Decorative Wooden Numbers

If you enjoy creating your own personalized decor, here’s a fun project you can create to celebrate the new year (or any other occasion involving numbers).

Image is a collage of project photos with the text, “Decorative Wooden Numbers,” intended for Pinterest.

How to Make Decorative Wooden Numbers

This project is super-simple and only requires a few really basic supplies. Just gather the materials below and let’s get started!

Image contains numbers “2024” covered with pink and gold floral scrapbook paper. The numbers sit on a white shelf in front of a container of multicolored markers and a gold and white polka dot binder.


  • wooden numbers – I used this 2024 set from Amazon
  • scrapbook paper – your choice of color, pattern, and design
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • Tombow MONO Air Touch Permanent Adhesive
Image contains a piece of pink and gold floral scrapbook paper sitting on a white table. White wooden numbers “2024” sit on top, along with an adhesive tape runner and a sharpened pencil.


Flip each number over and trace it onto the back of the scrapbook paper.
Image contains a white wooden number “4” sitting backward on top of the piece of scrapbook paper. Amy’s hand holds a pencil, tracing around the number.
Carefully cut out each number.
Apply adhesive to the wooden number, then lay the paper on top.
Image contains Amy’s hand holding the number “4” with scrapbook paper attached to the front. A tape runner sits in the background on a white tabletop.

Press firmly to adhere. I used permanent adhesive, but you can use removable instead if you want to be able to reposition the paper.

Image contains a Tombow MONO Air Adhesive tape runner. The paper-covered numbers and a pair of white handled scissors sit in the background on a white tabletop.

That’s literally all there is to it! Now your decorative numbers are ready to display.

Image contains the finished project sitting on top of a white shelf, with a large dark pink paper flower int he background.

I chose to do my project to celebrate the new year, but you can also do this for all kinds of other occasions. The year makes a great decoration for a graduation party, or you can use other numbers to represent birthdays, anniversaries, and more. Or, use the same basic technique with wooden alphabet letters to spell out a name or other message.

Image contains the decorative “2024” numbers on a white shelf with a colorful marker storage container and a white and gold binder in the background.

Crafting Tips

  • In addition to displaying them on a shelf or table top, you can add hangers to the backs of your numbers to display them on the wall.
  • If you want a distressed finish, you can go around the edges of each number and rub them gently with sandpaper.
  • Instead of using the same paper for all of your numbers, try mixing and matching with different colors and designs for a unique look.

Frequently Asked Questions

What scrapbook paper did you use?

My paper is from the Florals Paper Pad by Recollections, which I purchased at Michaels stores.

How tall are your numbers?

The numbers in my set are about 4” tall, but you can use whatever size works best for where you’d like to display your project.

Can I use liquid glue?

Yes, but I prefer using an adhesive tape like the Tombow MONO Air Touch, because since it’s not wet, it doesn’t cause the paper to bubble or distort at all.

More Paper Crafting Projects

If you enjoyed this project, here are some other ideas for easy and fun paper crafts!

If you make your own Decorative Wooden Numbers, or any of these other crafts, be sure to share your project photos in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so we can all inspire each other! I hope to see you there.

Decorative Wooden Numbers

These numbers are perfect for new year’s, graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, and more!
Author: Amy Latta


  • scissors
  • Tombow MONO Air Touch Adhesive
  • pencil


  • scrapbook paper
  • wooden numbers


  • Flip each number over and trace it onto the back of the scrapbook paper.
  • Carefully cut out each number.
  • Apply adhesive to the wooden number, then lay the paper on top.
  • Press firmly to adhere.

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