Meredith

Meredith

An art school grad and self-taught quiller, I'm the hands and brain behind The Papery Craftery site and shop. I love finding new papercraft techniques and artists!

How to Turn Your Quilling Crafts into Ornaments

No, your eyes are not mistaken. There actually is a second post from me this week!  I’ve never actually posted twice in one week before! This is a bonus post – sort of a mini tutorial. It’s really just a technique that I wanted to talk about before we got too far into the holiday season. Today, I’m bringing you some ideas on how to turn your quilling crafts into ornaments to hang on your holiday tree or give as gifts.…

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Quilling Paper Winter Gnomes - Simple shapes and bushy beards make adorable holiday friends || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

Quilled Winter Gnome

Now that we’re almost fully into the Yuletide season, the next few posts from me are going to be chock full of holiday goodness! This week, I’m sharing a craft that can seamlessly go from Christmas, all the way through the winter – Scandanavian gnomes! I know you’ve seen them – little men with long, fluffy beards that are the only thing visible under pointy hats. I took that idea and crossed them with a wooden peg doll to create…

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How to Make Quilling Paper Pine Needles ~ Start up those winter quilling crafts with easy fir branches || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

Quilling Paper Pine Needles

There’s a saying that was making its way around the social media world last week. On a few occasions,  I saw some variation of “It’s past midnight on Halloween so that means only one thing … Merry Christmas!” That’s sort of how I feel with this post. I’m moving right into the winter crafts! Sorry, Thanksgiving. I’ll try to think of a great turkey post next year. But, for now, I’m sharing how to make quilling paper pine needles! This…

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How to Make 3D Quilling Paper Mushrooms ~Quirky and whimsical mini mushrooms made of paper || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

3D Quilling Paper Mushrooms

If my children get anything from me, it is their creativity. They both love making up characters and stories. My daughter, Beanie, especially loves dressing up, and all things princesses and fairies.  I usually get to join in, too! And all that make-believe play has reminded me of a quilling tutorial that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. Let’s make some fairy-inspired mini 3D quilling paper mushrooms! This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and…

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How to Use a Curling Coach ~ Tips on using a quilling tool for more even coils || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

How to Use a Curling Coach for Quilling

It’s tool review time! One of my favorite parts of my blog! I decided to demo a new tool that I have seen around for a while, but I haven’t used in a tutorial before. I haven’t been able to review quilling tool in a few months and I am excited to share what I learned! This week, I’m sharing some tips on how to use a curling coach for quilling. This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links…

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Quilling Paper Coneflowers ~ Say goodbye to summer with new quilling techniques for these colorful coneflowers || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

Quilling Paper Coneflowers

You never know where you’re going to find inspiration for your quilling. The idea for this post came from a recent issue of Better Homes & Gardens magazine. As soon as I saw the bright, open blooms on the cover, I knew I had to figure how to quill them. So I set to work, and after some time experimenting, I can share them with you today. This week, I’m making quilling paper coneflowers. This post contains affiliate links. If you click…

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How to Make Quilling Paper Witches Hats ~ Mini Halloween decorations for the beginner quiller || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

How to Make Quilling Paper Witches Hats

    Last fall, when I was trying to come up with a Halloween quilling project, I was stumped. After some time sketching all I could think of was a quilled bat. Unfortunately, this year, I had to put my thinking cap on again for a bit. But eventually, I thought of a project that even the most beginner quiller can handle. This week, I present a quick tutorial on how to make quilling paper witches hats. This post contains affiliate links.…

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Quilling Paper Pumpkins ~ Just in time for Autumn crafts, make a paper pumpkin with quilled swirls! || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

Quilling Paper Pumpkin

In my part of the world, everyone falls into two camps. Those who love the pumpkin-everything season, and those who don’t. Right now, everywhere you look, pumpkins (and their flavor) are popping up and I, for one, am on board. I have some serious heart-eyes for autumn. So, of course, I couldn’t let one more week go by without sharing my own quilling paper pumpkin! This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a purchase I…

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The Dot ~ Written by Peter H. Reynolds, The Dot is a children's book celebrating creativity and bravery || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

The Dot

True story. When I was very young, I took classes at our local art museum. Every weekend, my mom would drive me into the city (which seemed like a really big deal at the time) and I would excitedly play with paints, charcoal, and paper. We even were taught how to make candles one week! But then, one Saturday morning, during a lesson in clay sculpture, a little boy who was sitting near me began to make fun of the…

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How to Make Quilling Paper Paisley ~ Swirly teardrops that match perfectly with quilling paper details || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

How to Make Quilling Paper Paisley

I’m not one for wearing much in the way of flashy clothes. I tend to stay away from patterned clothes and stick to solid tops and jeans most days. But, when it comes to home decor and accessories, I truly love patterns. And one of my absolute favorite patterns is paisley. Paisley is a very classic design element with Persian origins that recognizable by its curved teardrop shape. It has a pretty interesting background, and I think the traditional components lend…

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