New Year! New Wishes!
By Patricia Anne McGoldrick
Make a wish scroll for 2012. What are your wishes for this upcoming year? List three or five. Then start to make your wish scroll.
This is a wonderful gift for someone in your family, a friend or relative. It is also a special present that you can gift to yourself. As you move into the New Year, it is great to look back at your scroll, to see all those wishes coming your way!
Paper— one-sided print sheets, a piece of wall paper, a soft card paper stock
Container— a small tube container or paper roll tube, or a dowel on which to attach scroll for a wall hanging
Utensils— Markers, pens, coloured pencils, stickers, cut-out pictures
First, select a piece of paper that is easy to roll up into a tube. Decorate it with a border, some trims, cut-out pictures, a sticker or two. Then print your wishes, or write in calligraphy, paste a list of wishes made on your computer (this is great for choosing a special font.)
Second, decorate your container as you wish—maybe, draw a large 2012 on the outside. On each side of the tube, insert a small hole. Attach a piece of yarn or string to it, if you wish to wear the scroll, or attach a dowel to the top and bottom of the scroll. Attach a cord or picture-wire to prepare for hanging the scroll on the wall. On a picture hook, hang your wish scroll!
By the way, this is a great individualized gift for other occasions as well.
Last year, I made a wish scroll as a wedding gift for my daughter and her husband. Wish scrolls can be made for any special celebration or new start in your life—a new home, a new job, even a brand new school year.
Also, a wish scroll can be a green opportunity, a chance to upcycle some items into a special gift!
Make a wish scroll for the New Year!
Patricia Anne McGoldrick is a Kitchener, ON writer whose poetry and reviews have been published in the Christian Science Monitor, The WM Review Connection, and Chapter and Verse.ca to name a few. Patricia is a member of The Ontario Poetry Society and the League of Canadian Poets. To find out more about Patricia or to read more of her work visit her website or blog or follow her on Twitter.
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What a great idea. I am going to start mine tomorrow.
This sounds lovely, but I wish I could understand the directions better. I guess I could use private lessons, but alas, I am too far away. My daughter-in-law in North Carolina loves crafts so I’ll send this to her and maybe she can help me. If not, she’ll enjoy it for herself – and she’s so kind-hearted she might even make one for me!
Interesting concept but a bit labor intensive for me!
Great craft idea
a good idea. I am going to do this for 2012.
Thanks All for the kind comments. This is a fun activity to make on a bigger scale to hang on the wall or, in a smaller format, to roll into a small container.
Have fun whichever style you make! Happy New Year!
We have decided to have an old fashion Christmas next year and to make our Christmas gifts and now I know what I can make.
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I’m printing this off so I can keep it in my mind for special events like an activity for a bridal shower etc. etc.
Many thanks for sharing.
Glad you liked the idea, Marjorie!