This easy Quilled Christmas tree is an excellent way to enjoy craft time with this holiday season.
The art of quilling is a simple craft idea to do with your family. This art project will help you work with your kids to create a beautiful Christmas tree that can be hung on the wall, placed on your mantle or given to a special family member.
Quilled Christmas Tree
Quilling is also known as paper filigree. Quilling uses long strands of paper rolled into shapes to create an artistic masterpiece, such as this quilled Christmas tree craft.
Using a slotted quilling toolslotted quilling tool you can easily make this adorable Christmas craft. This project is perfect for beginners and appropriate for kids about 10 years old and up. (Based on your child’s aptitude and interest, of course.) You’ll be able to use the slotted quilling tool to create tight circles as you work to match up each quilled piece of paper to the pattern to make a Christmas tree craft design.
Is Quilling easy?
Since quilling is essentially rolling up strips of paper to create a beautiful design, yes quilling can be easy. As with most crafts, patterns range from simple to complex. This quilled Christmas tree is definitely on the easier end of that spectrum.
If you want to make this fun tree with your kids, it may take a little while for younger kids to master the skill of using the slotted quilling tool to create their design but with a little patience, they will pick it up. It takes a bit to figure out how to shape each piece of paper, so I find that while my older kids are fine on their own, my youngest likes to roll the paper and I shape and glue each one.
Spending time making crafts like this quilled tree during the holiday season is an excellent way to encourage excitement for the upcoming holiday, as well as create a homemade gift idea for loved ones.
What glue do you use for Quilling?
Since you’ll need to use glue to place the quilled paper into a Christmas tree pattern, many have asked what glue is best for quilling. White glue is the best glue to use for quilling. This is an easy and solid method to ensure your quilled Christmas tree craft stays in one piece for years to come.
Allow your kids to use this quilled Christmas tree craft as a way to give their favorite family members, teachers, and other inspirational leaders in the community a homemade holiday gift.
Making this quilled Christmas tree craft is easy. You’ll see the simple supply list and easy to follow directions below. Gather up the necessary materials and enjoy quality time making Christmas crafts with your kids today.
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Make this beautiful papercraft Christmas Tree with a short list of simple supplies. Perfect for beginners!
- Paper quilling strips
- Green colored craft paper
- Slotted quilling tool
- Select 3 different shades of green colored quilling strips for this craft. I’m using 6 inches long strips and 12 inches long strips to create the different quilled shapes for this craft.
- Take a strip and coil it with the help of the slotted quilling tool. Carefully take out the coiled strip from the tool and allow it loosen up freely.
- Press the loose coil on any point to form a teardrop shape. Glue the open end to secure the shape.
- Take a 12 inches long strip and fold it into half.
- Coil the 2 open ends of the folded strip. Coil all the way to the closed end (near the half fold part). This will form a heart shape.
- Take the teardrop shape formed in step 3 and place it inside the heart shape (between the 2 twirls of the quilled heart shape).
- Take a 6 inches long strip and coil the whole strip from any one end to form a twirl shape. Take a same colored quilled teardrop shape and attach it with the quilled twirl on its straight side. Create teardrops, heart shaped pieces with a teardrop inside and teardrop with a twirl attached to it.
- Grab more paper quilling strips and create more quilled shapes.
- Cut out a piece of green colored craft paper and grab all the quilled shapes.
- Let’s start from the top part of the tree. Grab 3 small teardrop shapes and attach them on the top side of the craft paper by keeping the pointy ends of the shapes facing upwards.
- Continue to attach the quilled shapes downward by keeping a tree shape in mind. For the next layer below the first quilled layer, I’ve attached a heart shape with a teardrop attached in the middle, teardrop with twirls attached on both sides and on the 2 outer sides, I’ve attached 2 teardrops.
- Grab different shaded quilled shapes for the third layer. Simply glue the quilled shapes downwards but forming a wider layer than the previous layer.
- For the fourth layer I used the darkest colored quilled shapes. You can add more layers if you want to. If you are confused about the pattern, you can place the different quilled shapes on the paper before gluing them.
- Cut out the craft paper around the quilled patterns outer border. Quill a 5 point star pattern using yellow colored quilling strips and attach it on the top end of the quilled tree.
- Quill 4 loose coils using brown colored quilling strips and attach them on the bottom side of the quilled tree by forming a square shape with the 4 brown loose coils. Also, create some tight coils from red and other bright colored strips. Attach the tight coils between the quilled shapes of the tree randomly to decorate the Christmas tree.