Beautiful and unique, paper quilling is the art of rolling and pinching strips of thin paper and has been around for hundreds of years and has been used to decorate books all the way to various furniture. Designs range from simple and sweet to complex and elegant. All you need is paper and something to roll the paper with! In this tutorial we will learn how to make easy paper quilled ornaments (or gift tags) for the holidays.
-paper of any colours or patterns (preferably thin paper)
-toothpick, skewer, bamboo stick, pencil, etc.
1. Cut paper into thin, even strips. Use a ruler if you need. These pieces measure about 8 1/2 inches by 1/2 inch.
2. Using a stick or something to roll the paper with, hold the end of the paper with your thumb and then roll the paper around the stick. The tighter you roll your paper, the tighter and smaller the coil will be and vice versa. When you reach the end, apply some glue or adhesive and let dry completely.
3. Arrange the paper coils to your liking on a piece of paper, cardboard, tag, etc. To adhere the coils, put some glue on a plate or palette and dip the coil in glue. Let dry completely. Finish off with a ribbon or add text or drawings with a marker!
There are tons of different ways you can arrange the coils to make different designs.
Happy Holidays and happy crafting!