Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tutorial: Quilled Roses

If you've been wondering how I make my roses, they are super simple to make...and you can make tons of them just sitting on the sofa (below is an example on a card)
What you'll need, scrap paper, scissors, adhesive and a quilling tool (don't panic, you could probaby use a toothpick, but a quilling tool, purchased at Hobby Lobby for $2.99, makes it super easy and fast)
Cut a spiral out of your scrap piece of paper, don't worry about being even or perfect, just makes your rose look more real, the more uneven it is... I'm guessing this is about 1" in diameter

The outside is now going to become the INSIDE... place the tip end in the quilling tool as shown below...
Now spin...but do it AWAY from YOU...
Keep spinning....
This is what it looks like ON the quilling tool
Now pull off of the quilling tool and let it relax and unravel...
Now here's the "end" of your rose...
Stick a pop dot on it and press it onto your rose's bottom

VOILA! all done...wasn't that easy?