Paper Quilling Basics: Learn How to Quill Paper and Paper Quilling Techniques + 10 Beginner Projects

Learn how to do quilling that will open up a new door in your paper crafting world!

By: Krista Childers, Editor,
Paper Quilling Basics Learn How to Quill Paper and Paper Quilling Techniques  10 Beginner Projects

With Paper Quilling Basics Learn How to Quill Paper and Paper Quilling Techniques + 10 Beginner Projects, you will learn everything you have ever wanted to know about paper quilling. This amazing paper craft technique is used for countless projects including card making for all occasions, wall or table art or other paper decor for the home, gift giving and wrapping, and DIY jewelry. Learning paper quilling basics will help you become a pro with a little patience and practice. These filigree designs are detailed thus possibly intimidating to those who have never done it. We'll make it painless!

From the absolute paper quilling basics about the origins and the tools you will need, to helpful practice sheets and templates, to introductions to the main paper quilling shapes, this article has everything you need before jumping into the vast world that is paper quilling. 

How to Use Paper Quilling Tools and Learning Basic Shapes

Before you start with a quilling tutorial, learn everything there is to know about this paper craft. Below you will find helpful resources teaching you the names of the tools and how to use them, with images and steps to help you as well! You will also find FAQs with answers and a list and description of all the shapes. To make your learning experience when learning how to do quilling even easier, there are also worksheets that you can print out and use for shape practice. After you've practiced quilling basics with the shapes, use the printable card templates to design a simple card.

How to Do Quilling: Techniques and Tips

As you may guessed, there is a lot more to learning how to do quilling than discovering how to use the tools and practicing basic shapes. In this section, you will learn in detail how to do things like how to make quilling paper yourself instead of buying the strips. You will learn how to correctly apply glue to your quilled shapes, how to join corners and curves, and how to design words. After you've learned all of these techniques, you'll be set to create some beautiful paper quilling art.

Paper Quilling Tutorial Ideas for Beginners

Now's the time to put all of this learning and practicing to the test! Start with a quilling tutorial for beginners to see if paper quilling is for you (it is, we promise!). We have collected 10 unique and simple paper quilling tutorials for you to perfect your new skills. Create butterflies, flowers, balloons, and more. These tutorials will show you how easily you can design a stunning DIY birthday card or piece of art for your wall. Good luck!

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Thanks so much for this great guide! Quilling always looks so hard but these ideas are great for beginners like me.

You are welcome. Good luck!! - Krista, editor, AllFreePaperCrafts


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