This tutorial will show you how to make your own paper quilled daisy earrings. These daisy flowers are one of the basic quilling shapes, so they are great for a beginner to make! This tutorial was first published on Red Ted Art, but I wanted to post it here as well with some additional guidance. Be sure to check out the Red Ted Art site, it has SO many awesome craft ideas!
These daisies can also be used as decoration for greeting cards, frames, magnets, and even put onto hairclips! This tutorial includes basic quilling instructions as well!
Supplies You Need (for one daisy):
- 5 strips of paper 3″ long (I used 1/8″ wide paper, but you can use what you like)
- 5 strips of paper 6″ long (I used 1/8″ wide paper, but you can use what you like)
- glue (My favorite is PPA which you can find here on Amazon)
- slotted quilling tool (here on Amazon)
- circle sizing board (optional) (here on Amazon) (or click here to learn how to make your own!)
- cork board and pins (optional) (here on Amazon)
If you don’t have a quilling tool but you still want to try this out, just use a toothpick! When I started quilling when I was 10 years old I used a toothpick as I didn’t have a tool until a year or so later. It’s a little harder to start rolling, but after a few tries you’ll get the hang of it. You just have to use your thumb to tuck in the end of the strip to start rolling.
Before I had a proper sizing template I made my own. Use a piece of thick styrofoam and draw the circles on in whatever sizes you want. Put four pins around each circle and you have your template! put a scroll inside the four pins and it’ll expand to the size of the circle you have drawn. If you really enjoy paper quilling you’ll want to invest in a proper sizing template (see one here on Amazon). They are really great and it’s so easy to use. Plus they last forever! I’ve been using mine for more than 10 years.
You can use any paper or craft glue for paper quilling. It’s a personal preference what kind you like to use. I used to just squeeze some out of a bottle and use a toothpick to apply it, but now I prefer to use a fine tip bottle so there is no waste! My very favorite glue of all is PPA (Perfect Paper Adhesive) which I found this year (can be found here on Amazon). Now it’s almost the only glue I use! Well, in this tutorial I was using elmer’s craft glue, which is great as well (find it here on Amazon). I use it when I’m traveling because the bottle is so handy and small.
I really prefer to pin these daisies while they dry so they are even and don’t get bumped out of place. If you don’t have a corkboard, just use a piece of styrofoam with pins, or a couple layers of corrugated cardboard with plastic or wax paper on top and pins. Like my sizing template I’ve been using my corkboard for over 10 years and it’s still in perfect shape! I just change the plastic covering every couple years or so to keep it fresh. If you do paper quilling often it’s definitely a worthy item to buy!
One of the sealants I use is PPA (Perfect Paper Adhesive). Not only is it the perfect glue, it’s an awesome sealant!! I just use a tiny paintbrush to apply it to one side. Let it dry and apply it to the other side. Easy peasy and your paper quilling is water resistant!
If you try this tutorial out, let me know! Have any questions, ask away!
You can also make these into adorable hairclips! Click here to find out how.
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