This is a necklace I made with some tinyquilledflowers and leaves using narrower than the 1/16-inch strips (paper from England). I put centers on both sides of the flowers. The sterling silver snake chain necklace is 20 inches (50cm). The bottle is about .75 inches (19mm) wide.
I have been following the most helpful and coolest blog for a couple of weeks. It is One Good Thing by Jillee. She is writing a book and also planning a wedding so she had a week of Jillie's Best posts to free up some time. She posts every day! I was drawn to this easy sugar scrub she posted, especially after seeing she had over 700 comments. (There are many more now because she was giving away a washer and dryer the week I saw it.) I had the sugar and Dawn so I made a few jars. EASY, EASY! And I love how it makes my hands feel after using it.
I found some free DIY printables on Pinterest to make my presentation colorful. Lots of choices as to colors and designs.
I had some small plastic spoons that I attached a personalized handmade tag along with the ingredients. I tied to the back of the jars.
Here is the recipe and much better step-by-step photos. I just love all the pics that Jillee adds to her posts.
Quilling Comes In All Sizes I have said before that my two favorites are miniature and giant quilling! I would put this one below in the big category! I used one-inch crimped red and green strips of construction paper glued end to end. The stems are spongy insulation material that I cut into pieces and painted black. The leaves are 6" long and the cherries are 3.5" in diameter.
This is a piece I made to take to a CHA show in 2006 when I bought a table spot to show my designs. It is a MUST to have some type of eye-catcher to draw the manufactures and publishers to the table. My table was set up to sell my quilled cherry projects and large wall art designs. I used this cherry project, a 14-inch quilled snowflake and three 12-inch layered paper flowers as my eye-catcher. My plan worked :) I wanted to share this technique to show that there is no limit to what you can do with quilled paper. Here are a few more examples: Lori Mondell ~ has an amazing creative mind when embellishing her projects (check out other items in Lori's store) Suzana Ilic ~ brings quilling to a next level with her brilliant dimensional art Ann Martin ~ this is an excellent example of how to be inspired by non-paper material and incorporate into quilling (also, check out Ann's new book!)
I hope you are encouraged to try something different and quill a miniature, traditional or big piece of art using your own creative style. Have fun! ~Molly Update: I found this poor photo showing how the large items are suppose to grab attention. This was the year I forgot one of my bags - containing makeup and my camera. I bought one of those disposable cameras and the photos turned out itty-shay!!!
I made some 1" glass magnets, with yellow rose of Texas graphics. I wanted to wrap them but they are so small. They stack together easily held by the magnets and I wrapped them in tissue paper.
I decided to make a sour cream gift container using printed card stock. I made a tag and added tiny quilledflowers to match the paper I was using.
I used a 4" x 6" piece of card stock and rolled lengthwise into a tube as shown below.
(10.16 cm x 15.24 cm)
I pinched the ends to close. I crimped the first end, applied glue inside along the edge, and crimped it again. After I put the magnets inside, I pinched the other end in the opposite direction. I repeated with crimping, gluing and crimping again.
I think it makes a nice presentation and this sour cream container is SO easy to make.
I purchased my graphics from Piddix at Etsy. She has so many prints in many sizes and you get instant download.
Have a fantastic week!
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