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Giant Fringe Number DIY

At every party I throw, I like to add a little something that wows everyone. Whether it’s a unique backdrop, funny prop, or colorful garland, these additions don’t have to be difficult to make. They should just be bold enough to help the guests remember the event. I love this giant fringe number because it has the look of a pinata but takes 1/10th of the time. I also like that it makes a big impact. The whole project took a little more than an hour and all the supplies were things I already had in my party closet which makes things easy if you like to do things last minute like I do.

Click through to find the complete instructions.

Materials: Butcher Paper, Cardboard, Folds of Crepe Paper, Scissors, Glue, Ruler

Step 1: Using a ruler, draw a large number of your choice on white butcher paper and cut it out. Glue some strips of cardboard to the back, especially at the top and bottom to add sturdiness and hold shape.
Step 2: Make your fringe. (See complete steps here to make easy fringe.) Starting at the bottom of the number add a line of glue and then adhere a some fringe. Repeat in layers going up until you get to the top.
Step 3: Attach a string and hang at your party.

Also, don’t miss this fun fringey wall monogram, still one of my favorites.

Photography by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Coordinated by Stacy Wichelhaus
Styling by Caitlin Barker
Crafting by Jessica Heywood
Assisted by Harper Casimiro

  1. Becky Loose From The Zoo

    February 28, 2013

    this reminds me of your pinata tutorial, which has literally changed the way i throw parties forever (as in every single party includes an awesome pinata). love this for party decor! i can’t get enough yellow these days either!


    • jordan
      • jordan
      • February 28, 2013

      Aw, thanks so much! So glad we could help!

  2. little kitchie

    February 28, 2013

    LOVE this DIY. Definitely going to bookmark this for when I need it!

  3. Lisette

    February 28, 2013

    Such a great impact and something especially a small child would never forget. A number the size of them!!

  4. Jessica

    February 28, 2013

    Perfect! I have been stuck looking for something perfect for a party I’m throwing Saturday that wouldn’t be too tricky, but still look great. Thanks!

  5. Kelly Golightly

    February 28, 2013

    So cute! Can’t wait to try this.

  6. LARY@ Inspiration Nook

    February 28, 2013

    Love it Jordan! Will have to make one for the next b-day coming up!

  7. vestidosmios

    March 4, 2013

    good ideas. love it.

  8. AJ

    March 9, 2013

    love the idea! wierd question, but where did you get your island? i’ve been looking for something similar for our small kitchen. tks!

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • March 10, 2013

      The island is from Ikea!

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