Learn the A-Z of Paper Quilling

Paper Quilling is a very interesting craft work and is increasingly popular. It requires very less materials and once the basics are known, there is no limit to creativity in paper quilling.

To start with, you will require paper quilling sheets, quilling tool and glue. Paper quilling sheets are not that easily available in India…so you can settle with some glossy kind of sheet that is neither too thin so as to tear nor too thick.

For the quilling tool, a thin crochet needle or a fat sewing needle would be a good substitute.

You can make a design in colour sheet on a white background or vice versa.

Cut the sheet into 1/8” width strips (you need not do this if you have quilling sheets as they are available readily cut).

Basic Roll-Loose and Tight
Starting with a basic roll, hold the needle or quilling pin in the right hand and using the thumb and index finger of left hand, press an the strip around the pin to the required size. Slowly move away the pin once you are done and leave the roll to open up a bit. Later, glue the end well. This is if you want to make it a loose roll. For a tight basic roll, glue the end immediately after removing the pin.

Make a loose roll and glue it. Leave it for a minute to dry and then pinch one side as in the picture.



Make a loose roll and glue it. After it dries, pinch opposite sides.

“S” Scroll

Roll one end of the strip towards center. Turn and roll the other end also towards center.



Fold the quilling strip in half. Roll each end towards center.

‘V’ Scroll

Fold the quilling strip in half. Roll each end towards outside.

‘ C ’ Scroll
Mark the center of the quilling sheet using a pencil. Don’t fold. Roll both the ends to the center.

Eccentric Coil-

First make a loose basic roll. After sticking the end of the coil, let it dry. Now, apply glue in the other ring and using the needle, push the other inner rings to the point. Keep applying glue to each ring at the same place till the last but one and stick the inner ring.


Make a loose basic roll. Like in marquise, pinch two opposite ends. Also pinch the other opposite ends to shape it as a diamond.


Make a loose basic roll and pinch opposite sides to make a square pattern.


Make a loose basic roll and instead of pinching four sides for a square, punch just three angles to make a triangle. Ensure that the sides are equal.

Make a loose basic roll. Pinch it get a ‘s’ like design for making a leaf.

Petal Shape
Make a teardrop and bend it lightly so as to look like a petal.

After making a loose basic roll, just shape the same to give it an oval appearance. Ensure that there are no folds.

Half Moon
Make a loose basic roll and apply force to one side with the help of the needle and press the two ends to get the half moon shape.

Once you are good at these, you can proceed to make your first paper quilling project.

You can make flowers, small ducks, birds, fishes, bees and just anything using your imagination and creativity.

But the best would be to start with a simple one. Once the design is decided, arrive at the number of pieces you require for it and make them first.

Finally assemble them in a contrast colour paper by gluing them to it.

It’s a simple process once you are familiar with the shapes.

Apart from making wall hangings of it, you can even stick simple and small designs on photo frames, gift envelopes and make greeting cards too.
Happy Quilling.
Basic Scroll

For this, you should not glue up the end of the basic roll until you stick it on the design. It is left open, instead of being curled up and glued.

Paper Quilling Designs

Check out these very interesting, creative and amazing paper quilling work done by parimala and Chandni....its among the best in paper quilling till date that we have seen. Thanks for contributing to easycrafts...its a very nice gesture of sharing your skills among the craft lovers.

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Sand Painting

Materials Required

Sand-various colours
A good design
Trace paper
Water Colours
Thick chart paper or wooden board

First trace the design on the paper or board. Apply fevicol to the design part by part and after covering every area that needs the same colour, sprinkle the coloured sand on it. Leave it for a minute and then reverse it on a paper, so that the excess sand falls off. The sand sticks only in that place where fevicol is applied. Continue the same process to fill all the colours.

Use water colours to give outlines and in case any colour sand is appearing dull, you can give it a coat of water colour also to make it bright.

Give it a coat of varnish.
Your sand painting is ready.

Paper Craft

Materials Required
Thin Cardboard
Water Colours/ Sketch Pens

Cut out the following patterns in the cardboard
Join A-B of back to A-B of side pieces. Now attach the base piece to the sides and back pieces matching the 11 cm measurement side of back to the base in one side and the two 3 cm measurement sides of base to side pieces. One side measuring 11 cm of base will remain open. Attach the Front side to this, matching the measurements and the 8.5 cm measuring sides of front to the side pieces. Now decorate with colours and use your creativity to make it look attractive. Attach a thread to the top portion and hang it wherever you want.

You can use it as a stand for pens, papers, letters or even in your kitchen for storing your recipes.



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Fabric Painting Designs

Block Printing

Block Printed bedspread and gift envelopes.

Wooden blocks are available in the market in various shapes and sizes. First place a small piece of sponge on a saucer, pour some paint on the sponge. Press the block on the sponge slightly and test if the paint has spread well by printing first on some waste paper or cloth. Practice will ensure uniformity in the print. After each print, dip the block in the paint and press again for the next print. Mix and match colours and prints as required.
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Embrodiery saree

My first embrodiery saree in chain stitch

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Stencil Painting

Stencils are available in all craft material shops and can even be made easily. Place the stencil on the fabric to be painted and press well. If required, place some support on the corners of the stencil or use tape to fix it. Dip the brush in the paint and apply it in the relevant place using vertical and horizontal strokes. Ensure that the paint doesn’t go below the edge of the stencil. Slowly lift the stencil but lift the entire stencil at the same time. Repeat the procedure whenever the design is to be painted.
Apart from brush, stencil painting can also be done using a small piece of sponge. It gives a completely different look to the fabric.
Another variation is to use a old toothbrush and spray the paint on the cloth using the brush.
Don’t forget to wash your stencil in warm water after you finish the day’s work to prevent paint from sticking in the corners of the stencil. Never fold your stencil. You can always practice first on rough sheets or fabric to get the right finish on the fabric.
Store the stencil properly, it can be used several number of times. Some simple stencil designs are shown above.

Baby winter set

Design adapted from Craft yarn council
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