DIY Quilled Christmas Greeting Card.
Quilling is an art form that uses strips of paper to create designs. With some creativity and interest you can create beautiful designs. You can buy quilling paper in different colors and sizes or you can make quilling paper by cutting printer paper or newspaper in desired size.
Christmas is all about presents, Christmas tree and lights so the Christmas card I have made has a Christmas tree with some presents and red coloured bows to add a pop of colour and decorative stones to add more glitter.
- 1/8” width quilling paper.
- Green color – 5 Strips (1 strip makes 3 triangle patterns for the tree)
- Red color – 6 strips (1 strip for tree topper, 3 strips for gift boxes and 2 strips for bows)
- Purple color – 1 strip (Gift box ribbon)
- Fluorescent yellow color – 1 strip (gift box ribbon & tree topper star centre design)
- Brown color – 1 strip (for the tree)
- Slotted quilling tool
- Quilling circle sizing scale (Optional: Will make sizing easier and also uniform)
- Optional – Border Quilling tool (Triangle, Square and circle Shape)
- Plain greeting card & envelope
- Christmas greeting card to cut out “Merry Christmas” (you can also write it yourself)
- Decorative rhinestones & decorative pearl sticker
STEP 1: Take the desired color quilling paper and insert one end of the paper into the slot of the quilling tool.
STEP 2: Roll the paper end that is with the quilling tool using the quilling tool. Roll it to make a tight coil.
STEP 3: Remove carefully from the tool, the rolled up quilling paper and place it in the circle sizing scale. The coil will loosen and unroll based on the size you have chosen.
STEP 4: Once the desired size is reached, remove from the scale and glue the free end to the rolled coil. This will ensure the coil does not unwind.
STEP 5: Let the glued up paper coil dry. Make as many paper coils as desired and then shape them all.
STEP 6: Hold the coil between the left hand thumb and index finger and the right hand index finger and thumb to press the coil and make the following shapes.
- 15 Tightly rolled green triangle patterns for the Christmas tree (I used border quilling tools for making the triangles but you can also make regular circle coils by rolling paper over a pen and press to create triangle shape).
- 4 loose circle shapes in brown colour for the base of the tree (may use circle sizing scale)
- 1 large tightly rolled square pattern in red colour to make the tree topper. Remove from the quilling tool and shape the rolled square in such a way to make a star design.
- 1 tightly rolled yellow circle patterns without gaps in the middle for the centre of the tree topper star.
- 2 red colour squares for the gift boxes. 4 loosely rolled circle patterns to fill the centre of one gift box and 2 loosely rolled rectangle patterns to fill the centre of the second gift box.
- 1 yellow colour ribbon for the gift box. Take half of a strip of yellow quilling paper and roll both the ends and wrap it around the gift box by gluing it to the square patterns
- 1 purple ribbon to decorate the second gift box. Make 2 tear drop shapes using ¼ of quilling paper for each.
- 8 tear red drop shape designs for the bows and 4 “V” shape designs for the 4 bows.
- Glue together 2 tear drop patterns to each side of the inverted “V” design creating a bow design.
STEP 7: Place the shaped coils on the greeting card. If you are happy with the design, start gluing the quilled shapes on the greeting card.
STEP 8: Glue together all the green triangles creating a large triangle pattern (Christmas tree). At the bottom of the tree stick the 4 brown coils. Attach the red star with the yellow coil in the middle as the tree topper. Add a pearl sticker on top of the yellow coil.
STEP 9: Stick the gift box patterns on either side of the tree at the bottom.
STEP 10: Glue the bows at different spots to cover up the empty space on the card. Attach a rhinestone to the bows.
STEP 11: Insert the text “Merry Christmas”. I cut out the text from a greeting card and attached it to the quilled greeting card but you can write it as well.
TIP: Use the same technique and create more designs. You can also glue together 2 different color papers, roll and shape them to form double colored coils.
Handmade, personalised Christmas card is ready!!!