How to Create Your Own Scroll Invitations

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How to Create Your Own Scroll Invitations
Kids will enoy receiving a party invitation shaped like a scroll. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

If you are planning a pirate-themed birthday party, you can make the party more exciting by sending out invitations that look as though they were created by pirates. For example, you can design and craft invitations that look like weathered scrolls using craft supplies that you can purchase from any arts and crafts store. Once finished, your guests can unroll the scroll to see when and where the pirate birthday party will be.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Thin card stock
  • Scissors
  • Black tea
  • Bowl
  • Paintbrush
  • Match
  • Tissue paper
  • Paint pen
  • Ribbon, 1/2-inch wide

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  1. 1

    Cut out rectangles from thin card stock that each measure 5 inches wide, 7 inches long. Cut out as many rectangles as you have invited guests.

  2. 2

    Fill a bowl with warm water and soak a black tea bag in the water for 5 minutes. Saturate a paintbrush with the black tea water and cover each rectangle with the black tea. Allow each rectangle to dry for 20 minutes. The black tea will make the paper appear aged.

  3. 3

    Light a match and singe the edges of each rectangle. Put out any embers or flames, then rub a tissue paper over the edges using small circular motions. This will make the edges of the papers look weathered.

  4. 4

    Write the information about the pirate party onto the front of each paper using the paint pen, then allow the paint to dry for 20 minutes.

  5. 5

    Cut pieces of ribbon to measure 6 inches long each. Roll up each paper into a scroll, and tie a ribbon into a bow around each scroll. You can now deliver the scroll invitations to the guests.

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