edges, next trace the numbers FACE DOWN on the back of the Newsprint Floral paper and leave for later.

trace the number on to the back of the paper to cut out later

I painted the back and sides of my numbers with two coats of white acrylic paint, to be safe paint about 1/2″ from the edge on the face of the number for parts of the paper that may not cover it all the way.

Paint the back sides of the numbers with two coats of white paint and let sit to dry

While the paint is drying cut out the numbers that you traced on to the paper. Once the wood is completely dried add some glue to the face of the number and smooth it out with a sponge brush, then lay the paper down and smooth it out with a vinyl applicator or a credit card.

glue the paper on to the wood with wood glue

Lay the monograms face down and place heavy items on top for about 4 hours, you can check every so often for bubbles in the paper if you wish. I can’t wait for her friends to sign these, my cousin is going to cherish them for a long time.

Giant papered numbers; perfect for birthdays and graduations

Americana Home Decor Wood Project

Hello Everyone, Michelle Hill here today to share with you this easy and simple way to make a statement piece for your home.

Let’s get started!!

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You will need some scrap wood {I got in a dumpster} Our wonderful Wrap it up MAP PAPER and our awesome Pass The TISSUE PAPER a foam brush, mod podge and a piece of sanding paper.

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Start by applying mod podge to the wood. Cover with the tissue paper , try to press out any air bubbles.. I went back and fourth with the polkadot and the map paper.

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Once you have them all sealed on top with mod podged and they are dry, sand the edges for a rustic look.

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You can see here in the picture how when I sanded them some molded into the wood I LOVE that!! So cool!! I then took a piece of foam board and using a hot glue gun adhere the wood to the board. I am not very good with nails or power tools so this for me was the easiest way to put it all together to get the type of decor I wanted.

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I just cut a star out of cardstock and pop dotted it onto the center of the piece.

I hope you enjoy this fun and festive way to add quick decor to your home. I also recently did one in pink and greys for a baby shower and hung wire on it for photos..It was SO cute!!


School’s Out Party FREE PRINTABLE

Yay! School is out, celebrate by throwing a party! This FREE ‘School’s Out’ Printable is perfect for the occasion! Any of the Hazel & Ruby products that you see in the images below are all 50% off until June 1st. Use the code SUMMERLOVE at checkout and enjoy FREE SHIPPING too!

Sale items include: Teal then/White Polka Dot & Full of Heart Paper Rolls, 4 inch Pretty in Pink & 8 inch Candy Stripes DIY Decor Tape. We used the Full of Heart Paper Roll to create a bright and bold table cover, we also used it with the Teal then/White Polka Dot Tissue paper in the tassel garland shown under the ‘Hello Summer’ banner. The 4 inch Pretty in Pink & 8 inch Candy Stripes DIY Decor Tape was used to cover the soda carrier that we bought our glass bottle sodas in. 

This download does not include the small party pennant flags that are shown on the cake and in the glass bottles. To download your own party pennants click HERE.

The FREE School’s Out Summer Party Printable download includes:

– 6 Candy Cones
– 6 Tags
– 1 Party Invitation
– 1 Welcome Summer 8×10 Art Print
– 1 “Hello Summer” Banner