Quilled Paper Ornament

I love trying my hand at new types of crafts.  That is one reason I test products over at Craft Test Dummies.  I am over there today testing a paper husking kit.  I thought I would share with y’all one of the projects I came up with using the kit.  I had never worked with quilling paper before at all.  I was a novice…so any experts please be gentle.  I will give y’all credit….this is a time consuming craft!  But some of  the creations I have seen with quilled paper make me want to continue and get even better!  Okay onto my tutorial for a quilled paper ornament.
quilled paper ornament

I used this kit to create my ornament.  Once again, you can head over to Craft Test Dummies to see the kit in action plus even more projects I created with it.  
quilled paper ornament

Now let’s make an ornament!
I decided to do some custom husking by using the tips in the kit.  I laid out my flower on the included cork board and put pins all around the edge. 
quilled paper ornament

I then removed the flower and put a pin in the center.

quilled paper ornament

I did my first flower petal.

quilled paper ornament

I then added another pin in the center and did another petal.  I continued in this manner until the entire flower shape had been filled.

quilled paper ornament

The flower was painted a yellow gold and I laid down the custom husking on top with some glue to adhere.  I then made a few pieces with the templates in the kit and laid those on top.

quilled paper ornament

 Finally I made a small yellow circle to go in the center.

quilled paper ornament

I really love how these small strips of paper can become something so gorgeous.  Quilled paper is time consuming but it is fairly easy to learn.  I just love the monograms you see around Pinterest — I know you have seen them.  I would love to go one of those….someday.  For now, I will have to settle for an ornament on the tree this year.  So have you ever used quilling paper to craft?  Show me your creations in the comments!
quilled paper ornament

Angie
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