Quilled Christmas Alli Bartkowski

51HGgVBrpCL._AC_US218_Pub: Lark Books

With these 30 beautiful quilling projects, make thoughtful, handmade gifts for loved ones and holiday decorations that will be the envy of the neighbourhood. Paper quilling is the art of rolling, shaping and gluing strips of paper into shapes that come together to create images, words and letters. You ll find step-by-step instructions and templates for making eye-catching wall art using letters made from quilled shapes, a handsome nutcracker figurine that puts a three-dimensional spin on traditional paper quilling and colourful jewellery you can wear to your next holiday party. Each project is designed for varying skill levels, and a comprehensive introduction to quilling techniques will teach beginners all they’ll need to know.


My review

I am always amazed by the art of Quilling.

Just to roll tiny pieces of paper and create something unique and wonderful is just mind blowing.

This beautiful book shows you how to make a 3D shape and turn it into a decoration for your home, an embellishment or even a gift.

Christmas Trees, Flowers, Snowflakes and much more are demonstrated in a simple to understand instruction.

Tools. techniques and templates help with your design, and what I loved about this book, was the delightful glossy pictures that showcase the projects. They are divine.

The Nutcracker Figurine is amazing and is one of the most difficult creations, but each project comes with a difficulty rating ranging from Easy, Medium and Hard, so even a beginner can achieve something wonderful.

A lovely project book that demonstrates and unusual and enjoyable craft.


My make 

I decided to make a start on my Christmas cards, and the Round Poinsettia is a perfect decoration.

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With just a few tools and some Quilling paper, I had a few hours of joyful twirling.



This project has a medium difficulty rating, but once you get the hang of turning and shaping your papers it soon becomes quite simple to achieve.


The book gives you a shape diagram and a template, so it’s easy to see if you getting it right… but saying that, you do not have to get them perfect. Whatever you do it will work. Of course the more practice you do, the better your shapes will be.

Having glued my flowers into my circle I just need to manipulate it to get the ’round’ perfect and it’s all ready to stick to a card

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Happy crafting x



The Author

Alli Bartkowski’s company, Quilled Creations, Inc. (quilledcreations.com), sells quilling supplies and has become the largest quilling company in the world. Alli is a member of the Craft and Hobby Association and an accredited member of the North American Quilling Guild. Her projects are featured in CardMaker magazine and on Quilled Creations, Inc. s website. Alli is based in New York, USA, and teaches and shares the art of quilling around the world.






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