DIY 16th Birthday Balloon number mosaics - Large party decoration idea - How to make tutorial - free template

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Sixteenth birthday in quarantine. :/ 
We tried to still make it special and he was thrilled! He loved all the decorations.


Foam boards purchased at Dollar Tree.

Tape template together and cut out.



Tape template to foam boards and trace.

Use a box cutter or exacto knife to cut from the foam board.
I'm using these from Amazon since you can just pop the end off and have a brand new blade.


I like to make the base of rounded numbers flat so they stand. This is easier with just one number. If you have two numbers you need to measure so both are the same height. 

Measure 6"-6 1/2" template and trace for each side piece. I used 6 1/2
Cut each board into 3 pieces for the sides. 
For rounded edges lightly score lines 1" - 1 1/2" apart on a side piece.

I attach sides with hot glue but you can also use tape.

My helper :)


I filled this set with almost all 5" balloons. 

I attached balloons with a low temp glue gun.

I used a hand pump to fill the balloons and used almost all 5" balloons. I filled with 1, 2, or 3 pumps of air. The 12" gold balloons are filled ramdomly.

200 - 5" balloons and 40 -12" balloons.


I just stacked toilet paper as a joke and found the 16 and Quarantined cake topper on Etsy.


I added the same color balloons on balloon stands and placed on either side.

Instead of a cake he wanted a fluffy oreo cheesecake. Yum!!!



I have a few other video tutorials. Each one shows a little different detail - printing, making them, filling, etc. Additional info based on questions I received from people.   





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45 comments

  1. Could you send me pdf file for 1 and 6 please s.davis0924@gmail.com

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  2. Can you please send me the pdf file for 1 please? aramsey2004@gmail.com

    Thank you so much!

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  3. How beautiful this blog could you send me the numbers 0, 1, 2, 6, 8 I want to do them all hahaha, a hug and thanks

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  4. Can you please send me the pdf file for the 2 and the 1 to valmcc72@gmail.com thank you

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  5. Good morning love your work! May I please have 1 and 6 emailed (2muchjunk101@gmail.com) to me please and thank you.

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  6. Beautiful! Could you please send the 1 and 6 to Jennifer.berry@comcast.net. Thank you!

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    2. Could you send me the 1,2,6 and 8 template to my email. myjenn2005@gmail.com

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  7. Hello. Can you send me the template for the number 3?

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  8. So cute! Can you email my the 1 & 6 mistypohl@hotmail.com

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  9. Can you please email me the 1 & 6? Mistypohl@hotmail.com

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  10. Can I please get the templates for the 1 and 8?

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  11. Can you please send me the pdf file for 1 please? zielo0ona@gmail.com :)

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  12. Can you please send me number 6 so I can make it for our twins’ upcoming birthday?? My email is mikimik11@yahoo.com
    Thank you!!

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  13. Love it! May I have the template for the number 5, please? Amejia0121@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you! Oh I'm so sorry. My computer crashed before I made them all. I don't have the 5.

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  14. I'm currently on Adobe Acrobat Reader. I cant figure out how to get to the poster screen?
    I 'm trying to print out a 0,1 and a 6. The video says open template. Exactly what tab do I go under?

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    1. Did I email the templates? If not, send me your email and I'll share.

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  15. May I have the templates for numbers 1 and 6? I want to make this for my sister’s sweet sixteen. Alyssa_nhenderson@yahoo.com

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  16. Hello ,I found your video on YouTube and me best friends birthday is next month, she is turning 16 and I was wonder where I could find the template for the number 1 and 6 ,could you email it to me erickjaimes2005@gmail.com I would be very grateful.

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    2. I just got a bounce back on your email address. Can you double check it's correct. I can try again.

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  17. Hi, I found your video on YouTube just in time for my sisters 16th birthday �� and I would love to surprise her with this DIY. May I have have the pdf for the 1 and 6 numbers please? Marycarmen76@gmail.com

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  18. Hello! Beautiful work. I love everything. Could you please send me the template for number 1. My email is myr.nm93@gmail.com. I would be very thankful.

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  19. Hello! Beautiful work. I love everything. Could you please send me the template for number 1. My email is myr.nm93@gmail.com. I would be very thankful.

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  20. Hi, thank you so much for sharing these templates for free. May I have the template for 1 and 6?
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  21. This is so great of you! Could I please get the template for "1"? Hannah.webb93@yahoo.com

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  22. Hello, I love your creativity and work! Can I please get the template for 3? mirkasoto00@gmail.com

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  23. Hello, o love love love this! It’s my daughters 6th birthday next Friday and I would love to give this a try. Could you please email me the number 6 PDF? Claudia9oo@yahoo.com
    Thank you!

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  24. Could you send me pdf file for 6 please Saabfan@hotmail.com. What is the height of these? Also, any chance the pdf can just have the outline of the 6 so I use up less toner? Thanks in advance.

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  25. This is perfect for what I am looking for. I would love the PDF for 1 & 6, I tried making my own but having some difficulty getting it the right size.

    huhnjnku@gmail.com

    thank you

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