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Vintage Christmas Roll

Learn how to make your own beautiful, vintage Christmas roll – perfect to add to your holiday decorations

Vintage Christmas Roll

If you are in the craft blogging world you know how much we love to support each other. We feed off of each other’s ideas and creativity. This beauty of a DIY came from my good friend Leigh, at Turquoise Valentine, where she went outside of the box with some excess canvas. She inspired me to do the same and reuse something I could easily have tossed aside. Check out how I made this vintage Christmas roll.

Being creative and crafty with this piece of canvas was a lot of fun. And bonus, this DIY project is perfect for prepping for that holiday we all love, just 6 months early. You know what I am talking about. It is Christmas in July, my friends. I love creating unique, affordable gifts for those who are near and dear to my heart. And this one is amazing.

Do you know who would love it? My good friend Lee, from Turquoise Valentine. If I am being honest, just about every other person in my life would love this as a gift, too. So if you want to get a head start on your Christmas decor or gift ideas, then grab your supplies. Let’s get started. 

SUPPLIES NEED TO MAKE YOUR VINTAGE CHRISTMAS ROLL:

 

STEPS:

1 – Grab your large canvas insert from your 16×20 frame and cut it down to the size of an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. Use your measuring mat and your rotary cutter. Try and get a nice even edge so nothing gets caught in your digital printer. Make sure you cut out 2 pieces measuring the same.

2 – Grab your baby wipes and a bit of Burnt Umber. Apply a thin layer on your craft sticks, to create a faux staining effect. I made 8 sticks for this project. Tip* Don’t forget to get those sides. 

3 – Next, apply a thin layer of vaseline in tiny spots on your craft sticks in as many spots as you like to create the “Chippy Look.” Slather it where you see fit. I only did this technique on 4 sticks and left the others with the stained look. Tip* You could skip this step altogether if you wanted.

4 – With a chip paint brush, apply a coat of white chalk paint on your craft sticks, directly over the entire sticks. Set aside. 

5 – Download your Christmas file images for your printable

, one B&W, and one color photo. Be sure your stiff canvas ends are straight and even. You do not want it to get stuck as it is running through your digital printer. Tip* Be sure to test which side your printer prints on. I like the image to be printed on the beige, more coarse side, not the shiny side of your canvas. But it works on either. You decide what you like best.

6 – Make sure you print both images, one B&W and one color, so you have 2 great Vintage Christmas Scrolls. Set aside.

7 – Moving back to your craft sticks, remove the white paint you added over the top of your vaseline with a straight flat edge object, I use my putty knife. Tip* You can distress your craft sticks as much or as little as you want. 

8 – You will need to trim off a bit of the edge of your craft sticks. I “measured” about 2 fingers wide to mark and cut off the excess with just a pair of scissors. No need to be exact y’all. 

9 – Be creative with your hanging options. I used some rusty wire I found somewhere from forever ago that was in my craft stash. I also used some jute for the other Vintage Christmas Scroll. Be creative. Use ribbons, twine, etc. Just have fun with it.

10 – I poked holes using a Crop-A-Dile tool in my craft sticks to add my wire/jute to tie on for my hanger. (Only need to poke holes in your top craft sticks on your scrolls.) But you could tie them around the sticks and secure them with hot glue. No need to buy all the gadgets, but I just like them, so I splurged. Tip* Be sure to pay close attention to where you poke your holes so they line up on both sticks. 

11 – Next place your canvas sandwiched between your 2 craft sticks up top and down below. Line up your holes on the top. With hot glue, secure your canvas to your sandwiched craft sticks to get your high-end Christmas decor look for cheap. Repeat for both scroll signs. 

12 – Once the hot glue has dried, grab your hanger device, either jute, wire, twine, etc., and weave through your holes. Twist the wire in the back with some pliers. Tie off knots if you use jute. 

13 – That is it! Well, other than the hardest part which is to determine who will be the lucky recipients of these adorable Vintage Christmas Scrolls. Or maybe, just maybe, you decided to keep them for yourself to update your home Christmas decor.

Y’all! This craft looks like it was bought at an expensive, High-end Christmas shop. I love that so many will think it was, too! These are just even cuter than I expected them to be. I am thankful for the inspiration from my friend Lee to think outside of the box and be extra resourceful using all the supplies I can to craft. The best part of all though is making heartfelt, festive gifts for those I love.

Christmas in July is awesome because it is so much less stressful. But still just as fun, wouldn’t you agree? Well, I hope you had an enjoyable time, and maybe you can use this idea to create something else other than a Christmas scroll for your home. I hope I left you inspired and ready to keep on crafting. Until next time y’all!

Vintage Christmas Roll

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS ROLL

If you are in the craft blogging world you know how much we love to support each other. We feed off of each other’s ideas and creativity. This beauty of a DIY came from my good friend Leigh, at Turquoise Valentine, where she went outside of the box with some excess canvas. She inspired me to do the same and reuse something I could easily have tossed aside. Check out how I made this vintage Christmas roll.

Materials

  • 16 x 20 frame with Canvas Insert
  • Christmas Digital Image files - Santa and Christmas Tree
  • Digital Printer
  • Craft sticks
  • Rusty wire
  • Jute
  • Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint
  • Vasoline
  • White Chalk paint
  • Chip Paintbrush
  • Crop-A-Dile Punch Kit
  • Measuring mat & board
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Putty knife
  • Heat Gun
  • Plastic Gloves
  • Baby Wipes
  • Puppy Pads

Instructions

1 – Grab your large canvas insert from your 16×20 frame and cut it down to the size of 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. Use your measuring mat and your rotary cutter. Try and get a nice even edge so nothing gets caught in your digital printer. Make sure you cut out 2 pieces measuring the same.

2 – Grab your baby wipes and a bit of Burnt Umber. Apply a thin layer on your craft sticks, to create a faux staining effect. I made 8 sticks for this project. Tip* Don’t forget to get those sides. 

3 – Next, apply a thin layer of vaseline in tiny spots on your craft sticks in as many spots as you like to create the “Chippy Look.” Slather it where you see fit. I only did this technique on 4 sticks and left the others with the stained look. Tip* You could skip this step altogether if you wanted.

4 – With a chip paint brush, apply a coat of white chalk paint on your craft sticks, directly over the entire sticks. Set aside. 

5 – Download your Christmas file images for your printable, one B&W, and one-color photo. Be sure your stiff canvas ends are straight and even. You do not want it to get stuck as it is running through your digital printer. Tip* Be sure to test which side your printer prints on. I like the image to be printed on the beige, more coarse side, not the shiny side of your canvas. But it works on either. You decide what you like best.

6 – Make sure you print both images, one B&W and one color, so you have 2 great Vintage Christmas Scrolls. Set aside.

7 – Moving back to your craft sticks, remove the white paint you added over the top of your vaseline with a straight flat edge object, I use my putty knife. Tip* You can distress your craft sticks as much or as little as you want. 

8 – You will need to trim off a bit of the edge of your craft sticks. I “measured” about 2 fingers wide to mark and cut off the excess with just a pair of scissors. No need to be exact y’all. 

9 – Be creative with your hanging options. I used some rusty wire I found somewhere from forever ago that was in my craft stash. I also used some jute for the other Vintage Christmas Scroll. Be creative. Use ribbons, twine, etc. Just have fun with it.

10 – I poked holes using a Crop-A-Dile tool in my craft sticks to add my wire/jute to tie on for my hanger. (Only need to poke holes in your top craft sticks on your scrolls.) But you could tie them around the sticks and secure them with hot glue. No need to buy all the gadgets, but I just like them, so I splurged. Tip* Be sure to pay close attention to where you poke your holes so they line up on both sticks. 

11 – Next place your canvas sandwiched between your 2 craft sticks up top and down below. Line up your holes on the top. With hot glue, secure your canvas to your sandwiched craft sticks to get your high-end Christmas decor look for cheap. Repeat for both scroll signs. 

12 – Once the hot glue has dried, grab your hanger device, either jute, wire, twine, etc., and weave through your holes. Twist the wire in the back with some pliers. Tie off knots if you use jute. 

13 – That is it! Well, other than the hardest part which is to determine who will be the lucky recipients of these adorable Vintage Christmas Scrolls. Or maybe, just maybe, you decided to keep them for yourself to update your home Christmas decor.

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