How to do paper quilling art: Quilled Paper Designs • TeachKidsArt


Quilled Paper Designs • TeachKidsArt


Quilling, also known as paper filigree, is an art form that involves rolling and gluing thin strips of paper into various shapes and arranging them to form designs. Quilled paper designs can be very simple or as complex as you have the dexterity and patience for!

The art of quilling dates back to the Renaissance when French and Italian monks and nuns would use quills (the shaft of a feather) to roll thin strips of paper into ornate designs. They would then used these to decorate book covers and other items, often imitating designs they saw in ironwork. Quilling later became popular in America during Colonial times.

Today, you can find quilled paper art on wedding invitations, greeting cards, jewelry, ornaments, and even gallery walls. Quilling has become popular worldwide, thanks to the common, inexpensive materials used to do it.  All you need is paper, glue, and something to roll the paper around. Even though quilled designs are made from humble materials, there’s no limit when it comes to the elaborate designs you can create!

Quilling is traditionally done with 1/8″ paper strips which can be purchased precut and ready to use. You can also make your own 1/4″ strips using a paper shredder. Beginning artists will have an easier time with wider strips, so I like to start my younger students out with 1/2″ strips (which I cut on a paper trimmer) until they get the hang of it.

Most of the examples you see here are designs from the inspiring book, Twirled Paper by Jacqueline Lee from Klutz Press. As with all Klutz kits, it comes complete with everything you need to make the designs they show you, including colorful paper strips, a “twirling shaft”, and even jiggle eyes and glue! And as always, their photos and instructions are super clear and easy to follow.

You will Need:

  • Paper strips
  • Q-tip, with the ends cut off  (You can purchase a special tool with a slit at the end for rolling your paper strips, but it really isn’t necessary. )
  • scissors (or simply tear the strips to the lengths you want)
  • glue (I like YES! Paste, but any white craft glue will work)
  • toothpick for applying small amounts of glue
  • for inspiration, check out these Google images!


Follow these simple steps to learn the basic shapes for quilling… then combine them to create fun designs of your own!

1. Cut the ends off your Q-tip and use it to roll one of your paper strips into a tight coil. (I find that rolling towards me is easiest, but that’s just personal preference.) 

2. Apply a small amount of glue to the end and press it down for a few seconds (I’m using YES! Paste here).

3. Now pull out your Q-tip “quill” – you have just completed your first tight coil.

4. Roll another coil the same way, but when you get to the end, pull out your quill and release your grip just a little so your coil begins to expand. You can let it expand a lot or just a little…. it’s up to you. A small amount of glue will hold it in place at the size you want. We’ll call this a loose coil.

5. Now make two more loose coils. Pinch one of them on one side to form a teardrop shape. Pinch the other one on two opposing sides to form an eye shape.

6. To make a graceful “S” curve, roll a strip halfway and release it. Then roll the other end of the strip halfway in the opposite direction and release again.

7. A heart shape is made by first folding your paper strip in half. Then roll each end in toward the middle, releasing when you get to the size your want your heart shape to be.

8. After making each of these basic shapes, it’s easy to make triangles, squares, and more.

9. Finally, use small amounts of glue to assemble your shapes into all kinds of fun designs.


Building a complicated design with quilling can take some patience! It’s a good idea to start with a small project like a greeting card. This way students can learn new skills and experience success without feeling frustrated by a project that takes too long to complete.


Learn About Paper Quilling, From Its History to Its Rise

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Arts and crafts have a way of reinventing themselves. Just like trends, the popularity of creative activities is cyclical. Take embroidery, for instance; it was just within the last five years or so that it has exploded in prevalence—thanks, in large part, to talented makers that inspire people on social media. Paper quilling has had a similar rise to prominence. The last several years have seen artists returning to the craft which has roots that are centuries old.

What is paper quilling?

Quilling is the art of manipulating and arranging small strips of paper into detailed designs. Depending on the desired shape and appearance, it can be rolled, looped, twisted, and curled. Glue is used to secure the paper strips into place.

Paper quilling is a decorative art and is known for things like fancy flourishes and florals. Because of this reputation, it’s commonly used on things like greeting cards, boxes, jewelry, and more. But with its recent surge in popularity, it’s also seen in advertising campaigns and pieces you might find in an art gallery.

The History of Paper Quilling

Like many forms of craft, paper quilling can trace its origins back hundreds of years to at least the 15th century (maybe earlier). It is believed to have been created by French and Italian nuns and used to decorate religious objects in an effort to save money.

The filigree was fashioned to simulate carved ivory and wrought iron—two very costly details. When the paper quilling was gilded, it was hard to distinguish from metal, making it a good option for struggling churches.

Paper quilling had its heyday in England during the 18th century. It, in addition to embroidery, was considered a “proper pastime” for young women and was taught in boarding schools, as well as to “ladies of leisure” because it was seen as not too “taxing” for them. Quilling’s influence spread to the United States, but the practice waned by the 19th century; there are relatively few examples of paper quilling during this time.

Paper quilling has had a renaissance as creatives have rediscovered the techniques. They are using them in traditional ways, but many, like Yulia Brodskaya, have given the curling and bending of paper a modern twist. She uses the material like you would strokes of paint; her folded pieces resemble Impressionist artwork.

The Art of Quilling – Easy Tutorial for Beginners

‏What is Quilling?‏

‏Quilling is the art of rolled paper. It’s a dynamic medium that allows anyone — young, old, beginner, expert — to explore different textures and techniques. Best of all, it’s surprisingly easy to learn and once you get the hang of the basics, you’ll be off on your quilling journey. You can read our other articles to catch up on the basic history of paper quilling.

‏Quilling does not require a lot of materials. Materials can be purchased at any hobby or craft store. You can buy a kit (a great option for beginners) or make use of what you might already have lying around your craft room. Most kits are very inexpensive.

What do I need?‏

‏Materials Needed‏

‏When you purchase a quilling kit, you will find that it likely comes with the following materials:‏

● ‏Pre-cut paper‏

● ‏Scissors‏

● ‏Slotted Tool‏

● ‏Tweezers‏

● ‏Precision Glue Bottle‏

‏Of course, if you choose to make do with what you already have, you’ll just have to prepare your paper by cutting it to size. Also, you’ll want a way to really have control over the glue bottle. You will not need very much, so having a precise tip for the glue to come out of will help immensely. Finally, the slotted tool is very helpful when it comes to rolling the paper itself. You might be able to make do without it, but it is highly recommended. The slotted tool allows for more control and ensures a tight, uniform roll.‏

‏Now that you have your materials, let’s get started.‏

‏How to: 7 Quilling Techniques‏

‏Quilling only requires that you roll strips of paper tightly. By using the slotted tool, you have a good handle on the rolling of the paper and can control the uniformity of the coil. We will begin discussing the various coil types and techniques.‏

● ‏Tight Coil‏

‏A tight coil is just as the name suggests: rolling the paper as tight as possible, allowing no gaps or space between the layers of the paper. Place the end of one strip of paper into the slotted tool and roll as tightly as possible.

You want to ensure that the coil stays even and level. Avoid the “tornado” effect, which happens when the coil is too loose or the rolling is uneven. The best part, if you mess up, it’s very easy to start again! Keep the pad of your finger at the top of the slotted tool to help with controlling the roll and preventing the tornado effect.‏

‏When you have reached the end of the strip of paper, place just the tiny bit of glue on the end and secure it onto itself. You will need less glue than you think, which is where a precision tip on the glue bottle comes in very handily. Once glued, you have your first tight coil!‏

● ‏Loose Coil‏

‏The loose coil uses the same technique as the tight coil. Begin the same way by placing the end of one strip of paper into the slotted tool and roll as tightly as possible. Again, by using your thumb and forefinger, you can help control the roll and keep it as even as possible.‏

‏Once you have rolled the entire strip of paper, remove the slotted tool, and then carefully allow the coil to open up. A good technique is to keep hold of the center of the coil, and then allow the outer rings to loosen. When you’ve loosened the coil to your liking, place a small amount of glue on the end and secure it onto itself.‏

● ‏Teardrop Coil‏

‏The teardrop coil begins the same way as the tight and loose coil. You can have a tight or loose teardrop shape. Roll a strip of paper to your preference (tight or loose), and then when you are ready to glue, use less glue than you think. Note where the seam is, and begin to pinch the coil at the site of the seam. Gently use your fingers to help manipulate the center of the coil downwards, away from the pinched seam, and you’ll have a teardrop-shaped coil.‏

● ‏Curved Teardrop Coil‏

‏The curved teardrop coil is an extension of the teardrop coil. Create a teardrop coil, and once you have the desired teardrop shape, use the end of the slotted tool to help curve the top of the teardrop. Curve just the tip of the teardrop to create a paisley-like shape.

● ‏Marquee‏

‏The marquee shape begins with a loose coil. Roll a coil and then open it up to allow it to loosen and have space between its layers. Glue it unto itself (using less glue than you think, of course!) and pinch at both ends. You may need to gently guide the center of the coil to not pinch it. This coil shape will resemble an eye, especially with the center of the coil imitating a pupil and iris.‏

● ‏Curved Marquee‏

‏The curved marquee, also known as the slug, is a variation of the marquee shape. Begin by creating the marquee shape with a loose coil and glue. Pinch both ends, and then use the slotted quilling tool to help curve the tips in opposite directions.‏

● ‏Square and Diamond‏

‏The square and diamond shapes use similar techniques. Create a loose coil, glue, and then pinch each side as you would like the marquee shape. You will end up with four corners, or four pinches. The easiest way to do this is to pinch each side of the coil with both of your hands simultaneously, rotate 90 degrees, and then repeat.

The diamond will have a taller shape, whereas the square will have more equal sides.‏


‏Now that you’ve mastered these techniques, go forth and create your quilling masterpieces. The tweezers will allow you to gently place each of your shaped coils into what promises to be a beautiful work of art.


Show me How to Roll Paper

The art of quilling, for beginners! We recommend this fun, very easy, 9-min video showing each quilling technique above. The Crafty Lumberjacks give a super easy quilling tutorial for beginners. Plus, they combine their designs to make the most out-of-this-world art piece!


✂️ Paper Quilling Art For Beginners In 9 Easy Shapes

Are you looking for a new easy art form, craft hobby? During this quarantine time I introduce to you paper quilling art. Also known as paper filigree; the art of shaping paper into complex designs. It’s done by rolling strips using a quilling needle tool then creating various shapes.

Paper quilled pieces glued together to create beautiful 3D art.  Start paper quilling art and craft with these beginner steps.

5 Simple Steps To Start Paper Quilling Like A Pro! 

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Step #1; Paper QuillingStrips 

Paper quilling begins with rolling paper strips. So, the number 1 item on the supplies list is paper. If you want to start now you can purchase in online store varieties of size and colors quilling strips. At the same time, you certainly can make DIY paper quilling strips by these two (2) methods. 

First, is using a paper shredder. The pros are you have the freedom to choose the paper you love at the same time if you are running out of strips around it is easy to just one shred away you can have paper strips to design your paper quilling.

While the con is that you can just create one (1) type size of 3mm wide quilling paper. 

Second, is cut your strips using a ruler, craft knife, and a cutting mat or a precision paper trimmer.

The pros are you can choose from your favourite paper supplies and cut it in your desired paper strips cut. 

Con; is it will take time cutting paper strips in different sizes. 

You can also ready-made paper quilling strips that you can buy on eBay, or Etsy with different sizes and colours.

Common Paper Strip Sizes:
3mm approx. ⅛ inch
5mmapprox. 0.2 inches
7mmapprox. ¼ inch
10mmapprox. 0.4 inches

In my experience, the paper shredder is the best. If you have sparks of imagination in your mind, run out of readymade paper quilling strips, and don’t want to cut anything, using a paper shredder is a great idea.

Just put your favorite paper, then shred it you are ready for paper quilling project. Paper strips cutting are alternative if you have a tight budget and want to make paper filigree art.

Related: A Super Easy Paper Cutting Project + Template

Step #2; Familiarise Yourself With Basic Quilling Tools 

Paper filigree art of transforming coils into a beautiful design. You can try strips of paper glue and a skewer or toothpick. But once you start, it is fun and you will be hooked. Then you think to see how far you can push your creativity.

This is what crafting’s all about. The tools below can help, once you are already familiar with what they can do for your projects. You’ll want them all!

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Slotted Needle Tool for Paper Quilling

This tool makes quilling of paper to put the strip into the slot. All you need to do is roll the tool and create a coil without the paper sliding around.

The slot does leave a slight crimp in the centre of each spiral, which may not be to your liking.

Stack forms (This Kit Contains All The Tools)

This tool et you create paper rings in a variety of sizes, so you don’t have to buy to stack your coils.

These are great for creating outside shapes that you fill in later. It is great to check varieties of shapes that you can create. 

Quilling Molds

Place gently the tight coil over the appropriately sized mold and glide the paper downward and make a dome. Once you take it off the mold you can sustain shaping it or apply glue on the inside and outside to hold it together.

Paper Quililng Crimpers <- Buy The Crimper

I love this Quilling crimper it creates zigzag shapes you can gently roll into loose coils. This is fun to use if you’re paper quilling with kids. 

Quilling Comb

This tool creates tangled laced loops that you can weave into a variety of patterns.

Long Nose Tweezers

You’ll need angled ones for gluing small pieces into your coils. Otherwise, you’ll get mad! 

Circle Sizers

This tool its recessed spaces can help you make the consistently sized shapes you need. Some come with a ruler, others have extra openings. This is the secret for the perfect loose coil.

Quilling Glue

Your choice of glue depends on you, but you want one that’s easy to use with a needle-nosed bottle that dries relatively quickly.

These tools are basic you will need more if you want to try other techniques in a paper quilling art but always remember that your creativity will be the key to beautiful projects. 

Step #3; Learn Paper Quilling Shapes

The most basic shape in paper quilling is a tight paper coil. To make an easy shape you just need to use the slotted tool and loose in circle sizer then simply pinch the paper and adjust the tension of the coil to create shapes. The following shapes sure you need to know for your paper quilling art.

Tight and Loose Coils
  •      Insert the Paper Strip 

A simple circle is a basis for the most shape you’ll create.

Insert the paper into a slot of your quilling tool. Line up the paper with the edge of the slot as perfectly as you can.

Start Rolling

Roll the tool with your dominant hand either towards you or away from it, while holding the strip.

Glue it 

  For the tight coil, when you’re almost finished, place a dab of glue near the end of strip and roll completely. You don’t want to expand the paper after removing it from the tool.

For to loosen coil, finish the coil, remove it from the needle tool and allow it to expand. Add a dab of glue and press it carefully to seal the paper strip.

Teardrop Shape Paper Quilling

Make loosen coil, then place it between the thumb of the forefinger of your non-dominant hand.

 Arrange the inside coil evenly then pinch the paper where you want the point to be to create a teardrop shape.

Teardrop Variations 

Basic shapes can create even more shapes by manipulating them. The teardrop is an excellent example of this.

Eye or  Marquis

Make a teardrop shape, then pinch the opposite side as well.


Make an Eye or marquis shape, then turn the shape on its side and pinch a center peak with your fingers.

Square or Diamond

 Create an eye or marquis shape, and pinch both sides again. This will create a diamond shape.

If you want to continue to make a square, gently open up the shape between your fingers.

Rectangle Shape Paper Quilling 

The rectangle is the same making square the difference is rotating the marquis shape before pinching additional angles.

Semi-Circle Shape Paper Quilling

You can do this by pressing an open coil onto a hard surface like a table and sliding your fingers down the sides carefully. 

Triangle Shape Paper Quilling 

Make a teardrop shape, then pinch two additional angles using either your fingers or the tabletop.  

Star Paper Quilling

Make a tulip shape press in on each flat surface with your fingers or a quilling tool and then refine each angle into peaks.

Heart Shape Paper Quilling 

Create a teardrop shape, press the base using a quilling needle to make small detention. 

Release the tool carefully press on each side then you will create a heart shape. 

These quilling shapes will bring the best out of your imagination. Combine it create a  picture of your idea in your paper canvas using these strips.

Don’t be afraid to stick on the basic shapes you can do what you want, believe in yourself!

Try Simple  Quilling Projects

When you plan for your project first conceptualize your idea. Sometimes I sketch first my plan then it will be my guide where should start.

It helps also to decide what supplies and tools I will use.  

This quilled project is a simple flower for Home Decor I just saw a picture frame that is not used then I create an adorable design.

Perfect at my study table. 

Practice Makes Perfect

Create as many as you can, don’t be harsh to yourself if you cannot do what you expect. Just continue and you will have a better output of your project.

The practice is the key and continues to learn and love this art.

Now that you’ve already known the different paper strips to use, quilling tools, and a bunch of shapes imagine how you’d use them together to create designs. Welcome to the world of quilling!

Paper Quilling Template design 

There is a free template for you if you are overwhelmed by your ideas and want to start to visit 

The Paper Quilling Beginners Lesson Summary

If you love this Paper quilling beginner’s lesson please let me know your ideas leave a message in the comment section. I’d be happy to create lessons about paper quilling techniques, designs,  portraits, and jewellery! 

About The Author

Joan Peconcillo is a frustrated Art & Craft content writer but today she decides to out from her comfort zone and share her creative ideas. She is into the design and making Paper Quilling Art, owned online store named “Papel de Arte”. Soon planning to launch an Art & Craft blog and believe this world needs more people who do what they love. 

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Quilling FAQs | Quilled Creations Quilling Supplies

What is Paper Quilling?
Paper quilling (also called paper filigree) is a paper art where you roll thin paper strips into coils and pinch them into different shapes. Those shapes are then put together to form all sorts of designs from flowers, snowflakes and animals to mosaics and other creative patterns. Paper quilling is often used in scrap booking, card making and framing pictures or wedding invitations. Click the following link to learn more about the history of quilling.

How long has Quilled Creations been in business?
Quilled Creations was started by Alli and Dave Bartkowski in 2002. It was a hobby of Alli’s that we turned into a business. Now we are blessed to be able to work together everyday and sell quilling supplies and kits all over the world. We are located in a suburb of Rochester, NY.

What is the best way to get started in paper quilling?
If you are just getting started and don’t have any supplies, the best thing to purchase is our Quilling Beginner Kit. The instructions are very easy to follow and will teach you all the basics. Alli Bartkowski has also written a great book that every beginner should own. Paper Quilling for the First Time shows you all the basics of quilling as well as many advanced techniques. We also have a great selection of free quilling videos that teach you this wonderful craft.

What tools do I need 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 Cirlce Template Board so that your coils are a consistent size. You will also need craft glue.

What type of glue do you recommend for paper quilling?
For quilling you want a water based 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.

What type of paper is used for paper quilling?
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.

What is the easiest way to store your quilling strips?
Check out Alli’s blog entry on the best way to store your quilling strips.

How come when I take the coil off the slotted tool it doesn’t spread open?
It is likely you are rolling the strip too tight. Try to make a looser coil while applying even tension.

How come my coils are not the same size, even though I start with the same length strip?
Be sure to apply even pressure when rolling. Also try using a Circle Sizer Ruler or Cirlce Template Board to make sure your coils all come out the same.

Do you sell a Quilling Fringer?
We currently do not sell a Fringer. We have not found one that lives up to our quality standards and therefore do not sell it. We do offer a fringed mum quilling die that can be used to create fringed flowers. You can find information on this with a video on how it work here.

What is your Angel Policy? Can I make one of your designs and sell it? If you have purchased one of our kits and would like to sell a completed item made from the kit, you are allowed to do this. We do not allow others to mass produce our designs, but we do allow this on a small level.

I am looking for someone to make a quilled wedding invitation for me. Do you do that? I am sorry, but we no longer do custom quilled designs. We do sell kits just for this! Our Wedding Romance Quilling Kit is the perfect kit to teach you how to do this.

Besides online, where can I purchase your products? We do sell a limited product line through Hobby Lobby. You can also contact your local crafts stores, stamping stores and scrap booking stores to ask if they carry our products. If you don’t want to order online, you can also call our offices and place your order over the phone 1-877-QUILLED (1-877-784-5533). We also accept mail orders sent to:
Quilled Creations 1387 Fairport Rd, Bldg 1000-B2, Fairport, NY 14450

I do not live in the USA, will you ship your products to me? Yes, we ship our products all over the world on a daily basis. You can enter your order on our website and it will show you the shipping options and associated costs before your payment is required.

How do Rewards Poinst work? As a Registered user, you will collect 1 Rewards Points for every $10 you spend on quilling products.  Each Reward Point has a value of $1 towards future purchases.  When checking out, there is a checkbox you can select to use your Rewards Points towards your purchase.  You must register first in order to use and accumulate Rewards Points.  You can register here.   

How quick do you ship out your orders? This information can be found in our shipping policy.

How can I return products? This information can be found in our return policy.

Didn’t find your question here? Be sure to contact us and we will be happy to answer any question you have.

Easy Paper Quilling Fall Tree Craft | Autumn Crafts

Make an Easy Paper Quilling Fall Tree Craft using 5mm quilling paper or strips of Construction Paper  ~ Autumn Crafts for Kids

You know what I love about the Season fall/Autumn? Simply… the colors. I stayed in the USA for a few months and watched the leaves on the trees get some gorgeous color, and it’s about the most beautiful sight. The colors of fall are amazing.

We don’t have fall colors here in India, but that doesn’t stop me from crafting it and keeping a piece close to my heart. Intricately roll thin paper strips as you create leaves on an autumn colored tree. Make a paper quilling project that celebrates the change of the seasons. This is not something the young kids can do because it requires a good grip & developed fine motor skills to quill using thin strips of paper. But it’s a great hit with Preteens & Teens. Turn it into a card, a wall art or even a name tag for your Thanksgiving dinner.

List of Supplies to make the Paper Quilling Fall Tree Craft

  1. Quilling paper strips – 5mm – Red, Yellow, Orange, Brown
  2. White cardstock 6 x 12 inches
  3. Craft glue
  4. Slotted quilling tool
  5. Scissors


Instructions to make the Paper Quilling Fall Tree Craft


Select 3-4 fall colored quilling strips. Take a 10-inch long quilling strip and coil the entire strip with the help of the slotted quilling tool.

Take out the coiled strip out of the slotted tool and allow the coil to loosen up a little. Glue the open end to secure the loose coil shape.

Press any one side of the loose coil prepared in the previous step to create a teardrop shape. We have created a teardrop shape.

Now press the opposite side of the coils’ previously pressed side to create a basic eye shape. Glue the open end of the strip to secure the shape.

Similarly, create more basic eye shapes using fall colored quilling strips. These will be the leaves.

Take brown colored quilling strips and cut them into any customized size you want, mine were 5 inches long. Use the slotted tool to coil about 1 or 1.5 inches of the strip from any one end.

Similarly, prepare 6 to 8 more strips as prepared in the previous step.

Fold a piece of white cardstock paper in half to form a card.. Glue the strips prepared in step 7 on the paper; basically creating the trunk of the tree.

Now take the basic eye shapes (leaves) and start to stick them above the trunk pattern.

While sticking the leaf shapes try to keep a nice pattern combination. I glued 3 to 4 basic eye shapes in groups.

All done? You can stop once you are satisfied with the tree pattern. Allow the glue to dry.

And done!


What is Quilling art? – MVOrganizing

What is Quilling art?

Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.

Is Quilling hard to learn?

Paper quilling is the art of rolling narrow strips of paper into coils or scrolls, and arranging them to form intricate layers or filigree. Paper quilling is not a very difficult skill to master – you can get a lot done just with a few simple tools.

Is Quilling easy?

Quilling is an inexpensive craft that once you try, you’ll be tempted to make your next hobby. All you need is paper and glue to make things that are both pretty to look at as well as stunning in design. The best way to get started if you’re new to quilling is to find inspiration.

How can I start Quilling?

To get started quilling, you will need just a few basic supplies. If you simply want to give quilling a try with very basic designs, then the most important tools are paper strips, a few round toothpicks, and some good liquid glue. With these, you can easily make all of the basic quilling shapes.

What can I use instead of a quilling tool?


  • Scissors.
  • Utility knife.
  • Mechanical pencil.
  • Cotton swab (Q-tip)
  • Seam ripper.
  • Paint stick (I used it to protect the surface while cutting)
  • Quilling paper or strips of cut construction paper to test.

What paper is best for Quilling?

What type of paper is used for paper quilling? 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.

What are Quilling tools?

I’ve made a list of my most used quilling tools to help any quilling beginner get started.

  • Needle tool. While there are 2 main types of quilling tools, I am a big fan of the needle quilling tool.
  • Tweezers.
  • Scissors.
  • Work Desk.
  • Glue.
  • Needle-nosed glue bottle.
  • Pins.
  • Cork boards.

What do you put Quilling on?

You can find paper quilling incorporated into scrapbooking, cardmaking, monograms, paper flowers, jewelry and even into pieces of wall art. It is incredible how you can make complicated shapes and patterns from simple paper strips and glue!Tir 6, 1398 AP

Can I use construction paper for Quilling?

A high quality children’s construction paper can be suitable for quilling: it’s usually thick and the colors are vibrant. I cut paper using a craft knife and a metal ruler, several sheets at a time, as I wrote in Quilling Basics. I also use the colored paper from IKEA’s MÅLA packs.Mordad 13, 1387 AP

Who invented Quilling?

The History of Paper Quilling Like many forms of craft, paper quilling can trace its origins back hundreds of years to at least the 15th century (maybe earlier). It is believed to have been created by French and Italian nuns and used to decorate religious objects in an effort to save money.Mordad 15, 1397 AP

How can we make Quilling card?

Each of them handmade and intricately detailed, like a good piece of quilling should be….How to make your own quilling cards

  1. Step 1: Tools of the trade. What do you need to start quilling?
  2. Step 2: Sketch a basic outline.
  3. Step 3: Create the shapes you need.
  4. Step 4: Glue the shapes onto the sketch.
  5. Step 5: Dazzle your friends.

How can we protect Quilling art?

Plastic Sheet Protection: One of the easiest methods is to preserve it with a layer of OHP sheet (transparent sheets) & frame by mounting it over the quilled creation. This keeps it dust free and keeps the coils intact. You can find ohp sheets in any stationary stores in and around your home.Mordad 20, 1396 AP

How do you seal Quilling?

To use as a sealant, either dip your brush into some PPA or squeeze some PPA onto your brush from your glue bottle. Paint the PPA onto your quilling piece on one side. You will notice that it is white looking. But don’t worry, it dries perfectly clear and also soaks into the paper, so it won’t leave clumps.Dey 9, 1392 AP

How do you store Quilling paper?

But the bags helps store those loose strips of quilling paper. Another tip to hold your mixed/multi-colored paper packs (or papers from a quilling kit), is to fan the paper out and use a binder clip at one end of the paper. At the other end, cut or tear off the glued ends so that the strips are all separated.

How do you preserve paper crafts?

Make sure the paper craft is clean and free of any dust or debris. Shake the can lightly and then hold it 12-14 inches away from the craft. In long smooth strokes, spray the sealant over your paper craft. Let dry.

Does Mod Podge turn yellow?

Does Modge Podge Go Yellow Over Time? The short answer is yes, it does. Mod Podge does yellow over time especially if your sealed artwork or craft is being hit by sunlight a lot. It can take years, however, for Mod Podge to go yellow.

How do you harden Origami?

Allow the origami to dry for 20 minutes. Then spray or brush on another thin coat. Turn the origami over and repeat the coat and dry process four or five times for each side. Allow the origami to dry overnight and then check the hardness.

Is Mod Podge UV resistant?

Yes, Mod Podge Ultra can be use on both indoor and outdoor project surfaces as it is water-resistant and offers UV protection.Esfand 27, 1397 AP

Does Mod Podge really take 4 weeks to cure?

Does Mod Podge really take 4 weeks to cure? Mod Podge takes a very long time to cure; around four weeks, depending on humidity and coat thickness. If you don’t let [the Mod Podge] dry completely between coats, your project can end up more sticky and may bubble a bit.

Is Mod Podge waterproof when dry?

Is Mod Podge waterproof when dry? No. It is waterbase and acrylic, which is great because that means it’s non-toxic. If you want to make your project waterproof, I recommend a clear, outdoor (or Enamel) acrylic sealer when your project is complete.Esfand 3, 1399 AP

What can I use instead of Mod Podge?

PVA glue

What’s the difference between Modge Podge and Elmer’s glue?

Mod Podge is a decoupage glue, not an everyday craft glue. It has an extra proprietary (meaning “industrial secret”) chemical added to it that gives it a texture specifically for decoupage that Elmers Glue doesn’t have. Elmer’s Glue also dries matte, so if you want gloss, you have to go with Mod Podge.

Is PVA the same as Modge podge?

That’s: Homemade Mod Podge is PVA glue with water in it. PVA is also known as Elmer’s glue or woodowrking glue or simply white crafting glue. It is gluggy and sticky and thick and perfect.Shahrivar 29, 1391 AP

Is Elmer’s glue PVA?

Polyvinyl acetate is a component of a widely used glue type, commonly referred to as wood glue, white glue, carpenter’s glue, school glue, Elmer’s glue (in the US), or PVA glue.”Esfand 13, 1392 AP

What is the difference between Elmer’s glue and school glue?

Both dry clear, but Elmer’s Glue All is more permanent. Dried School glue can be softened with water, so it it preferred for ballasting when you inevitably need to replace that turnout that fails or derails. I use diluted School Glue or Matte Medium (Modge Podge) for large scenery areas. Glue All is good for wood kits.Ordibehesht 7, 1399 AP

Is PVA glue flexible when dry?

​PVA – Polyvinyl Acetate: This type of PVA glue is used for book binding, box sealing, and used in paints. It’s typically white in color and dries clear. It’s permanent and remains flexible after drying, rather than becoming brittle over time.

90,000 What is quilling and what tools are needed for it

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Paper quilling is an art based on the technique of neatly folding multi-colored narrow strips of paper for making crafts.This popular art dates back to England and has been around for centuries.

Paper quilling projects are commonly used as picture frames, gift bags, boxes, decorative cards, and for DIY 3D artwork.


When you start quilling, there should be enough strips of paper, some glue, a knitting needle or a toothpick. However, here are some of the tools you should buy to make it even easier.

1. White glue. Most paper quilters use regular PVA glue. You can also use transparent glue. The trick is to use tiny drops of glue.

2. Crimping tool. This is a tool that adds a little crinkle texture to quilling stripes to add interest to a design.

3. Needles. Used to apply glue to paper. It is a pen with a needle on one end and a grip on the other.

4. Tweezers.Used to hold corrugated figures for glue application.

5. Slotted tool. The needles and slotted tool do the same by curling the paper. The difference between the two is that a slotted tool has a shorter tip with a slot in the center, while a needle tool has a sharpened shaft.

A slot in the tool holds the paper in place during folding, making work much easier. Although the needle looks more neat, it is a little difficult for beginners to use.

6. Paper quilling strips. Pre-cut quilling paper specially designed for quilling applications is available online or even at your local craft stores. You can also make your own quilling paper by cutting strips of colored paper, but the advantage of using pre-cut paper strips is that they are all the same width and it also saves a lot of time.

Paper quilling starts with rolling a few strips of paper.Pre-cut quilling paper can be easily purchased at many craft stores. However, you can still cut the paper strips yourself. The size and length of the paper determines the outcome of the paper nut.

The quilling method requires the right tools. Beginners should work with a slotted tool. The consumable list should also include glue. The rest are tweezers and a circular template.

The art of quilling

Quilling or paper-rolling, paper filigree is the art of curling, gluing long and thin strips of paper.By modifying the elements obtained by twisting and gluing them together, you can create original flat or volumetric compositions.

In English, this type of needlework is called “quilling” – from the word “quill”, translated into Russian – “bird feather”. Quilling as an art originated in Europe at the end of the XIV – the beginning of the XV century. In the Middle Ages in Europe, nuns created exquisite jewelry by rolling paper with gilded edges at the end of a feather. When examining these masterpieces, the complete illusion was created that they were made of thin golden stripes.Since paper is a short-lived material, medieval works have not survived to this day. But the ancient technique has not sunk into oblivion. Subsequently, Quilling quickly spread in Europe, but since paper was a very valuable material at that time, especially colored paper, paper plastic became an art for women from wealthy strata of society.

In the 15th century, quilling was considered an art, in the 19th – entertainment. For a significant part of the 20th century, it was forgotten. And only at the end of the last century the art of quilling regained its former value and popularity.The English princess Elizabeth was fond of the art of quilling, and many of her works are kept in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The paper seems fragile and short-lived, but quilling refutes this – you can put, for example, a cup on a stand made using this technique, and not a single curl of lace made of paper is deformed. You can glue a vase for sweets from paper elements and use it calmly – it will not break. In general, quilling is a creative work in which unusual things are made using ordinary paper.

Materials used.

The first thing to note is the quilling paper. It can be either special (ready-made strips of paper with a standard width of 3 mm), and strips that can be cut by yourself, with a breadboard knife or by passing the sheet through a paper shredder, of any size – from 3 to 12 mm.

The second important component of this type of needlework is glue.PVA glue is used in quilling, it dries quickly without leaving stains and streaks.

And the third is a quilling tool. It looks like this:

By inserting the strip into the “slingshot” of the tool, and turning clockwise or counterclockwise, we begin to wind … This is where any simple element in this technique begins. The name of the elements and their modifications will be described in the following articles. Subscribe to updates in order not to miss anything and receive announcements of future master classes directly to your mail.

Additional materials: tweezers, ruler with round stencils, scissors.

Quilling technique is very simple, and everyone can master it. A little imagination, patience – and with the help of very simple techniques, you can make original designer gizmos, decorate your home and surprise your friends that everything is made of such a simple material as paper!

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Author: Ekaterina Shkodovskaya (online – Katushka), master of making postcards and volumetric works using the quilling technique from sunny Odessa, leading the new section “Quilling” on the KARTONKINO website.Ekaterina is a creative person and, in addition to quilling, she embroiders with a cross, knits a little, sews … But now she devotes more time to making postcards, she also participates in handmade exhibitions with them, conducts master classes for children and adults.

You can familiarize yourself with the work of Ekaterina on the pages of her blog “Quilling ideas from Coil”.

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Quilling paintings

Quilling, also known as paper rolling, is the art of making flat or voluminous compositions from long and narrow strips of paper twisted into spirals.The finished spirals are given a different shape and thus the paper-rolling elements, also called modules, are obtained.

Currently, quilling is very popular among needlewomen from different countries. Using the quilling technique, you can create beautiful, bright and varied crafts, as well as paintings. This technique will be interesting for both children and adults.

The first mentions of quilling were recorded in the XIV century and monks in Mediterranean Europe were engaged in this type of needlework.The monks created ornate paper decorations. All this was explained by the fact that ordinary people could not afford such an expensive material at that time, like paper, which is now available to almost everyone.

In the 15th-16th centuries, paper-rolling was considered an art, in the 19th century – for ladies’ entertainment (and almost the only needlework worthy of noble ladies). For most of the 20th century, it was forgotten. And only at the end of the last century, paper-rolling again began to turn into art.

Special strips for quilling can be of a variety of colors and shades: white, black, colored, shiny, pearlescent, with a gradually changing color along the length, with double tint (one side is lighter than the other).Quilling tools can be special devices with a wooden, plastic or metal handle and a thin “fork” at the end. It is convenient to insert a strip of paper into such a “fork” and gradually roll it into a roll by turning the handle. In addition to “forks” for quilling, an awl with a thin sting is used, in this case, after twisting the paper element, there is practically no central hole left, which is appreciated when creating miniature works.

A painting using the quilling technique may well become a real masterpiece, because you can create a bright, exciting composition from ordinary paper.Most often, the themes of paintings in the quilling technique are flower arrangements, nature, insects, birds and animals, seasons, people.

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flat or volumetric compositions from long and narrow strips of paper twisted into spirals.

Flowers and patterns are created from paper spirals, which are then usually used to decorate

postcards, albums, gift wrapping, photo frames. Art came to us from Korea.

Also popular as a hobby in Germany, England and America. Quilling is also called “paper

filigree.”This is a simple and very beautiful kind of needlework that does not require large expenses. Products made from

paper ribbons can also be used as wall decorations or even jewelry

Art is believed to have originated in medieval Europe (according to other sources in the Middle East and Ancient Egypt), where nuns created medallions, framing icons and book covers, rolling paper strips with gilded edges on the tip of a bird’s feather, which created an imitation of a gold miniature (especially often used in poor churches).

In the 15th-16th centuries, quilling was considered an art, in the 19th century – ladies’ entertainment (and almost the only needlework worthy of noble ladies). For most of the 20th century, it was forgotten. And only at the end of the last century, quilling began to turn into art again. In England, Princess Elizabeth was seriously fond of the art of quilling, and many of her creations are kept in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The Korean school of quilling (called paper-rolling) is somewhat different from the European one.Modern European works, as a rule, consist of a small number of details, they are laconic, resemble mosaics, adorn postcards and frames. Eastern masters create complex pieces that look more like jewelery masterpieces. The finest volumetric “lace” is woven from hundreds of small details.

In Europe, a plastic or metal rod with a slot at the end is used to twist the strips. Some people make a similar tool themselves, for example, from a refill for a ballpoint pen.In this case, when twisting, a part is obtained with a too large and uneven hole in the center, but this option can also be offered to children.

Masters of the oriental school prefer to twist with a thin awl, while the tip of the paper slips. Its likeness can be made from a thick needle and cork. Children can also wrap paper around a toothpick.

There are rulers with different hole diameters to create precisely sized features.For this, the twisted spirals are placed in the holes of the ruler.

Tweezers (for precise fixing of parts on the base), scissors, PVA glue (or any other thick enough glue) are also used, usually a bottle with a small hole is taken to make it easier to control the amount of glue.

For quilling, paper of various weights (from 116 to 160 g / m2) is used, colored in volume so that both sides and the cut look the same, although sometimes the cut is deliberately given a different color.Sets of ready-made cut paper strips for quilling (multicolored mix and monochromatic) can be bought in specialized stores. If this is not possible, then you can cut the strips yourself: the width of the strips for quilling is usually 1-15 millimeters, the length is from 15 to 60 centimeters. Quilling strips are often cut into pieces during work if a short length is required, or glued together if required by the size of the part. Sometimes craftsmen combine stripes of different colors to create multi-colored spirals.

Special strips for quilling can be of a variety of colors and shades: white, black, colored, shiny, pearlescent, with a gradually changing color along the length, with double tint (one side is lighter than the other).

This is what the girls from the drawing and applied arts studio of the Juventa Center can do.

Project “Quilling. Unusual Possibilities of Plain Paper”

MOU – secondary school s.Pervomaiskoye, Krasnokutsk District, Saratov Region


on the topic:





pupils of grade 7

MOU – secondary school s. Pervomaiskoe:

Popova Julia

Lanina Marina

Bolotova Victoria

Khodyreva Alena


Konovalova Alena Dmitrievna.

Krasny Kut, 2015



Quilling history


Thinking scheme


Characteristics of tools and accessories


Basic forms

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Safety precautions


Exercise for the eyes


Technological sequence for creating works




Used literature

Applications 21



Every year in technology lessons we carry out a creative project.The idea has been pondered for a long time. We chose a creative project on the theme “ Quilling, unusual possibilities of plain paper “, since making a flower panel and other crafts using the “quilling” technique ourselves is an unusual, interesting and exciting activity that trains perseverance, patience, and also instills aesthetic taste and developing design skills. 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-mâché, origami, we liked the “quilling” technique the most. Quilling, of course, requires both time and an exclusively positive attitude in order to perceive your work as a useful and refined work. This technique requires painstaking work, accuracy, and imagination.

It became interesting for us to independently master the “quilling” technique. Flowers and patterns were created from paper spirals, which were then used to decorate postcards and boxes.

Handicraft is now becoming more and more fashionable hobby. A do-it-yourself postcard or toy is valued much higher than one bought in a store.

After all, not only skill is invested in the manufacture of such gifts, but also a part of the soul.

Recently, quilling or paper-rolling has become more and more popular. Quilling is a very beautiful type 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.

Project Objective:

  • Show the unusual possibilities of plain paper;

  • develop creativity, aesthetic taste;

  • create creative compositions and participate with them in contests of different levels

In general, quilling is an opportunity to see unusual possibilities of plain paper.


Quilling has a long history: the filigree processing of paper was already known to the ancient Egyptians, who used papyrus as the main material; 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 courses in the most elite schools.

Crowned persons such as the daughter of George III, Elizabeth, who is said to have presented her doctor with a quilling screen, Queen Mary and Queen Alexandra, who collected his samples, as well as intellectuals such as Jane Austen and sisters Brontë.

From England quilling migrated 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 technique of paper filigree, 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, to be revived again today
in a more modern form, but with charm and sophistication that are not inferior 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 true corporation of quilling, 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, in 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 native to Japan, the art of paper rolling originated 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 of 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 form for wealthy ladies.
Today 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 a new life to the art of paper plastics.
In South Korea, there is a whole Association of Paper Plastics Lovers, uniting followers of the most diverse areas of paper art.

SCHEME deliberation


and appliances

Paper for quilling good quality It should be neither too light nor too heavy, it should be easy to wind up and then evenly open and maintain a given shape.Paper that is too light will not open easily and poor quality paper will not curl well.

TOOL FOR QUILING “SCALP”. The tool is a comb for creating decorative elements in quilling.


TEMPLATE diameters for quilling.The tips should be sharp, exactly aligned. For high precision work. Jagging at the end is undesirable because may leave marks on paper.


tools for cutting, cutting threads, must have pointed ends. For precise cutting of fringes. You will need curly scissors and cutters to create special effects.


The best glue for working with paper, quite viscous, good adhesion, made on the basis of water, becomes transparent when dried and is not toxic.Low-quality, watery glue is irritating and difficult to work with.

GLUE GUN for needlework

AWL it is advisable to purchase an awl with a diameter of about one millimeter. Usually the awl is tapered, which can be awkward. In this case, you can use any hardened rod of a suitable diameter. An awl (rod) is used to wind a spiral from a paper strip. In this case, it is necessary to control the tension of the paper, the handle of the tool should be comfortable for this purpose.


Although there are also craftsmen who cut the paper themselves, today most quilling practitioners use pre-cut paper strips that are packed in packs containing different colors. They can be purchased at specialized dry goods stores.

Strip width – 2.3, 5, 10 mm.

♦ Good quality quilling paper should be neither too light nor too heavy, and should be easily rolled up and then evenly opened to maintain its shape.Paper that is too light will not open easily and poor quality paper will not curl well.

♦ Although this paper is lightfast, it is best to avoid direct sunlight on quilling work.

♦ You can coat the quilling paper with lacquers, gold or silver sprays, smoothing the staining strips well along their entire length and securing them around the edges. There is already gold-plated and silver-plated paper on sale.

♦ Blank quilling paper made of parchment is also on sale, which, as a rule, has delicate pastel colors and allows you to perform very sophisticated and unusual quilling work.


Background. As a rule, a background is needed for quilling – thin cardboard, plywood, wood, cork, coarse dense fabric, as well as any other material to which spirals can be attached, will do.

Ruler. Any ruler will do; you won’t need to use it often.

Clamp. It is convenient for them to clamp the paper during the cutting process, when making flowers from fringe.

Markers. If they have a thick core, they can paint the edges of the stripes, if they have a thin one, they can add finishing touches.

Stamp pads. Used to touch up the edges of the stripes. Just place the pad on the finished piece.

Guides. For the manufacture of ring elements and some other techniques, you will need guides – cylinders of various sizes. Anything from toilet paper rolls to pencils will do.

Corsage pins. Some craftsmen prefer to wind paper around them.

Appendix 4


1. In order not to negate the result of many hours of work on
projects, it is necessary to follow simple but important rules for storing and caring for the main material.

2. It is important to handle the paper carefully so as not to create wrinkles that could ruin the work.

3.It is preferable to tear off the edge of the strips with your fingers, rather than cut it off with scissors, since the glue seizes more evenly on light irregularities of the torn edge than on an even edge cut with scissors.

4. Paper strips should be stored neatly: mainly boxes of appropriate sizes are used, which are equipped with internal dividers that allow you to separate the colors as much as possible.

5. When you pull a strip of paper out of the stack, grasp it by both ends.

Appendix No. 3


There are 20 basic elements for quilling, but the principle remains the same:


fantasy and glue.



Wash your hands before and after work to prevent the paper from getting dirty.

The workplace should be well lit, the light should fall on the work from the left side. You should sit straight, touching the back of the chair with the body. The distance from the eyes to work should be at least 35-40 cm so that myopia does not develop.

Every 1 – 1.5 hours the eyes need 30 minutes rest. Break and relaxation are essential to restore eye function.

To maintain health while working, it is useful to do a warm-up for the arms, eyes and back.

The scissors should lie with closed blades, they should be passed in rings forward.

Do everything without haste, so that the hand movements are smooth, even, then the knitting will be beautiful and even.

Do not work in poor lighting or behind a TV when the room is dim. The light should fall from the left. But it is best, of course, to knit in daylight.

It is necessary that the position of the body during work was correct. Sit comfortably, sit back in a chair, sofa or chair.

It is recommended to work on a table covered with oilcloth.

Strips must be cut on glass or a special substrate.

Office knife keep closed outside of work

Observe T / B when working with glue

Safety and self-control

To create this project, you need to know the basic safety rules:

1.Use scissors carefully

2. Wash your hands after the glue

3. Do not throw the scissors anywhere

4. Remove the glue after you, as it may spill and ruin the work

Rules for working with scissors:

  1. Work with well-adjusted and sharpened scissors.

  2. Place the scissors in rings towards you with closed blades.

  3. Pass the scissors with the rings forward.

  4. Do not leave the scissors open.

  5. Do not play with scissors or bring them to your face.

  6. Use scissors only for their intended purpose.

How to handle needles and pins:

  1. Store needles and pins in the needle bar.

  2. Do not leave the needle without thread on the table.

  3. Do not sew with rusty needles.

  4. Do not put needles or pins in your mouth.

  5. Do not stick pins or needles into clothing or furniture.

  6. Do not sew on upholstered furniture.

  7. Before and after work, check the number of needles.



  1. Close your eyes tightly and open wide. Repeat the exercise 5-6 times with an interval of 30 seconds.

  2. Look up, down, right, left without turning your head.

  3. Slowly rotate your eyes: down, right, up, left and in the opposite direction.

It is recommended to do the second and third exercises not only with your eyes open, but also with your eyes closed. They should be performed while sitting, with an interval of 1-2 minutes.


  1. While standing, look straight ahead for 2-3 seconds. Then place your finger at a distance of 25-30 cm from your eyes, move your gaze to the tip of your finger and look at it for 3-5 seconds.Lower your hand. Repeat 10-12 times. Exercise relieves eye fatigue, facilitates visual work at close range. Those who use glasses should do the exercises without removing them.

  2. Sitting, with three fingers of each hand, lightly press the upper eyelid, after 1-2 seconds, remove the fingers. Repeat 3-4 times.

  3. It is very useful to look into the distance for a few seconds, to take a look at the horizon.

  1. Physical minutes.
    Eyes see everything around,

I will circle them in a circle.
With an eye to see everything –
Where is the window, and where is the movie.
I will circle them,
I will look at the world around.
This finger is small – a very small finger.
The nameless ring wears, will never leave it.
This finger is the longest, it stands in the middle.
This is a wonderful index finger.

This finger is what is called a big one.


1. Create a sketch.

  • You can use pictures from children’s books, coloring pages.

  • As you work, apply twisted elements to the sketch, but do not glue them immediately. You will have the opportunity to make small changes.

  • Do not be afraid if the result differs from the sketch.

2. We twist the main parts for crafts.

  • When winding any element, it must be borne in mind that the size always depends on the length of the strip and the thickness of the paper

  • for making flowers – one strip at a time, butterflies.

  • for the trunk – two strips, etc. it all depends on the sketch of the work

3. Assembling the finished parts.

4. Compose a composition according to a sketch.

  • Unfold the workpieces.

  • Select background material, frame.

5. Select and design the basis of the panel.

If you do not have a suitable frame, then you can use ceiling tiles, candy boxes as a background.

6. Assemble and glue the craft.


of our works

“New Year’s gifts for princesses.” The work was done by Marina Lanina and Julia Popova. Diploma of the 1st degree in the All-Russian competition of applied art

“And here she, smartly, came to us for a holiday!”

Swan. The work was done by Yulia Popova. 3rd degree diploma in the All-Russian competition of applied art “A fairy tale is a lie, but there is a hint in it –

a lesson for good fellows!”

Ryabinushka.The work was done by Alena Khodyreva.

“Spring Girl”. The work was done by Lanina Marina and Popova Yulia.

Our cards and box for Valentine’s Day.

“Tea Pair” was made by Popova Yulia and Lanina Marina


Despite the fact that the history of “paper” art goes back tens of centuries, it has not lost its attractiveness.

Working on the project gave us the opportunity to learn to overcome difficulties, to boldly implement our ideas.

Quilling developed patience, accuracy, a sense of beauty in us.

We realized that with a little paper handling skills, you can learn to CREATE!


1. Anna Zaitseva Quilling. New ideas for creativity. – EKSMO. Moscow, 2011

2. Helen Walter Patterns from paper ribbons / Per.from English – M .: Publishing house “Niola – Press”, 2006.

3. Donatella Ciotti Original paper crafts / Per. with ital. G.V. Kirsanova. – M .: OOO TD “Publishing House of the World of Books”, 2008.

4. Paper filigree / Alexandra Bystritskaya. – 2nd ed. – M .: Ayris-press, 2008 .– 128p.

5. The art of quilling: The magic of paper ribbons / Anna Zaitseva. – M.: Eksmo, 2009 .– 64p.


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Quilling technique for beginners: step by step instructions

Quilling is the art of rolling paper from strips of paper.Spirals of paper have different shapes – they are called modules. They are the main material in the creation of handicrafts, paintings, albums, postcards, figurines … Quilling translated from English means “bird’s feather” – it came from history.

In the Middle Ages, paper was treated very carefully and the leftovers were not thrown away, they were wound on the tip of a pen – this is how such an unusual name was formed. Quilling became popular in Russia at the end of the 20th century. In the 19th century, quilling was considered the main handicraft of noble ladies.The English princess Elizabeth was fascinated by this art, and many of her works are in London in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

You will need: tweezers, scissors, colored paper, toothpicks, glue, cardboard, a paper curling tool (a wooden stick with a split end or a gypsy needle with a broken eye), stencil, ruler.

Today, there are whole sets for quilling on sale, with already cut strips of paper at an affordable price, in stationery or online stores.

The basis of each quilling craft is a module. The module is a spiral of paper. It has such forms as a fringe, a tight spiral, a free spiral, a drop, a curved drop, an arrow, a crescent moon, an eye, a star, a bird’s foot, a petal …

Fringe – Used to add volume to flowers. A strip of paper is scored on both sides and then rolled up.

Tight spiral – a strip of paper is wound on a needle, glued immediately and removed from the needle.

Free spiral – a strip of paper is wound on a needle, removed from it, then inserted into the stencil, slightly unblocked and glued at the ends.

Drop – a free spiral is made and the part is slightly pressed at one end.

Curved drop – done as usual, only the end is bent.

Pointer – a free spiral is made, then bend on both sides to form a strip and bend the arrow from one edge.

Crescent – a free spiral is made, bent from one edge and a crescent shape is attached.

Eye – A free spiral is made, bent on both sides and given the shape of the eye.

Star – a free spiral is made, corners are clamped from different sides, forming a star shape.

Bird’s foot – A triangle is made by winding a strip on a needle and giving the shape of a bird’s foot.

Petal – an eye module is made and the corners are unbent on both sides in different directions.

Quilling Crafts Ideas

Start by creating small appliqués, pictures, postcards. The popularity of crafts using the quilling technique is famous for the fact that even beginners get very beautiful crafts.

The main thing is to master the creation of a module, be patient and get good at it, and then it will go like clockwork. Sushi using the quilling technique is a very creative idea and it’s easy to make them!

When you have mastered the basics of quilling, and you get beautiful crafts, then create three-dimensional paintings with a 3D effect and create real masterpieces!

Using the quilling technique, you can make flowers, animals, plants, snowflakes, create a variety of figures, portraits, food and much more … If you liked the crafts using the quilling technique, go for it and you will definitely succeed!

If you are fond of quilling then this video is for you!

Quilling is a word very few people know.And it means making figures from strips of paper twisted into spirals. Is it really that simple and easy to do? The variety of options will surprise you.

Next, I will tell you how to create beautiful things out of ordinary paper. This type of activity will help you brighten up long winter evenings or make a beautiful thing with your own hands and give it to your loved one. Or maybe after my lessons, it will become a hobby for you and even bring a small income.

But in order to understand what it is, to find out who invented it, let’s plunge into the history of quilling.

A bit of history

This art form was invented by monks in Europe during the Middle Ages. When they cut the edges of the books with gilding and twisted them around the ends of the feathers of the birds. Thus, it turned out something like a golden miniature.

This is where the name quilling comes from. From the English word “quill”, which translates as “bird feather”. At the very beginning, this was done in poor churches, especially in the 19th century, quilling was a favorite pastime of noble ladies.

It was forgotten in the twentieth century. And at the end of the last century, quilling began to return to people’s homes as a hobby.

As a result of his walking around the world, schools began to form in each country. And each nation brought something to its own in this kind of art. For example, oriental schools differ from European ones in the complexity of patterns, which allows oriental people to create masterpieces of art.

And the Korean school differs from the European one in that a rod is not used when winding the paper, and everything is done by hand.The work of the Korean school is very complex. In our country, this art became popular at the end of the twentieth century.

Therefore, few of us know this art form thoroughly. I will introduce you to the basics of this art form, give advice, give examples and try to give you all my knowledge. Let’s start with a base of basics.

But before you start doing this kind of creativity, you need to prepare. That is, to acquire the necessary tools for work.

List of required tools

Below I have given a list of essential tools if we want to create all kinds of beauty out of paper.

You can not spend on the purchase of sets for quilling. And make the right tools from home appliances.

For this, ordinary female nail scissors with straight ends, an awl or a toothpick are suitable. Between the two ends of the scissors, you need to put a long strip of paper, squeeze gently so as not to cut and wind. With an awl and a toothpick, they act a little differently: the edge of the paper lies on the end of the awl and sticks with your finger, and the rest of the strip is screwed onto it with the other hand.

Now, knowing and keeping the tools that we need next to us, we can proceed to learning the basics of quilling.

Quilling Basics for Beginners

The production of paper products begins with a drawing. In this form of art, drawing is a scheme according to which an unusual craft will be made in the future, which can bring a bit of brightness and unforgettableness to your interior. First, let’s look at how simple diagrams are drawn and which of them are magical crafts using the example of making a snowflake.

We need:

  • Pencil.
  • Colored paper.
  • Scissors.

Now we take A4 paper and fold the sheet so that we get a right-angled triangle. Cut off the unnecessary excess part and fold it three times. Then we draw patterns on it and cut out along them.

When we have mastered the initial and simple technique of making crafts, which we discussed above, we move on to more complex ones. Let’s learn how to make rolls. It is the main element in the quilling technique.

We will need:
  • Colored paper.
  • Pencil.
  • PVA glue.
  • Scissors.

Rod for making rolls

At the very beginning, you need to outline with a pencil the future composition on the blank for a greeting card or the place where this product will be at the end. The next thing we need to do is roll. To do this, we need to take a thin and long strip of paper and wind it onto a specially prepared rod.

After what we have done, we must let the roll unfold. The end of the roll must be carefully glued to the spiral that has turned out. Now you can give the roll any look, be it a drop, a heart or a month.


In order not to get smeared with glue, it is necessary to apply it on the parts of the product quite a bit. This can be done with a toothpick.

Special quilling paper for sale. It is better to use it.

And now we got to the main elements of quilling.

Basic elements

Now let’s take a look at what parts the creations in quilling consist of. Any job starts with a tight spiral . This is the first element in quilling when preparing a product.

Above, when we made a roll, in fact, we used this element. But then we did not know its true name yet. We now know this.

Let’s repeat the process of creating a tight spiral again. A rod is taken, a strip of narrow paper is wound around it. And the tip of the latter is neatly glued to the spiral.


  • If you are right-handed, hold the strip with your left hand and the bar with your right.
  • If the strip is double-sided, then the back of it should point towards the rod.
  • The rod must be rotated clockwise.

The next element is the “free spiral”. It is made in the same way as a “tight spiral”. But after we have finished winding it, we need to remove the spiral from the rod and let it unwind a little.

Now we have learned how to create various kinds of spirals. The same technology is used to create a “curl” figure. But at the end of the work, the end of the paper tape does not stick and hangs freely in the air.

In order to make a drop, you need to squeeze one part of the “free spiral” form with your fingers and hold it for a few seconds. This is done so that the shape takes on the shape of a drop. It is also possible to bend the tip at the “drop” shape to obtain a slightly different “curved drop” element.


If you are just starting to learn quilling – never rush!

Well, we examined simple forms of quilling. Now it’s time to move on to the more complex ones. Such forms are obtained from two or more folded together.

Complex forms in quilling

The complex “horns” element is created from two “free spirals” twisted in opposite directions.

Take a long strip of paper for it and break it in half.The right side is screwed in one direction, the left in the opposite direction. This element can be attached to a fun greeting card.

The next shape will be a “heart”.

It is done in the same way as the horns. Only the directions in which the spirals are wound change. And the junction is clamped with your fingers. This type of product is ideal for decorating a gift for your girlfriend or spouse.

The next most difficult will be the “crescent”.

It is made from a simple shape of “eyes” only the opposite corners are bent upwards. It turns out something like the letter “C”. For the form, which in psychology denotes a leader, namely for a triangle, a “free spiral” is taken. Then it is compressed in three parts with your fingers and held for a while.

The next element is obtained from the shape of a triangle.

To do this, bend two opposite sides to the center. And we will get “paws”.To make a square shape, I use a free spiral. Then I squeeze it in four parts so that I get a square.

So we got acquainted with the basic forms of products in quilling. And also now we know what tools we need for this type of creativity. And we have some base that will allow us to move on to creating more complex products.

Quilling flowers

Such flowers will serve as a kind of transition from simple to complex for a novice quilling master.In fact, this is not yet the most complex product, but it contains many simple elements that complicate the manufacture of the product. Thus, the novice creator receives invaluable experience and beauty in his home, made with his own hands.

To create these colors, you need to make a “drop” from the “free spiral”. And in order for the flower petals to have a different color, you will need colored paper.

As you can see, the core of the flower is created from a “free spiral”. Next, the core of the flower is first glued to the postcard or the surface that you intend to decorate.Around this figure, I glue the “drops” that I have already made in advance.

“Drops” are a kind of petals. They can be made in one color, or in different colors.

The more different colors there are in the product, the more beautiful and brighter it will look. The main thing is not to overdo it with color.

You can also decorate the postcard with a “heart” or “eye” shape. It will be a very pleasant gift for the eighth of March for your beloved.

Now we have learned how to make more complex products.Now let’s go back to the snowflakes again. Only this time I’ll make it harder.

Quilling – Snowflake

Now we are back to the topic of making snowflakes. This time we will make a snowflake quilling. It differs from a simple one in a more complex shape and patterns. To your taste and color, such snowflakes can be either multi-colored, or white, or with an admixture of a blue tint.

To make such New Year’s snowflakes, we need:

  • Quilling paper.
  • Pins.
  • Stencil.
  • Glue.
  • Rod.

At the very beginning, you need to draw a template according to which they will be made. It is necessary to divide the strips of paper in half. There should be three of them. Then I turn the first spiral. Then I insert it into the hole of the stencil. It is necessary to make the rest of the spirals the same size. Therefore, I find out that the hole is one centimeter, which means that the other four spirals will be the same size.

In order not to damage the workpiece, I pull it out carefully and with a toothpick, and then let it unwind a little. And only after that I glue the tip to the spiral. Then I place these blanks in the center of the layout drawn in advance.

For beginners, it is advisable to use pins to attach the spirals to the breadboard. And then they can be glued together.

The next model I make is the “eye”. Then I put several “eyes” around one spiral.And then I glue it. Then I make a tight spiral. I described the principle of its creation above, so I will not repeat myself. And glue it to the tops of the snowflake. This will be the final element. You can see the result in the picture above.


For beginners, it can be difficult to make “free spirals” models that do not spin. Therefore, it is necessary to shift the center of the spiral to the edge and press it. You can even apply a little glue.

When the snowflake is ready, you can hang it on the tree or attach it to the window.Such products will always give you warmth and joy. And making such things with your own hands will give you confidence in your abilities and a feeling of uplifting strength and mood.

Now we have learned how to make complex snowflakes. The next step will be making decorative jewelry in the form of lovely ladies’ earrings. They are perfect for a birthday present for your girlfriend.

Making women’s earrings

To create such jewelry, very beloved by our women, we need:

  • Colored paper.I will have blue and white colors.
  • Scissors.
  • Quilling rod.
  • Quilling board.
  • PVA glue.
  • Pencil.

At the very beginning, in order for such jewelry to be symmetrical, I will have to imagine how the earrings will look and draw a diagram on paper. This diagram will serve as a template for gluing the various pieces together.

Step by step instructions

  • I cut six strips of blue paper, one centimeter wide, and glue them together.
  • From white paper, three strips and glue to the end of the resulting tape of blue stripes. And I supplement it with three more glued strips of blue paper. I do this twice to get two long ribbons.
  • Then, using a rod, I turn them into a “tight spiral” shape. We discussed the creation of this form at the very beginning.
  • I do the same tapes again, only cutting the strips in half. That is, instead of six strips, I cut out four from blue paper, I also leave three from white paper and glue it together, adding two strips and blue paper at the end.
  • With the help of the rod, I also turn this tape into a “tight spiral”. Only now it turned out to be smaller than the first one. And I create another one of the same spiral.

Take your time, this technique doesn’t like being in a hurry.

Step by step instructions

  • And the third time I do the same with the paper as the first two times, only I reduce the number of strips of the first blue ribbons to two.
  • Again I turn the created tape into a “tight spiral”.As well as the first time, I will need two such spirals. You have probably already guessed why I needed paired forms of quilling. Of course, there should be two ladies’ earrings! Now I lay out the prepared forms on the already created template and glue them.
  • Finally, I cut out a few more strips of blue paper, glue them together and twist them with a rod. But now I turn the shape not into a “tight spiral”, but into a “free spiral” and pinch it along the edges with my fingers and stretch it slightly to get the shape of “eyes”.
  • I make four of these types of shapes. Two for each earring and stick it according to the template.
  • The final step is to thread the clasp ring through the eye-shaped holes. The picture below shows what an excellent beauty I have turned out.

So we have learned how to create complex and beautiful ladies’ jewelry. Let’s now try to make an unusual quilling flower.

Making an unusual flower

Now we come to more serious things.I will tell you and show you how to make a volumetric quilling flower. To do this, you need to purchase or get the tools already prepared in advance, namely:

Step by step instructions

  • I take a sheet of white paper and divide it into strips three centimeters wide. Then I cut them and glue the strips one by one along the length. The result is one long tape.
  • Now we need to paint it. Apply paint to the sponge with a pipette.Apply yellow ink on one half of the sponge, red paint on the other half.
  • Then, using a sponge, paint our prepared long strip of white paper. And after the paint dries on a paper tape, cut out the pattern using curly scissors. What should turn out can be seen in the picture.
  • Now let’s move on to creating the petals for our flower. They must be cut so that both the petals and the corners sticking out between them. In this case, you need to leave four millimeters at the edge unfinished so that the tape does not break.As shown in the picture below.
  • Then I make a core for the flower. To do this, I twist a strip of quilling paper into a tight spiral. The diameter of the roll should match the diameter of the pencil.
If the diameter is smaller, then you can safely add another tape.

Apply glue only to the uncut edge!

Step by step instructions

  • The next step in creating a flower will be to smear the colored tape with glue from the side of the paint application.
  • Then I glue the petals of the flower with the core, as shown in the picture.
  • After the flower is twisted, it is necessary to glue its bottom with PVA glue to be sure that it will not come apart in the future.
  • Now I remove the flower from the stem and straighten its edges with my fingers. As a result, such a miracle turned out.
  • Of course, at your discretion – you can straighten the edges, or you may not. I straightened them in order to insert a “pistil” there, and thereby make the flower more like a real flower.
  • I cut off part of the sharpened pencil, smear the cut off with glue and stick it in the center of the flower. Here’s what we get!

Any of these products can decorate postcards on the first school day of the year, please a child with its beauty and originality.

Before that, we considered the quilling technique for adults. But you can also involve children in this handicraft. Thus, they will develop the breadth and originality of thinking.

Quilling for children

According to psychologists and pediatricians, modern children now have poorly developed hand and finger motor skills.It is difficult for them to correctly and firmly hold a pen or pencil in their hand.

Therefore, it is difficult for them in life to learn standard skills and simple self-service. Quilling for children promotes the development of this type of motor skills. At the same time, he raises the level of logical thinking.

The development of fine motor skills helps to increase attention and memory in a child. All this will be extremely necessary for him in his future life and the quilling technique can help a lot in this.

It also helps to educate the child in perseverance, accuracy, aesthetics of taste. Of course, you need to start with simple things.

Master class for children – ladybug

To create a ladybug, we need the following materials:

  • Cardboard sheet.
  • Colored paper.
  • Screw rod.
  • PVA glue.
  • Scissors.

Step by step instructions

  • At the very beginning, I cut out the body of a ladybug from cardboard – a semicircular oval.Then from a sheet of red colored paper I make an oval in the shape of the body and cut the lower part as shown in the figure.
  • Now I prepare the bottom part from a light yellow sheet and glue it onto the cardboard. Then I take and cut a long black strip and glue down the center of the cardboard.
  • When the oval of the body for the “ladybug” is ready, you can start “paper rolling”. Black dots on the body of the ladybug will consist of “free spirals”. Then I glue these created forms to the cardboard.

A six-year-old child can do just such a simple piece of work.After making simple shapes, you can move on to more complex ones.

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.


Quilling materials

You will need:

  • paper (you can buy special paper or cut strips yourself)
  • cardboard
  • PVA glue
  • tweezers
  • toothpicks
  • ruler
  • scissors
  • ribbon twisting tool (can be bought in 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 with your baby to simply twist the spirals 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 the 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 such birds like this, 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 multicolored 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 kid is interested in this technique, make a more complicated picture together – for example, this 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.

Successful creativity and experiments!

Quilling is a great activity for kids, so this master class will tell you how to make a beautiful picture out of paper. But first, a few simple schemes:

Flower in quilling technique for children

This applique is suitable for children 3-4 years old.It is perfect for even the most beginners.

So, in order to make such an application with a child, you need:

  • Colored cardboard;
  • Quilling strips;
  • Glue;
  • Brush;
  • Quilling needle.

Description of work

Twist a roll from one strip of paper.

Glue the free end.

Thus, make the required number of petals, as well as the core of the flower.

Make leaves for a flower in the same way, but squeeze one side of the roll to get a figure in the form of a drop.

Glue a stem from a strip of green paper to a sheet of cardboard. Glue all the elements of the flower to this stem. The flower is ready.

A meadow of flowers

Very simple applique for children 4 – 5 years old.

What you need

  • Cardboard;
  • Colored paper;
  • Glue;
  • Colored pencils or markers;
  • Scissors.

Description of work

Prepare quilling strips. Wind the strip onto a pencil, remove and straighten it a little, glue the edge to the spiral.

Make the required number of spirals.

In this composition for flowers you need 3, slightly straightened pink spirals, 3 yellow ones a little larger, 3 yellow dense and 2 blue straightened ones.

For petals: twist 5 spirals of green stripes, straighten a little and flatten on one side.The stem can be drawn.

For butterflies: 2 blue and 2 pink, the body can also be drawn.

You can fantasize with color and add elements.

This is the composition.

Quilling tulips for children

The following applique is suitable for children 6 – 7 years old.

  • What you need
  • Quilling strips;
  • Sheet of paper;
  • Pencil;
  • Glue;
  • Scissors;
  • Beads.

Description of work

Screw one pink strip onto the pencil.

Bend as shown in the photo:

In order for the buds to be of different sizes, you need to make them from strips of different lengths. To do this, glue several strips together.

Make spirals of green stripes and flatten them on both sides to give them a leaf shape.

Glue the two strips not completely to each other, and curl the remaining ends a little.This will be the stem.

Now you need to collect the first row of the composition.

Then the second row.

And third row.

Decorate the work with beads.

Quilling is a very amazing technique with which you can create both fragile patterns and voluminous and unusual crafts. Quilling is very useful for preschool children, as it develops perseverance, imagination, patience and, which is very important, fine motor skills of the hands.

Dandelion with children’s hands

Now you can make a dandelion craft using the quilling technique for children.


  • Double-sided paper;
  • Scissors;
  • Cocktail tubes;
  • Shiloh;
  • Glue;
  • Stationery knife;
  • Ruler.

Description of work

Cut the paper into strips 0.5 cm wide.

Use an awl to screw the strips into very tight rolls. Glue the ends.

Make cones from the rolls.

To do this, press with a toothpick in the center until you get a cone. It is important that all cones are the same length.

Now you need to collect the flower. To do this, glue the cones together to form a sphere shape, but not completely. You need to leave a hole for the stem.

For the stem, glue the tube with green paper. Cut a green strip 5 cm wide with a fringe and, stepping back from the beginning of the tube a couple of centimeters, glue.

Insert the stem into the sphere and that’s it, the dandelion is ready.

In the quilling technique, crafts for children are extraordinary and very beautiful. Therefore, both girls and boys love making such crafts.

Video tutorials

The word “quilling” has an English origin from the word “quill”, which means “bird feather”. This is a very old art. Previously, bird feathers were used to curl paper, hence the name – quilling. In the technique, paper is twisted into skeins of different shapes and thus beautiful shapes are obtained.Anyone can make crafts from quilling with their own hands. At the initial stage, they use special schemes, later only their imagination.

What can be done

It can be anything. Pictures, panels, snowflakes, flowers, postcards, various figures. There are also voluminous quilling paper crafts.

To work in the quilling style you will need:

  1. Quilling strips of different widths;
  2. A device for curling the paper.This can be a special tool, toothpick, pencil, awl, or large needle;
  3. Tweezers – It is used for gluing parts;
  4. Sharp thin scissors;
  5. PVA glue with a brush.

First, you need to study the creation of individual elements from which the quilling compositions are assembled.

How to curl paper

Take a strip of paper and wind tightly around the awl.

When the circle becomes 4-5 mm, remove it and wind it in your hands.

Make sure that the tape does not unfold and wind up tightly.

Done. Now dissolve the spiral a little.

Stick the tip of the paper with glue. The workpiece is ready.

Now you need to form the part. Press the workpiece on one side, you get a droplet part.

Thus, blanks are made from strips, and figures needed for composition are made from blanks. They can be very different.For example, as in the photo.

There are many simple crafts for beginners. Here’s a flower!

Delicate rose

Start wrapping paper tape.

Wrap at a right angle and continue twisting this way until you get a rose. Glue the bottom.

These roses can be used to decorate a postcard.

Heart for lovers

The paper strip is folded in half.

One end is twisted into a spiral.

Then the second end is twisted in the same way.

It turns out a heart. You can make a pendant out of it.

And you can make a large heart-card. To do this, you need to make spirals.

Take a long strip of paper.

Fold a heart out of it and glue it. Like this:

Place inside the spiral.You can lay out the whole heart, but you can only lay out one side.

Tulips for women’s holiday

You will need quilling strips, a white sheet of A3 format, a simple pencil, scissors, glue.

If there are no special strips, then you can cut them from double-sided colored paper, 0.5 cm each. Paper for crafts needs pink and green in two shades. First row: wind the pink stripes alternately on the pencil.

It turns out a spiral that needs to be glued.

Press the workpiece in the middle and press the ears, like this.

Make blanks for tulips of different sizes. For larger spirals, glue two strips together.

Stems and petals will be made of green stripes. It is necessary to make green spirals of different sizes and flatten them on both sides – these are the petals. For the stems, glue two strips together, slightly bending them from above, as in the photo.

ScrapMania: The art of paper rolling (quilling)

Hello friends! In this article, we want to acquaint you with an interesting technique – making compositions from paper strips twisted into a spiral.This technique is called

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Paper rolling (also quilling eng. quilling – from the word quill (bird feather)) is the art of making flat or volumetric compositions from long and narrow strips of paper twisted into spirals.

Flowers and patterns are created from paper spirals, which are then usually used to decorate postcards, albums, gift wraps, and photo frames.Art came to Russia from Korea. Also popular in Germany, England and America as a hobby. Quilling is also called “paper filigree”. This is a simple and very beautiful kind of needlework that does not require large expenses. Paper ribbon products can also be used as wall decorations or even as jewelry.

It is believed that art originated in medieval Europe (according to other sources in the Middle East and Ancient Egypt), where nuns created medallions, frames for icons and book covers, twisting on the tip of a bird’s feather (hence name) paper strips with gilded edges, which created an imitation of a gold miniature (especially often used in poor churches).

In the 15th-16th centuries, quilling was considered an art, in the 19th century – ladies’ entertainment (and almost the only needlework worthy of noble ladies). For most of the 20th century, it was forgotten. And only at the end of the last century, quilling began to turn into art again. In England, Princess Elizabeth was seriously fond of the art of quilling, and many of her creations are kept in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
The Korean school of quilling (called paper rolling) is somewhat different from the European one.Modern European works, as a rule, consist of a small number of details, they are laconic, resemble mosaics, adorn postcards and frames. Eastern masters create complex pieces that look more like jewelery masterpieces. The finest volumetric “lace” is woven from hundreds of small details.
Today paper rolling is widely known and popular as a hobby in Western Europe, especially in England and Germany. Interest in him was revived in the 1960s and 70s. 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 a new life to the art of paper plastics.

Quilling Wall at the San Francisco Museum.

Quilling is a simple and very beautiful kind of handicraft that does not require large expenses. You do not need expensive tools and a specially equipped workplace. In order to make any of the compositions described here, you will need the following materials and accessories :

colored paper , painted in a certain color on both sides.It is cut into strips of 3-10 mm, depending on the product. You can cut the paper yourself or buy ready-made strips from craft stores.

Coil winding rod . For beginners, the simplest option is suitable – a toothpick, in which you need to cut off the tip and split it in half by about 5-7 mm. The edge of the paper strip will be inserted into this slot and then curled up.

If you wish, you can make an instrument from a round wooden stick and a tapestry needle with a large eye.Stick the tip of the needle into the butt of the stick and “bite off” the tip of the ear with pliers to leave a gap.

And, of course, special tools for twisting ribbons can be purchased at handicraft stores.

Tweezers . It is desirable that it be with pointed ends. It is convenient for them to hold a piece of paper in order to apply glue to it and stick it to the cardboard.

adhesive . PVA is perfect. This glue is sold at craft stores, bookstores, and print kiosks.

blank stencil . A stencil with circles of different diameters can be purchased at a stationery store.

scissors . It is most convenient to work with small, sharp-tipped scissors. They should be well sharpened.

centimeter and ruler . Used to measure the length of the tape.

toothpicks . Used to apply glue to the workpiece.

cardboard .White and colored plain cardboard is sold at craft and office supply stores.

Currently, specialized stores sell ready-made sets of tools for quilling – you can buy such a set so as not to collect all the necessary items one by one.

Basic elements:

The possibilities of this technique, I must say, are many, since you can cover anything with an elegant paper filigree – from a tiny handmade greeting card to tens of square meters of vertical and horizontal interior surfaces.And this does not require art education and any special talent of a painter. You just need to put together a beautiful volumetric picture from individual parts. Such an artistic paper constructor :))

And now it’s time to show some finished works in the quilling technique, so to speak, for inspiration.

We have an idea of ​​fragility and fragility associated with paper.But quilling refutes this statement – you can put, for example, a cup or put a heavy book on a filigree volumetric stand, and not a single curl of paper lace will suffer. You can assemble a vase for sweets from paper elements and safely use it for its intended purpose – it will not fall apart or break.

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