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Pretty Quilled Vase and Teacup Embellishment

Pretty Quilled Vase and Teacup Embellishment
Pretty Quilled Vase and Teacup Embellishment
This image courtesy of paperzen.blogspot.com

This Pretty Quilled Vase and Teacup Embellishment pattern is a fun challenge for experienced paper crafters. It may take a few hours of making paper flowers to get the right amount of curl in the petals, but the result is absolutely charming. Quill a teacup to match the vase, and you'll have a picture-perfect piece of wall art.

Even if you're not much of a tea drinker, there's something nostalgic about a steaming cup of your favorite warm beverage. Once you've learned how to make paper flowers, you can use this technique to craft decorations for the other rooms in your home.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueQuilling

Project or Page SizeCard

Type of Paper UsedQuilling Paper

Intermediate

If you like this quilling design, then take a look at this video tutorial for another quilled flower idea.

PLUS! ​From decorative items like wall hangings or coasters to DIY embellishments for scrapbook pages and cards, paper quilling patterns are as versatile as they are beautiful.Find some of the best ideas in our collection, How to Quill Paper: 40+ Free Paper Quilling Patterns.

History of Paper Quilling

There are many kinds of art forms from painting to sculpting, but paper art can be unexpectedly intricate and beautiful in its own way. Paper quilling is a technique where strips of paper are rolled, shaped, and glued into different shapes and designs. The first known uses of paper quilling date back to Renaissance France and Italy where monks and nuns used paper to decorate books and other religious trinkets.

Later, in the 1700s, paper quilling became a common activity for upper-class women during their leisure time as a way to practice their art skills, an important aspect of becoming a proper lady of society. Paper quilling goes by many names: paper scrolling, filigree, mosaic, and paper rolling. The art form is making a comeback especially with crafters who enjoy intricate work like knitting and crochet. Give paper quilling a try with this fun flower and tea cup quilling craft!

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What a cute picture. I would love to make it and put it into a glassed in frame and hang it in the kitchen. It would also be a great gift for a friends kitchen. Everyone loves hand made things and this is inexpensive, easy and very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

I like this project because you can use these quilling ideas to make similar cards.

This would be a great first quilling project.

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