Quilling

Quilling Paper Cactus

  My husband, Mr. Craftery, has been working hard the last couple of weekends getting the gardens in our yard full of flowers for the spring and summer. He’s been doing such an amazing job! Our yard has never looked better! Thank goodness for him, because I have absolutely no green thumb. A nice, sturdy cactus more my speed. Even better than that, is a paper version! So I was inspired to whip up a quilling paper cactus and share…

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Quilling Paper Tulips ~ The perfect spring craft for quilling beginners! || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Quilling Paper Tulips

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a purchase, I may receive a small compensation to help me finance this site and keep coming up with awesome tutorials and tips! There’s no cost to you, and I only ever include links to companies and products that I trust and work with on a regular basis. Paper quilling and flowers go hand-in-hand. And what says springtime flowers better than tulips! So, this week, I’m…

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How to Make Quilling Paper Swirls for leaves and filigree details || www.thepaperycraftery.com

How to Make Quilling Paper Swirls

  So, some real talk about my quilling paper journey. When I first started studying and practicing quilling, I was super intimidated by swirls. Those beautiful, swoopy designs formed from multiple strips of quilling paper. I didn’t understand how they were made and I thought I never would. But, I watched a few videos, and one day…click. I got it. And, of course, they were much easier than I was making them out to be. So now its time to…

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How to Make Quilling Paper Scrolls || www.thepaperycraftery.com

How to Make Quilling Paper Scrolls

So you’ve practiced your quilling coils, made tons of teardrops and paper squares… and you’re ready to learn something new! Let’s continue on this quilling paper journey and talk about how to make quilling paper scrolls! Most often, quilling paper scrolls is simply a matter of rolling a coil, but leaving a little unrolled tail on the end. Take the scroll off your quilling tool, and that’s it! Easy as pie! But that’s not all! Of course, there are a…

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How to Make Quilling Paper Squares

So far, in this quilling for beginners series, we’ve tackled basic coils and curvy shapes, such as teardrops and marquise. Let’s now move on to another part of quilling: how to make paper squares and other angular shapes. But first, grab your copy of my quilling paper shapes printable so you can follow along! Now, to be perfectly honest, these shapes are not something I use in my quilling work very often. I don’t have a real reason. I’ve just…

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Quilling Paper Easter Eggs || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Quilling Paper Easter Eggs

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a purchase, I may receive a small compensation to help me finance this site and keep coming up with awesome tutorials and tips! I only ever include links to companies and products that I trust and work with on a regular basis.  After a super mild winter, the snow is steadily falling today in Delaware as I write this Easter post. Seriously, it was in the 70’s…

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Learn quilling basics How to make paper teardrops and other shapes || www.thepaperycraftery.com

How to Make Paper Teardrops and Other Shapes

When I last left off, I was explaining the ways to roll quilling paper into coils.  Once you’ve mastered the art of making even coils, it’s time to take your quilling practice to the next level! While the circles formed from paper coils are perfectly lovely shapes on their own, the majority of quilling art comes from what you make of those coils. And so, for the next post in this series for quilling beginners, I’m focusing on how to…

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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? || www.thepaperycraftery.com

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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