Saturday, December 02, 2006

On the Second Day of Quilling

free quilled birdhouse pattern quilling
On the second day of quilling we Adorned a Birdhouse.

This will not be the only birdhouse that we see during this Quilling month of December.

For this Birdhouse, I started with creating the basic birdhouse shape by taking green paper and decorative scissors and did the following:
  • Cut a 1-/12 inch square for the base
  • Cut another 1-1/2 inch square and cut it in half at an angle to make a triangle for the roof
  • I then took a gel pen and made a dash-dot (-.-.-.) pattern around the outside edge. I did this so that it is easier to see the delineation between the roof and the base.

I had some new English quilling paper that has a beautiful gilded edge. I love it, it is so beautiful and I will tell you that the pictures don't do it justice.

The next step is to make quilling to adorn our new birdhouse. For this design, I used a shape called a "flag" that I have not previously described. Use this picture as your guide and do the following:
quilling shapes

  • Take your strip of quilling paper (width does not matter) and fold it in half length-wise
  • Do not glue the strip
  • Starting from the end that is open, start a coil
  • You only want to make a few turns and as you turn you will see the end where the fold is will start to push out, like a flag

The instructions for putting together the birdhouse are as follows:
  • 3 - 3 inch (7.62 cm) teardrops
  • 1 - 3 inch (7.62 cm) flag
  • Arrange the 3 teardrops with points glued together and attach flag to the glued points
  • 2 - 3 inch (7.62 cm) S-scrolls are added for additional decoration
  • 1 - 9 inch (22.86 cm) tight coil
  • 4 - 3 inch (7.62 cm) heart scrolls
  • Arrange as shown in picture
This would look great on a card or if you add a hook you can make it an ornament to hang on your tree.

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