This past weekend I got to do a fun project I thought you might like to see! This Holiday Scroll wasn’t exactly intended for A Host of Things specifically…it was for our church. But I made six total and after I made the first three I thought I’d snap a few pics in case you’d like to make one too!
I was asked if I could help decorate the venue room we use every Sunday for Christmas. Now, the space is already quite nice with rustic details and industrial lighting. So it didn’t need much. Plus I didn’t want do plan anything too elaborate since I only had a couple days to pull it off. So I was thinking of inexpensive ways to get a big bang for the buck and these scrolls popped into my mind. If you search on Pinterest, you’ll see quite a few. They’re really a pretty statement, are a large size and can be made with minimal materials. If you’d like to place one above a mantle, that would be perfect or maybe you need to fill a large space, then six is the way to go especially if you need them for a non-profit or other type of event.
Here’s how easy they are to make!
Large Brown Paper- $10.00 Home Depot
1/2 inch Dowel- $1.50 Joann’s
Pinecones- Free if you find them outside!
Ribbon- $5.00 Joann’s
1/2 inch Rope
First, cut your paper but roll the ends and add that to your length. Then tape the rolled ends with Scotch tape.
Then draw a design, initials or lyrics to your scroll. I am super great at hand lettering, but after watching a few videos, I managed to make it decent. I really love hand lettering and think it adds such a nice touch.
Then I cut my dowel using a jig saw because I wanted the dowel to hide within the top roll completely. I then secured the dowel to the rope using good ol’ duct tape! After that it’s pretty much done! If you wanted to add greenery to the top, here’s how to make these pinecone boughs!
All you have to do is place your bough ends side by side and secure with floral tape. Then cut your ribbon in two pieces and place like an X…secure with a pipe cleaner in the middle of the X. Then hot glue the pine cones to the front. Pretty easy, right?!
Well thanks for stopping by my humble ablog today! It was great having you! Please keep in touch on Instagram and if you make a scroll yourself, please tag me @ahostofthings to let me know! I’d love to see it!
Merry Christmas everyone!