Paper Quilling: Fun Craft Projects and Ideas for Valentine's Day

Updated on April 19, 2017
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Lady Rain works as a daytime stock trader and writes about crafts and travels. She spends her weekends doing papercraft models and painting.

Paper quilling art
Paper quilling art | Source

A Basic Quilled Heart

Let's begin with a quilled heart. If you are new to quilling, check out this tutorial for some basic instructions.

Instructions:

  1. Roll a strip of quilling paper into a closed coil, and glue the end of the strip to the coil.
  2. Pinch one side of the coil to make a teardrop shape.
  3. Make a similar teardrop shape with another strip of quilling paper.
  4. Glue the sides of the two teardrop coils together to make a quilled heart.

How to make a quilled heart

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Quilled heartsMake some closed coilsShape them into teardrop shapesGlue two teadrop coils together
Quilled hearts
Quilled hearts | Source
Make some closed coils
Make some closed coils | Source
Shape them into teardrop shapes
Shape them into teardrop shapes | Source
Glue two teadrop coils together
Glue two teadrop coils together | Source

Heart-Shaped Pendant

This heart-shaped pendant uses an open coil technique.

Instructions:

  1. Fold a strip of red quilling paper in half.
  2. Roll both ends of the quilling paper until the coils meet in the centre.
  3. Glue the coiled ends together so that it looks like the shape of a heart.
  4. Make a small closed coil and glue it to the top of the heart pendant.
  5. Paint the pendant with varnish to make it waterproof and to strengthen it.
  6. Leave the pendant to dry.
  7. String a necklace through the small coil.

How to make a heart pendant

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Quilled pendantFold quilling paper strip in halfRoll one end of quilling paperRoll the other end and glue both endsMake a small closed coil for the necklace
Quilled pendant
Quilled pendant | Source
Fold quilling paper strip in half
Fold quilling paper strip in half | Source
Roll one end of quilling paper
Roll one end of quilling paper | Source
Roll the other end and glue both ends
Roll the other end and glue both ends | Source
Make a small closed coil for the necklace
Make a small closed coil for the necklace | Source

Embellishments for Handmade Cards and Quilling Projects

Instructions:

  1. Take a strip of red quilling paper.
  2. Fold the paper in half.
  3. Bring the two ends of the paper together to form an outline of a heart.
  4. Glue the ends of the paper together.
  5. Glue the heart on a piece of paper or handmade card.
  6. Make some red closed coils.
  7. Arrange the coils along the inside border of one side of the heart.
  8. Glue the coils to the side of the heart to hold them in place.
  9. Make a quilled heart with two teardrop coils and arrange it on the other side of the big heart.

How to make outline of heart

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Heart designTake a red strip of quilling paperFold paper in halfBend both ends to make a heart outlineGlue the ends togetherAll quilling bits are ready to be displayed
Heart design
Heart design | Source
Take a red strip of quilling paper
Take a red strip of quilling paper | Source
Fold paper in half
Fold paper in half | Source
Bend both ends to make a heart outline
Bend both ends to make a heart outline | Source
Glue the ends together
Glue the ends together | Source
All quilling bits are ready to be displayed
All quilling bits are ready to be displayed | Source

More Love Hearts to Make for Your Valentine

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Paper quilling design
Paper quilling design | Source

Questions & Answers

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        wena 19 months ago

        This an awesome site I learned to quill with a comb easily as a novice I need all the help that I can get and your site answers every question that I need Thank you for all your help and ideas Your work is beautiful

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        Brandon 19 months ago

        I'm 14 and I love paper quilling

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        yuki yoshii 2 years ago

        nice.i really like you ideas of making the swirls to make different .

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        liya baby 2 years ago

        nice

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        ritika 5 years ago

        awsome

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        lady rain 5 years ago from Australia

        Natashalh, thank you for your kind comment and linking my hub ... greatly appreciated!

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        Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

        Paper quilling seems so magical to me! I'm including a link to your hub on a Valentine's craft idea blog post - I hope some interested folks stop by!

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        lady rain 5 years ago from Australia

        Frangipanni, glad to know another hubber who shares the same interest as me! Cheers!

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        Frangipanni 5 years ago

        These are my kind of projects - Thanks for sharing!

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        lady rain 5 years ago from Australia

        RTalloni, yes you're right, paper quilling crafts can be made for all occasions. Thank you for leaving a nice comment!

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        lady rain 5 years ago from Australia

        Glimmer Twin Fan, thanks! I'm so pleased to know that! Thank you for pinning and sharing.

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        RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

        Such delightful projects! They would easily adapt for other holidays and occasions. Thanks for posting your work with helpful links!

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        Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

        Just gorgeous. Your hubs always brighten my day. Pinned and shared.

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        lady rain 5 years ago from Australia

        randomcreative, thank you for your kind comment. Much appreciated!

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        Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

        Your quilled paper hearts are so beautiful! Thanks for the great resource.

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