Hey Lovelies! I hope you are doing well with all the virus stuff going on! It’s getting pretty critical here in the Netherlands, but it doesn’t bother me much. Since I can craft all day, every day, I have no time to be bored! xD. For today’s blog I found my quilling stuff back, it’s been ages since I used it, but it’s paper, and anything paper, I love. Not sure why xD just a little obsession I guess. I will explain to you how to make a 3D quilled egg, which works awesome for easter! I hope you will enjoy this tutorial!
For this DIY you’ll need:
♥ 5 Purple Strokes of 3mm by 7cm.
♥ 25 Pink Strokes of 3mm by 10,5cm.
♥ Green Strokes of 3mm by 10,5cm, as many as you want.
♥ Quilling Tools, but you can use alternatives, in the past I never used quilling tools.
♥ Styrofoam Egg, about 4cm in height. (You can use larger, but then you’ll need more of the other supplies as well).
♥ Tweezers. (optional)
♥ (Sewing) Pins.
Tutorial Paper Quilled Egg
If you don’t know what Quilling or paper Quilled things are, I suggest you to look some up! It’s really fun!
Rolling the Papers
Start with rolling up all the paper strokes. The Purple ones you just keep them as is and use some glue at the end of the stroke to keep it from unwinding.
The Greens and Pinks you’ll let them expand to a width of 8mm. I had a quilling board with different size circles, which made it really easy to get the right size every time. As for those as well, glue the end of the stroke so it won’t unwind any further.
The pink ones you pinch at one side. The Green at two sides. See the image below to see the shapes they need to have. Continue this for all the pinks and greens.
Making the Egg
Now you need the Styrofoam egg, you need to decide now if you wanna leave the egg in or that you wanna be able to remove it. If you wanna remove it, like I did, make sure you won’t glue the pieces to the egg.
Start off with drawing a line on the egg, as you can see in the picture, my egg already had a line from the making process. Divide this line in 3 even parts. Take the 5 purple parts and add those with a pin. so 3 on the line, 1 on top and 1 on the bottom.
Around the Purple parts, glue 5 Pink parts, so you will create some kind of flowers. Use pins to keep all parts in place until it’s dry.
Lastly, in between the flowers you just made, add the green parts. They will be the leaves. Those you can glue however you want, but you want to connect all flowers together. If you won’t connect everthing, it will fall apart, and that’s not what you want. (If you decided to keep the egg in the inside, it doesn’t matter if it’s connected or not).
However, in order to be able to remove the egg, don’t use glue around the line from earlier. This way you’ll have a upper and lower half which you will glue together after removing the egg. Make sure to make some marks to which part goes where, or the shape will be lost.
Before you remove the egg though, make sure everything has dried well and is hard enough to hold its shape. So glue’s take 24hours to be completely hardened.
You could add a piece of thread to the top of the egg to be able to hang it as decoration!
I hope you liked this Quilled Paper Egg tutorial! It’s fun to do something else a crocheting all the time xD. It’s funny, that before I figured out how to crochet, I only used paper to create things. Now I barely use paper, while I have a huge stack *Hides
Have a wonderful day everyone!