An art school grad and self-taught quiller, I'm the hands and brain behind The Papery Craftery site and shop.I love finding new papercraft techniques and artists!
Quilling Basics: How to Make Simple Paper Coils

How to Make Simple Quilling Paper Coils

I have to start out today with an apology. I have been so focused these last couple years in creating fun quilling tutorials, that I’ve never sat down and written about basic techniques! That ends now! I’m happy to say that I’m finally taking the time to photograph some posts detailing some simple how-tos for the beginner quiller. Starting off, how to make simple quilling paper coils! First thing’s first: to make quilling coils you need paper, a little glue…

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Quilled Snowflake Gift Tags

We’ve gotten off pretty easy on the East coast so far this winter. Just a couple little dustings of snow. No major storms our way yet. Now, I’m not a huge snow lover, like my kids and Mr. Craftery are, but it’s still nice to look at out the windows. (Plus, I get to drink yummy hot cocoa and wear warm, fuzzy socks to stay nice and cozy!) Nevertheless, I love using snowflakes in design during these long winter months.…

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Is Quilling the next big thing in crafting? ||

Is Paper Quilling the Next Big Trend in Crafting?

Last week, a slightly blurry, but still recognizable photo from an old friend popped up in my inbox. It seemed to be a window display being created out of paper strips! Sure enough, Anthropologie, the store which is well-known for their incredibly creative and stunning shop windows, was featuring large pink quilled flowers! This super-exciting showcase of my very favorite craft got me thinking: Is paper quilling the next big trend in crafting? When I ran to my local mega-mall…

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3-D quilling paper hearts for Valentine's Day ||

3-D Quilling Paper Hearts

 In our house, the Christmas tree is down, all our ornaments are stored away, and we’ve eaten all our holiday cookies and fudge. And that mean’s only one thing: Valentine’s Day is on the way! If you’ve read my quilling paper hearts tutorial from last year, you know how much I love Valentine’s Day. I had to up my Valentine’s hearts game a little this year, so I thought I would share a how-to for 3-D quilling paper hearts! These…

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Smart and thrifty tips on how to save money on craft supplies ||

How to Save Money on Craft Supplies

This post contains affiliate links.If you click on the links below, I may receive a small compensation, but I am only including links to companies that I trust and work with on a regular basis.   It’s almost a brand new year! And that means brand new goals and lots of hope for the future. One of the resolutions that I try out every new year is to save a little more money, especially when it comes to buying materials for all…

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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! ||

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 ||

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 ||

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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