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Antique Inspired Quilling Paper Ornaments - Use simple 3D quilling shapes to create classic ornaments for your tree || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

Antique-Inspired Quilling Paper Ornaments

For a few years, when I was very young, my family and I would visit my grandmother every Christmas. I don’t remember too much about those visits. But what’s always stuck in my mind, along with the ping pong set in her basement and the rounds of Pokeno we used to play, is her antique Christmas ornaments. They were beautiful – shiny, colorful glass in spheres and spires. And those memories have inspired me to recreate those shapes in paper. This…

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Mini Quilling Paper Evergreen Trees - The perfect addition to any quilled Christmas crafts! || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

Mini Quilling Paper Evergreen Trees

A few weeks ago, I wrote a tutorial for quilling paper pine needles. I had been curious about how to make them for a while and I was pretty pleased with the outcome! And guessing by how many crafters have visited that post since, it seems that many others have been wondering too. This week, I’m sharing another easy way to make fir trees, but on a much smaller scale. I present to you mini quilling paper evergreen trees! This…

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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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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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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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How to Make Quilling Paper Clouds ~ Use paper swirls to create fluffy storm clouds, bright sunset clouds and more! || www.ThePaperyCraftery.com

Quilling Paper Clouds

Just recently, my kids have started getting into cloud-watching. It took them a little while to understand what in the world I was talking about. But now, they can lie in the grass and stare up at the clouds for quite a while. Even when they’re riding in the car, they’ll look out the window and ask if I can see the dragon, eggplant, bicycle-riding elephant, or whatever it is that they’re seeing in the sky. All this cloud stuff got…

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