16 quilling ideas for beginners: easy quilling projects to try tonight
If you want to learn how to do quilling, or if you’ve just been wondering ‘what is quilling?’, we’ve got sixteen fantastic projects, designed by Sarah Jackman-Read and other talented designers, to get you started with this versatile papercraft technique. It’s the ultimate paper quilling for beginners guide.
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Paper quilling for beginners
What is quilling?
Paper quilling is the art of taking long, thin strips of paper and coiling, curving and fringing them into shapes that are used in paper art and card making. Aside from being one of the most soothing papercraft techniques out there, quilling is a hugely versatile technique and it’s enjoyed something of a comeback in the past decade, with paper art and quilled designs appearing on posters, on high streets and in high-profile advertising campaigns.
What do I need to start quilling?
First, you’ll need some quilling strips and a quilling tool. But what are quilling strips and, for that matter, what is a quilling tool, you ask? Quilling strips are thin pieces of paper that are curled, using a quilling tool, into shapes then combined to create raised patterns and designs on your cards and papercraft projects.
A quilling tool will grip the quilling strips, so you can easily curl them into shape. Quilling tools are inexpensive to buy and are sold at most craft stores. You can also buy quilling boards, which help you to make different sized curls.
Most quilling effects can be achieved with a few inexpensive supplies…
- Quilling papers
- Quilling tool
- PVA glue
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From learning how to make quilled flowers to creating a fantastic quilled flamingo, take a look at Sarah’s top sixteen quilling projects that are ideal for beginners. There are all sorts of things you can create, and they often look more complex to make than they actually are!
16 best paper quilling ideas for beginners
If you’re completely new to quilling, try these easy ways to get started.
Quilling tight circles
One of the easiest quilling designs to create is a simple, tight circle, secured into place with PVA glue. This shape is created by placing quilling strips into the slotted end of a quilling tool then wrapping the strips around the tool before removing it.
Here, Sarah has combined a tight circle embellishment with woven strips of quilling papers, to decorate a gift.
Quilling loose circles
To create these fun, quilled balloons, simply start to create a tight quilled circle, as in the project above, but instead of gluing the ends, let the tension in the circle release a little, to reveal a swirling circle design, before gluing the loose end into place. Pinch one end of your balloon, slightly, to give it more shape, then concertina a small strip of paper and glue it onto the pinched end. Add thin strips of papers to represent the balloons’ strings, too.
This versatile shape can be used for lots of different designs. Here, Sarah has used it to create leaves on this pretty wreath card. To create the shape, simply pinch the glued end of a loose circle to form a point.
Sarah made the wreath’s flowers by snipping strips of coloured papers to create fringing, wrapping the strips around a quilling tool, gluing them in place then folding the fringing back to form a flower head.
Quilling squares and hearts
To make the square cake tiers on this wedding card, pinch into points two opposite sides of a quilled loose circle, turn the pinched circle 90 degrees then pinch two more points into the remaining rounded sides. To create the sweet little quilled hearts, fold a quilling strip in half, open it out to form a ‘V’ shape, then curl the ends inwards.
To make the diamond shape, simply create a quilled square then apply slight pressure on two opposite corners.
Here, Sarah has used a mixture of teardrop and diamond shapes, to create a quilled flower embellishment for a tag.
Similar to the heart designs, you can shape the ends of a folded quilling strip, so that they curl outwards. Sarah has used this scroll technique to create stems and leaves on this floral card. The flower heads have been formed by surrounding a small, loose circle with loops of quilling strips.
Quilling necklaces and earrings
As well as using quilling on cards, you can also make some fantastic quilled jewellery, like this quilled necklace. Start by die cutting a shape into card then wrap a strip of quilling paper several times around the outside. Make a variety of small, loose circles in various colours, to fit inside the shape, then add 3D gloss on top, to seal it.
Fashion Lady shows you how you can start wearing your paper quilling makes. Learn to make these earrings and show them off at your next soirée.
How to quill your A, B, C
Once you’ve mastered a few quilling shapes, why not combine them to create a decorative, framed design? From abstract patterns to intricate wildlife and fairy-tale designs, let your imagination run wild. Draw out your chosen letter and carefully glue the edge of quilling strips around it. Surround the letter with your choice of quilled shapes to create this colourful decoration.
Here, Sarah has created a personalised project that would look great in a child’s bedroom.
The Spruce Crafts have a couple of gorgeous paper quilling projects including this colourful monogram. Paper quill your fave couples’ initials and give it to them as a wedding or house warming gift.
Let your imagination fly with quilled birds
Use quilled shapes to build up characters on your cards, such as birds or other wildlife. This striking flamingo is made from a series of loose circles and teardrops in various sizes, as well as strips of quilling paper folded in lengths for the neck and legs. You could pair the quilled flamingo with our fabulous tropical bird patterned papers, which are free to download.
Start quilling greetings by using the scroll method. Write your sentiment in pencil, first, then cut strips of quilling paper, curl the ends and glue into place along the edges.
Red Ted Art’s paper snowflakes are a fab project to get you into the world of paper quilling. Hang these from your tree, in your window, or string them up into a garland along your mantelpiece in time for Christmas.
Instructables‘ teardrop vase tutorial is the upcycle project everyone needs. Jazz up an old vase with these ombre paper quilled drops.
Paperchase shows you how to make this paper heart design over on their blog. Quill your design then stick it onto a card for a gift or frame it for your wall.
Quilling for Christmas
Artsy Craftsy Mom‘s paper quilling tutorial has a festive edge with this little Christmas wreath. She’s got loads of Christmas quilling projects over on her blog, including Christmas trees and reindeer that you can pop onto cards or gift tags for that handmade touch.
She Saved not only shows you how to paper quill these little hearts, but also shows you how to make your own DIY frame!
The Papery Craftery has created the ultimate autumnal paper quilling project. Go foraging for some acorn tops then cosy up indoors and make their bottom halves.
Find more quilling ideas
So, you wanted to know how to do quilling and now you know how quilling is done! If you want even more ideas for this fun technique, you’ll find loads of inspiration on our Pinterest Quilling board.
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20 Paper Quilling Crafts for the Entire Year
Our list of Paper Quilling Crafts for the entire year have you covered for all seasons and festivals! From New Year’s to 4th of July to Christmas – it’s all here!
Paper quilling is one of those kinds of skills that start out very basic – just a paper coil – and which can grow to become something magnificent. A basic coil can be turned into a variety of shapes. A combination of these in different sizes and colors and you have unlimited options to create just about anything your heart desires!
If you’re new to quilling and want to learn the basic shapes first, check out this tutorial for basic quilling shapes from Craftsy. And once you’re ready for something more, we have here a collection of paper quilling crafts that have you covered for the entire year, for all holidays and seasons. So let’s get quilling!
January – March
“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.”
1. New Year Quilling Greeting Card
Start of the year doing what you love – making crafts! This pretty New Year craft from Panda Hall is not too fancy, but it’s still festive enough for the season. The flowers and candles make this card give out positive vibes, which your friend will receive along with the card.
2. Paper Quilled Snowmen
January is the coldest month of the year in many places, especially ones which see a good deal of snowfall. Well, it doesn’t matter if you have snow or not, because all you need are quilling strips to make these adorable little snowmen!
3. Quilled Sankranti Greeting Card
As the winter begins to fade away, India starts gearing up for Sankranti, a Hindu festival that marks the movement of the sun’s position. This Sankranti greeting card celebrates one of the most enjoyed activities of this festival – kite flying! Considering all the elements of this card are quilled, it’s going to impress everyone you give it to!
4. Quilled Paper Rose Heart Card
If you want to express your love on Valentine’s Day without having too much time (or money) to spare, this rose card from Crafty Morning is your best bet! Loose coils of wide strips come together in a cute little card that’s sure to melt that special someone’s heart!
5. Paper Quilled Shamrock Card
This project from Red Ted Art includes everything synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day – shamrocks, rainbows and lots of green! The cardboard tube shamrock is pretty clever, and the use of different shades of green adds a lovely effect to this craft.
April – June
“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow”
6. Corrugated Paper Quilled Flowers
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of spring? Flowers, of course! So celebrate the change of season with this quilled flower craft. Change things up from the usual by opting for corrugated paper sheets instead of regular quilling strips – you end up with a sturdier result.
7. Flower Garden Quilling Wall Art
Once you’ve made a flower, it’s natural that the transition will be towards a complete flower garden in full bloom – with ladybugs, butterflies and everything! This is one piece of art you’ll want to display proudly on your wall, and also one that’ll brighten up your home and your mood!
8. Quilling Easter Egg Craft
As Easter comes around, you see bunnies, chicks, lambs and eggs turning up everywhere. This quilling project is a fun exercise to practice different quilling shapes and assembling them together. Love the colors in this – they scream spring!
9. Paper Quilling Flower Pendant
Giving Mom flowers for Mother’s Day is passé, give her flower jewelry instead! Moms and Crafters shows us how to make these gorgeous quilled flower pendants that you can embellish with beads. Can’t think of a better gift for Mother’s Day!
10. World’s Greatest Dad Trophy Quilling Craft
If Mom can have a quilled gift, so can Dad! Imagi Make has an adorable quilled project for Father’s Day, with a trophy cum pen stand – completely made of quilling strips. They have a pictorial representation of the instructions which may be a little hard to understand for beginners, but should be okay for those used to basic shapes.
July – September
“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own”
11. 4th of July Quilled Paper Cake Topper
As summer steps in, it’s time for backyard picnics, fireworks and 4th of July celebrations. Chica and Jo has these DIY quilled cake toppers for the occasions, including rockets, stars – the (fire)works! They look so realistic you almost feel like they’re going to swoosh up any minute!
12. Quilled Watermelon Pendant
Whether you’re spending summer at a special camp, at the beach or on holiday elsewhere, this watermelon quilled jewelry set will never look out of place! Juicy and red, this project from Red Ted Art features a pendant and earrings made of tight coils. Check out their cute little quilled pineapple brooch too!
13. Tricolor Quilled Flowers
As we enter August, India gets ready to celebrate Independence Day, with the tricolor making an appearance everywhere. Get creative with these pretty tricolor quilled flowers, perfect to pin on your clothes or as an embellishment for other crafts.
14. Paper Quilling Fall Tree
Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year and we know it’s coming as the leaves start changing color. Capture the different stages of this natural process in a lovely quilled Fall tree craft. This is so beautiful, it’s totally frame-worthy!
15. Paper Quilled Hedgehog
When we talk of quilling, we refer to making coils with long thin strips of paper, but there’s another kind of quilling – one related to hedgehogs! It’s the process where a young hedgehog’s spines fall out to make way for adult spines. Let’s mix the two with a cute little quilled hedgehog craft!
October – December
“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. ”
16. Paper Quilled Bat
Bats never looked as cute and smiley as they do in this quilled bat project! These little guys are perfect to add as embellishments to your Halloween decor, or even hide in a few strategic places to spook a person or two!
17. Paper Quilling Black Cat
Cat lover or Halloween enthusiast? Either way, you must try this paper quilled black cat craft! Made mostly with round basic coils, this is a good craft for a quilling beginner to try before getting into the more complicated shapes.
18. Paper Quilled Turkey Craft
You’ve got your mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, your pie, awkward family members – what’s missing? The turkey, of course! While not fit to eat, this little guy here uses two basic quilling shapes and a cardboard cutout to create a simple craft that kids can try.
19. Paper Quilled Wreath
One of the easiest ways to know that the holiday season is here is to look at people’s front doors for festive wreaths! Make a tiny quilled version for your room or for your doll house – they deserve some decorations too! You can also make miniature versions to fix on Christmas cards or gifts.
20. Quilled Christmas Gift Tags
Got your gifts all wrapped and ready? Add that personal touch with a handmade quilled gift card. These are so precious – people will be staring at the gift card for a while before opening the gift. Caution – may raise expectations of what’s inside the box!
As you try these paper quilling crafts, you’ll realize one thing – it’s relaxing and exciting at the same time! Making those coils is therapeutic, and watching them come together into something whole makes one so happy. With this list, you’re all set for spring, summer, autumn and winter. So which one are you going to make today?
Easy Quilling Patterns – Red Ted Art
We love quilling here at Red Ted Art, it is something that I first learnt to do as a teenager and then somehow never “came back to”. But with some recent wonderful easy quilling project guest posts, it is something that I am keen to come back to! There are lots of different type of quilling projects out there. We are focusing on beginners quilling projects for kids, as well as beginners to intermediate levels for older kids and grown ups. The main thing about quilling, is that it takes time – so it is a wonderful craft to absorb yourself in, during the winter months, when are “forced” to head indoors more on those dark, cold winter days. Hopefully, you will find the quilling projects shared here, cheerful and uplifting!! Enjoy!
Paper Quilling Supplies
- Quilling paper (US/ UK)
- Slotted Quilling Tool (US/ UK)
- Quilling Stencil & Pins (optional) (US/ UK)
- (here is a handy glue dispenser for quilling US/ UK)
If you are feeling inspired you may also LOVE this Quilling Set:
Aren’t they adorable? Get your kit here – US/ UK!! They would make a lovely gift too!
Paper Quilling Projects on Red Ted Art
Paper Quilling Flowers
These Paper Quilling Flowers were our very first quilling project here on Red Ted Art. Many moons ago Honey’s Quilling, shared this wonderful make with us. Isn’t it just so sweet! And a perfect introduction to “grown up” Paper Quilling!
Paper Quilled Butterflies
Check out these fabulous Paper Quilled Butterflies – if you loved the Daisies above and have master them, then these are the “next step for you”!
Paper Quilled Christmas Wreaths!
And of course we like to get festive with these lovely and cute Paper Quilled Christmas Wreaths! Perfect as earrings, brooches and greeting cards!
Paper Quilled Snowflakes
I know I shouldn’t have favourites, but right now, I simple adore these gorgeous Paper Quilled Snowflakes. How pretty?! They are simply stunning and make GREAT Christmas Tree Ornaments!
Paper quilled Christmas Trees centre pieces. These are so cute and clever!
Lovely (and easy!) Paper Quilled Christmas Tree Cards for kids
Panda Quilling Project – DIY Coaster
Here is some Summer Fun – make some Watermelon Pendants. Aren’t they adorable?
Next combine your Watermelon Pendant with this fabulous DIY Pineapple Brooch! DIY summer accessories sorted!
Paper Quilling for Kids (and beginner quillers)
Or check out this adorable Quilled Heart Card – a great intro to quilling for kids:
This was the first quilling for kids project here on Red Ted Art. It really sparked off our interest in quilling again. It is easy and cute. And a great way to start off.
As mentioned above these Paper Quilled Christmas Tree Cards are nice and easy for kids to make too!
Paper Quilled Shamrock Card love the use of TP Rolls to outline your shamrock. Clever!
Quilled Emoji Cards
If you haven’t seen the emoji craze.. then you have been living under a rock! 🙂 the kids are loving all emoji DIYs, so we though we would turn this traditional quilling craft into a modern day Quilled Emoji Card! Wonderful.
Quilled Thanksgiving Cards for Kids
Isn’t this Quilled Thanksgiving Card simply adorable? Love how sweet and cheerful this little guy looks. Gobble gobble. A great project for both kids and adults alike.
Adorable Quilled Reindeer Gift Tags
And finally, another fabulous Quilling Project for kids – check out these super gorgeous Quilled Snowflakes. Aren’t they stunning!? Find out more at Arty Crafty Kids.
I hope you liked our easy quilling projects to date! We will be adding to quilled projects and quilling patterns, at least monthly if not more, so please DO come back for more paper quilling inspiration over time! Happy Quilling!
Paper-quilling: The basics, from the type of paper to how to quill paper
Commonly Asked Questions For Paper Quilling
What is the best way to begin paper quilling? Just getting started with paper quilling and don’t have any supplies? The best tool to purchase is a beginner’s quilling kit. You can find these kits anywhere if you just search ‘paper quilling kit’ online. The kits will come with easy-to-follow instructions that teach the basics of paper quilling. There is also a great selection of free quilling videos that teach you this wonderful craft.
What tools are needed to get started in paper quilling? The main tool most beginners start with is the Slotted Quilling Tool. It is also a good idea to use a Circle Sizer Ruler or Circle Template Board so that your coils are a consistent size. Paper quilling is done with text weight paper, which is heavier than printer paper but much lighter than card stock. Cardstock does not work well for quilling since it tends to bend instead of roll. You will also want a water-based craft glue that is not too tacky or sticky. You want a glue that will dry quickly and dry clear. We highly recommend and sell Elmers Craft Bond Glue.
What is the most popular paper size for quilling?
Most paper quilling is done with the 1/8″ (3mm) wide quilling paper. The 1/4″ and 3/8″ papers are used for miniatures, folded roses and fringed flowers.
Paper Quilling Tips and Tricks
Use pre-cut paper quilling strips for your first projects. Your initial attempts will have better results if you use precise machine-cut papers. Once you are comfortable with basic paper quilling techniques, you can cut your paper strips and explore your creativity by experimenting with more advanced methods.
Start with smaller sized projects first. You can quickly become overwhelmed when trying to tackle a craft project that is too complicated or too large. Small projects can promote feelings of success and accomplishment and can be the building blocks the help you master your skills one step at a time. Once you have mastered the basics, you can attempt complicated projects with ease.
It’s important to choose your quilling tools thoughtfully. You don’t need to buy any expensive tools to create paper filigree art initially–a toothpick or bamboo skewer will roll paper strips adequately. If you are bitten by the paper quilling bug and wish to continue, you should purchase a slotted quilling tool and a needle tool. You can place the strip of paper into the upper slot of the slotted tool, giving you more control when rolling the paper strips. A needle device is a sizeable tapered needle with a long wooden handle. It helps you keep a steady hand when rolling strips of paper into various shapes. Both tools are quite helpful when you are working on large, complicated paper quilling projects.
When gluing your rolled paper shapes, always remember to use glue sparingly. Too much glue can quickly ruin your project, which you may have worked on for hours. You can avoid the hassle of starting a project over with a little bit of caution. You can always add a bit more adhesive if necessary, but cannot remove excess glue. Remember the design rule “Less is More.”
Some beginners find using a premade quilling pattern quite helpful when first starting out. There are hundreds of paper quilling patterns available for purchase or free download on the internet. These printable patterns can guide beginners and help them build their skills.
All you have to do is place the printed pattern under a sheet of waxed paper and follow the suggestions. You will quickly have a quilling “masterpiece” that you will be proud to give as a gift or display in your home.
Learn the basic shapes before working on a paper quilling project. It can be quite helpful to make a master page of basic paper quilling shapes. Glue different shapes to a piece of cardboard to use as a reference sheet when working on various projects. The guide serves as both a reference and an inspiration source.
The Ultimate Paper Quilling Tutorial for Beginners
Paper quilling is an enjoyable way to create whimsical novelties or masterful works of art. You can quickly roll up a greeting card or spend hundreds of hours manipulating pieces of paper into intricate paper mosaics or sculpture. How you use the craft and what you make is really up to you and how much time you want to spend (and perhaps how much patience you have), but the overall concept always begins with the same thing: rolled paper shapes. Continue reading to learn more about how to make some simple quilling shapes.
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Let’s look at basic shapes in this paper quilling tutorial.
Quilling is a very inexpensive craft to learn. For this paper quilling tutorial, you will need the following:
- A slotted quilling tool
- Quilling glue in a needle-tip bottle
- Package of quilling paper strips
For beginners, I recommend using 1/4″ wide quilling paper. The wider width gives you more to grip and it is easier to manipulate. Once you have the shapes mastered, you will find it much easier to quill with narrower strips if you wish. Cut the strips 8.5″ long for the purposes of this tutorial.
How to make open and closed coils
Simple circles are the first shapes you’ll learn, as they are the base for most other shapes you’ll create.
To begin, insert a piece of quilling paper into the slot of your quilling tool. Try to get the edge of the paper and the edge of the slot to line up as perfectly as you can. Using a slotted tool will naturally leave a small crimp in the center of your coil, but if you allow the paper to hang over the edge of the tool, the crimp will be much more visible.
Roll the tool with your dominant hand either towards your body or away from it; whichever feels most comfortable to you. Hold the strip taught with your other hand.
To make a closed coil, as you near the end of the strip, place a small amount of glue near the end of the strip and roll to complete. When you remove it from the tool, do not allow it to expand — that’s what keeps it tight.
To make an open coil, remove the coil from the tool and allow the coil to expand. Once it has fully expanded, add the dab of glue and press the strip down carefully to secure.
How to make a quilled teardrop
Place an open coil between your thumb and forefinger of your non-dominant hand. Arrange the inside coils evenly or as you wish them to appear in the finished shape.
With your dominant hand, pinch the paper where you want the point to be to create a teardrop shape.
In addition to creating basic shapes, there are often more ways you can manipulate your paper to create secondary shapes. The teardrop is an excellent example of this.
By slightly curving the teardrop around your thumb as you shape it, you can create a subtle shift in shape without compromising the center coils. To further this effect, you can wrap the teardrop around your quilling tool or another cylindrical object.
Pressing the shape around your quilling tool allows for a more obvious curved shape throughout. From here, you can easily create a paisley shape.
You can curl the shape from the point to the base by simply rolling it between your fingers. Simple changes bring a lot of varied effects.
How to make a quilled marquis
You can create a marquis shape by first making a teardrop shape and then pinching the opposite end as well.
The marquis’ final shape is determined by how much the coil is pinched or pressed together and where you place the center of the coil. Play around with various placements and pressure to create multiple versions of this basic quilled shape.
How to quill a tulip shape
To create a tulip shape, begin by first rolling a marquis. Turn the shape on its side and pinch a center peak with your fingers.
How to quill a slug shape
This slug shape is another shape that begins with a marquis. It can be created by either wrapping one end around the tip of your finger or a quilling tool and then doing the same to the other end but in the opposite direction.
How to make a quilled square or diamond
To make a diamond or a square, first need to create a basic marquis shape. After shaping, rotate the marquis 90 degrees and then pinch both sides again. This will create a diamond shape. If you want to continue on to making a square, gently open up the shape between your fingers to complete.
Playing around with how much of each corner you chose to pinch when creating your square can give you very different results.
- The example on the left side of the picture below shows how only applying pressure to the outside corners will give you a square with a rounded center.
- The center square was made by completely pressing the open coil together on one side, opening it up and then pinching just the corners on the opposite side.
- The final square on the right got its unique center by completely pressing down the coil on both turns.
Yet another variation can be made to the square shape by applying pressure to the outside structure with the use of your fingers or the stem of your quilling tool.
How to make a quilled rectangle
Rectangles and squares are made very similarly. The difference is in how much you rotate the marquis shape before pinching additional angles. Rotate it only slightly before pinching and then open the shape to reveal the perfect rectangle.
Alternately, you can create a quadrilateral shape by making your four corners at uneven intervals. This shape is especially useful when making quilled paper mosaics and you find yourself needing to fill in an odd space.
How to quill a semi-circle
A semi-circle is created by taking an open coil and pinching two corners while leaving the paper above them round. This shape can alternatively be made by pressing an open coil onto a hard surface like a table top and sliding your fingers down the sides carefully. Try both methods to find which suits you best.
Curving the straight edge of the shape will allow you to turn the semi-circle into more of a crescent moon shape.
How to quill a triangle
Make a quilled triangle by first creating a teardrop shape. From this position, you can either pinch two additional angles using your fingers or use the table top method. Once again, try both to see what works best for you.
You can create a shape that resembles a shark fin by pressing in two sides of your triangle and leaving the third side flat.
How to quill an arrow
Create this shape by first making a teardrop. Pull the center down towards the base and hold in place with your fingers.
Using the long side of the slotted needle, press down deeply into the base. Release the tool and smooth the curve out with your fingers to shape.
How to quill an arrowhead
This shape also begins with a teardrop shape. Hold the pointed end in your non-dominant hand and pinch the base end into a tight point. Without letting go, slide your fingers down to meet the fingers of your opposite hand to create the side angles.
Heart quilling instructions
Once again, begin with a teardrop. Press in the base of the shape by using the point of your quilling tool to make a small indentation. Release the tool and carefully press in each side of the heart to complete the center crease.
Pentagon and star quilling tutorial
To make a pentagon, first create an elongated semi-circle as shown.
Pinch the center of the flat side in the same method used when making the tulip shape; this is the peak of your pentagon. Keeping the peak in the center, square off the bottom with two equal pinches on either side.
To turn the pentagon into a star, simply press in on each flat surface with your fingers or a quilling tool and then further refine each angle into peaks.
Quilling a holly leaf
This shape is far and away the most difficult to create and has rightfully been saved for last. I suggest getting very comfortable with the making of all of the other shapes before attempting this one for sanity’s sake.
Begin by making a marquis. Insert a set of tweezers into the shape; try to grip only about a third of the inside coil.
Keeping the grip with your tweezers, turn the marquis as needed and pinch a small point on either side of each peak.
Alternatively, the holly leaf can be made by first making a square, adding a point to each end and then shaping all of the angles into peaks. I personally have found the tweezer method to be easier, but be sure to try both ways to find which gives you better results.
With a bit of patience and a little practice, you will soon have all these basic quilling shapes mastered. Once comfortable, you will easily be able to take on any quilling project your creative heart desires to make. Happy rolling!
Easy Paper Quilling Apple Craft; No Special Tools Needed
Paper quilling just might be my new favorite craft! I’ve been wanting to try it out for a while and this fall-themed apple craft made a great beginner project. My 8-year-old daughter also loved it, she loved making the different shapes of quills and putting it all together.
This project was easy enough for her to do all on her own, she is thrilled with how her apple turned out and wants to hang her picture up in her room.
We didn’t use any special tools or paper for this project, so it is a great beginner paper quilling craft and great for kids. Just a chopstick to use as a quilling tool and cut up cardstock that I cut on my paper cutter. Add in some glue and that’s really all you need!
Make your own paper quilling apple craft
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- Chopstick, pencil or paintbrush to use as a quilling tool
- White glue, glue dish (we used a plastic lid) and paintbrush
- Paper cutter or Scissors
- Cardstock in red, green, yellow, brown, and white
1. First, cut your paper strips out of cardstock. I cut our strips 1/2 inch wide. You can use a paper cutter to make this faster and easier but if you don’t have one then you can always eyeball it and use scissors.
2. Trim your white cardstock, I cut ours down a bit and then trimmed it to 7 1/4 inched x 8 inches when my daughter was finished.
3. Next, create the outline of your apple. I cut our red cardstock into 2 pieces of 8 1/4 inches. I found this to be a good size for us. Take a paintbrush and paint the edge of your cardstock with glue, placing it down and shaping it into a half circle. Do the same with the second piece, making sure that the pieces join up like in the picture above.
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4. Take a strip of brown paper and fold both ends to meet in the middle, then fold it in half like the picture above. Glue down your apple stem.
5. Take a piece of green paper to create your leaf. Glue the edge and shape it as you glue it down.
Time to create your quills!
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6. Take your chopstick, pencil or paintbrush (a chopstick seemed to work the best for us) and wrap a strip of paper around it. From there, kids can create a few different shapes. Try pinching both ends, pinching one end and just leaving it as a coil shape.
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My daughter loved making the different shapes, she made quite a pile in a short amount of time. I can see how paper quilling could be a relaxing and destressing craft for both kids and adults!
7. When you have made your different shapes of quills in red, green and yellow, place them into the apple and play around with the arrangement until you like how it looks.
8. Now it’s time to glue. You can use a paintbrush to apply the glue or my daughter found it easier to just dip the quills into the glue. Continue to glue all of the paper quills down, adding more if needed.
9. Trim your paper down if you like. I glued my daughter’s apple craft onto some blue cardstock to finish it off. I like the way the bright blue looks with the red, yellow and green of the apple.
Both my daughter and I fell in love with paper quilling with this apple craft! I love the bright colors of the apple and the cool designs that the paper quills make. We will definitely be doing more paper quilling projects in the future.
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Crafts from quilling for beginners: step-by-step diagrams, photo
Openwork crafts from quilling will decorate any windowsill,
wall, desk or crib. Refined postcards, panels or
small souvenirs from quilling will surely appeal to young connoisseurs
beautiful and those whose heart always longs for a fairy tale.
Monks are considered the creators of the first quilling crafts.
medieval Europe.Trimming the gilded edges of religious books and rolling up paper
stripes on the tip of the feather, they made medallions that created an imitation of gold
miniatures. No wonder the word “quill” is translated from English as “bird
Quilling is a unique technique that will help you
convey the airiness and lightness of lace patterns.
To create quilling crafts, you will need the following
awl, tweezers, scissors, glue, as well as a pencil, compasses, ruler template.
Familiarize yourself with the basic elements before starting.
quilling, so-called modules. It is the different shapes swirling in
spirals of paper strips will allow you to achieve the desired pattern.
Stylish pendant or tiny souvenir for a friend – an angel in
quilling technique will move anyone. In my opinion, a great gift if you are going to
All parts of the craft, except for the head, consist of modules
1. First make an angel
sleeves : take four
blue strips 21 cm long, glued together. With the help of an awl, twist
into a tight spiral, and then dissolve a little – up to a diameter of 20 mm.
You can use special quilling paper, or
independently cut the colored double-sided, yak I did it.
dresses angel You will need:
- three “free spiral” modules, consisting of
eight glued blue strips, each 21 cm long.Spiral diameter on
the ruler must correspond to 32 mm;
- two modules “free spiral”, consisting of
two glued blue strips, 21 cm long.The diameter of the finished spiral
should be 10 mm.
Handles are 2 loose spirals of 2 glued together
strips of light pink color, each 21 cm long. The spiral diameter is 10 mm.
4. To create
wings toys, make 2 modules
“Free spiral”, consisting of 4 glued white strips, each 21 cm long.Diameter
spirals for wings – 26 mm.
5. For making
heads make a tight spiral from 10
light pink stripes 21 cm long.
Important! Remove each spiral from the template ruler
with tweezers. Carefully grease the edge with glue so that the module does not unwind.
6. Shape all spirals, except those of 10 mm.
7. Tiny spirals for the dress will remain
unchanged.And pink – for pens – you need to give the appearance of curved droplets.
8. Assemble the angel: glue all the details with PVA glue, as
shown in the photo. Styrofoam is ideal as a stand – into it
easy to stick pins in.
9. Insert a loop between the head and wings. Little angel
And here are a few more quilling angels – for everyone,
who owns the technique thoroughly.
Quilling snowdrops. Beautiful Spring Card
For making a flower card with snowdrops for you
you will need: colored cardboard, an openwork napkin, PVA glue, a long toothpick, white and green quilling paper.
1. On a toothpick
twist three modules under the name “free spiral”. These are the petals
Form three basic elements of the “eye” from them by clicking on
spiral from two opposite sides.
2. Take a green strip of paper and shape it into a tight
spiral. Using the blunt end of the skewer, squeeze out the middle of the spiral, forming
thus the element is “cone”.
3. Collect the snowdrop flower: glue the petals and place them in
the middle of the cone.If you want to make an unblown bud, place only
4. Cut thin stems 8-9 cm long from green paper.
5. Cut off ¼ of the lace napkin, remove the sharp corner and make
basket blank, bending the edges in the middle.
6. There is very little left – stick all the details of the bouquet on
cardboard blank and sign a postcard. I am sure the hero of the occasion will be
I am very glad to have such a touching gift: beautiful flowers in the style of quilling.
Quilling miniature flower in a pot
This tiny flowerpot from the “mi-mi-mi” area for sure
will delight the girls. So why not make a pleasant surprise to your beloved friend or
a neighbor on a desk?
Except pink, green, white and orange paper for
quilling You will need: a wine stopper, a toothpick, PVA and scissors.
1. From a cork and a toothpick, make such a tool for
2.Cut six orange strips and roll them into
spirals, dissolve a little.
3. Press the spirals from one side, shaping them
4. Glue three 7mm wide white stripes and create a fringe.
This is the core of the flower.
5. Make a spiral of two green strips, dissolve
and squeeze from both sides. Thus, make 2 sheets.
6. Make a tight strip of green color 6 mm wide
7. Pot for
make a flower from three glued pink strips 1.5 cm wide.
roll tight, squeeze the middle down. Pour PVA glue to the bottom, glue a circle
8. Make the herb in the same way as you made the core of the flower.
Strip width 10 mm.
9. And now the best part – assembling the flower.
Here it is – a decorative quilling flowerpot and a new gift
What else can be done with quilling
Quilling is always bewitchingly beautiful and very pleasant.Any quilling craft gives a feeling of sophistication, airiness
depicted object or drawing. See what unusual products you can
do it using the paper-rolling technique.
Animals, birds and insects. There are many photos with quilling products that even a beginner can handle:
More quilling crafts:
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Quilling flower for beginners
An openwork quilling flower made of paper strips can be a decoration for a postcard.
This creative work is displayed in a detailed master class.
To make such a flower, take:
- strips of red, yellow, pink and green paper;
- PVA glue;
- twisting tool;
- quilling template.
Quilling flower step by step
Our flower will have 6 petals, they must all be the same. We use red and pink stripes to create them.We glue them together beforehand.
Then we roll it, starting with the pink strip (it should be inside the petal). For work, we will use a cell that allows us to make blanks with a diameter of 20 mm.
We take out the finished circle, glue the tip of the strip.
To shape the workpiece into a petal, gently squeeze this circle on one side. The result is such a petal, made of stripes of red and pink.
We make 5 more of the same petals.
To create the middle of the flower, we first need to glue the yellow and red strips together, and then twist them into a workpiece with a diameter of 12 mm.
The middle for the flower is ready.
Let’s start assembling. First we glue the first petal so that its sharp tip is directed to the side.
Fix the second petal with glue.
The flower is complete.
For the stem, we will use one green strip, which needs to be slightly twisted on one edge.Then we glue the stem to the base of the flower.
Let’s make a leaf from a workpiece with a diameter of 15 mm.
Remove the circle from the template, fix its edge with glue.
Using your fingers, gently change its shape.
Glue the finished leaf to the stem. Quilling flower for beginners is completely ready.
See also the process of creating a butterfly quilling.
Quilling for kids: top 5 simple ideas
If your child can sit for several hours making crafts, then quilling is something that can captivate him! This art of paper compositions is based on twisting strips of paper in a spiral; doing quilling has a beneficial effect on the development of hand motility and imagination in a child.
Such spirals can be used to decorate a craft, a postcard for a holiday, a home photo album or a photo frame. It is not difficult to master the art of quilling, but in order for everything to work out well, you need to have patience and be diligent.
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You will need:
- paper (you can buy special or cut strips yourself)
- ribbon twisting tool (available at handicraft stores)
Ideas for children’s quilling
Quilling is not the most elementary activity, but a few basic shapes will be enough for a child to create a beautiful applique. The picture shows the most common and simple closed forms in quilling.
To give the desired shape of the base spiral, you need to pinch one or more of its sides with your fingers and hold for a couple of seconds so that the paper takes on other shapes.
To get started, learn to spin the spirals with your baby using the purchased device.Video tutorials on YouTube will help you with this. As the first picture, you can make a simple appliqué.
For example, spirals can be an addition to the main picture – balls with which a monkey juggles. The main background can be cut out with colored paper or drawn with felt-tip pens. Also, spirals can be bright centers of flowers, the sun, animal eyes, car wheels, etc.
It is better to glue the finished spirals on PVA glue, pressing them with your finger to the paper for a few minutes.
Preschoolers can make beautiful and unusual pictures in the garden from spirals of different shapes, for example, these are chickens. For the torso and head, you need to twist one large spiral and one slightly smaller size of the same color.
For the beak, use red or orange ribbons, flattening a small spiral. Glue a paper eye on the upper spiral and draw the chicken legs and wings (if desired) with pencils or felt-tip pens.
Another favorite children’s theme is the sea. Children are happy to draw fish, seaweed and ships on blue paper. You can diversify such patterns and applications with just quilling.
Create a large free spiral, flatten one of its ends – this is the base of the fish. Then, from contrasting paper, make fins and a small spiral for the eye.
Since the base spiral will have large gaps, it will not be easy to glue.To do this, it is better to use a brush, with which you will lubricate the entire contour of the future fish.
Another option for making fish: the fins and tail are created using flattened small spirals. It will be much easier for the child.
Boys can be asked to make a train or a car from parts created using quilling. For example, wheels can be made from classic round spirals, and carriages from square spirals.The wagons can be connected to each other either with a felt-tip pen or with a paper strip.
However, quilling spirals do not have to be glued to a horizontal surface. With small children, you can make these birds, even without having a special twisting tool.
Cut out wide stripes from multi-colored paper and make 5-6 circles of different sizes, then glue them all into one using double-sided tape or PVA glue. For the bird’s head, it is enough to connect 2 small circles.Also cut out 5 triangles and overlap each other lengthwise to create a multi-colored tail.
To create a beak, grease the desired place on the bird’s head with glue and glue a paper diamond folded in half on it.
If you see that the baby is interested in this technique, make a more complicated picture together – for example, such a lamb, for which you will need a lot of spirals of different sizes. The animal’s muzzle can be drawn with felt-tip pens or also created using quilling.
For the basis of such a picture, choose a contrasting cardboard, for example, blue, so that the white spirals look brighter.
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Origami, quilling and not only: voluminous paper crafts for children
Origami, quilling and more: voluminous paper crafts for children
It is interesting and very useful to make voluminous paper crafts.Such activities can be safely attributed to developmental ones: in order to work out well, fingers (not yet very dexterous) will have to try. For a start, you can pick up simple schemes. Well, confident hand movements are a matter of training.
For the development of fine motor skills, such crafts are very useful: here it is necessary to smooth, and neatly fold (at different angles), cut, wind, roll, glue – just imagine what a serious job it is. The ability to concentrate and the eye are also trained.
What do you need?
Thick square sheet of paper, better colored on both sides. Colored paper for printers works well. Regular craftwork can be too loose – fold lines can turn out to be sloppy. Felt-tip pens, glue (to glue the eyes) will come in handy.
We have specially selected schemes with a small number of steps.
During work, do not be silent:
- try to come up with a story about those characters and objects that you put together;
- Immediately act out a scene with the participation of figures: what did the ladybug say when she saw the tulip?
- Tell us interesting facts about them: by the way, then a frog grows out of such a tadpole – when a child is busy with something interesting, he remembers additional information better.
You can play with the figures, you can give them to friends and relatives, or you can even decorate the Christmas tree with them.
The technique seems quite complicated, but you can choose simpler options.
What do you need?
Double-sided colored paper, PVA glue, pencil or wooden skewer.
It may be easier for middle preschoolers to make blanks like this: wind a whole sheet of paper on a pencil or skewer, first to the middle – and glue, then to the end – and glue again.Then poluchaivshuyutsya tube cut into smaller parts.
Another option: first cut the paper into strips (but rather wide, not less than 7-8 mm wide, and then screw them onto a pencil, also gluing them.
Choose simple motives: a flower, a Christmas tree, fruit, so that the task does not too difficult.
Napkin ball applique
This is a simple technique and the result is impressive.
What do you need?
Single-colored soft napkins (or corrugated paper) of different colors, glue, cardboard base, PVA
Napkins must be cut into small squares (or simply plucked) and rolled into a ball or sausage from each (depending on what part ). It is also a pleasant massage for the palms!
Houses, cars, gift wrapping boxes – 3D models can also be made of paper.
What do you need?
Thick paper with painted patterns. The task here becomes more complicated, because first the part must be carefully cut out, without spoiling it anywhere. and not all preschoolers deftly wield scissors. Well, it’s all the more rewarding to practice. Then it remains only to correctly fold the model and glue it.
While gluing, for example, a house, figure out who lives in it, where this house is located, is there a garden or a road next to it. By the way, you can put it on a green meadow by simply painting a sheet of paper and gluing green teeth – grass.
Of all the crafts, be sure to arrange an exhibition! Place them on the shelf in the nursery, come up with a hanging: let the child see how great he is doing.
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DIY quilling technique for beginners: idea photo
We used to roll paper around a pen to make a curl. They did this, as a rule, in the classroom in order to pass the time faster.
Who would have thought that such a pastime would turn into real art? His arrival in Russia gave rise to a real wave among lovers of needlework.
It is difficult to stay at home in summer and spring.A forest and a river, a summer residence and resorts, trips and hikes – everything beckons to the street! But here comes the long autumn and winter evenings. It is raining or snowing outside the window, but the houses are warm and cozy. Delicious smells are heard from the kitchen, the TV is quietly talking about something, and I really want to be together after a long day!
Get some quilling! How, have you ever heard of quilling for beginners? Haven’t attended master classes and don’t know what kind of technique it is? Then look!
Do-it-yourself quilling technique is gaining more and more popularity among people of different ages.
This kind of craftsmanship is translated as “a bird’s feather”. Long ago, in the 14th century, the monks of Europe produced medallions of extraordinary beauty. They took gilded paper and wound it in a certain way around the feather of a bird.
In those distant times, paper was highly valued, so only very wealthy people could engage in this art.
Unfortunately, paper is a short-lived material, and jewelry could not please their owners for a long time.However, this type of paper curling would have sunk into oblivion if not for its use as an alternative to framing and decorating icons of that time. Perhaps due to the strong influence of the church, this art continued to exist.
Queen Elizabeth was serious about quilling. The Victoria and Albert Museum in England has posted a composition of her handicrafts.
In Europe, England and Germany turned out to be the most “keen” on quilling countries.When spreading to the east, combining with the traditions of fine graphics, quilling shone with new facets.
The Association of Paper Plastics Lovers operates in South Korea, which brought together adherents of various directions of creativity from paper.
Today, quilling is once again becoming one of the most interesting and favorite types of needlework for both children and their parents and grandparents. The older generation gets a new hobby and the opportunity to spend time with children in an interesting way.
Start by learning the principles of building expositions and by acquiring the skills to make basic quilling shapes.
Craftsmanship of quilling implies thoroughness and diligence. And you will be immediately rewarded – all your very first crafts will turn out to be beautiful, and their production will not be difficult for you.
This is not only entertainment for everyone, but also a way to develop the fine motor skills of the child’s hands, teach him to concentrate, and simply channel indomitable energy into peaceful goals!
Quilling does not require large material costs.This type of hobby is even more budgetary than, for example, scrapbooking or knitting. All you need is: paper tapes of different widths, a tool for twisting them (if you don’t have one, an ordinary awl may work), glue and stencils. All this can be bought in specialized shops for needlework.
In the process of creating crafts, ordinary tweezers will become a necessary tool. Some parts may be so small that it is inconvenient to place them in the appropriate place with your hands.
The main tool for curling strips of paper is an object that resembles an awl, at the end of which there is a forked tip. It is into it that a strip of paper is inserted, which can be easily twisted by rotation into the desired element.
Children love to be creative with their parents. If they can patiently sit for a few hours to create a masterpiece, then teach them the basics of quilling!
This type of needlework cannot be called elementary, but it is perfect for the development of fine motor skills of hands, eyes, imagination and imagination! Therefore, preschool children can complete the basic elements, which we will get to know in the next section.
In the meantime, you can choose a quilling theme!
Crafts by the seasons
Making a craft by orienting yourself by the seasons is the most elementary! The flight of imagination here, perhaps, is not limited by anything, only your ability to create certain elements.
As a summer theme, we can offer you to create a vase with summer fruits and berries. Berries can be chosen as an independent work of art – cherries, strawberries, raspberries, watermelon! For lovers of the marine theme, we offer to complete a picture of the sea coast, or to remember marine life: a starfish, a horse, an octopus, a fish or a crab.
The theme of autumn crafts is present in all kindergartens and schools, so something will have to be tinkered. It can be a maple leaf, made in all colors of autumn, autumn flowers – asters, gladioli, berries and vegetables such as pumpkin, mountain ash.
Winter is beautiful with its snowy fun, so a snowman, polar bear, snowflakes, penguins and more can become topical quilling crafts.
In the spring, all plants, insects and animals wake up.Tulips and irises can be a spring theme for quilling.
Crafts for the holidays
There are a lot of holidays in our world. It will not be difficult to time a craft in the quilling technique with them.
For the New Year, a postcard made as a gift to a loved one with a New Year tree made with various curls and other elements will become a wonderful creation.
For Valentine’s Day, you can make your other half a box in the form of a large bright heart made of drops and various closed forms, in which you can put a gift.
On March 8, mothers and grandmothers make cards with flowers, and for February 23, dad or grandfather make a tank out of green paper from dashingly twisted curls.
Many people think about quilling, but what’s so difficult, twisted the paper, and that’s it! But no, they don’t even know that this twisted strip can be transformed into any shape! In our video you can see how to make quilling elements such as a triangle, spiral, curl, heart, drop and even a square!
Having looked at all the photos of chic products, one might wonder how to repeat such beauty? We hasten to please you! In this section, we have prepared for you crafts with step-by-step instructions with your own hands, so that you can make your own products using the quilling technique!
Decor for clocks from sleeves using quilling technique
Do you believe that a toilet sleeve can transform, for example, a wall clock? Don’t believe me? Check it out! Crafts from toilet bushings using the quilling technique look original and fit into the decor of an apartment or summer cottage!
If you love art style and accept wall decorations, this speaks of your love for everything unusual and creative in design.That is why, if you have a wall clock at home that is not particularly original, we suggest learning how to decorate it in an unusual way. These will be DIY crafts from a toilet sleeve.
If this is a curiosity for you, we dare to assure you that when toilet paper crafts start to play in a new way, you will see that it is very easy to transform your accessories.
Approximately 30 toilet paper rolls
A piece of paper for notes
Antique paint metallic
Step # 1
We take the sleeves and cut them into thin strips about 1 cm in width.
Step # 2
Take one strip, make a curl, as in the photo, and stick to the edge of the watch. And do this with all the strips, alternately gluing with hot glue.
Step # 3
As shown in the photo, do this with all the stripes, making a few circles.
Step # 4
Cut strips thinner in width from the cornflakes box and make voluminous curls.We glue the last circle of these curls.
Step # 5
Take a sheet of paper, put your watch face down on it, and spray paint.
The craft is ready and you can create your own workpiece, which will look organically in any room.
Mastering quilling for beginners is not a difficult task, but it requires perseverance, patience and imagination. We are glad that we were able to show you the basics of this handicraft and prepared a small surprise for you! We will show several videos of master classes on how to make crafts using the quilling technique with your own hands!
Flower using the quilling technique
For beginners to master this type of needlework, an introductory video will help you in which you will learn how to make a flower using the quilling technique.In it, you will also learn how to get flower petals from a drop shape!
Quilling postcard for February 14
The custom of giving cards for the holidays can be too expensive for the donor, because the cost of postcards has increased significantly compared to the last five years. Make your own postcard, and decorate the front side with this extraordinary quilling applique, as shown in our video!
And finally, so that you have a complete understanding of this form of art, we invite you to look at a selection of photos of ideas for crafts using the quilling technique! Happy viewing!
Quilling for children, crafts with children using the quilling method
When does a colored paper applique for children become art? When a strip of paper curled into a fancy curl becomes a butterfly wing or a petal right in your hands.Then you and your child move on to the art of quilling.
- Prepare a strip of paper for yourself and your child and start working in parallel.
- Take a strip of paper, fold it in half and smooth the fold line.
- Check out how your young creator did this step.
- Now you need a pencil. Wrap the edge of the paper tightly around the pencil lead several times towards the existing fold line. Do the same with the other edge of the paper.
- In general, each of you will have a strip of paper curled on both sides with a fold line in the middle.
- And now let everyone collect a heart out of it: the fold line of the strip is the bottom, the tip of the heart, two curled edges are the rest of the decorative heart.
- Gently apply glue to one side of the product and press gently against the surface of the paper.
Even if you don’t know how to do anything more complicated yet, you can still safely count – you are in quilling! With hearts alone, you can lay out the front side of a greeting card for your beloved grandmother, mom, arrange valentines for girlfriends and friends, complete the gift wrapping in an original way, or even make a cup holder.
For quilling you will need:
- Colored paper is not very thin, which is cut into strips 1.5-9 mm wide or special quilling paper. It is better if the parent prepares the strips in advance, because working with a breadboard knife and a ruler is not the most exciting part.
- Rolling rods for paper. First, let it be a pencil lead or not the thinnest stick. Over time, when the child is imbued with this type of creativity, it will even be possible to use a toothpick so that the rolls (namely, the so-called blanks for quilling) are thinner and more elegant.
- Real quilling masters cannot do without nail scissors and tweezers – the rolls from which they create their works are so miniature! And, of course, you need scissors and any quick-drying glue.
- Start with simple roll shapes. Roll the paper, let it unfold slightly, gently holding it with your fingers.
- If you flatten on one or more sides, you can get a droplet, leaf, crescent. Already from these forms it is possible to assemble a bouquet of extraordinary beauty, and, for example, add a vase for it.
- Be patient, help your child to work with two hands: holding a rod and winding a strip of paper is not so easy. But collecting a composition from blank rolls is a pleasure!
Matching colors, playing with double-sided papers, inventing and laying out new shapes is fun. Moreover, even a seemingly sloppy detail is not a marriage. Set it aside until the next occasion, it will certainly find its place in another composition.
Working in four hands, you will quickly and amicably overcome the stage of creating blank rolls and release your child into the vastness of quilling creativity.For the impatient and restless, there are sets with corrugated paper that you can simply twist with your fingers without using a rod. In this case, the finished work will also look like paper lace.
The main thing that this type of creativity teaches is the ability to see the unusual possibilities of ordinary paper. After all, even white quilling patterns are a snowy meadow, a swan or a wind. And what it will be – a decorative panel, a stand or a vase – you decide.
DIY spring crafts in the quilling style (30 photos)
Spring has come and I really want to please loved ones and friends with an unusual gift, unique and inimitable at the same time.
Yes, you can really buy a gift, but much nicer is a unique thing created by your own hands! Paper twisting technique – quilling will come to the rescue. The technique itself has been known to mankind for a very long time.
In the 16th century it was the lot of masters, in the 18th-19th centuries it was a ladies’ hobby. The industrial revolution of the twentieth century transferred quilling to the status of a forgotten art, and only now this unique technique for handling colored paper is reliving its new birth.
Distinguish between Eastern and European schools of quilling.Our craft refers specifically to the European style, where the number of details is laconic and minimal.
Spring quilling – paper crafts photo
What you need to work
In fact, you will need a minimum of tools to work in the quilling style. These are large and small scissors for cutting paper and cardboard, preferably small wooden toothpicks, a sharp mock knife, colored paper, cardboard or corrugated cardboard, various plastic parts for decorating the product.
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Spring using quilling technique: storage box
In order to create such a small miracle, you should first glue the box with colored paper, ordinary wallpaper is good for this purpose.The central place in the composition is occupied by the butterfly, and we will start with it.
Spring craft using quilling style
Spring quilling butterfly
To create this character of our composition, you need to take 7 multi-colored stripes 15×0.5 centimeters. Now let’s try to glue them into a “broom” by simply gluing the ends of all the ribbons together.
We turn a pretty blank into a “ladder”. To do this, shorten the uppermost ribbon to 6 centimeters, and cut each subsequent one, adding 1.5 centimeters to the base ones (7.5; 9; 10.5; 12; 13.5), the last seventh ribbon remains 15 centimeters long.
Take a toothpick and put a drop of glue on the free tip of the ribbon in the “ladder” and attach this edge to the place where all the ribbons converge. As you can see, we get a part of a butterfly’s wing. There are four such parts.
The body and head of the butterfly are made of black corrugated cardboard by rolling flat discs. The length of the strip is 10×0.5 centimeters, but the blank for the butterfly’s body should be lightly pressed in the longitudinal direction, and the butterfly’s head should be left round.
For the antennae, take a black paper 5×0.5, cut it lengthwise, but not completely, twisting the paper with a toothpick or scissors, at the exit we have wonderful antennae.Now we just collect the butterfly.
Dragonfly from quilling paper
For the wings, take blue or green paper and do with it, just like with a butterfly’s wing, only you need to take not seven strips, but three.
For the body of a dragonfly, you will need 11 black stripes of various lengths: 5 pieces 6×0.5, 5 pieces 10×0.5 and one 15×0.5 centimeters. Having rolled up the discs, we get the body parts and the head of a dragonfly. Do not forget to glue the tip of the ribbon, otherwise the body will lose its “harmony”. We collect the dragonfly.
Caterpillar using the quilling technique from corrugated cardboard
To create this character, you need a long green ribbon 40×0.5 centimeters. We turn half of this tape into a disk. Now is the time to glue a 5×0.5 centimeters red ribbon here.
Here we have a head with a smiling mouth! And now a spout made of yellow ribbon of the same size. We will make the body of the caterpillar from green ribbons. Five 20×0.5 and two 10×0.5 centimeters. Having rolled the disks, we get body fragments. It remains only to put everything together.So the gift is ready. Agree, it is simply not possible to buy this!
Tips for spring quilling
In order to make crafts quickly, it is recommended to cut corrugated cardboard in advance into ribbons of different lengths with a width of 0.5 centimeters. Having intercepted such a bundle with an elastic band, and put it in any container, we get a good original decoration for the interior. And a few more ideas for spring in the style of quilling and paper crafts:
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Easy Paper Quilling Apple Craft; No special tools required
Paper quilling is probably my new favorite craft! I’ve wanted to give it a try for a long time and this fall theme apple craft was a great project for beginners.My 8 year old daughter loved it too, she loved sculpting feathers in different shapes and putting them together.
This project was easy enough for her, she was in awe of how her apple came out and wants to hang her picture in her room.
We didn’t use any special tools or paper for this project, so this is a great paper quilling craft for beginners and great for kids. Just a chopstick to use as a quilling tool and cut the cardboard I cut with my paper cutter.Add some glue and that’s really all you need!
Make your own apple quilling paper craft
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- Chopstick, pencil or brush for use as a quilling tool
- White glue, glue container (we used a plastic lid) and brush
- Scissors or scissors for paper
- Cards red, green, yellow, brown and white
1. First, cut out strips of paper from the cardboard. I cut our strips 1/2 inch wide. You can use a paper cutter to do this faster and easier, but if you don’t have one, you can always take a look at one and use scissors.
2. Cut your white cardboard, I cut ours a bit and then cut it to 7 1/4 “x 8” when my daughter finished.
3. Then draw the outline of your apple. I cut our red cardboard into 2 pieces of 8 1/4 inches.I found this to be a good size for us. Take a brush and apply glue to the edge of the cardboard, laying it down and shaping it into a semicircle. Do the same for the second part, making sure the parts connect like in the picture above.
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4. Take a strip of brown paper and fold both ends so that they meet in the middle, then fold it in half as in the picture above. Glue the apple stem.
5. Take a sheet of green paper to make a sheet. Glue the edge and shape it as you stick.
Time to create your own feathers!
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6. Take a chopstick, pencil or brush (chopstick seems to work best) and wrap a strip of paper around it. From there, kids can create several different shapes. Try pinching both ends, pinching one end, and just leave it in the shape of a coil.
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My daughter loved to sculpt different shapes, she did quite a lot in a short time. I understand how paper quilling can be relaxing and stress-relieving for both kids and adults!
7. Once you’ve made feathers of different shapes in red, green, and yellow, place them in the apple and play with the arrangement until you like the way it looks.
8. Now it’s time to glue. You can use a brush to apply the glue, or it was easier for my daughter to just dip the needles in the glue. Continue glueing all paper nibs down, adding more as needed.
9. Cut the paper if you like. I pasted my daughter’s apple craft onto the blue cardboard to finish off, and I love how the bright blue matches the red, yellow, and green of the apple.
My daughter and I loved paper quilling with this apple craft! I love the vibrant apple colors and the cool designs that paper nibs make.In the future, we will definitely do more paper quilling projects.
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Handicraft with monsters for children
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Monster Crafts for Kids
Here, on ruffles and rubber boots, we love to share our monster crafts with you.From the monster theme and school days (with food!) To funny monster eye soap, monsters are fun.
Today we use prepared paper strips to create a fun quill monster craft for kids. You can cut your own (about 1/8 ” in size), but it’s easier to just buy a set of paper. 😉
Let’s start with this fun monster ship perfect for Halloween, monster party or just the little fan of monsters in your life.
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Accessories for this fun paper monster craft
As I mentioned above, you can cut the quilling strips yourself, but we just bought ours. This is a fun craft item to have on hand because, once kids learn to roll them, the creation possibilities are endless.
- paper quilling strips (we have a lot of them in this set)
- Scraps of paper for decoration
- Eye to eye
- glue and scissors
- Quilling, thin bamboo skewer or toothpick
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Quilling Paper for Kids – Easy Monster Craft
This is a great boat to use on a rainy day because it is quick to set up and uses normal craft supplies.If you have a YouTube playlist that you’d like to add this project to, here’s our video tutorial quilled monster .
Activity time 15 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Estimated cost 3 US dollars
- paper strips for quilling (we have a lot of them in this set)
- scraps of paper for jewelry
- eye contact
- glue and scissors
- quilling tool, thin bamboo skewer or toothpick
- Use a long strip (about 20 inches) and wrap tight around a quilling tool, a thin bamboo skewer, or a toothpick.
- Pull out the tool and let the paper unfold on its own. It will come off easily.
- Glue the spool to a sheet of kraft paper of the same color. Cut it out.
- Cut the mouth out of the waste paper and glue it and peek at it on the spool.
- If you need hair or antennae, use a black strip, twist only the ends, and glue them onto the crepe monster craft.
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Craft corrugated paper snowflake in a tube
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Quilling is a wonderful art form in which curled strips of paper are glued together to create a decorative pattern. We used this simple paper tube frame technique to create a stunning corrugated paper tube snowflake craft that’s simple, fun, and perfect for kids who want to try something different and learn a new skill.
It is well known that every snowflake is unique and, like a real snowflake, every one made using our designs can be unique, with an infinite number of patterns and design possibilities that naturally flow from your creative approach to Arty Crafty Kids. …
It’s also a great way for kids to explore symmetry, creating a beautiful piece of winter art.
Sound good? Let’s start!
Craft from a corrugated snowflake from paper tubes: materials and tutorial
Glitter cards or plain cardboard paper
Watch our elegant video tutorial below action!
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Step 1: Flatten the paper tube and cut into several even strips.
Don’t worry if some are wider than others – this will add depth to the finished product!
Step 2: Open the strips of the paper tubes to create “petal shapes”.
Step 3: Create a snowflake!
This is a completely open version and I would encourage the guys at Arty Crafty Kids to experiment with the tubes and their placement until they are happy with the shape of their snowflakes.
To create additional shapes (as seen in the center of the snowflake), try folding the paper straws in half.
Step 4: To attach the paper tubes to the cardboard, simply dip the tubes in PVA glue and place them on the cardboard, pressing firmly.
As you can see from the image above, excess glue is spreading over the cardboard. While it may seem like a mess, it will help you with the next steps!
Step 5: It’s Quil Time!
Cut thick paper into strips. We used a sheet of A4 paper and cut it to the width using a paper trimmer.
For best results, use different colors and, like paper tubes, do not worry about the width of the individual strips being the same. The jagged look will add texture.
To curl the paper, simply wrap it with a pencil or brush and then slide it.
Dip rolled paper in glue and place in paper tube.
It is likely that the roll may wobble a little – this is normal and all part of the process!
Step 6: Roll to Roll …
For wider rolls, wrap the paper around a pencil.
For tighter rolls, use a narrow object such as the end of a brush. This will be useful for filling small empty spaces, and in some cases you may need to reduce the length of the paper and create smaller rolls.
This craft is all about Arty Crafty Kids taking their time and experimenting with the process.
Fill all paper tubes with corrugated paper, varying colors and combinations.
When the snowflake corrugated paper tube craft is ready, let it dry!
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Adorable and Simple Owl Paper Craft Quilling for Kids
We love our owls here at STEAM Powered Family! This owl craft is such a cute and fantastic tool for creativity as well as fine motor development.Children will love sculpting their own feather owl.
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Owls are one of our favorite animals.The fame in our favorite Harry Potter books, the symbolism of wisdom and growth, and the Great Horned Owl that lives in the woods behind our house always keep me in mind of owls!
Oh, and don’t forget our very special STEAM family owl.
Yeah, we love owls here.
More recently, we have bookmarked Owl’s Corner and Soft Owl to relieve stress. These are great projects for your teens.
Today we are very excited to add another owl craft – these amazing owl quillings.We recently made a quilling model of the entire solar system. These owls are a less scientific, much cuter quilling adventure!
Why do you need a quilling?
Quilling is an easy, fun and very relaxing handicraft activity that helps develop fine motor skills, including strength and coordination. Quilling is also known for its relaxing effects, especially for those who struggle with anxiety. This is a great way to practice mindfulness.
Quilling is also extremely economical, making it a great option for those on a tight budget.
What can you use the goose owl craft for?
These goose owls can be used as decoration on greeting cards or notebooks, on homemade book covers, to decorate message boards and more! Use your imagination!
I think these little owls would be adorable on a homemade thank you card for teachers at the end of the year!
Quill Owl Craft Supplies
Paper Quilling Strips
Slotted Quilling Tool
Colored Craft Paper
any color of your choice! Encourage children to be creative and make the owl special and unique to them.
MAKE THE HOUSING first
Start by choosing the first color, which will be the base color for your owl. Take a 12 ”quilling strip and roll it up with a slotted quilling tool. Hold the corrugated strip firmly inside the tool.
Now select a different color for the quilling strip. This will be the main color of the owl. This strip should also be 12 inches long. Attach its open end to the outer end of the previous coil.Wind the tape around the previous spool and hold the jumper spool firmly. Apply glue to the open end to secure the spool.
Carefully remove the spools from the tool and allow them to loosen slightly.
Press either side of the loose spool to create a drop shape. Keeping a gap of about 2cm from the first pressure point, press the teardrop shape again to create a rabbit ear or shield shape. This is the torso of an owl.
Next we make an owl head
Use one 20 “quilling strip to create another shield or rabbit ear shape as we did for the body.This one should be slightly smaller than the first. This will be the head of an owl.
Now we will make the wings
Use two 8 “strips to create 2 forms of the feather awning. This will form the wings.
Finally, create the owl features
Using two more strips 8 inches long, draw two curved marquis shapes to form the eyebrows.
Then, using two 6 “strips, draw 2 triangles for the legs.
One 6 “wide strip to create a square that will become the beak.You can stretch the square a little to make it look more like a beak. You can also create a triangle if your little quilling master feels confident.
For the eyes, use a 12 “black strip to create a tight spiral, and then wrap a 10” long strip of different colors around it tightly. Repeat to make the second eye.
Assemble a Quill Owl Craft
Get a piece of colored craft paper that complements your owl’s colors, as you will see a little of this color through the spools.Apply glue to it, outlining the shape of the owl’s torso and head. Place the corrugated body and corrugated head on the glued kraft paper.
Glue the feathery eyes and the feathery beak onto the head using a little glue to create an adorable owl face.
Stick the corrugated curved awning shapes over the eyes. Let the glue dry a little.
Use scissors to cut the kraft paper around the edges of the owl. This step is only necessary if you don’t want to see the kraft paper the owl was installed on.
Attach the ruffled legs and wings to complete the curly owl. Let the glue dry.
Video about Quilling Owl Craft
I have put together a short video showing the steps of quilling an owl.
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Easy Fairy Paper Quilling with kids (printable!)
Spring is now! And I felt that I needed a cute magic craft in my life.So I tried to make these cute fairies with feathers. This was my first quilling, and you know what? It was surprisingly easy to fold the paper strips into shapes. Who knew? If you’re interested in trying new paper crafts and have a toddler who loves all the fairy tales, then this is your post!
Corrugated Paper Spring Fairies
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I just wanted to thank my cousin for inspiring this craft! She and her daughter turned out to be a wonderful ballerina with quilling, and I was so inspired to try myself in quilling !!!
- Paper strips
- Note.Before we get started, let me tell you that I am NOT a quilling expert. We did not use real quilling paper. We used what we had (star paper stripes) and they worked fine. Alternatively, you can also simply cut your own paper strips from colored printer paper. (The strips we used were about 1 cm wide.)
- Plain paper, permanent markers / pencils and crayons / crayons (if you draw your own fairies), or you can use this print fairy I drew …
- White glue
- At least 2 toothpicks (1 for rolling and 1 for gluing.) (Or you can also buy and use real quilling tools)
- Patience (I think this craft will definitely work for children at least 1 class.)
How to write goose paper:
I’ll show you how I made these fairies. If my directions are not clear or you want to see more complex shapes, then check out these clear and easy directions .(I found out by reading them!)
Wrap the paper strip tightly around the toothpick.
Slide it over and you get that coiled coil Now you can glue the coil tightly. Or ….
You can let go of the coil and let it unfold slightly before gluing. You decide!
If you want more fancy shapes (like teardrops, eyes or squares), let the spool come loose before gluing.
With another toothpick, glue the end of the tightly / loosely wrapped paper strip to the spool.
Hold the spool firmly and count to 10. The end should stick to the spool and you’re done.
Now make a whole bunch!
Circles are cool … but how do you make the cooler shapes?
To make a tear: Release the spool. Glue. Then pinch both ends.
To make a raindrop: Release the spool. Glue. Pinch one end down.
To make a square: Release the spool.Glue and then pinch 4 sides down.
(Pay attention to the pattern? Roll up. Glue. And pinch!)
Draw your fairy. I recommend that you use a pencil or non-smudge permanent marker for drawing, and also color the image with crayons or colored pencils. This way the glue won’t smudge your image!
Then glue on the eyes, circles and squares with feathers for an eye-catching look!
Aren’t they cute?
5 more forest and magic crafts:
And that’s all! Hope you enjoy this cute and easy craft paper craft with your kids.
Happy creativity, friends!
Pig Craft for Kids
Last Updated February 14, 2021
Quill Pig Craft for Kids is a fun paper quilling project suitable for all skill levels. Use the instructions to let their imaginations run wild and let them have fun with the quilling pigs.
Kids will love making these cute little paper goose pigs as their next creative project.
Use them on postcards, glue them on ice cream sticks to make bookmarks, turn them into magnets … the possibilities for these little cuties are endless!
This goose pig project would be a great addition to reading Three Little Pigs!
Pig craft for kids
List of consumables:
Quilling paper strips
Slotted quilling tool
Choose pink strips of quilling paper for this craft.Take a 12-inch strip and make a loose coil out of it. (Scroll below to see an embedded video showing how to create the various required shapes.)
Take another 12 “strip, but this time; make a relatively smaller free coil out of it.
Step – 3:
Make 2 loose coils using strips 5 “long; 1 thick coil of 20 “strip and 2 triangles of 8” strip.
Step – 4:
The large free coil is the body, the small free coil is the head, 2 triangles are the ears, 2 small free coils are the front legs, and the tight coil is the goose’s nose.
Step – 5:
Cut a rectangle out of pink kraft paper. Apply glue to the paper, keeping track of the size of the 2 large, loose spools if placed side by side on the paper.
Step – 6:
Place two large loose spools on the glued piece of pink craft paper.Let the glue dry.
Step – 7:
Cut the kraft paper along the outer edge of the embroidered paper.
Step – 8:
Glue 2 ribbed triangles to the top of a small loose skein.
Step – 9:
Then glue the tight spool (nose) and 2 small loose turns (front legs) to complete the corrugated pig.
Step – 10:
Glue some eyes to the face. Draw the details of the nostrils with a felt-tip pen.
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16 Quilling Ideas for Beginners: Simple Quilling Projects to Try Tonight
If you want to learn how to do quilling, or if you’re just wondering “what is quilling?” We have sixteen fantastic projects designed by Sarah Jackman- Reed and other talented designers to introduce you to this versatile papermaking technique.This is the perfect beginner’s guide.
Check out our handy mapmaking glossary if you’re new to papermaking!
Quilling paper for beginners
What is quilling?
Paper quilling is the art of curling long, thin strips of paper, bending and edging them into shapes that are used in paper art and card making. In addition to being one of the most soothing papermaking techniques, quilling is an extremely versatile technique and has returned in the last decade with paper art and goose drawings appearing on posters, on the streets, and in loud advertisements.campaigns.
What do I need to start quilling?
First you need quilling strips and a quilling tool. But what are quilling strips and, for that matter, what is a quilling tool, you ask? Quilling strips are thin pieces of paper that are curled with a quilling tool into shapes, which are then combined to create embossed patterns and designs on your postcards and paper projects.
The quilling tool will grip the quilling strips so you can easily roll them into shape.Quilling tools are inexpensive and sold at most craft stores, or you can buy quilling boards to help you tie different sized curls.
Most quilling effects can be achieved with a few inexpensive consumables …
- Quilling Paper
- Quilling Tool
- PVA Glue
If you like the ideas from this post why not give it a try first paper quilling for beginners?
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Take a look at sixteen of Sara’s best projects that are perfect for beginners, from learning how to make flowers using quilling techniques to creating a fantastic flamingo with feathers.You can create all sorts of things, and they often seem more difficult to make than they really are!
16 Best Paper Quilling Ideas for Beginners
If you’re new to quilling, try these easy ways.
Quilling Narrow Circles
One of the easiest quilling patterns to create is a simple narrow circle held in place with PVA glue. This shape is created by placing the quilling strips into the slotted end of the quilling tool and then wrapping the strips around the tool before removing it.
Here Sarah combined a narrow circle with woven strips of quilling paper to decorate the gift.
Quilling mugs loose
To create these fun goose balloons, simply start creating a tight corrugated circle like in the project above, but instead of glueing the ends together, let the tension in the circle loosen slightly to reveal the design of the swirling circle before gluing the free end back into place. Squeeze one end of the balloon slightly to shape it, then make a small strip of paper accordion and glue it to the pinched end.Also add thin strips of paper to represent the strings of the balloons.
This versatile mold can be used for many different designs. Here Sarah used it to create the leaves on this cute wreath postcard. To create a shape, simply pinch the glued end of the free circle to form a point.
Sarah made flowers into a wreath by cutting strips of colored paper to create a fringe, wrap the strips around the quilling tool, glue them in place, and then fold the fringes to form a flower head.
Quilling Squares and Hearts
To make square tiers of cake on this wedding card, pinch off two opposite sides of the corrugated free circle, rotate the squashed circle 90 degrees, then pinch two more dots on the remaining rounded sides. To create cute little feather hearts, fold the quilling strip in half, unfold it to form a V-shape, and then fold the ends inward.
To make a diamond shape, simply create a corrugated square, then press lightly on two opposite corners.
Here Sarah used a mixture of teardrop and diamond shapes to create a floral decoration for the tag.
As with hearts, you can shape the ends of the folded quilling strip so that they curl outward. Sarah used this scroll technique to create the stems and leaves in this floral card. The flower heads were formed by surrounding a small free circle with quilling loops.
Necklaces & Earrings Quilling
Besides using quilling on cards, you can also make some fantastic goose jewelry like this goose necklace. Start by cutting out the shape on the card, then wrap the strip of quilling paper around the outside several times. Draw lots of small free circles of different colors to fit inside the shape, then add 3D glitter on top to secure it.
Fashion Lady shows you how you can start wearing quilling paper products.Learn to make these earrings and show them off the next night.
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Once you have mastered several quilling shapes, why not combine them to create a decorative frame pattern? From abstract patterns to intricate wildlife and fairy-tale designs, let your imagination run wild. Pull out the letter of your choice and gently glue the edge of the quilling strip around it. To create this colorful piece, surround the letter with the flounces of your choice.
Here Sarah has created an individual project that fits perfectly into the children’s bedroom.
Spruce Crafts has some great paper quilling designs including this colorful monogram. A paper pen will create the initials of your favorite couples and give them for a wedding or housewarming.
Unleash your imagination with birds in the quill
Use corrugated shapes to create characters on your cards, such as birds or other wild animals.This eye-catching flamingo is made from a range of free circles and drops of various sizes, as well as strips of quilling paper folded lengthwise for the neck and legs. You can pair the goose flamingo with our fabulous tropical bird pattern paper, which is free to download.
Start the quilling greeting using the scrolling method. First write your opinion with a pencil, then cut into strips of quilling paper, fold the ends and glue them around the edges.
Red Ted Art Paper Snowflakes is a stunning project that will take you into the world of paper quilling. Hang them on a tree, in a window, or garland them along the fireplace for Christmas.
Teardrop Vase Tutorial
Instructables is a project everyone needs. Decorate an old vase with these ombre paper feather drops.
Paperchase shows you how to design this paper heart on your blog.A pen with a pattern and stick it on a gift card or stick it to the wall.
Artsy Craftsy Mom Paper Quilling Tutorial looks festive with this little Christmas wreath. There are tons of quilling Christmas projects on her blog, including Christmas trees and reindeer that you can stick on postcards or gift tags to do by hand.
She Saved not only shows you how to cut these hearts out of paper, but also shows you how to make a frame with your own hands!
The Papery Craftery has created a stunning fall paper quilling project.
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Quilling crafts for beginners (68 photos)
The idea of quilling originated at the turn of the Middle Ages in Europe. The monks of that time trimmed the gilded edges of books, twisted them and attached them to the ends of writing pens. Then this feature of the monks’ entertainment was adopted by noble ladies, and was developed in the form of a new art form with the unusual name “quilling”.
The origin of this word is explained simply: translated from English quill means “feather of a bird.”
There was a period when this type of needlework was forgotten in the 20th century. However, at the end of the century, craftswomen again began to use it as a hobby.
This resulted in the emergence of quilling schools around the world. Currently, quilling is a modern art form in which narrow twisted paper strips are used to create handicrafts.
Tools and materials used in quilling
Before you start mastering the quilling technique, you should stock up on a set of tools and materials.It includes:
- Special machine for cutting even strips of colored paper. As a budget option, ordinary scissors are suitable. However, in this case, cutting will take much more time, and the strips will not be ideal for evenness.
- Professional fork for twisting strips. You can also use nail scissors, a toothpick, or an awl to twist the spirals.
- Adhesive for fastening parts together and fixing the ends of the strips.
- Special ruler for quilling practice. It has a cork base for securing small parts with a needle. If no such ruler is available, you can use mathematical rulers.
- Tweezers. It is useful for gluing together small roll parts.
- Safety pins. They are very convenient to record the details of the work.
- Wooden toothpicks. They are used to apply glue in hard-to-reach areas of a quilling craft.
For convenience, you can also purchase a pre-printed rug, a spiral comb and a utility knife.
To obtain even and high-quality spirals, in the manufacture of paper strips, paper with a density of at least 140 g / m2 should be used. In this case, the length of the colored stripes should be in the range from 20 to 50 cm.
You should start making quilling crafts with mastering the basic elements. The “spiral” is the most common among them. Its main varieties are tightly rolled, loose and loosely rolled rolls.
By transforming these parts using extrusion or pressing, you can get other quilling elements, for example, a drop, an arrow, an eye, and others.
Methods of twisting in quilling
This technique uses four main ways of twisting colored stripes:
- Classic. It is used to create a large number of quilling products. This method belongs to the basic.
- Loop. As their name implies, using this method, loops are made, which are used in laying out flower petals and leaves.
- Outline. This method is not used very often. Basically, the contour method is used by experienced craftsmen to design complex paintings.
- Beehive. This method differs from others in that before work, all the strips of paper are glued together into one continuous strip, from which openwork masterpieces are then created.
Schemes of quilling crafts
A master inexperienced in the art of quilling needs to start his work by creating schemes.They will help to harmoniously arrange small elements in the composition.
To do this, draw an image on a sheet of paper, which should eventually turn out. Then the required number of quilling parts is procured, which are placed on the diagram. After obtaining the perfect picture, all elements are fixed for reliability with safety pins and glued to each other.
You can use ready-made schematics. They are copied from children’s coloring pages and magazines.Also, the diagrams can be downloaded from the Internet and printed.
A more detailed description of the use of schemes in quilling is discussed in various master classes.
First, let’s try to make a simple flower consisting of five petals using the quilling technique. Having mastered this easy craft, you can start creating more complex flower arrangements, which will easily become a unique highlight of any design.
For work you will need:
- strips of colored paper, cut to a width of 0.6 cm;
- wooden stick, glue;
- tweezers, ruler;
- half bead.
Let’s get to work.
- We prepare five spirals and pull them out with a boat.
- Using a toothpick and glue, we fasten the petals together in a circle.
- Glue a half-bead into the central part of the flower.
Cats in Love Postcard
This simple and unusual work can be done by hand within half an hour.
Let’s prepare materials:
- white, black and red paper strips;
- openwork paper napkin;
- Base for postcards made of thick paper;
- glue, toothpick, tweezers and ruler;
- double-sided tape.
Step-by-step description of the postcard production process.
- Twist a weakened spiral from a strip of white paper and fix it with glue.
- From the resulting roll, we obtain an eye-shaped detail by stretching. This is the body of a future kitty.
- From the second white strip we make a weakened spiral of a smaller size. This is the head of a cat.
- Let’s start making feet. For them, we will prepare two white stripes, the width of which is 2 times smaller than the previous ones.We twist weakened rolls from them and give them the appearance of a droplet. To do this, the center of the spirals with a stick is shifted to one end.
- Making the cat’s ears. From narrow white strips 15 cm long, we twist the weakened spirals and use a stick to give them the shape of arrows.
- For a ponytail from a white strip of 10-15 cm, we twist the curl.
- We collect the kitty from the received parts. We glue all the figures together, tilting our head slightly to the side. This is necessary so that in the end the cat and the cat can touch their heads.
- We make a black cat in the same way. He should be slightly larger than the cat, and his head tilted towards the cat.
- For the hearts, prepare three red stripes, bend them in half and make curls from each end towards the center. We fix the resulting figures with glue.
- We begin to design a postcard. On the lower part of the cardboard base, glue a fragment of a round paper napkin. Then we fix the cats with double-sided tape on the top of the napkin, connecting them with their heads.We start a path of hearts on top of the heads, attaching them with tape.
How the quilling technique is applied in life
Looking at the photos of finished crafts made by the quilling method, one can understand how firmly this technique has taken root in everyday life. Quilling inscriptions can be found in the design of various celebrations; designers create unusual figurines using paper spirals.
Quilling does not require financial expenses. Even a small child will be able to twist the spirals and give their mother a scarlet quilling flower for March 8th.Passion for this art form will help to decorate the house and fill it with the warmth of ready-made compositions.
Photo of the idea of crafts from quilling
Animals and birds in quilling technique (photo, video)
The art of quilling allows you to embody incredible ideas and ideas in inconspicuous paper strips. Animals and birds occupy a separate category.
Such crafts are simple to perform, do not require a large amount of materials, the presence of special tools and special skills in the quilling technique.Most often they consist of a small number of parts – several spirals, a couple of droplets, etc.
Quilling for beginners allows you to create funny little animals from simple elements that will become favorite children’s toys.
Based on special schemes, you can decorate various postcards with animals, create a panel or a picture on the wall in the nursery. Children like this activity, they are happy to twist the stripes to decorate a postcard for mom or teacher with a cute animal.
Using cut paper creates a real home puppet theater or small zoo. Children will take part in the process and roll their first crafts.
Often not only standard paper strips are used for children’s creativity. Interesting animals are obtained, twisted from corrugated cardboard of different colors.
Volumetric animals will be a great interior decoration. Such crafts will require a certain level of skill, the availability of tools, consumables.Those who are just mastering the art of paper rolling can rely on master classes that describe the whole process step by step.
Paintings in the technique of contour quilling deserve special attention. From a distance, they look like real watercolors.
An animal or a bird “drawn” with paper stripes will organically complement the design and become a highlight of the interior.
Video: Lessons on Twisting Animals
The kingdom of birds is striking with no less variety.Quilling allows you to gracefully convey the airiness, lightness of crafts. Funny figurines will decorate postcards or a Christmas tree.
And they will become an independent, central element of a full-fledged picture or part of a large storyline.
When performing birds, the same techniques and elements are used as when creating animals. These can be two-dimensional crafts from basic shapes.
Or contour images emphasizing the lightness, tenderness, delicacy of the bird.
Three-dimensional figures are often twisted, which are used as interior decorations or toys for children.
Video: Lessons for Performing Birds
Quilling schemes for creating birds and animals
Sometimes your own ideas beat like a fountain and your hands can hardly keep up with the flight of thought. But it happens that it is impossible to come up with a sketch of a future work, especially if there is still little experience. In this case, various schemes will come to the rescue. They will serve as specially created sketches of other masters, as well as ordinary black and white drawings for coloring or contour, silhouette paintings.
Below you will find a selection of diagrams, sketches, contours of different complexity, which will serve as the basis for quilling animals and birds. They are used as a basis for gluing elements (to create postcards or paintings), and as a background for contour quilling. Not only experienced craftsmen, but also novice needlewomen or even children will be able to work with such schemes.
Despite the apparent simplicity, birds or animals made in this technique rightfully take pride of place on the shelves and walls of their creators.
Video: Quilling for beginners
Quilling, types, description – photo examples of works
At the moment, a large number of types of needlework are known. Such classes allow you to independently decorate the house, prepare handmade gifts. One of the popular techniques is quilling. What it is?
This is an interesting direction in needlework, allowing you to create a variety of crafts from pre-rolled paper.You can create postcards and decorate albums, make vases and interesting gifts.
Quilling is divided into several types:
- A technique that allows you to create three-dimensional shapes. Corrugated cardboard or special paper is used, it allows making caskets and vases, as well as volumetric toys.
Volumetric corrugated board quilling technology
- Hasting technique. Allows you to get more sophisticated and fragile solutions.You should start this type of creativity if you have certain skills. Perseverance and patience will be useful to you.
Quilling differs significantly from the usual origami in that in this technique all figures are made from strips that must be pre-twisted. Small tubes are obtained, which are given the necessary shape. The resulting elements create a picture.
Painting in quilling technique
You can use paper of different colors, which will allow you to create bright ornaments.This type of needlework opens up a huge scope for creativity and imagination. You don’t have to think about what to give for your birthday. Quilling will allow you to realize bright ideas that will undoubtedly please the hero of the occasion.
Postcard in quilling technique
Passion for this type of handicraft will unite the whole family. This technique is of interest to children and adults, it allows them to develop imagination and creativity. You can always please your friends and relatives with bright and unusual gifts.
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Getting started with quilling
Initially, it should be remembered that this type of needlework will require accuracy. You must be patient. Prepare the necessary tools:
- Need paper. You can purchase special strips that are already prepared for use. However, plain colored paper cut into small strips approximately 5 mm wide will do.
Special quilling paper
- Prepare an awl to wrap the paper around.A rod will also work.
Awl for wrapping paper
- Requires glue and tweezers to work.
You also need to choose the idea that you want to bring to life. This can be a postcard that will later be remembered. It is worth starting with small compositions consisting of flowers. This solution will allow you to create an interesting composition.
Bright New Year’s card using quilling technique
A postcard made in quilling style looks especially bright.The hero of the occasion will be happy to receive such a gift.
Quilling birthday card
You can also purchase a special set designed to perform a specific composition. This solution will allow you to get started right away. First, choose a simple solution with a convenient layout.
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DIY butterfly making
There are a variety of postcards for sale, but it’s so nice to do something unusual yourself.Start by making the simplest postcard.
Postcard with butterflies using quilling technique
Initially, prepare the layout of the required elements. You can make a drawing directly on the workpiece, using a simple pencil.
You need to learn how to properly wind strips of paper on a rod or awl:
- We twist several turns on the rod, and then continue twisting by hand.
Curling the paper strips
- When the strip is over, you will get a fairly dense roll, which should be slightly loosened.
Formation required form
- The tip of the strip should be glued to the spiral to form the desired shape of the workpiece.
Parts for butterfly assembly
You can get a leaf of a plant, an asterisk, a droplet, a flower bud. Want to get a drop? You need to slightly press the resulting roll on one side. To obtain an eye, squeeze both ends of the roll. Want to get horns? The strip needs to be twisted at both ends, and then positioned as you intended.
You can master the simple quilling technique on your own. Such a butterfly can be made from ordinary colored paper of the double-sided type. It is necessary to choose 2-3 shades to get a spectacular figure.
Assembly of butterfly wings
To make this butterfly, you need to prepare 7 rolls. The wings are made in the form of drops, you need 2 larger drops, and two smaller ones. It makes sense to start making decorations with the torso and head. These elements must be glued together.
When the body and head are dry, you need to glue the wings. You can start with the big ones and then go with the small ones. Pay attention to the observance of symmetry, everything should be done very carefully.
Antennae are prepared using the same technology as for the horns. However, you can get creative, make them elongated, rounded or spiral.
Twisting the antennae of a butterfly
Prepared antennae should be glued to the head.The butterfly looks great on its own, it can also be glued to the front of the postcard. Bright congratulations are ready, you can safely go on a visit.
Gluing butterflies to a postcard
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Making a pleasant surprise
Making a heart with a candy inside will be a wonderful declaration of love.
Heart with candy made using quilling technique
You will need standard quilling tools.However, you should additionally prepare:
- Round shape tasty delicacy. Choose a brightly colored wrapper that will look particularly impressive.
- White cardboard, intended for base construction.
- Colored paper, white or pink.
- Transparent adhesive tape, narrow required.
When all the materials are prepared, you should start the painstaking work. Initially, you need to prepare a diagram according to which the twisted rolls will be located.
Scheme of the future heart
Work associated with making a heart with candy consists of the following steps:
1. A cardboard base is created. Draw a heart, inside which you want to draw a circle. You can use a compass or a special stencil. Another circle is drawn inside the circle, which is then cut out.
Rolled paper roll
2. We twist the tubes from the pre-prepared strips. You can use a variety of twisting techniques to create variety.
Required roll shape
3. We arrange the received parts on the basis prepared in advance. You can place the rolls tightly or sparsely, as your imagination tells you.
4. When all the rolls have been placed, you can start gluing.
Gluing rolls in the heart
5. The final touch is to attach the candy with narrow tape. Fastening is done from the back of the craft.
Glue the candy in the center of the heart
A wonderful gift is ready.This decision will be a great congratulations on Valentine’s Day. You can also craft a heart-shaped box. The box made in the quilling style looks especially bright and elegant.
Box heart in quilling technique
Crafts in the shape of a heart are intended for the most beloved people. You will be able to fill the surprise with a special meaning, give joy and pleasure.
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Decorating an apartment with quilling
Do you want to decorate your apartment? The most economical solution would be to create a panel in the quilling style.You can choose any pattern that will be made up of twisted tubes.
Magnificent panels will become an exquisite decoration of the hallway. The production of such a picture is quite time-consuming, so you can involve all family members in the work.
Panels in quilling technique for room decor
First you need to find the plot you want. The selected composition is transferred to paper, which will become the base of the panel. Then you should prepare a large number of strips of the desired color.
You will need double-sided colored paper, it makes sense to immediately stock up on a lot of material. The creation of a large picture involves the production of several hundred tubes.
Painting in quilling technique
The work process brings all household members together perfectly. The creative process is incredibly exciting and interesting for both adults and children.
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Quilling kids room decoration
The brightest room in any home is the child’s room.You can make a vivid picture that will be a wonderful decoration for a nursery. It all depends on your imagination.
Quilling Cartoon Characters
Want to please your baby? Great ideas will allow you to make your favorite characters from fairy tales or cartoons. Such work, of course, will require a margin of time, but the result will be great pleasure.
You need to organize the process correctly:
- Search for a picture of your favorite character on the Internet, and then print the photo or drawing.
- The image should correspond to the real dimensions of the craft, so it makes sense to seek the help of professional equipment.
- Purchase colored paper, which should then be cut into strips for curling.
- Get to work, gradually filling the space with rolls.
This process allows you to show your imagination, create a whole gallery, consisting of the favorite characters of the kid. You will receive an unusual room design that will emphasize the individuality of your interior.
Quilling paintings will decorate any children’s room
With the help of quilling you can decorate a preschooler’s room in a developing style. A special technique will make it possible to make letters, numbers and geometric shapes. It is possible to perform elements glued to the base.
Educational panel in quilling technique
You can also make volumetric toys that a child can take in their hands. Such unusual figures develop the imagination remarkably, allow you to come up with new versions of familiar games.
Toys for children made with quilling
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Stylish interior decoration in quilling style
Great attention is paid to the interior of the hallway, where guests come first. If there is a mirror in this room, then you can make a special frame using quilling.
Quilling mirror frame
Flowers made in a fashionable style look interesting. You will be able to prepare bouquets that are placed on top or on the side.You need to choose the necessary color solutions that are in perfect harmony with the color of the furniture and wallpaper.
Flowers for interior decoration using quilling technique
Caskets made in quilling style look great in the bedroom. You will be able to create masterpieces that are designed for every family member. Making money boxes with your own hands would be an interesting option.
Such options have a low cost, but they allow you to show your imagination.Each family member will be able to make their own wishes come true. Joint creativity perfectly unites households.
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DIY gift making
Have you been invited to visit? Making gifts yourself is a great solution. Various ideas are proposed that can be realized using quilling:
- Postcards made using fashionable technology.
- Paintings in various sizes.
- Caskets for storing personal jewelry.
- Piggy banks, which will become a bright decoration of the table or shelf.
Quilling piggy bank
- Children’s toys with three-dimensional design.
- DIY Christmas gifts.
- Easter decorations that allow you to successfully decorate a room.
On the eve of the New Year, a winter fairy tale created using the quilling technique looks great.You need to find the desired composition, which can be framed in the form of a picture. In this case, a scheme is needed on which pre-prepared rolls are glued.
New Year’s panel in quilling technique
If you want a solution that can be placed on the table, the figurines are manufactured separately, which can then be placed on a bright stand. Such a tale can be composed of the following elements:
- Herringbone, which can be of any size.
Quilling Christmas tree
- A snowman made in the style of volumetric quilling.
Snowman with 3D quilling technique
- Fairy house covered with snow.
- Intricate snowflakes.
- Cones, mushrooms and berries that look natural.
You can place such decorations on the table, as well as hang on the Christmas tree.They will be a great gift for friends and family.
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Exciting quilling activity for children
Schoolchildren love to get carried away with creativity, so needlework will be a great option for learning how to make beautiful things with your own hands. You can start learning quilling with your child.
Quilling develops fine motor skills in children
Initially, you should prepare the necessary tools and materials, pick up a picture.It makes no sense to start complex projects right away. Start by designing postcards that make the perfect gift for your friends and grandparents.
Funny owlets made with quilling
Experts advise to start mastering quilling by creating flowers. You just need to twist the tubes, which then need to be flattened a little. You will receive petals, with the help of which a bright flower is obtained.
A child engaged in such creativity will receive the following benefits:
- Necessary skills to make gifts on your own.
- Development of imagination and creativity.
- An opportunity to please friends and family with unique surprises.
- Development of fine motor skills, which significantly improves academic success.
Children’s craft with quilling technique
You will be able to create together, which perfectly unites all family members. When you get the necessary skills, you can master new types of quilling. Your family will have albums, boxes and money boxes, decorated in a fashionable style.
Quilling gives a huge scope for creativity. Over time, you will have the patience to start big jobs that require great patience and perseverance.
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Quilling Easter Gifts
On the eve of Easter, it is customary in many families to decorate the premises. One of the great solutions will be elements made in the quilling style. You can craft a basket filled with colorful eggs.
This volumetric decoration looks especially beautiful.You can also put a chicken or a hare in the basket, increase or decrease the number of eggs. Fashionable technology will allow you to bring various ideas to life.
Easter eggs in quilling style
The picture looks very nice, which shows all the Easter attributes, including Easter cake and colorful eggs. For novice authors, making a bright postcard that allows you to congratulate on the holiday is suitable.
Quilling Easter card
Advanced craftsmen will cope with making a cake that will be a great decoration for any feast.From a distance, such a product does not differ from the real one. You can decorate the cake with inscriptions, butterflies and flowers.
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Professional passion for quilling
If you decide to master various techniques, then the purchase of special sets designed for creativity will be a great solution. This kit includes tools, materials, and diagrams.
- A hobby can be successfully turned into a source of income:
- Creation of a series of postcards to order.
- Production of invitations.
- Decoration of premises for individuals and businesses.
- Decorative decoration of halls for various events.
- Creation of albums dedicated to the wedding, birth or baptism of a child.
Quilling wedding invitation
This kind of creativity is gaining popularity, so you can always find new clients who will undoubtedly appreciate the handicraft.
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Manifestation of creative imagination
Quilling will allow you to realize various ideas. One of the main directions is gift making. You can turn the simplest thing into a masterpiece that will delight any person.
If you are passionate about this type of creativity, you can constantly update the interior in your apartment. It’s great when adults and children are involved in the process, common hobbies create a special atmosphere in the house.
Quilling is an exciting activity for the whole family
In order to get the most ideal solution, you should purchase quality paper. There are special strips on the market that will allow you to get started quickly.
The main feature of quilling is the fact that you must treat the process carefully and responsibly. It is necessary to show patience and accuracy. Perseverance is required to create large paintings.
Sometimes the project involves the twisting of several hundred tubes, which must be the same.Therefore, there is no rush. If you want to get a beautiful result, then the process will take a long time.
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Modern directions of quilling
At the moment, this type of needlework knows no boundaries. You will be able to make not only postcards, flowers and butterflies, but also upload photos. This idea will be a great solution for creating a gift for a loved one.
The project consists of the following stages:
- Enlarge the photo to the desired size.
- The choice of paper that allows you to realize your plans.
- Twisting the required number of tubes.
- Sticking rolls on the image.
Your loved one will love this photo. The portrait can be hung on the wall, allowing you to enjoy the gift at all times.
Original gift – portrait in quilling style
Thus, modern quilling will allow you to decorate an apartment, make gifts with your own hands, numerous ideas will be reflected in this type of needlework.You will be able to master a variety of techniques to bring great projects to life.
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A charming lace made of thin strips of paper, twisted in spirals and skillfully assembled into whimsical patterns, is called quilling.Quilling works are not only panels, but also graceful figurines, decorations and interior items.
The process, which is not complicated in terms of technique, is easy to master even for children. Making crafts using the quilling technique develops patience, develops fine motor skills, aesthetic taste and imagination.
History of origin
There are two versions of the origin of quilling. According to one of them, the quilling technique originated in China after the invention of paper. According to the second, paper-rolling was invented in the Middle Ages in Europe, when enterprising nuns created amazingly beautiful works of paper, with gilded or silver-plated edges.With such processing, the impression was created that the jewelry was made of precious metals. Icons, book covers and household items were decorated in this way. In the 19th century, quilling paper needlework was available only to wealthy ladies due to the high price of paper. At the end of the 20th century, this art was undeservedly forgotten. Now, with the return and development of needlework, this technique is gaining popularity again and becomes available to anyone. Examples and ideas of quilling in the photo can be found in abundance on the Internet.
Materials and tools for creativity
Before mastering the art of paper filigree, you need to prepare tools and stock up on materials. Information about the quilling technique for beginners, photos and recommendations can be easily found on the Internet.
Almost in any craft store you can find everything you need for creativity.
- Rewinder for paper. You can use a fine awl, needle, toothpick and even a knitting needle.But it will be much more convenient to wind the spiral using the special tool Slotted quilling too. It looks like an awl on the handle, forked at the tip. The beginning of the tape is inserted into the slot and a spiral is created by simple rotation. It is not difficult to make such a tool yourself – by making an incision on a regular refill for a ballpoint pen. You can also use a sewing needle with a broken eyelet.
- Tweezers. Essential tool for working with small elements.Tweezers should be chosen with thin and flat tips that will not deform the paper.
- Scissors. It is more convenient to cut the fringe with scissors with sharp and fine tips.
- Stationery knife. Required for cutting paper and cardboard.
- Stencil. Template for creating identical rolls. A tightly twisted spiral is placed in a stencil and, holding it with a finger or tweezers, is loosened. The spiral, unwinding, acquires the required size.It is easy to make a stencil yourself from thick cardboard by cutting out holes of different diameters.
- Glue. When the glue dries, there should be no visible traces. Regular PVA is best suited for the quilling technique. When working, it is advisable to use a thin brush or toothpick to gently apply the glue.
- Plastic or wood plate for paper cutting. Used as a work surface to protect the table from damage.
- Paper. It is advisable to use special quilling paper for work. It is denser, holds its shape well and is dyed over the entire mass. That is, both the sides of the sheet and the cut are colored. There is a large selection of paper, simple plain, with a melange effect, with different colors of the sheet and cut, and other types. The paper is sold both in whole sheets and in cut strips of various lengths and widths.
There are many more accessories for the “advanced” craftsman.These are various combs for weaving and devices that allow you to make a fringe or get corrugated paper strips.
Stages of work
If there is no special cut paper, then you need to cut it yourself. A sheet of paper must be marked along the length in strips of 0.5-0.6 cm. It is most convenient to cut with a clerical knife along a ruler.
Using a special tool or a regular toothpick, wind a strip of paper tightly to form a tight spiral.Then, carefully removing the workpiece, place it in the stencil and, holding it with your finger, let the spiral unfold to the desired diameter. Grease the free edge of the strip with glue, press lightly and allow to dry. In this way, the required number of blanks is made for the future quilling picture.
Using tweezers and fingers, squeezing the workpiece, it is given the required shape. Below are the most common forms of elements – see the quilling photo.
Connection of elements
After all the blanks are made, you can collect the craft. If this is a panel, then the elements are glued to the surface with the pattern of the drawing transferred to it in advance. If this is a voluminous craft, then the elements are glued together. It is advisable not to apply a lot of glue. Be sure to wait until it dries completely when assembling complex crafts, consisting of a large number of fragments.
Common quilling elements
We have already figured out how to make quilling crafts.Now let’s get acquainted with the basic elements.
The element is also called a tight roll. It is a tightly twisted spiral, sometimes of several stripes of different colors. After the spiral is removed from the instrument, the tip must be glued immediately, without allowing it to bloom.
Leaf or eye
The workpiece, unfolded to the required diameter, is compressed on both sides with the thumb and forefinger, briefly fixed to shape and glued.
It is carried out according to the same principle as a leaf, but, squeezing the spiral from the edges, it is necessary to shift the edges to the center to get a rhombus.
A workpiece of the required diameter is compressed on one side and glued. The figurine turns out to be rounded on one side and resembles a drop. Several more elements can be made on the basis of the drop.
The bottom of the finished drop should be pressed inward with your finger or pencil, and the tips should be slightly squeezed to press the pointed shape.
The lower part of the drop should be pressed lightly, giving the figure the shape of a triangle.
The slightly loosened spiral is compressed with your fingers to form corners.
On one side, the slightly loosened spiral must be pressed inward, then press the edges with your fingers, sharpening them and giving the figure the shape of a tulip.
Having familiarized yourself with the technique of manufacturing the basic elements, you can independently give the blanks almost any shape.
If you study the photo and description of quilling crafts on the Internet, you can find many interesting examples for creativity.
How to make a volumetric flower
Two types of paper are required. For example, yellow paper for the core and blue for the petals.
- We cut the blanks. Cut yellow strips 0.5 cm wide, and blue strips 1 cm wide.
- The blue strip is often cut from one edge along the entire length, not cutting to the end of 3-4 mm. The result is a fringe.
- Glue the blue and yellow stripes together, let dry.
- Using a special tool or a toothpick, twist a tight roll, starting with a narrower strip. Glue the tip.
- Carefully remove the flower and spread the petals to the sides.
Examples of works and quilling photos you can see at the end of the article.
In our gallery you can see 32 ideas for quilling products.
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An interesting idea for crafts using the quilling technique
Today I want to tell you about how you can make a wonderful panel using the quilling technique. More than once I have devoted my posts to paper, and talked about various techniques for working with it. And today I again want to draw your attention to this unique material. I wanted to introduce you to the wonderful world of quilling paintings by the original master, who works under the pseudonym Amber Rousse, and show you his work.
Master class on how to make paintings in quilling style
American illustrator, traveler and vector graphics lover Amber Rousse recently discovered paper, which was so mundane for him, and realized that its possibilities are truly endless. His new creations are large paintings made using the quilling technique.
As a basis for his work, he took the usual contour maps of the world and began a painstaking creative process.
To implement the idea, he also needed:
– colored paper;
– bifurcated awl.
The essence of creating crafts using the quilling technique is to create a single image from separate pieces of curled paper, which are glued to the base. This type of paperwork is so simple and interesting that even children can do crafts using this technique.
As you can see in the photo, first of all, paper of different colors is cut into small strips of approximately the same length. Then, when a sufficiently large number of strips have been cut, you can begin to twist them.
For paper curling there is a special bifurcated quilling tool, into which the edge of the paper strip is inserted and rolled into a tube. And in order to make the hill of the mountains out of paper elements – you just need to press the handle into the center of the “roll”. When the required number of “rolls” is ready, you can start laying out the panels and gluing them on the marked map.
Gently filling in the contours of the continents, and creating mountains and rivers out of paper, indicating currents in the oceans, we begin to put together a single picture and create our own huge world.
Amber Rousse also drew ideas for quilling from Hindu culture. In some elements of his panel, motifs are clearly visible, widely used in traditional Indian fabrics – the so-called Indian “cucumbers”.
As a result, painstaking work, invested efforts and imagination have borne fruit. Ordinary swirled paper balls were united in the hands of the master into a single, unique and inimitable volumetric map of the world, which can now become a wonderful decoration for any room.
If you liked today’s stunning quilling work by Amber Rousse, you can also check out the work of the young Russian artist Yulia Brodskaya and her wonderful panels.
Thanks to author Amber Rousse.
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DIY paper quilling ideas
If you are a paper craft lover, chances are you have already looked for inspiration on the internet and seen paperwork related work.Paper quilling is a fashionable hobby, this paper art has been around for centuries, starting with the invention of paper.
What is paper quilling?
Paper quilling is the art of cutting paper into long thin strips, rolling and folding the pieces into different shapes, and then gluing the shapes together to create decorative art. Paper designs offered on the site https://artizo.com.ua/ua/catalog/kvilling-kviling/ can be used to decorate postcards, boxes, gift bags, photo frames and even individual 3D works.Pre-made paper designed specifically for quilling can be purchased online or at a craft store. The advantage of using pre-cut paper is that the strips of paper will always be the same width, and of course, you will also save time by using this type of paper.
Your imagination is limited only by the possibilities. The decorative elements can be simple or complex, but one thing is for sure, it takes an hour or two to master it, making it the perfect project for beginners! Beginners easily achieve good results and another plus is that this craft is practically inexpensive.
The origins of this work are unknown, some believe that quilling originated in China after the invention of paper. The girls imitated iron filigree, which was used as a metal decoration in home decor. Then paper filigree designs were used to decorate books and religious items.
Quilling became very popular in the 16th and 17th centuries, when French and Italian nuns used this technique to decorate images of saints using handmade paper edges.The finely crafted ornaments were difficult to distinguish from the original gilding. In Victorian England, women from good families were taught quilling along with traditional handicrafts.
Paperwork gained popularity in the 18th century as “appropriate” entertainment for the women of the aristocracy. The art of quilling spread from Europe to America and was approved by American colonists as a decorative method. Today, the popularity of quilling has revived and has become a modern art form.
Crafts from quilling photo and description
Quilling is the art of making crafts from strips of paper.Interestingly, the very name of the technique reflects not the end result, but the process itself. Once upon a time, strips of paper were wound on a bird’s feather, hence the name “quilling”. In the Middle Ages, monasteries were the concentration of knowledge, where they were engaged in writing books, making paper, printing books. The paper was treated with care, so not even the leftovers were thrown away. This is how the first quilling crafts appeared. In this article, you will learn about what tools are needed for quilling, as well as about what forms of workpieces are.
Tools for quilling crafts
Since quilling is a fairly simple and accessible art, you can find tools at home.
You will need:
– Quilling paper or colored paper;
is a paper curling tool.
For quilling, whole sets are sold today, which include already cut strips of paper, as well as a curling tool.You can do the latter yourself. To do this, use a wooden stick, at which you need to split the end or a gypsy needle with a broken eye.
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Forms of blanks for quilling with your own hands
There are many techniques for creating quilling crafts, but they are based on blanks from strips of paper. Depending on the type of craft you plan to make, choose the right blanks.
Blanks for quilling
- Fringe blank. It is used to add volume to flowers. A strip of paper is cut from both sides, and then they begin to curl.
- Spiral. To make a tight spiral, start winding the strip around the needle and immediately glue it slightly. In the end, you just need to remove the workpiece from the needle and not dissolve it.
- Free spiral. It is done in a similar way, that is, a strip of paper is simply wound around a needle.Then the roll must be removed and inserted into the stencil, where it will open slightly. Glue the finished spiral at the ends.
- Drop. For this blank, a spiral is made of paper, and then the part is lightly pressed from one end. You can make a curved drop that differs from the usual curved end.
- Arrow. You need to make a spiral, and then bend it on both sides to make a strip, and bend an arrow from one edge.
- Crescent. A part is made from a spiral, which bends from one edge and is given the shape of a crescent.
- Eye. Bend the blank of the free spiral from two edges to make the eye.
- Asterisk. Form a star from the spiral, clamping the corners from different sides.
- Bird’s foot. Wrap the paper on a needle or a special tool, make a triangle out of the blank. Form a bird’s foot on one side.
- Petal. For this blank, make an eye, and then bend the corners in different directions, forming a suitable petal.
The popularity of quilling crafts is due to the fact that already from the first time, novice craftsmen have beautiful crafts.
Also Read: Quilling Crafts for Beginners
DIY ideas, postcards from quilling with your own hands
Today, quilling is widely used to create beautiful postcards or pictures.
If you master the basic forms for quilling, in the future you will be able to make not only postcards and appliqués, but also volumetric 3D-shapes, as well as large paintings that will be no worse than those drawn.
Watch a useful video: Quilling Template. How to make quilling elements of the same size
We hope our article on how to make quilling crafts with photo was useful.Let the finished work with photos be an inspiration for you, and also help you come up with new ideas for postcards and pictures. You can make many interesting products with your own hands, the main thing is to be patient and show imagination.
beautiful quilling designs that will inspire you
If you’ve never heard of the art of quilling or haven’t seen the beautiful results of an intricate quilling project, then get ready to open your eyes to one of the most beautiful forms of paper art (and perhaps art in general), when we- either saw!
Quilling is the art of tightly curling strips of paper and then clamping them into different shapes or allowing them to unwind to a certain extent to create an image or structure.You can find a great outline for how to make simple quilling shapes for beginners at Honey’s Quilling!
Once you understand how quilling is done, check out these amazingly complex and downright stunning quilling patterns that will inspire you to practice and try new patterns.
1. Flower card for Mother’s Day
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Imagine how surprised and delighted your mom will be when she opens her envelope for you on Mother’s Day to find not just a card made with love, but also one from which you carefully sculpted a magnificent set of swirling flowers! More details can be found on the Satya Sree Creations website.
2. Decoration for a wedding invitation.
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As you probably know from the invitations you received yourself, many people keep their wedding invitations from family and friends as a keepsake. In such a case, it is definitely worth creating something absolutely beautiful so that they really get something worth keeping! See how it was done on All Things Paper.
3. Pendant in the shape of an owl, made using quilling technique
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Quilling is useful not only for drawing on a flat surface, such as maps! You can even create multi-layered quilling designs, such as Honey’s Quilling’s adorable owl pendant.Create a base from a very tightly wound coil and add details on top in the form of other corrugated shapes.
4. 3D quilted TV keychain
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If layered quilling isn’t daring enough for you and want to experience even more, check out this small perforated TV! 3D quilling is a unique way to create something special for a friend or family member, or even just give yourself a small decorative trinket for your desk or bedside table.Check out these fish in the Little Circles.
5. Wall acknowledged quote art
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Do you love the art of quilling so much that you would like to make it a more expressive element in your decor scheme, and not just a beautiful little detail? Then perhaps this gorgeous round wall painting from Anamalily is more in line with what you are looking for! Talk about starting a conversation when guests first enter your home.
6.Quillen framed art
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Perhaps you have an image in your head that you would like to bring to life, but drawing and painting are not your greatest strengths? Try to bring this painting to life with quilling! Do not be afraid to experiment with different shapes, angles and colors, as Larisa’s quilling did here.
7. Quilted necklace with sunflower
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Did you like the idea of making a crepe paper necklace pendant, but an owl, cute as it was, was not your style? Perhaps this small flower with intricate spiraling details on the petals is more in line with your expectations.Although not layered like an owl, it is a rather intricate pattern, but we believe in you! Find out more about it at Little Circles.
8. Valentine’s card with floral ruffle
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Did you love the floral design of the Mother’s Day card so much that you are almost ready to give every person you love a corrugated card for every special occasion? Then Creative Paper can help you find cute ideas for Valentine’s Day! Bright flowers will brighten up their February day.
9. Three-dimensional corrugated flower card
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Do you like the drawing above, but want it to look a little more realistic? These paper goose flowers from Life Chilli are stunningly beautiful and look like real life! The super thing, neatly layered stripes curving from the center, is the key here and we can’t get enough.
10. Retro style round corrugated candlesticks
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Of course, putting a live flame in a paper holder can be risky, so consider using battery operated tea lights instead of real things.However, when it comes to style, these corrugated 3D circular structures are ultra-modern, eye-catching and a great way to add vibrancy to your room. We love these two-tone combinations from Little Circles!
11. Gift 3D corrugated box
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Have you practiced your 3D quilling skills diligently and are now ready to create even more intricate designs than before? Upgrade your decorative knick-knacks to real boxes like this one from Quilling Paper Designs! It can be the perfect gift box, gift box, or candy box when visitors arrive.
12. Corrugated paper vase
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Maybe you like the idea above, but don’t need a keepsake or gift box? Try making this adorable rainbow vase instead! Follow iCreative Ideas guidelines and practice quilling with multiple colors in one for a stunning multi-color effect that will grab everyone’s attention.
13. Snowflake quilted ornament
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Like almost any other art or craft, quilling is a great opportunity to make a little DIY Christmas gifts and decor.Think how great the swirls of this embroidered Craftsy snowflake ornament hanging from your tree or in your window will look!
14. Fish fillet art
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Difficult to choose, but this gorgeously swirling rainbow fish might be our favorite thing on this entire list! You can customize your own version of your choice by changing the colors and angles of the fins, but practicing how the stripes on the tail overlap and intersect will help you improve your quilling skills.Check out the entire edition in more detail in the “Quilling Ideas” section.
15. Chickens with needles
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Are you in awe of some of these awesome embroidery designs, but were you really hoping for a simple idea to learn from, or perhaps something you could help your kids do? Then these adorable spiral chicks are the perfect idea for you. We have Easy Arts and Crafts ideas to thank for this!
10 quilling craft ideas for kids
In our previous blog, Quilling is the perfect craft for kids , we looked at what makes quilling a relevant and fun technique for learning and exploring your kids.Besides creative development, motor skills and concentration, it is one of the most versatile and fun ways to express your ideas. We also looked at the importance of choosing the right Tool Set, Strips and Projects to make learning quilling a lot more fun and easy for kids.
What sets quilling apart from other art and hobby techniques is the relative ease with which it can be learned. Children can start creating their own simple projects from the very first hour of quilling.Another advantage of quilling over other techniques is a much wider range of applications. From unlimited color designs to photo frames combined with perforations and 3D pen holders, the possibilities are endless. And the ease of moving from simple projects to more advanced ones keeps kids motivated to learn more and more (or keep their interest) in this form of craft, as well as a great sense of achievement and self-satisfaction. So, if you’ve already sent your child on a creative journey of a lifetime, here are some cool and easy quilling projects to help them hone their skills.
We have created these projects with increasing levels of complexity and time – starting with the simplest. You can visit the individual project page to download templates and graphic instructions. You can find other interesting ideas in the “Projects” section of our website. Depending on your child’s level of interest, you can do 1-2 projects per week. By the end of project 10 , your child would probably have mastered the quilling technique.
- Flower Photo Frame – One of the first things you would like to teach your kids is how to make a spiral.This project requires just over 20 coils and is a perfect project to start with. Kids can get comfortable using slotted tools and quilling strips, and learn how to make tight and loose spools with them. They also learn to create 3 simple but commonly used shapes – Drop, Arrow and Eye. Attractive background pattern makes it more fun for kids. Using motorized tools like the Super Quiller makes winding a lot more fun.The sticky quilling strips will also help your child get rid of messy adhesion.
- Beach Card – Similar to the previous project, it is also based on a pre-designed template to give it an attractive look just by using a few reels. In this project, your kids can learn how to create simple geometric shapes from free coils such as triangle and square. These easy-to-implement projects also help children enjoy doing the project on their own.
- Elegant Quilling Card is where the magic begins. While the previous two projects help your child learn the basics of folding and shaping, this project helps them create an attractive constellation quilling card using just 2 shapes. The project requires about 100 coils. Motorized tools like the Super Quiller are very handy for projects like this, so kids can focus more on the creative aspect of creating designs and shapes and less on mundane aspects like folding.
- Simple quilling flowers – One of the most widely used quilling uses is making different types of quilling flowers. What makes it special is the variety of flowers you can create with quilling. Depending on your skill level, you can create more complex designs from flowers, leaves, and petals. In this project, we help beginners make 10 different colors using only basic shapes. Once you learn how to make these flowers, you can use them in various compositions and configurations in your projects.The ideas shown in this project are just a few very simple flower designs to help your child get started and act as a platform to get creative and explore the endless possibilities of quilling paper flowers.
- Gifts for Friends – Nothing makes kids more joyful than sharing their creations with family and friends. From birthdays to friendships, your kids can explore fun and trendy project ideas like bracelets, BFF keychains, and magnetic photo frames.Kids can also choose special quilling strips such as edge strips, glow-in-the-dark, pleats, etc. to make their treats more interesting
- Paper Quilling Alphabets – Learning quilling alphabets is an extremely useful quilling technique that can help you name and personalize your nameplates, photo frames, greeting cards, school projects, or scrapbook projects. There are several ways to create quilling alphabets.This project greatly simplifies the task of creating any alphabet. All alphabets can be created by combining shapes such as Drop, Mango, or other easy-to-make shapes. The template supplied with the project can help children memorize all alphabets from A to Z.
- Peeping Animal Bookmarks – Animals are the most popular craft among kids, and this project will help you sculpt 10 different animals using basic quilling techniques. Owl, Turtle, Fish, Penguin – These animal book signs are easy to make and a lot of fun to carry around.You can easily turn them into bookmarks by sticking your creations with white glue on an ice cream stick.
- Quilling Paper Calendar – Another interesting project is to create a quilling calendar in the form of animals. The project covers techniques for creating birds, a rabbit, a monkey, and an elephant using only 5-10 spools each. Instructions and templates for creating these animals make the project easier for kids.
- Do not wait for me door hanger is a fun and unusual project to create a do not bugs me door hanger.In this project, children can decorate a wooden door hanger with various quilling beetles. To personalize your insect creations, you can also use the crimping technique on this door hanger. The Crimping Buddy is a Super Quiller. Using the automated crimping tool is a lot of fun for kids and also helps break the monotony of winding.
- Flight in flight. Using pleated strips and simply rolling them with your free hands, you can create these stunning 3D models of planes, helicopters and rockets.Crinkle strips are made of thicker paper with curls for easy curling and folding for kids. They are also larger and do not look like regular quilling paper; You can easily create larger, stronger objects with these wrinkle strips. Kids will have a lot of fun creating and playing with the four 3D objects that you create in this project: an airplane, a rocket, a spaceship and a helicopter.
Quilling is a technique of endless possibilities and complexity.The above projects were chosen on the assumption that your child is new to this form of craft. As they develop, you can help them learn the many ways to quill and create intricate shapes and patterns. You can also visit the Projects section of our website again and again for ideas and inspiration as we keep adding more and more to it. We’d love to hear your feedback on your experience helping your child learn quilling. Write to us at [email protected] or on our Facebook page: Imagimake.
Wish you and your child have a good time quilling, creating and exploring!
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Decoration: paper quilling
Inspired by this dresser piece of furniture from our folk art collection. Looking at the turntable-like design of the flower inside the columns, I realized that I wanted to recreate the design using quilling.
Quilling designs involve the use of strips of paper that are curled, curled, curled, curled and otherwise processed to create various shapes, as well as glued to create decorative patterns. Quilling designs can be used to decorate greeting cards, pictures, boxes, eggs, and also for making models, jewelry, mobile phones, etc. Quilling patterns, which can be quite complex, start by rolling one strip of paper into a spool and then clamping the spool inward.shapes that can be glued.
Some may find quilling soothing, while others may find it a little tiring!
My artistic activity is a fairly large paper quilling project. Before embarking on a project of this magnitude, you can experiment with quilling and practice creating simple shapes.
You may have a quilling tool that comes in handy, but you can just use toothpicks when you learn to work with it! In addition, inexpensive tools and special pre-cut paper can be found on Amazon.
Optional Step 1:
To start with, I used the tulip design as inspiration for the design and color choices. I knew I wanted to plan a more finished job from the start, so I found an 8 x 10 inch frame. I used an old gift box, cut out an 8 x 10 “backing and (4) 1” sides, and hot glue assembled a simple box to create my design.
You can use paint or colored paper to select the background.I decided to create my own color, so I used acrylic paint and covered the inside of the box.
If you choose to use a sheet of colored paper, make sure it is pre-fitted and glued very well so that no bubbles form on the sheets. It must be flat! Be extra careful to spread the glue evenly and press down gently to make sure it sticks well!
As previously mentioned, you can buy special quilling paper if you like.I used colored paper that I had at home and carefully cut the strips with a metal ruler, knife and cutting mat. Since I created a box 1 “deep, I cut out the strips of paper to be ½”.
Quilling strips can be as little as 3 mm, but if you are just starting out, ½ inch will do.
When the paint in the box is dry, I lightly draw with a pencil part of the drawing in the box. Then I created the “walls” using paper strips to shape the drawing.
To glue the walls, I would recommend using Elmer’s Glue-All or sticky glue, because you will need something a little more sticky than the adhesives on the market today. One way to make the glue a little more sticky is to let it dry a little before putting the paper down to avoid long-term hold in place. Another trick is to use scotch tape as a temporary fix and remove once it dries, but be careful not to tear anything!
The creation of these barricade walls is optional and will depend on your design, but I suggest this as a way to start the process because manipulating paper without it can be frustrating.This is the reason why I chose this particular geometric design.
Now you’re humming paper! Use a toothpick to practice rolling the paper. There is a certain learning curve for that! Be patient.
Tip: When curling up the paper, remove it from the toothpick and twist the roll tighter BEFORE releasing! It is easier for me to loosen the paper than to roll it to make it thicker.
Then roll up the flowers paper.Use them to fill your design. You can also experiment with using paper rolls. I also fanned the paper.
Continue to roll and plan out the look.
Before gluing the corrugated shapes, first arrange them and see if your design looks the way you want. Only after you are satisfied with your design can you start gluing the shapes in place. Glue all the shapes into place.Let it dry and showcase your finished design!
My finished quilling design!
While I was creating this drawing, my 12-year-old daughter also worked with quilling paper.
We have created individual sculptures from paper flowers according to her sketches.
The pots and stems were created in the same way, but the strip of pot paper is 2 ½ “in the center and 1” at the outer edge. The stems are also made from ½ inch strips of corrugated paper, but I used hot glue and a thin strip of gift box inside.(View images 2 and in Step 4 to learn how to create a corrugated bar reinforced with a thin strip and hot glue.)
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Credit line: Chest of drawers, c.1790, Poplar Tulip with Pine, 28 3/4 “x 23” x 50 “Gift of the Caroline Lynch Estate, 1977 23.
How to build a successful quilling business
Paper qwillers who have been designing for a while and those just starting out often ask how to turn their hobby into a viable business. They understand that consumables are inexpensive, so it doesn’t take a lot of overhead to open a store. But what kinds of corrugated products are selling well? And are there any other ways to supplement your income other than reusing the same popular design over and over again?
Etsy Paper to Petal stores.
These seemingly solid flowers are indeed made from rolled paper strips.
Manuela has developed a technique that sets her design apart from others.
Perhaps no one was more surprised than me to find that my passion for quilling would grow into a second career, but as with most things in life, change happens gradually, and one experience leads to the next. In a couple of years, it will be two decades since I first saw quilling in a magazine and was amazed.Over time, I have experienced several ways to generate income that I offer here as suggestions so you can do the same, and I also highlight the quillers that I had the pleasure of meeting on the Internet, which are great examples of additional ideas.
Personal marketing of your quilling skills
We’ll start with personal, handcrafted ways to promote your work as opposed to online marketing. These options are probably a moot point at the moment, given that the pandemic continues, but let’s pretend it’s over.
Once you’ve donated enough items to make sure people are genuinely delighted with your work and that you have a real talent / product to sell, call to make appointments with local merchants to present their wares…. never show up unannounced, as chances are you will arrive at hectic times and not get their full attention.
has an Etsy store and is the author of a book on quilling.
Selling to a craft workshop or gallery means that the commission will reduce your earnings (usually 30% or more of the item’s price goes to the store owner), but the advantage is that you don’t need to be present as if you were at a craft show, with which many quilters start working on.I started off by offering postcards at a gift shop and later on jewelry at a fine art gallery. Museum stores often sell handmade items, so keep an eye out for those in your area. If your work sells well in the latter, check with more distant museums.
Necklace designs I designed for my quilling books.
Consider donating to a fundraising lottery or silent auction.This will draw the attention of many to your work, but make sure in advance that your name / company name and contact information are listed next to it. Ask if you can provide a stack of business cards to place on the table, but note that whatever and wherever you sell, your delicate artwork should be packed securely yet attractively. People are often tempted to touch and even pinch the quilling to see if it really is paper.
Cecilia Louis of Paper Zen is a quilling and die-cutting project designer.
YouTube instructor, book author and Etsy store owner.
Many local hobby shops and large craft shops throughout the country offer lessons and are always looking for qualified teachers with unique talents. Call to make an appointment with the owner or manager to show samples of your work, examples of class projects, and determine what the newcomer can expect to learn. Ask if you have to provide supplies, who sets the number of students and the cost of classes, and how payment will be made.If you’ve never taught before, do your homework before arriving in class. Write a handout, a pattern, and practice showing a beginner how to play with the pen. It’s also a good idea to note how long it takes them to create a project.
Sabina Karnik is a freelance illustrator / typographer specializing in
in paper sculpting and 3D illustration. Quill lilies
was a commissioned project for EMI Production Music.
Not every method I mentioned will generate a
generator income, however, even an unpaid opportunity could lead to a bespoke project or teaching job in the future.Asking others to make
connections is almost always beneficial, either actually
lives or online. Action creates its own momentum … one idea will lead to the next as more and more people know what you are doing.
Marketing your quilling skills online
Building a website and / or blog, launching a Facebook business page, posting pictures of your work on Instagram, or setting up
all Pinterest boards seem menacing
at first, but in order to be found online, no matter if you prefer you sell or teach, you need
right away somewhere.There are many blog posts and YouTube videos that
will show you how to do these things step by step, and you can even promote your work in all of these ways. Try Google
to help you deal with any problem you may have. Join Facebook Groups
where members are available around the clock to answer your questions and do their best to give as much as possible, offering their own advice in return.
Runnerbean Paper Art’s Tracey Belair Gaito creates a goose pattern
wedding invitation rugs, decorations and tiny figurines that can be customized.
She has a shop on Etsy, Runnerbean.
Blogs aren’t as widely read as they used to be, but that doesn’t mean
isn’t worth starting. What you write will give prospective clients or quilling students
a glimpse of an artisan behind a job they admire … they are more likely to buy or take a course from someone they think they know. I recommend using your real name and including your photo in your About Us.
pages, and please do not use the pronoun we for
scenes.Give yourself credit for being strong, alone
You are an entrepreneur.
I created a custom wedding invitation rug that was later framed.
Most importantly, a website or blog and
images you share will help your work
be found through a Google search. There are all sorts of
details that can help with this aspect … tagging photos, choosing topics for blog posts, and even how you name your posts will affect how easily others will find them.If photography is not your forte, there are YouTube channels, blogs and online courses dedicated to this topic, which will help
to improve their skills significantly. You don’t need a fancy camera … I know
many masters who take beautiful photos with their phones. At the same time, I can’t
Emphasize that attractive photographs are important in drawing attention to your work
Julia Brodskaya is often credited with revolutionizing the art of
quilling over the past decade, creating a new style of cutting edge
designs that only occasionally incorporate traditional corrugated reels.
Creates custom projects, speaks for design
conferences and wrote a book on quilling.
If you decide to sell what you do, take a look at the many Etsy and
Amazon Handmade quilling stores and forward
from there … what’s special about your projects? Those who find
success often created a small niche in the world of quilling and
focus exclusively on it. Not that you have a separate online store … you can sell
directly from your website through Shopify as well as Facebook,
Instagram or Pinterest.You can even digitally submit your designs
images that are featured on merchandise such as wall prints, phone cases, face masks, or dozens of other options through
Zazzle or Society 6.
Jennifer Stacy specializes in creating customized art for any occasion.
which she sells through her Etsy store, Quilling Fun. This smart item is framed
was developed to commemorate Nursing Week.
If you enjoy teaching and writing technical articles, create
Sales Project Tutorials in PDF format. Launch a YouTube channel to showcase
how to do specific quilling techniques and / or show you how to make finished projects. Once you’re comfortable in front of the camera, there are quite a few online classroom learning platforms like Skillshare, Teachable, and ipasseo.
Judith + Rolf creates striking original art, often at
under the order, and also sells prints and postcards.
you’ve created (more than) enough original designs to fill a how-to book and
enjoy both conversational and technical writing, you might be a good
candidate to become a quilling book author. Create books by Google publishers and submit your
ideas for acquiring editors one at a time. If you’d like, test out
waters by self-publishing a selling guide on Amazon or Etsy, or
submitting an idea and article design to one of the few remaining articles
craft magazines.Their numbers have declined in recent years, but there are still good ones in the UK and Germany.
often as wedding gifts
, held demonstrations at the Creativeworld Trade Show,
and partners with Excel
hand tools and blades.
Now that I’ve discussed ways to plunge into both the real and the online world of quilling (endlessly, ha, thanks for your patience), I reiterate that your design sensitivity and technical quilling skills need to be strong.A number of Quillers included are also graphic artists … Julia Brodskaya, Sena Runa, Cecilia Louis, Tracey Belair Gaito and Sabina Karnik, for example, and Judith from Judith + Rolfe is an architect.
I designed this Shooting Star earrings as a project in my book
Allison Bartkowski of Quilled Creations, Diane Crane of JJ Quilling Design, and Erin Curret of Little Circles are quillers who have become owners of quilling businesses. They are pro
at finding and even developing new products that will make the quilling process more enjoyable for everyone. However, you don’t have to have a degree or be an inventor to be successful … I suspect that most quillers are self-taught.
But what should I sell?
Find a niche that no one else thought of and fill it! I know you roll your eyes at this, but if you follow closely what everyone else is doing, over time you will definitely come up with an idea. Do you know the saying that there is nothing new under the sun? Time and time again, I see quillers come up with completely new techniques, completely new styles and, perhaps most importantly, a fresh enthusiasm that is positively contagious.
During non-Covid times, Paper Liberated’s Ashley Chang travels to
travels around the country where he sells his cleverly spare wall decor.
She also teaches lessons and offers original art and prints on her Etsy store.
Personally, I gravitated towards creating jewelry and artwork in frames that
marks the event. Whether you love doing the same thing, or prefer making monograms, 3D figurines, or greeting cards that celebrate special occasions – finding a small gap in any of these categories and focusing on it is what will make your work stand out.
This marriage certificate was handed over to me
pen for the couple who signed it at the wedding.
Calligraphy Riva Brown / Living Letters Studio
To summarize these ideas,
most when deciding whether you should invest the time and energy selling quilling, the uniqueness and quality of your
work is important. After you’ve practiced, practiced, practiced, and get rave reviews from people.
Beyond family and friends, now is the time to turn your hobby into a business.
book author and product inventor.
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25 beautiful flower quilling patterns and paper quilling cards
Paper Quilling Roses and Art Ideas: Quilling is a craft in which strips of paper are curled, curled and glued to create artistic designs.The art of quilling was quite popular in the 18th century when nuns decorated religious objects with these quilling designs. During the Renaissance, feather paper was used to decorate books. It later became a fairly popular craft among women in Europe, where it was recognized as a relaxing art. Quilling has changed radically these days thanks to technique and design. Quilling is used to decorate work baskets, teapots, wine coasters, ladies’ purse, greeting cards, wall art and anything else you can decorate.All you need is a pen and a few colored strips of paper, some glue, and you’re ready to get started. quilling . Depending on how hard you curl the paper onto the nib, you can control your art. Remember, you need to glue the end of the fountain paper with glue to keep your drawing from dripping.
Quilling art of a peacock from Larisa Zasadnaya Quilling with birds from Larisa Zasadnaya
Art of quilling Sun Sea – Buy in the store of Larisa Zasadnaya
Typography design art of quilling from filigranaenchile Art of quilling for girls for a wedding from rakhipait chowdhury
Roses for quilling by Neli Roses for quilling by Neli Typography design for quilling
Love heart valentines card quilling art by Larissa Z heart typography quilling art by Larissa Ambush Tree quilling art by daydreams quilling art on a bicycle Swan quilling art design Fish quilling art Julia Krab quilling art Typography text Quilling art 3d quilling art Kathakali dancers Lord Vaisha quilling art byvaishalirastogi Lord ganesh Yulia Brodskaya Postcard Quilling art
How to make a quilling?
Quilling paper: 1/8 ”, standard width
Quilling tool, needle or slotted tool
Transparent glue, suitable for paper
Plastic cover for use as a palette glue
T – pin, paper piercer, or toothpick
Glass-headed straight pins
Non-stick work plate, cork or styrofoam something you can stick the pins into
A damp cloth to prevent fingers from getting caught in the adhesive
Beginners start with a slotted tool as it holds the paper in place as they try to roll the paper on the tool.There is a small notch at the top of the slotted tool that can hold the paper in place. If you want a more professional look, you can use a needle, but before you start curling, moisten the edge of the paper and then start rotating the paper on the needle. This needle tool is a little tricky to learn, but over time, you will be able to master it effectively. If you don’t have a slotted tool, you can still use a toothpick to start quilling. After the paper is curled, make sure you stick the tip of the paper so it does not curl, and remove it from the nib.Now you can pinch or loosen your curls to create your favorite design. Beginners try basic flower shapes before moving on to complex designs. You can also make your own quilling paper, old newspapers can be put in a paper cutter so you get very thin strips that are used for quilling designs. Since the materials are so cheap, almost anyone can do it. You can personalize your own paper quilling flowers, paper quilling cards, birth announcements with paper quilling cards, and so on.
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100+ The best paper cards for quilling (beautiful photos)
These quilling cards have been created with such tremendous attention to every detail that I was truly amazed at Neli’s creativity and professional work.
You can see more of her amazing designs here: Neli Quilling
I’m pretty sure the photographs don’t do justice to real masterpieces.
The art of curling and shaping narrow paper strips to create a pattern is known as paper quilling.
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Cards with flowers for quilling
They make very cute cards for people who are into gardening and they even look fantastic for those who want a cute gift.
They come in a variety of colors, from sunflowers, daisies, tulips or roses!
There are also cards that have other items that may relate to them, such as a bicycle with a basket of flowers or a few hearts added to the mix.
They are great for those you want to please!
Paper cards for quilling with autumn decor
Many people have their favorite seasons, but fall tends to captivate people!
Quilling cards reflect all the fun of this season, from color-changing leaves to squirrels and acorns preparing to hibernate!
Even pumpkins are in the spotlight, even though some think they belong to Halloween.
There are also beautiful cards showing all the other fruits and vegetables commonly seen on Thanksgiving!
Cards for quilling with a marine theme
If your loved one is into marine nonsense, they will love things like seashells, nautical patterns and the ocean on their maps!
There are also lighthouses with mermaids on them, anchors and boat wheels for all those sailors who wish to cross the seas, and lighthouses that may cause some nostalgia if they have ever seen them shine their lights over a cloudy ocean.
Cards with chairs are perfect for a friendly reminder of your trip to the beach!
Framed Quilling Cards – Wall Decor
Why not let your loved ones enjoy a postcard that is almost as good as a painting or portrait on the wall with a postcard that looks just like the wall decor?
They can depict flowers that can fill a gap in the presence of plants at home, vivid wall paintings that almost seem from another world, birds and bees to add a little respect for nature, and much more!
With an abstract design and vibrant colors, these cards are a great addition to any room that you could liven up a bit!
Birthday Quilling Cards for Children
Do not give a flat card with licensed images to a friend or child; give them a card with added quality!
Their drawings consist of the words “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” with candles or balloons on them, butterflies or flowers over two holiday words, a child holding a bouquet of colorful balloons, and even adorable little creatures with party hats and confetti.smile to the birthday boy / girl!
Even if there are certain franchises or characters they like, quilling birthday cards go beyond what they offer with images that feel more personal and warm!
If you wish, you can also write down any personal notes to show who wrote the card, who signed it, and even add some money as a nice gift!
Music Style Paper Quilling Cards
Music lovers will love these cards, especially if they have sheet music or instruments!
If your loved one loves electricity, they’ll easily love the color-added tool card to show how much love the user has invested!
Lovers of saxophone? The card on which the instrument plays its notes will be the best visual representation of what makes the instrument so fantastic!
Other options inspired by music, from old and new turntables, to cards that are drawn to look exactly like a piano, to violins with musical note strings representing the sound they make.What’s not to love about music-themed quilling cards?
Even a simple musical card with musical notes can be a great detail on a card!
best paper quilling kits exploring an age old art form – ARTnews.com
Paper quilling, the age-old art of curling and shaping decorative patterns from paper strips, can be a soothing creative endeavor. While manipulating thin strips of paper may seem daunting, it is not an overly difficult craft.The resulting designs can be as simple or as complex as you like, and you can use them to create postcards, ornamental frames, and even embellishments. Quilling requires a few specialized tools and it makes sense to get a kit that has everything you need, here’s our selection of the best quilling kits to help you develop your skills.
1. Quilling set Juya Paper
This set includes everything you need to get started quilling right away at a reasonable price.You get a lot of paper – 600 strips of 30 colors – plus a handy double-headed tool with one embossing end and one cutting end, an awl, and a curling trainer to help you wind even circles. In addition to these specialized items, you will also receive a pair of sharp scissors, tweezers, pins, an awl, and a template to help you improve your shapes, as well as instructions on how to use each tool.
Juya Paper Quilling Set
2. Paper quilling set Tuparka
If you have experience with quilling or want to learn on your own, here’s a great option. There are no English instructions in this kit, but there are a few design templates for you to follow. Get creative with the included 900 strips of paper, a curling trainer, a quilling board to help you create uniform shapes, one paper quilling pen and several other tools.And if you really need help, there are tons of tutorials on the Internet, including tons of YouTube videos.
90 004 Buy:
Tuparka paper quilling set
3. Meetory Paper Craft Tool Set
Whether you have stocks of paper or are only looking for tools, this set will meet your needs. It includes a quilling comb that serves as a base for rolling paper, four different slotted tools, one needle, tweezers, a ruler, and a template with different sized circles.They are durable, quality tools that will last you a long time.
Meetory Quilling Paper Craft Tool Kit
US $ 9.96
4. Quilling set with flowers Quilled Creations
Flowers are one of the most popular quilling motifs as their petals and leaves can be beautifully reproduced with this art form. This kit walks you through over 30 flower patterns with step-by-step instructions, and also contains 150 strips of quality quilling paper to get you started.You will have to buy your own tools, but this is a good choice if you want to immerse yourself in the world of 3D paper flowers.
90 004 Buy: 90 193 Quilled Creations Flower Quilling Set
US $ 4.95
5. Set for quilling Yurroad Paper
If you are ready to become a dedicated quiller we recommend this complete kit. It is a little more expensive than our other selections, but it will serve you well and will help you with many paperwork.You get a whopping 1,740 rainbow colored paper strips in three different widths to give you more control over your design, as well as accessories such as a quilling comb, curling irons, curling machine and rolling handles in a variety of sizes, including an electric … After you’re done winding, try decorating the provided cardboard to create 3D cards or decorative artwork.
Yurroad Paper Quilling Set
90,000 50 beautiful DIY decorating ideas
Quilling is a kind of handmade fashion today. This type of handicraft is distinguished by its relative simplicity of execution, the ability to make various items that will decorate everyday reality. For example, quilling allows you to make decorative elements with your own hands that will transform the interior in your home.
What is quilling
The word comes from the English “quill”, which means “feather of a bird.” This is a technology for creating a beautiful interior decor that looks elegant and atmospheric. The art of paper twisting has been known since the Middle Ages in Europe. Nuns or noble ladies engaged in such needlework using a bird’s pen, on the tip of which strips of paper were curled.
Often it was gilded around the edges and made it possible to create various crafts, for example, panels and icons, medallions or even carpets.From such paper, it was possible to make jewelry that looked outwardly just like gold.
Modern technology involves curling ordinary colored paper, which is pre-cut into narrow strips. Then they are given the desired shape and the resulting figures are glued together to create full-fledged products.
This decor is suitable for a festive decoration of an apartment. You can add unusual items decorated with quilling. Craftsmen use not only paper, but other materials as well.These may well be strips of wood, fabric or plastic.
Remember, if you decide to hang a mural or photo frame made with quilling on the wall, they should not be exposed to direct sunlight. Otherwise, the paper may simply burn out.
The “paper twisting” technique is not difficult for the majority of those wishing to master it. It includes the following features:
1. Narrow paper strips are wound into a tight spiral.To make it convenient to do, use an awl, on the tip of which the edge of the paper is wound. Craftsmen sometimes take special tools that have a forked end that gently grips the material.
2. Once the spiral core has been formed, you can work without using an awl anymore. Your own fingers will help you, as you can check how uniform the roll is by touch.
3. The result is a tight spiral with a small diameter. It is the basis for creating various shapes.
4. The spiral can be opened to the size required by the master. A figure is formed from it, while the tip of the paper must be grabbed with a drop of glue.
Once you have mastered the basics of technology, rolls can be shaped into almost any shape. In addition, they can be compressed and dents, if required by the overall composition.
There are about thirty quilling elements in total. But, one way or another, they apply the same principle: they fold, pinch, and then give the desired shape, turning on their own imagination.
Let’s consider different products that can be made using quilling technology. These can be souvenir boxes and pots, wall panels, holiday decorations, etc.
A photo on the wall in a bedroom or living room looks exquisite and unusual if you decorate the frame with petals and flowers made from curled strips of paper. Original patterns allow you to refresh even the simplest and most inconspicuous frame.
Boxes and cans
Quilling allows you to decorate various boxes and jars.Unusual elements will make familiar objects that are found in the kitchen, living room, bedroom, play in a new way. You can decorate your desk by decorating the pens and pencils. Boxes with fancy patterns look great, in which you can put cosmetics, jewelry, etc.
Quilling is used to decorate the lampshades of table lamps and various lamps. Floral motifs and geometric shapes – spirals of any type give the lamps an unusual appearance.This is a great way to create a lamp that looks a little vintage. In addition, table lamps decorated with rolled paper will look great in an oriental style interior.
Toys for the nursery
In children’s quilling-based jewelry they not only look beautiful and interesting, but can also have a completely practical function. For example, if your child is learning the alphabet, you can make three-dimensional paper letters and hang them on the wall for better memorization.
This technology can be used to create holiday decorations. The numbers made from twisted stripes will be a great symbol of the date of birth or the number of years of the birthday person. In addition, you can make a child’s name out of the spirals and hang unusual panels and postcards on the wall, as well as place them in a frame. This allows you to create a unique festive atmosphere.
Fairy-tale characters and figurines of animals, abstractions and compositions with geometric shapes – this is an interesting developing decor that is perfect for a nursery.
In a cozy home, you will always notice many original stylish details such as clocks. An unusual product can be made with your own hands using quilling technology. The main task is to install a working clockwork. You can easily buy it in a specialized store or order it online.
However, such difficulties are associated only with creating products from scratch. You can freshen up the look of a ready-made or even an old watch that already has a movement.The design features will depend on your skills and imagination.
Decorative panels can be made of paper, plastic or wood. It is not necessary to look for ready-made options if you can make various options yourself. These can be multi-colored inscriptions, thematic compositions that are suitable for a particular room. If you try and not be too lazy to make a large-scale panel, you will even get a whole world map of paper spirals.
You can decorate walls and shelves with the help of details of kitchen paraphernalia decorated with quilling. This allows not only to revive the interior, but also to link its parts into a single whole. A coffee-themed panel in colorful tones will look spectacular, which will become an additional charge of vivacity and make the kitchen design aesthetic and atmospheric. Popular are wall decorative plates that can be decorated with colorful paper ribbons.
Vases and flower pots look original with three-dimensional paper figures. Twisted ribbons can be glued to the vase as an additional decoration. You can make a variety of decorations that fit inside the pots or attach on top. Floral patterns are the best option for creating products using this technology.
A real work of art is Christmas tree decorations made using the quilling technique.There is nothing easier than twisting stripes, but this method allows you to make fancy figures that create a New Year and Christmas fairy tale in the house. Easter eggs made of multi-colored paper look original.
Beautiful ideas for quilling – photo
This technology has many secrets that are worth learning so as not to spoil the beautiful figurines. Remember that patience, accuracy and the desire to express your own creative ideas are key to creating such jewelry.But the main point in making decor for your home is that all the details look harmoniously together and match the overall style of the interior. We invite you to look at the photos of the products that you can make with your own hands!
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Creative project based on the Quilling technology.The Unusual Possibilities of Plain Paper “
SUBSTANTIATION OF THE THEME AND BRIEF FORMULATION OF THE PROBLEM
Every year in technology lessons we carry out a creative project. I have been thinking about the idea for a long time. I chose a creative project on the theme “ Quilling , unusual possibilities of plain paper “, since making the flower panel itself is an unusual, interesting and exciting activity that trains perseverance, patience, as well as instills an aesthetic taste and develops design ability.As a result of painstaking work, a real work of art is obtained from ordinary strips of paper.
Paper. It seemed that everything had been said about her, so much had been made of her. Of all the variety of techniques with paper: applique, papier – mache, origami, I liked the technique “ quilling ” the most. Quilling , of course, requires both time and an exclusively positive attitude in order to perceive your work as useful and refined work. This technique requires painstaking work, accuracy, and imagination.
It became interesting for me to master the quilling technique on my own. She used paper spirals to create flowers and patterns, which she then used to decorate postcards, boxes, and plates.
Needlework is now becoming an increasingly fashionable hobby. A do-it-yourself postcard or toy is valued much higher than one bought in a store.
Indeed, not only skill is invested in the manufacture of such gifts, but also a piece of the soul.
Recently, quilling or paper-rolling has become more and more popular.Quilling is a very beautiful kind of needlework that does not require large expenses.
Purpose of the project: To learn how to create original handicrafts made using the “quilling” technique with your own hands.
show the unusual possibilities of plain paper;
develop creativity, aesthetic taste;
attract the attention of peers to quilling.
In general, quilling is an opportunity to see the unusual possibilities of plain paper.
Quilling has a long history: the filigree processing of paper was known to the ancient Egyptians, who used papyrus as the main material, and this art was also known in the Middle East and China. In France and Italy, since the 16th century, paper filigree has been used by monks to decorate and frame sacred images, as a modest substitute for gold and silver filigree. From these countries, the art of paper filigree spread to England, initially being actively practiced in the noble houses of Stuart’s time, in order to further establish itself until the Victorian period.Specialized magazines presented quilling techniques and various projects with detailed explanations: classic decor items, tea and tool boxes, teapot warmers, various boxes and baskets. There were even real quilling training courses in the most elite schools.
Crowned persons such as the daughter of George III, Elizabeth, who are said to have presented her doctor with a quilling screen, Queen Mary and Queen Alexandra, who collected his samples, and intellectuals such as Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters, are considered to be connoisseurs of this art. …
Quilling migrated from England to North America with the colonialists, and here in the first half of the 19th century, some cabinetmakers made boxes and boxes with inserted walls, decorated using the paper filigree technique, as if it were a mosaic. This unusual treatment is called mosaic. Starting from the end of the 19th century, the popularity of quilling gradually waned, almost to complete oblivion, only to revive again today
in a more modern form, but with charm and sophistication equal to those of past centuries.This technique has many fans all over the world. In England in 1983 the “Quilling Union of England” was created, a real quilling corporation, which receives letters from all over the world. On her initiative, in 1992, the First International Quilling Festival was organized, during which one could admire old products and modern creations.
There were two major exhibitions on quilling : the first in 1927 in London, the other in 1988 in New York, at the Florian-Papp Gallery, where real masterpieces were put up for sale.
In English, this handicraft is called “ quilling ” – from the word “quill” or “bird feather”. Unlike origami, which is home to Japan, the art of paper rolling emerged in Europe in the late 14th and early 15th centuries. In medieval Europe, nuns created exquisite medallions by rolling paper with gilded edges on the tip of a bird’s feather. On closer inspection, these miniature paper masterpieces gave the complete illusion that they were made of thin stripes of gold.Unfortunately, paper is a short-lived material and little has survived from medieval masterpieces. However, this ancient technique has survived to this day and is very popular in many countries around the world. Rolling spread quickly in Europe, but because paper, especially colored and high quality paper, was a very expensive material, paper plastic became an art for women from wealthy backgrounds.
Nowadays paper rolling is widely known and popular as a hobby in Western Europe, especially in England and Germany.But this art became most widespread when it “moved” to the East. The richest traditions of the finest graphics and plastics, papermaking and work with it gave new life to the art of paper plastics.
In South Korea, there is a whole Association of Paper Plastics Lovers, uniting followers of a wide variety of paper art trends.
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Polevchanka Olga Volkova on how easy it is to make a great Christmas gift
Olga Volkova, an additional education teacher from Polevskoy, talks about how easy it is to make a great Christmas present for your loved ones.
Colored paper, scissors and PVA glue – that’s all you need to do quilling – the art of creating compositions using paper rolling. In this technique, you can make small surprises and create real masterpieces: paintings, postcards, photo frames …
– Quilling is quite easy to learn, – explains Olga Volkova. – Both children and adults like to do it. Preschoolers, of course, need help, and schoolchildren can already work in this technique on their own.
The word “quilling” comes from the English quill – a bird’s feather. The art of paper rolling emerged in the late 14th – early 15th centuries in Mediterranean Europe. It is believed that quilling was invented by nuns. They created medallions, frames for icons, caskets, ornaments for church books, twisting paper strips with gilded edges on the tip of bird feathers and gluing the elements together. The items looked so beautiful that they seemed to be made of thin gold wire.In Russia, this art became popular only at the end of the 20th century, and quilling is also very popular in Germany and England.
And indeed, all you need to learn is to twist special spirals from narrow strips of double-sided colored paper, they are also called modules. They can be dense rolls, or they can be light rings, then they can be given a different shape: oval, stars, drops …
– You can just twist it with your fingers, or you can make a fairly simple device like tweezers.For example, from a cotton swab. To do this, you need to remove the cotton wool from one end, cut it and hook a strip of paper onto it, – Olga Alexandrovna shows a simple manipulation.
The number, density of modules, their color and size depend on the creative idea. For example, to make a figurine of a Christmas angel, you need to twist 10 modules and give them different shapes.
So that the strip of paper does not unwind, it is slightly grasped with PVA glue. Then they choose the base for the postcard and also attach the modules to the paper using glue.In order to achieve a decent result, it is necessary to show accuracy and dexterity, patience and perseverance.
Be sure to try to master the quilling technique on your own or with children and make presents to your loved ones!