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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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3-D quilling paper hearts for Valentine's Day || www.thepaperycraftery.com

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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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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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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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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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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Quilling Paper Bumble Bee Gift Tags

It’s been a fairly mild, dry summer in Delaware so far this year, and my family and I have been spending tons of time enjoying the outdoors. Because of all our outdoor adventures, my kids have started being more interested in all the plants, flowers, and bugs that we’ve been finding along the way. They’ve inspired me to revisit some of my designs from last year, like the custom beehive I created and also my quilling paper bumble bee gift…

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