.Quilling paper flowers are incredibly lovely on their own.

They can be as delicate as a daffodil or as hearty as a sunflower.

But nothing will make your botanical scenes look more realistic than adding some leaves and greenery.

Now, you could just make a few swirls and call it a day, but why not make those designs more lifelike?

Today, I’m sharing 5 types of quilling paper greenery to really jazz up those flower scenes!

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Just like most quilling crafts, paper greenery can be quickly formed from simple shapes.

They can be as easy as adding a few marquise or teardrops to quilling paper strip stems.

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TIP: Try using an odd number of quilled shapes in your greenery. Odd numbers look more natural!

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Big, beautiful fern fronds are made with multiple rows of shaped teardrops.

The important thing to remember with ferns is to make the teardrops a little bigger as you go.

For example, in the ferns below, I rolled 3 6″ coils for the tip and the first row, then 2 10″, 2 15″ and lastly, 2 18″ coils.

If I wanted to make the fern fronds longer, I would have just made larger and larger coils.


5 Types of Quilling Paper Greenery ~ Simple leaves, ferns and other types of greenery to add a little style and realism to your quilling paper flower designs || www.thepaperycraftery.com

A quilling circle template will be really handy making the ferns and other types of greenery.

It will help keep those coils and shapes nice and even!

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I’m really fond of the idea of making a scene based off these quilled wheat stalks.

Maybe it’s all the farmhouse decor that’s out there right now influencing my mind, but I think they’re so rustic and lovely!

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These wheat stalks are much simpler to make than they look.

Roll an even number of 4″ strips of pale green paper, and shape them into marquise.

Using a small dot of glue, attach one to either side of a darker green stem. I made this stem out of 4 layers of leaf green to make sure it would stand up well.

After gluing each marquise, add a 1 1/2″ strip to the bottom of each, curving them slightly so they point towards the top of the stalk.

There is a slightly more complicated technique to make wheat using a quilling comb, but I find this to be a bit quicker with similar results.

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If you’re looking to add a bit of aging to your wheat stalks, try making them from tan quilling paper.

5 Types of Quilling Paper Greenery ~ Simple leaves, ferns and other types of greenery to add a little style and realism to your quilling paper flower designs || www.thepaperycraftery.com

Quilling paper greenery with a little bit of dimension is always a great idea!

Try rolling 3 tight circles and molding them into domes.

They’ll give the illusion of budding leaves to your design.

5 Types of Quilling Paper Greenery ~ Simple leaves, ferns and other types of greenery to add a little style and realism to your quilling paper flower designs || www.thepaperycraftery.com

You could also switch it up by squeezing those domes into teardrops.

These are perfect to tuck underneath blooms and blossoms!

5 Types of Quilling Paper Greenery ~ Simple leaves, ferns and other types of greenery to add a little style and realism to your quilling paper flower designs || www.thepaperycraftery.com

I hope these 5 types of quilling paper greenery have inspired you to add a little extra life to your flowers!

And there’s plenty more leaves where these came from.

I’m planning on making this a bit of a series.

So stay tuned for the next post like this in a few weeks!