Quilling and Other Fun Paper Things
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Quilling Paper Holly

This year, the big thing in Christmas decor seems to be paper cone trees. I’m seeing them in red, in gold, snowy and covered in glitter. So, of course, I had to do my own version and add some quilling!  I whipped up some quick quilling paper holly berries and leaves, strung them on gold twine and wrapped them around green paper cones. Most of the materials for this paper holly garland are basic quilling supplies. I used crimson red…

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Hot Pink Quilling Paper Christmas Ornament for a bright and modern addition to your holiday tree! || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Hot Pink Quilling Paper Christmas Ornaments

As a small craft business owner, I get a lot of emails. I am often sent custom order inquiries, requests for donations, and, of course, my fair share of spam. Mostly, it is everyday, run-of-the-mill business-y stuff.    So, imagine my surprise when in October of last year, an editor from Better Holmes & Gardens contacted me though my Etsy shop. She asked if I would be willing to send one of my hot pink quilling paper Christmas ornaments to…

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Chalkboard Decor with Quilling Paper Art || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Chalkboard Decor with Quilling Paper Art

I’m really enjoying dreaming up unique and exciting quilling paper tutorials for this site. But, with all the prep and practice for each how-to comes lots and lots and lots of quilling bits lying around my work space. After looking at the quilling paper mums that I had made a few weeks back for a while, I was really motivated to find the perfect way to show them off around the house.  Then I had the idea to work up…

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Needle Tools and Slotted Tools : Which Quilling Tool is Right for You?

I’ve written a before about what quilling tools I prefer, but I’ve never delved really deeply into why. But lately, I’ve gotten a few comments and emails with questions about quilling equipment. And since there seems to be lots of questions about needle tools and slotted tools, let’s talk specifics about which quilling tool is right for you! Although there are a few other alternatives, most paper quillers use either a needle tool or a slotted tool to roll their…

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Rustic and Country, DIY Quilling Paper Acorn Garland made with real acorn caps! It is the perfect addition to your autumn home decor! Make your own today || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Make Your Own DIY Paper Acorn Garland

In the midst of decorating our new home for the fall season, I thought I’d revisit the quilling paper acorns that I had made a few weeks back and see where I could take them. I played around for a while and … AHA! DIY paper acorn garland! Then I just had to figure out how to make it work. I realized pretty early on that the little, tiny acorn caps that I found in our backyard, while great for…

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Get more comfortable quilling and take your crafts to a whole new level || www.thepaperycraftery.com

8 Ways to Take Your Quilling to the Next Level

As I’ve written a few times before, I am a self-taught quiller. I had never even seen quilling paper art in person before I started trying to learn the craft. Honestly, I can’t even remember where I first saw quilling at all, but I know it was online somewhere about 7 years ago. And since then, I’ve been searching for as much information as I could to learn new tricks and tips in an attempt to make my designs cleaner…

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How to Make Quilling Paper Mums

How to Make Quilling Paper Mums

My husband seriously loves mums. There is something about seeing all those bright, fluffy flowers in pots at our local garden center (and really, just about everywhere else) that makes him super happy. It might be because he’s just a fall guy, and he’s ready for a break from the summer heat. Maybe he’s looking forward to apple pie and pumpkin-everything. I’m pretty sure the biggest reason he loves mums is because that means it is finally football season! Anyway,…

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Quilling Paper Acorns

Quilling Paper Acorns

Quilling paper acorns, although totally and completely adorable, aren’t really a new design. There are a bunch of quilling paper artists designing and selling paper acorn ornaments that are just lovely! But when I was brainstorming new autumn quilling crafts, it dawned on me…. I could make a quilling paper acorn with real acorn caps! Think about it! It’s the perfect way to add a natural element and a little texture to your quilling and (at least for quillers like…

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How to make quilling paper mushrooms for all your autumn crafts | thepaperycraftery.com

Quilling Paper Mushrooms

I am a huge fan of mushrooms in design elements. They’re so earthy and homey; simple and fresh. I think they even have a sort of cozy-rainy day feeling, that makes you want to curl up with a cup of tea and a book. In fact, one of the first items I put in my Etsy shop was a quilling paper mushroom and it remains one of my favorites to date. I am so excited to share a tutorial on how…

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Paper Ladybugs

Quilling Paper Ladybugs

In my last post, I featured how to quill paper bumblebees. These were the very same bees that I use for my love bug gift tags. It’s only fitting that I also share how I made the quilling paper ladybugs that were the other half of that set. I think they’re adorable in their own right. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that both red and black quilling paper are needed for these little lady bugs. And they are…

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