Paper Quilling - How To Make Miniature Flowers, Pots and Vases
Paper quilling is the art of rolling narrow strips of paper into coils and other shapes which are then arranged to form a decorative pattern. An introduction to the basic techniques and designs in paper quilling has previously been discussed in "Paper Quilling - Basic Techniques, Shapes and Designs". If you would like to learn the basic techniques of paper quilling, please check out the following links:
The free paper quilling tutorials will teach you how to get started with paper quilling, and how to use the correct tools and craft materials. When you have learnt the basic techniques of paper quilling, you will be able to create some interesting designs. An interesting form of paper quilling is creating miniature three dimensional models with paper strips.
This article will show you how to make a miniature daffodil flower in a pot for 3D paper quilling projects. After you have made this miniature model, with your own creativity and imagination, you will be able to create other miniature flowers, pots and vases on your own.
The tools and materials required for making flowers and pots are:
- strips of coloured quilling paper
- a slotted quilling tool
- craft glue
- Blu-tack or glue gun
How to make quilled coils with different shapes
Click here to follow the instructions on how to make the coils.
How to make flowers and potsClick thumbnail to view full-size
To make a miniature flower pot, you will need to glue two or three strips of quilling paper to make a long strip. Make a tight coil with the long strip of paper. Use a pencil to press into the centre of the coil until it forms the shape of a flower pot. Apply glue to the inside of the pot to strengthen it and to retain the shape.
To create a miniature daffodil flower, make five yellow teardrop coils and one small tight coil. Push the centre of the small coil outwards. Arrange the teardrop coils around the small coil to form the shape of a flower. Gently glue the teardrop coils to the small coil.
Trim toothpick to about four centimetres and glue the flower to the top of the toothpick.
Cut two green strips of paper to make the leaves. Glue the green leaves to lower end of the toothpick.
Planting the flower in the pot
Put the flower in the pot. Line the pot with strips of brown paper and apply glue to secure the paper and flower to the pot.
Make a few more pots and flowers. Place the pots of flowers in a display box and use Blu-tack or a glue gun to secure the items to the box.
A flower vase is can be created with two flower pots. One of the pots will need to have a hole in the middle (for putting flowers). Glue the flower pot upside down to the second pot.
Follow the link below for more ideas on making miniature flower pots:
- Paper Quilling - Wheatear Coil Techniques and Shapes
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- Paper Quilling - Making Fringed Flowers for Quilled Designs
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