Blog / DIY Wall Mounted Paper Roll

August 29, 2019

DIY With Trimaco (TRI DIY With Us!)

September means goodbye summer and hello real world. As kids head back to school, and we get back into the groove of our regular schedules, it can be tough to transition into a rigid routine again. To-do lists can help get back into that routine and can be fun, especially when they are displayed on a wall mounted paper roll!

This quick DIY mounted paper roller is an easy way to create interactive to-do lists, grocery lists, fun notes to friends and family or any other notes that can be displayed in an office or home.

We’ve compiled these simple steps to mount a roll of kraft paper, white paper and even small masking paper.

Step one: Gather Materials

Step Two: Find supportive Studs and Measure

Use the stud finder to find an area on your surface to mount. After the studs are found, measure and mark the height and width you want your studio roller to be. We chose to give our paper rolls about an inch of space on either side of the supportive screws.

Step Three: Screw support systems into place

After you have measured and decided where to mount, go ahead and screw in the supportive curtain rod hangers.

Step Four: Place the Curtain Rod

Once your mount is in place, thread the curtain rod through the middle opening of the paper roll.

Step Five: Mount the paper roll

Place your paper roll/curtain rod in the wall mount. Once stable, pull the kraft paper down as far as desired to create an area you can begin utilizing. *We recommend positioning the roll so the extra paper is being pulled from behind (rather on top), to ensure a smooth writing surface.

Step Six: Enjoy your new wall mounted kraft paper roll!

Once mounted, go ahead and put your new addition to use! Create to do lists, grocery lists, etc.

paper mount steps

Mini Wall Mounted Paper Roll

Love the look of the paper mount, but don’t have quite enough space? No worries! Replace the builder’s paper with a smaller roll of masking paper (we used a 12” brown masking paper), and replace the curtain rod with a piece of rope and two two screw eyes.

To install, simply follow the steps above, but install the screw eyes to your desired spot, thread the rope through the masking paper roll and tie the rope to the screw eye openings.

small paper roll mount steps

Tips we learned along the way

  1. Measure both the width and height of your wall mounted paper roller so that it hangs level.
  2. We used Trimaco’s Brown Builders Paper paper because it was light enough to hang, yet thick enough to avoid bleed-through. If your curtain rod is extremely stable, explore Trimaco’s X-Paper as an option.
  3. Great tip for kids: Use white construction paper, so colored markers can be used.

Share Your Ideas With Us

There are quite a few ways to build a kraft paper wall mount. We chose these two options because they are both economical, only require one trip to your local hardware store, and they are quick and easy to complete. Do you have another brown paper mount design? Feel free to share below!

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