Recycled Crafts: How to Make a Quilled Valentine’s Box

February 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm Leave a comment

Happy Friday everyone!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! If you need a box to put a gift in for that special person, try our simple origami box topped with quilled hearts! We covered how to make the box in a previous post, so we’ll just focus on the hearts today. Here’s the link to the box tutorial:

https://recycledreadsaustin.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/recycled-crafts-how-to-make-an-origami-box/

Now for the quilled hearts!

Supplies:

Strip of colored paper, 3mm wide and 8 inches long

Toothpick or Quilling tool

Mod Podge

Step 1:

Start by folding a strip in half.

Step 2:

Next, take the quilling tool or toothpick and curl the edges inwards halfway down, as shown. You can curl one end in more than the other end to add variety.

Quilledbox2

Step 3:

Next, uncurl the coils a bit and space them out to where it looks more like a heart.

Quilledbox3

Step 4:

After you have the curls in the position you like, coat the strip in a thin layer of Mod Podge and let dry. At this point, you can place it on a box, and as it dries it will adhere to the box.

Quilledbox4

See you next Friday!

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