A Thank You Scroll

After the oddest of years, create a thank you scroll hanging decoration. A meditative project to settle yourself in to the holidays. It was inspired by a merchant’s scroll, inscribed with important lists and figures, seen in the Special Collection of the Museo Correr in Venice. Find more ideas for making your own parcels in WrapLove.

The Travelling Bookbinder: Thank You Scroll: You'll need

You’ll need:

Step by step:

The Travelling Bookbinder: Thank You Scroll: Gratitude list
  1. On your try-out paper, jot down a list of things you’re grateful for – small or large, ridiculous or fundamental.
The Travelling Bookbinder: Thank You Scroll: Ready to write

2. Choose a few complementary colours which suit the words.

The Travelling Bookbinder: Thank You Scroll: Grateful words

3. Transcribe the words onto one side of your strip of ‘special’ paper. Choose whether you prefer to write across the width or the height of the page.

The Travelling Bookbinder: Thank You Scroll: Add water

4. If your colours are water soluble, let the brush and water do their magic now, by going over the letters. This helps me to focus on each word. Leave to dry.

Decorate the other side with a festive pattern if you like.

The Travelling Bookbinder: Thank You Scroll: Hole punch time

5. Make a central hole close to the edge of one of the short ends.

The Travelling Bookbinder: Thank You Scroll: Attach ribbon or string

6. Attach a generous length of ribbon or string.

The Travelling Bookbinder: Thank You Scroll: Secure with a knot

7. Secure with a knot.

The Travelling Bookbinder: Thank You Scroll: Roll paper tightly

8. Starting from the opposite end to the ribbon, roll the paper tightly into a scroll.

The Travelling Bookbinder: Thank You Scroll: Secure with a half hitch

9. Secure by passing the long end underneath the previous loop – a half hitch.

The Travelling Bookbinder: Thank You Scroll: Finished scroll

10. Hang on tree, or in a window. Make many.

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