Paper quilling for beginners – 11 project ideas

Paper quilling, otherwise known as paper filigree, has come back in a big way. More crafters are taking it up and creating beautiful intricate designs purely from strips of paper! We want everyone to try paper quilling so we’ve created a paper quilling for beginners post which includes 11 fab quilling projects. Keep scrolling to find your next paper project.

Paper quilling for beginners


quilling for beginners ideas

PaperZen have a whole collection of paper quilling tutorials including one for every letter of the alphabet. We love their paper quilling cards, especially this starry ‘S’ card.


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Red Ted Art’s paper snowflakes are a fab project to get you into the world of paper quilling. Hang these from your tree, in your window, or string them up into a garland along your mantelpiece in time for Christmas.

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Instructables‘ teardrop vase tutorial is the upcycle project everyone needs. Jazz up an old vase with these ombre paper quilled drops.

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Paperchase shows you how to make this paper heart design over on their blog. Quill your design then stick it onto a card for a gift or frame it for your wall.

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The Papery Craftery has created the ultimate autumnal paper quilling project. Go foraging for some acorn tops then cosy up indoors and make their bottom halves.

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My Blue Print has a complete crash course in paper quilling, showing you all the basic and more complex shapes that you’ll need in order to make a masterpiece.

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She Saved not only shows you how to paper quill these little hearts, but also shows you how to make your own DIY frame!


Artsy Craftsy Mom‘s paper quilling tutorial has a festive edge with this little Christmas wreath. She’s got loads of Christmas quilling projects over on her blog, including Christmas trees and reindeer that you can pop onto cards or gift tags for that handmade touch.


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Moms and Crafters have used their paper quilling skills to make these flower pendant necklaces. They’re really simple to make, so are the ideal paper quilling for beginners’ project.

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The Spruce Crafts have a couple of gorgeous paper quilling projects including this colourful monogram. Paper quill your fave couples’ initials and give it to them as a wedding or house warming gift.


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Fashion Lady shows you how you can start wearing your paper quilling makes. Learn to make these earrings and show them off at your next soirée.

We hope you enjoy your paper quilling your way to creativity. If you’ve tried any of these paper quilling ideas for beginners then tag us in a picture on InstagramTwitterFacebook and subscribe to Mollie Makes.

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