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Try easy quilling – an activity in 83 fun photos

The quilling technique is truly magnificent. It consists in the folding of strips of colored paper which makes it possible to obtain various creations. The possibilities are truly endless – from simple models to the most sophisticated designs, the choice is yours. Easy quilling is an original idea for a hobby with your children. They will be delighted with the technique and the possibility of creating such varied designs with their own hands. Amazing figures can be created! When you have seen some models made by professionals, you will be convinced that quilling is an inexhaustible source of inspiration and that it can surprise you every time. Some designers create abstract paintings and realistic landscapes of different sizes with the quilling technique.

If you want to try the easy quilling technique, you should know that this activity requires good concentration and good hand coordination. It guarantees you a pleasant escape from your daily life. The tricks you choose to create will depend on the time and effort you are prepared to devote to this manual activity. If the project is complicated and the figures are very detailed, you can spend days and weeks folding the paper and bringing your final artwork to life. But there are variations that you can do with the kids in no time – they’ll be happy that you have fun together. The technique consists of rolling up and pressing narrow strips of paper, using a special instrument, so as to form figures that are more original than each other. With the quilling you can make greeting cards, 3D figures, photo frames, accessories and eccentric decorations.

Here are some suggested uses for quilling creations – for birthday cards and other special events, for party and wedding decorations, wall decorations, bookmarks, jewelry. Basic figures are easy to create. These are the ellipse and the teardrop made from the spool. To make a roll or spool you just need to wind a strip with the instrument and to make a teardrop or ellipse – you need to tighten the circle at the corner or in the middle. The other figures – the square, the rectangle, the star, the heart and the triangle can be created on the basis of these figures. In some quilling kits you will find a tool with the help of which you can easily create basic shapes. All you need to do is make small figures and stitch them together using a little glue to form the big picture. Compared to other types of art, quilling is easy to learn. The easiest models consist of elements that require very little modeling after winding the tape. It will take very little experience to reduce each design to its primary elements..

Try easy quilling and you will be delighted with the shapes the paper takes

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The petal is one of the primary shapes on which the technique is based.

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How to make an easy 3D flower:

Materials:

  • a quilling instrument
  • glue
  • quilling paper.

How to do:

  1. Take a piece of the pink tape and roll it up.
  2. Loosen a little and glue at the end of the roller to fix.
  3. Make two more spools of the same size – one in pink and the other in lilac.
  4. Pinch the ends of the coils with your fingers to receive shapes that mimic petals.
  5. Now you can group two of these petals in the same color or add a third petal in contrasting color in the middle to get a flower in pink and purple.
  6. Glue the three parts of the petal well and cut a large enough piece of the green strip.
  7. Now wrap the petal with the green strip and glue it. Create four more identical petals.
  8. Assemble all the elements with glue.
  9. Make another coil for the center of the flower and glue it to the center of the created figure.
  10. To get a nice 3D effect, you can squeeze the spool in the middle for a few seconds. The paper elements of the petals will stand out slightly.

Make this beautiful flower with the easy quilling technique

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How to get this pretty flower in yellow and green – it’s very easy!

  1. Take two 30cm pieces of the yellow strip and one 30cm piece of the green strip. Glue the green piece in the middle of the two yellow strips and roll them up with the quilling tool.
  2. Loosen the roller a little to achieve the desired size.
  3. Glue the end of the paper to fix the shape.
  4. Pinch the corners of the petal with your fingers to form the shape reminiscent of an eye.
  5. Repeat this five times.
  6. Wrap a 90 cm yellow strip with the instrument and glue its end.
  7. You can squeeze the last roll to create a 3D spiral or vortex.
  8. Now assemble the parts of the flower and glue them together to create the design shown.

Easy quilling – make this gorgeous necklace or other such accessory

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Materials:

  • 5 mm quilling paper tape
  • 3mm quilling paper tape
  • a silver chain
  • acrylic beads
  • scissors
  • a quilling tool
  • a chain clasp
  • jump rings
  • glue.

Instructions:

  1. Using the instrument, roll up 12 pieces of the yellow quilling paper to make the two yellow flowers.
  2. Squeeze the rollers a little to form tears.
  3. Create two more rolls with the white paper.
  4. Assemble the yellow petals around the white centers using glue.
  5. Create the petals for the orange and red flowers, assemble and glue, but this time with an acrylic bead center.
  6. Make the leaves, rolling up pieces of green paper, and giving them the shape of drops.
  7. If you wish, you can make leaves in another color and also make some small white flowers, to enrich the design of your necklace..
  8. Adjust and glue the flowers and leaves as shown in the photo, creating an arched shape.
  9. Tie two rings to the chain and tie them with the leaves on both sides.
  10. Put on a clasp and voila! Your flowered necklace is all ready!

A special greeting card or a decorative panel – you can decide how to use this floral paper

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To get the perfect symmetry shown in this photo, you need to use bands of the same size and master the technique well.

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Borrow one of the ideas we show you and create your own original design

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Quilling jewelry is a way to express your individuality and creativity

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There is no object or image that cannot be created with the quilling

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The possible design variations for a quilling flower are practically endless.

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This design looks complicated, but it is based on a repetition of basic shapes

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Here is a very sophisticated autumn leaf

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You are hungry? Unfortunately, this savory little cake is made of paper!

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The basic shapes are shown in this video

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The lovers tree

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Turn a simple flavored candle into an object of art

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Pretty cards for a wedding invitation or other event special

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A colorful and colorful rooster for the most patient of you

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Want to try a different decor for Christmas? Easy quilling is your option 

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A colorful flowery panel

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DIY earrings

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Easy-to-make frogs

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