Quilling -The newest and easiest hobby (HobbyIdeas)

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Hello peeps! So we are already in March. My New Year’s resolution of creating something different and path breaking is going great. Made some Mixed Media projects and received some great feedback from family and friends alike. I will share some of them with you in the upcoming blogs.

At the moment my foremost worry is that the vacations are approaching and the new generation being 10X times faster than us, would not be content in doing the same old finger painting and origami boats.  So one needs to think of newer ideas to keep them engaged. Thought I will do some paper quilling projects this time over with the kiddos.

Quilling art or paper filigree has become a rage and is popular amongst adults and children alike. They are mighty easy to make, it just requires a bit of imagination to create something really grand with paper quilling. Quilling projects looks delicate and intricate at the same time.  Kids like cute things and colours, so I decided to make cute little quilling earrings. The earrings are sturdy and weightless till the time the kids decide to have a bath wearing them.

So here is a simple project that I had been working on yesterday.

What we need for this project is 7, 5mm quilling strips of two contrasting colours or two strips of the same colour in gradation of 6 inches length ( I have used green strips in two colour gradation), Fevicol, slotted quilling tool, Mod Podge and hooks.

Glue the two contrasting strips of paper together. To begin insert the end of quilling paper into the slot of the tool and start turning.

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Hold the paper gently between the thumb and fingers while rolling. Carefully remove the scroll from the tool and let it open to the size you desire and then glue the ends.

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Pinch one end of the rolls to make a tear drop shape. Glue together six petals together with the points inside and a  small scroll in the centre. Coat them with a sealant like Mod Podge.Quilling Earrings_6

Make two such flowers and at the end attach a hook each to the flower from behind. Our earrings are ready!Quilling Earrings_8

 

Aren’t they just cute? Girls and boys both can do this project for their mummas and make them so much happier. There are endless projects that one can do with a bit of quilling like decorating frames, making boxes or greeting cards, tiaras and jewellery and even mixed media canvases. There are endless possibilities. So get yourself a quilling tool and start creating.

About Udita Saklani

Udita is a full time working mom based out of Delhi. She is an IT professional and loves travelling and blogging.
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