Scroll Craft Project
We’ve been decking the halls here for a couple of weeks. During that time I noticed that I had some blank wall space. In addition to my new tree, I knew it was the perfect area for my Scroll Craft Project.
I decided I wanted a Scroll! Something I could hang up and change it out as needed. And I get my best ideas at 12am. Don’t you?
I was cleaning. Yes cleaning. Getting ready to host 50 people for Thanksgiving and I was singing Ice Ice Baby. I don’t know why. I just was.
Now tell me. And be honest. Every time you see the words “ice ice” or hear them don’t you follow it off with the word “baby”. I know I do! To Sum it up, Ice Ice Baby – just goes together, right?
Back to cleaning. At that time Baby it’s cold outside came on my Echo. Yep. And I had the genius idea (if I do say so myself) to do a song mash for my scroll.
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scroll project instructions
Now on to the how to. This project should cost you less than $20!!! And it’s a great gift idea.
- Kraft Paper or wrapping paper that looks like it (that’s what I used). At hobby lobby the Christmas Kraft type wrapping paper is 50% off. It comes to $5 approximately. Click Here.
- Hot glue gun
- Chalk or tracing paper
- Computer and paper
1)Decide what you want your scroll to say! I used Typorama app to get the font and style I wanted. Save it to a JPG.
2) Decide how long you want it and import into Google Sheets or excel. The Kraft Paper I purchased was 30” wide. 40″ long and 30″ wide seemed to be the perfect size.I inserted my JPG into Excel. I viewed in print preview and adjusted it to 4 sheets wide and 4 sheets long. Print! Next Cut and tape all sheets so they line up. (See pic below)
3) cut your Kraft Paper and the roll it out and cut it.
4) Use tracing paper to go behind your design.
You can see it leaves a chalk finish on the Kraft Paper.
5) Then you use a sharpie to fill in (Make sure you put something underneath the Kraft Paper so it doesn’t bleed through) We used a garbage bag.
6) Roll up the ends and used paperclips to hold in place then place a thin line of super glue and roll it up to where it needs to be.
7) we took a piece of twine and put through the top and tied a knot. I didn’t want the string to show so I fed it back through the rolled up portion.
Optional: if you have a vinyl machine you could do all of it on that and just transfer to the Kraft paper.
Cost of Scroll Project
Let me know below if you have any questions or if you have any tips or suggestions.
And how did you like my play on words? ?
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