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DIY Quilled Artwork

Posted by Meghan Quinones

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The art of quilling has become quite popular lately. I know many of you have requested quilling papers and accessories in the past. I figured since quilling has become so popular, that it was time for me to do another project with these brightly colored strips of paper!

For my quilling project, I created three very simple flowers. I added my flowers (3 to a stem) to brightly colored paper. When I was finished adding my flowers to my paper, I decided to put my paper into a frame for instant artwork! You can add quilled flowers to a card or scrapbook layout!

Have you ever tried quilling? What did you make?

Here's what you need:

- Quilling papers
- Glue
- Ruler
- Quilling Slotted Tool
- Cardstock
- Scissors
- Frame

Let's get crafty!

Step 1: Measure an inch from the end of your yellow quilling strip. Fold your paper over. Continue folding your paper every inch until you have folded it 9 times.

Step 2: Then, put glue at the bottom of every other side of your paper.

Step 3: Pinch the bottom together and push the glue up about 1/4 inch.

Step 4: Press down on each loop on the end of your paper. As you push down, you will form a petal. You will leave the other 3 loops alone as these will be the center of your flower.

Step 5: To make a leaf, take your green strip of paper and place it inside of your slotted tool. Wrap it around loosely 9 times. Slide your paper off and let your coil unravel. Trim down your paper down so it is 2 3/4 inch.

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Step 5: Put glue on the back of your flower and glue it to the center of your paper. Then, put glue on the back of your green coil and on the edge of the paper strip. Glue your green paper below your flower. This will be one side of your stem. Repeat with another green stem. Add glue to the back of your stem and glue it to the back of the other stem (you will need to pinch your stems together to make sure they are glued). Continue creating flowers and stems until you have added enough flowers to each stem. Throw your masterpiece into a frame and you are good to go!

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