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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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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Smart and thrifty tips on how to save money on craft supplies || www.thepaperycraftery.com

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 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.   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…

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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 ~ Dress up your chalkboards with quilling paper accents for a festive Thanksgiving plaque! || 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 workspace. 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 a…

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

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. 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…

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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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