DIY Paper Scroll with Free SVG Cut File
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Hello fellow Crafters! I have a beautiful project for you today! I created a 28×30 inch paper scroll for just under $5. This will make the perfect addition to your home for the holidays!
Below I listed a few simple steps to follow along with a supply list.
- New Cricut Explore Air Machine
- Packing Paper (Dollar tree, 99 Cent Only Stores, Amazon)
- 2 card board tubes (2.5 feet long, from inside wrapping paper)
- Twine (Michael’s, Craft stores)
- Measuring tape
- Paper Clips
- SVG design (Forever Free Files)
- Adhesive vinyl
- Transfer tape (I use Contact brand)
I came across a packing paper roll (2.5 ft wide and 5 yards long) at my local dollar store, and a light bulb went off! I have been admiring those expensive wall decor scrolls and wanted to make a much cheaper version for myself. So this find was a happy coincidence.
To get started, I unrolled the packing paper and used weights to lay it flat. Then, drew a line about 40 inches from one end, and I cut along the line. Where I ended up with a piece of paper 30×40 inches long.
I took 2 of my old wrapping paper rolls I had, and removed the center card board tube to use for the top and bottom of my scroll. (Make sure they are the same length as your packing paper, 30in side). I roll the paper around the tube (twice) and use a paper clip to hold in place. (Use 2 paper clips for more support). Repeat at other end.
After I rolled both ends, the final length of the scroll is about 28.5 inches long by 30 inches(2.5 feet). I designed my quote how I wanted my bible verse to look and was able to cut my 22×20 inch design on one 12×24 sheet of black matte vinyl. I welded each line by line so I did not have to piece each word by word, only by each line. I included this design as a free SVG download (see link below), if you would like to recreate!
See how I assemble in video below:
Tips for applying Vinyl:
I used the same strip of Contact transfer tape for each line. Before I began, I rubbed the tape onto the couch a couple times to eliminate some of the stickiness. since we are working with paper, you don’t want it to be too sticky where it rips the paper. I also only applied pressure to the vinyl area and not to the whole transfer tape to avoid ripping.
Cut twine about 62 inches long and push all the way through the tube at the top. (I tied twine to a pen and dropped it through). Then tie ends together triple knot and rotate to hide knot inside the tube. Hang, add flowers, or greenery arrangement and you have a beautiful dramatic wall decor piece that looks top dollar!!