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DIY Christmas Calligraphy Scroll

DIY Christmas Calligraphy Scroll

Dining table with Christmas garland, sign art and set table

Christmas calligraphy scrolls are the perfect balance between rustic farmhouse and elegant artistry. Recreate the look with just a simple marker—no paint required!

DIY Christmas sign in dining room
Erin’s Craft Days on Etsy provides Astra with stencils for many of her wall signs. Whether you prefer tracing or freehand, calligraphy adds a customized touch to any décor piece.
Astra’s calligraphy scroll makes the perfect backdrop for her tablescape.

What You’ll Need:

  • Plain Kraft jumbo roll
  • Scissors
  • Paper clips or tape
  • Newspaper
  • Scrap paper and pencil
  • Fine point permanent marker
  • Twine

What You’ll Do:

  1. Cut the paper to your desired length, keeping enough extra length at the top and bottom to create rolls.
  2. Roll the top and bottom into even-sized tubes and secure each tube with a paper clip or tape at the back to create the scroll look.
  3. Lay the paper on top of a few newspapers to protect the surface underneath from marker stains.
  4. On a scrap piece of paper, practice writing out your chosen words with brush lettering. This can be a Christmas phrase like “Merry and Bright” or lyrics from your favorite Christmas song or hymn. For a full tutorial on brush lettering, go to
  5. Once you’re happy with your practice pieces, move to the brown paper with your permanent marker. Remember to make the downstrokes thicker (you can fill them in later), and keep your loops large and your letters equidistant from one other.
  6. Pull twine through the scroll’s top tube, and tie the ends together to create a bow at the top of the triangle.
  7. Trim the ends of the twine; then hang up your masterpiece.

See the rest of Astra's house in all its Christmas cozyiess here. And for more DIY Christmas ideas, don't miss 12 Days of DIY Christmas Ornament Kits From Etsy. Of course, don’t forget to follow us on InstagramFacebook and Pinterest to get your daily dose of farmhouse inspiration!

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