This tutorial has three techniques for making numerals from plant material. I’m sure you will be able to adapt them for your particular needs!
Using Small Branches and Flowers
This example uses tortured willow and banksia.
2. Using florist glue attach sections of banksia (in this case cut slices of the flower) at intervals. It’s a good idea to leave some spaces as these create interest in your design and allow the judge to see your base circle as well.
Feature Twigs and Beads/Berries
This example uses spent berry stalks from a palm tree flower.
2. Attach small beads or berries to one end of the twig using florist glue or PVA. (Note: I use florist glue as it dries much more quickly and works even when your plant material is still a bit moist.)
These will be used as features within a group of twigs.
This example uses small twigs from gum tree branches and stripped palm berry flower spikes.
2. For rounded shapes, bundle semi dry plant material with standard wire for a minimum 7 days. Replace the standard wire with decorative wire and complete the numeral with the straight sections of twigs made using step 1.
Here is an example of a finished design (suspension) with the title – “Fireworks Celebrating 150 Years”. It uses all the techniques above for the 5 and 0, the 1 is made from pieces of curled bark.