By now you’ve probably heard that there are all sorts of things you can make from empty bathroom tissue rolls. If you’ve already tried your hand at toilet paper roll characters, bracelets, ornaments and other popular crafts why not try one more? Kids can make beautiful scrolls to give others or keep for themselves and the scrolls can be made from bathroom tissue rolls! Don’t think that just because you’ll only spend a few cents to make each scroll that it will look like a childish gift; the finished scrolls are really beautiful.
You’ll need two bathroom tissue rolls to make each scroll. If you’d like to make a much larger scroll you can do so by using two paper towel rolls. Try to choose cardboard tubes which are in perfect condition. Dents and tears around the openings of the tubes can ruin the whole look of the scroll. In addition to the toilet paper rolls you’ll also need paper, felt or cloth.
If you’re going to use paper for your scroll you’ll find some beautiful themes at a craft store. Or, choose a roll of interesting gift wrap and use it. If you use felt you can use thick or thin. When using fabric, though, choose lightweight types that will not unravel around the edges and are not stretchy. Assembling the scroll is really easy.
If you’re using paper, and you need to, you can tape two or more pieces together. However, the best scrolls are ones that have just one continuous piece of paper, felt or fabric. No matter what type of material you’re using you’ll start by laying it out flat on a table. Cut the width of the material to the size of the toilet paper roll’s length. Cut the length of the paper, felt or fabric to any length you want.
Apply glue to one toilet paper roll and set it on the edge of the material. Roll the material around the toilet paper roll and glue it. Glue it until you can no longer see the cardboard of the tube. At the opposite end do the same thing. Now you can simply roll the two tubes towards the center. To close the scroll. Glue a ribbon piece to each side of the closed scroll – one ribbon on the center of one roll and the other ribbon on the opposite side. Tie the ribbons together to close the scroll.
Inside the scroll you can put any number of things. A thank-you note made with stickers on a paper scroll, a paper poem glued to a fabric or felt scroll – there are no limits. The scrolls make fabulous wedding favors, graduation gifts, anniversary presents and more!