Sunday, December 12, 2010

Quilled Snowflakes

Last holiday season I came across a tutorial on Reese Dixon for Quilled Snowflakes so pretty that they are now one of my favourite things on the Christmas tree.

Via Reese Dixon

If you've never heard of quilling then don't worry because I hadn't either. Here's a bit of an introduction: Quilling  involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape and then these shapes are glued together. You can buy special quilling paper or you can cut your own into strips. The same goes for a quilling tool. I bought mine at a craft store but you could make your own by breaking the top off the eye of a needle or cutting a slit into the end of a toothpick.

Once you've got your supplies, you're ready to go. Quilling is based on basic shapes that are very easy to master and it won't take you long to make your first snowflake. The tutorial is broken down into simple steps and Tresa has included photos to guide you through each one. By the time you're finished you'll be totally impressed with yourself!

While you're over at Reese Dixon, be sure to check out some of Tresa's other projects. She's got a lot of other pretty Christmas ideas. Her theme this year is Christmas Sweets and she's got tutorials for everything from Lollipop Ornaments to Iced Sugar Cookie Softies. It's practically endless Christmas inspiration :)

1 comment:

  1. those are so fun for the kids!!! love them, thanks for sharing!!! :)