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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 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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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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