Wonderful family DIY ideas for your Christmas tree: quilled ornaments

Christmas is the best time to make our homes brighter and charm friends and family with handmade gifts, presents, and decorations. The Christmas tree is simply the beginning. This holiday season, you can make your entire home — from the the front door to the back yard — look and be as festive as possible with these jolly decorating thoughts. Because if you can’t live at the North Pole, you may as well pretend.

Crafts & Hobbies - DIY - DIY ideas - HandmadeCrafts & Hobbies - DIY - DIY ideas - Handmade

Quilling 
Quilling or paper-twisting is the art of making flat or bulk compositions from long and narrow strips of paper twisted into spirals. Quilling – beautiful and very elegant art, also known as paper-twisting. It’s also called paper filigree. It was originated in Europe more than five hundred years ago.  This kind of art has been practiced since the times of the Renaissance. The technique of this art is as follows: rolls of paper are twisted from narrow strips of paper, which are then attached to form and glued with glue. Here is great quilling beginner kit with nice and clear instructions and the tools are easy to use. It has all the materials to get started.

Please see Quilling 400pcs Paper, Quilling Paper .375″ 100/Pkg 25 Color Assortment and Quilling Tools

Christmas - Christmas decorations - Christmas treeChristmas - Christmas decorations - Christmas treeChristmas - Christmas decorations - Christmas tree

Quilling snowflakes

A snowflake ornament is made from eight V-shaped strips of paper, curled at the ends with a quilling needle and joined with a dot of glue at the center. The ornament looks rather majestic here, but it is actually just about two and a half inches tall.

Christmas - Christmas decorations - Christmas treeChristmas - Christmas decorations - Christmas treeChristmas - Christmas decorations - Christmas tree

Before working on the ornament, practice some quilling basics. Wind a strip of paper around the needle; it will form a tight curl. Play with the paper to stretch it back out to the shape you want. Try folding a strip in half and curling both ends in for a heart shape, or curl them out for a V shape. Quilling paper is easy to manipulate, but working with it is not an exact science: It takes some practice to make the same shape twice.

Here you can find a book with 30 beautiful holiday-themed quilling projects, Alli Bartkowski explains how to roll, shape, and glue paper strips into eye-catching framed art, a handsome nutcracker figurine, a lovely snowflake ornament, colorful jewelry, and more. Each project is designed for a specific skill level, and you’ll find a comprehensive introduction and step-by-step photos of the essential techniques needed to create basic shapes, elegant typography, and dazzling linear art.

Quilling Kit Holiday for the Christmas at Walmart looks very good!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *