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Paper Quilling: Heart-Shaped Crafts and Designs for Valentine's Day

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.

Quilling Heart Crafts

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so it's time to start looking at some crafts and gifts for your loved ones. Read this article to learn how to make cute quilled hearts, a heart-shaped paper pendant, and more!

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.


  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.

Heart-Shaped Pendant

This heart-shaped pendant uses an open coil technique.


  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.

Embellishments for Handmade Cards and Quilling Projects


  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.
Paper quilling design

Paper quilling design


wena on October 26, 2016:

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

Brandon on October 14, 2016:

I'm 14 and I love paper quilling

yuki yoshii on February 05, 2016:

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

liya baby on July 31, 2015:


ritika on March 23, 2013:


lady rain (author) from Australia on February 07, 2013:

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

Natasha from Hawaii on February 07, 2013:

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!

lady rain (author) from Australia on January 22, 2013:

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

Frangipanni on January 22, 2013:

These are my kind of projects - Thanks for sharing!

lady rain (author) from Australia on January 21, 2013:

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

lady rain (author) from Australia on January 21, 2013:

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

RTalloni on January 21, 2013:

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

Claudia Porter on January 21, 2013:

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

lady rain (author) from Australia on January 19, 2013:

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

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on January 18, 2013:

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