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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Quilling/paper filigree - Fun and creative craft project!!

Featured in Times-Republican!

Spring has sprung. The beauty of fresh blossoms, fluttering butterflies, colorful birds, hopping bunnies and dandelions is a delight to eyes after such a long winter. This month’s project is Quilling. It is such a fun, creative and colorful way to capture the nature at its best!

Quilling or paper filigree is a fun paper craft which involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, coiled, spiraled, and glued together to create decorative 3D designs.

What you will need

• Paper Stock
• Construction paper
• Scissors
• Glue, paper plate and Q- tip
• Curling tools – You can buy a kit or do this using hands, chopsticks or manicure stick

1. Pick design or subjects of your interest: flowers, animals, cars, butterflies, vehicles etc.

2. Using scissors cut construction paper 1/4-3/8'' wide. You can also buy precut strips.

3. Glue one tip of the strip and start rolling tightly. Once it’s rolled completely then, let it loosen to desired size and glue its other tip. You'll have to hold it for a while until the glue is dry.

4. Pour some glue into a paper plate. Using Q-tip glue the quill and stick it on cardstock.

Enjoy the craft:)

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful and joyful spring!!