Quilling a Bird

Here’s a fun, simple project for beginning quillers! It consists of very simple shapes, yet still yields an intricate design. Let’s craft together! πŸ˜€

You’ll need:

  • A quilling tool
  • Glue (I use plain old school glue)
  • Quilling strips (you can make your own with a paper shredder, that’s what I do πŸ˜‰ )
  • A white piece of paper

If you don’t know how to quill yet, check out my How to Quill page. It’s very easy; trust me, I’m sure you’ll love it!

Alright, let’s get quilling! For this project we’ll want to make:

  • 4 orange circles
  • 4 orange leaves (the shapes with a point on each end)
  • 1 orange teardrop
  • 1 tight black circle
  • 1 black triangle
  • 14 purple teardrops
  • 15 purple leaves
  • 21 blue leaves
  • 10 blue circles
  • 15 blue teardrops
  • And maybe a few extras for wiggle room…
I ❀ quilling!

Once all the shapes are ready, start forming the outline of your bird. You can use the photo below to help, or go off-grid and make your own design!

Once you’re satisfied with the design, go ahead and glue those little babies in place. πŸ™‚ The easiest way I’ve found to do this is to apply a light line of glue around the edges of the shape, then stick it to the paper.

Getting glue on my fingers…

Now you’ll want to fill in your bird with the remaining shapes…

And you’re done! But if you feel like all that white space is a kinda boring like I did…add something a little extra special; maybe a message, rhinestones–get creative!


Hope you all have fun with this project too!

Happy quilling! ❀

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