Wednesday, December 10, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Tree Ornament Quilled

This super cute Quilled Christmas Tree ornament is easy to make. The pattern is versatile enough that you could wear it as a necklace or earrings if you wanted to.  Hop over to see what Antonella has for you at #quilling #ornament

12 Days of Christmas - Day 5 - Quilled Christmas Tree Ornament

Everyone should have a Christmas Tree, and this 3D Scroll Tree is just the thing. Lots of paper strips of various sizes, create some v-scrolls and assemble.

I used the 1/8 in (.3 cm) wide quilling paper. This photo shows green, but it looks nice in a multitude of colors like blue, turquoise, white, purple, pink, you name it.

Create the base of the tree by rolling a wider strip, approximately 3/4 in to 1 in wide

For the Branches (lol)

  • Cut 2 strips at various lengths (I cut about 4 different lengths) 3 in, 2-1/2 in, 2 in, 1 in
  • Note: These lengths are estimates, I did not measure them
  • Make V-Scrolls
  • Starting at the bottom, glue the v-scrolls starting with your trunk
  • Alternate which side they face so that as you move upward and build your tree moving you fill in the empty spots
  • Attach a hanger and you have an ornament
  • Tip: This can also If you make it smaller you can 

Tips / Hints / Ideas:

  • You can also wear this as a necklace, you can make it smaller or really small and wear them as dangly earrings too
  • If you are looking for something more festive, you can decorate the tree by adding a garland and some tiny paper ornaments or lights

How do you select your tree each year? I was talking with a friend about her journey to get their tree this year and thought I'd share.  This was the first time they were going to pick a tree from a tree farm, as luck would have it, it had rained all day the day prior, so the ground was very muddy. They were not deterred, she and her sister picked a tree, then waited for their tree, and waited, and waited... When they got the tree home, it was a little bigger than they thought it was going to be.  As we chuckled over the story, I told her that I should have warned her about being careful about how big the tree really is, they don't look quite so large among the other trees.  Do you have a Christmas Tree story?

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Updated: 12/21 -  I received an early Christmas present, I was featured on the Inspire Us Thursday Link Party! I am so thrilled!
Antonella's Quilled Christmas Tree Featured at Organized 31

I hope you have a wonderful day!
Antonella Quilling Art


Eliza Art said...

Super Christmas tree

Janis Lewis said...

Pretty! Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
Your project is featured in our album on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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Ann Thompson said...

what a cute tree that is.

Stamping With Bibiana said...

hello dear antonella. love your creation seems easy with astonishing results
warm hugs

Carrie said...

This is beautiful, I need to look into quilling paper... looks like so many neat crafts could be done with it!

Darlene Nemeth said...

Stopping by for a quick visit to say hi. Wishing you the best, Darlene

Jackie C said...

Such a great link up! Thank you for sharing this with us.
Jackie dt @ Pause Dream Enjoy

Unknown said...

That's so cute! I bet my kids would LOVE to make these little trees!

Susan@Organized31 said...

So, so beautiful. And I think I might even be able to make one of my own. Congrats, you're featured this week at the Inspire Us Thursday Link Party on Organized 31.


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