I adore these darling farmhouse Christmas scroll hanging signs I see all over the internet, but I can’t justify the price tag. If you’ve been here a minute, you’ll know I have champange taste on a beer budget. Which is what inspires me to do DIYs! If I can’t afford it, at least I can figure out how to make it, right!?
So here’s how I used inexpensive materials to create this gorgeous hanging scroll.
I gathered many of my materials from the Dollar Tree. If you don’t have access to a Dollar Tree, I’ve linked similar products for you.
1 roll of brown craft paper. I used brown wrapping paper that I trimmed
2 wooden dowels. I used the handle of Dollar Tree plungers-mine were about 18 inches long
Stencil for the lettering (more on how I created a clear stencil below) or you can free hand if you want!
Natural jute twine
Plastic bell ornaments (I grabbed mine in a 4 pack at the dollar store)
Spray Paint (I used Rusteolum Champagne Mist)
garland, greens to to add to the top
Step by Step Instructions
First, I spray painted my ornaments. I grabbed a 4 pack of cheap but ornate plastic bells from the Dollar Tree. They were REALLY gold so I gave them a quick spray with my favorite spray paint, Rust-Oleum’s Champagne Mist.
Next, I removed the plungers from the wooden rod attached. Originally, I planned to stain the wood and allow them to show on each side of the scroll, but when I measured my space, I decided I wanted the whole sign to be about 20″ wide. So I used them rods to create weight and depth for the scrolls.
The next thing I needed to do was create a stencil. This caused me the most trouble and was the hardest part for me. Because I was using cheap, brown paper, I couldn’t make stencil from vinyl like I normally do. I needed to be able to see through the stencil material. After some trial and error, what I ended up using was laminator sheets that I put through my laminator I gave me a clear material that I could then use my Silhouette to cut out the stencil.
I then stenciled the design on to the brown wrapping paper using my permanent black marker and colored it in.
The next step was creating the scroll effect, hot gluing the paper to the roll as I rolled it up.
Going back, I should’ve put the twine through the top roll before rolling it up and gluing it, but I didn’t-take note and do this if you make this!
Once I rolled the top and the bottom of the scroll, I was ready to hang! I hung mine in my foyer wall, which we recently upgraded to a faux brick white wash wall.
I hung it from a nail but reinforced it with double sided poster board tape on all 4 corners.
I added some pretty, simple greenery, added twine to the bells and hung those for added Christmas flair!
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