Unique and Adorable Paper Trees ~ Quilling Craft
Are you looking for a cool new Kids Paper Craft idea? These paper trees use quilling paper strips and a slotted quilling tool to make something really special. You can choose any combination of colors you’d like, which means you can have a colorful fall tree or a whimsical rainbow colored tree or a classic spring green tree. Make whatever you’d like!
You Will Need:
- Colored quilling paper strips (affiliate link)
- Colored craft papers (affiliate link)
- Slotted quilling tool
- Craft Glue
- Prepare a piece of paper for the background (canvas); I used 6 x 4 inches sky blue colored paper. Cut out a rectangular shape from brown colored craft paper, this will be the trunk of the tree. The size of the trunk (rectangular shape) I used is 3 x 1.5 inches.
- Glue the brown cut out paper on the sky blue paper.
- Select at least 3 different colored quilling strips; make sure that colors have a fall vibe. Take a quilling strip and insert any one of its open end into the slot of the slotted quilling tool.
- Coil the strip nice and carefully. Coil the entire strip.
- Once you’re done coiling the strip take it out of the slotted tool carefully.
- Place the coiled strip on a flat surface and allow the coil to loosen up a bit.
- Similarly create more loose coils for the project. About 25 loose coils will do.
- Take the paper prepared in Step 2. Apply glue abode the brown trunk pattern, on places where you want to add the loose coils.
- Take the coils one by one and place them on the glued area.
- You can apply glue to trace the outer edge of the tree pattern; this will make it easier to create the tree pattern.
- Continue to glue the coils until the tree pattern is complete or until you’re satisfied with the pattern.
- Take a green colored craft paper (4 inches x 2 inches) and cut a zigzag border on any one side of its length. Attach the zigzag green pattern at the bottom side of the sky blue canvas, covering a small area of the brown colored trunk.
- Attach 4 or more loose coils on the green zigzag edged pattern.
- You are done! Now it’s time to try your hand at using even more colored quilling strips…get creative.