This Paper Quilling Art Photo Frame is a fun paper craft project and a great way to show someone that you love them.
This DIY photo frame is a great project to make and give as a gift for birthday’s, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or any other reason.
I love how cute this paper quilling art turns out to be, with just a little effort you can make a beautiful decorative design.
What is Quilling?
Paper Quilling Projects are becoming more and more popular and I can see why.
These paper strips projects are absolutely gorgeous.
Although they look very detailed, they are pretty easy to do.
Paper Quilling is the art of taking thin strips of beautiful papers and bending and twisting them into different shapes, using paper quilling tools to make a paper quill creation.
Just follow the directions and take your time, and you’ll have a beautiful project when you are finished.
List of Supplies for the frame:
Paper Quilling Supplies:
If you don’t have quilling paper strips, you can cut out your own from a sheet of paper to make your own strip of paper.
How to Make Quilling Paper Heart Frame
Step 1: Begin by printing and cutting out the frame template patterns.
Step 2: Grab the craft foam board and trace the patterns on it. Use the ruler to make sure that the measurements are accurate. Use pencil to trace the patterns and x-acto knife to cut out the traced patterns.
The frame has 3 parts – back, middle and front.
Step 3: Take the back side of the frame and place it on a flat surface. Stick the middle parts (bottom, left and right) of the frame on the back part.
The longest part among the middle parts will go along the bottom side of the frame’s back side.
Attach the 2 other parts on 2 sides (left and right) of the frame’s back side.
Step 4: Now carefully attach the front part, making sure to match all 4 sides with the bottom and middle parts.
How to Make a Paper Quilling Heart Shape
Step 5: Grab a bunch of quilling strips; you will need a lot of them!
Use the slotted tool to create loose coils with the strip.
Press the loose coil on any one side to form a teardrop shape. Apply glue to secure the open end.
Similarly create another teardrop shape by using another strip of the same size and color.
Step 6: Take the 2 teardrop shape created in the previous step. Glue the shapes side by side to form a basic heart shape.
Step 7: Similarly create more quilled heart shapes.
It takes about 14 quilled heart shapes to fill the frame pattern.
All items ready? Grab the frame and the quilled hearts and let’s decorate the frame!
Step 8: Start to glue the hearts on the front side of the frame. It helps to start to glue the quilled hearts from one side, and then work your way around the entire frame.
Step 9: Continue to glue the quilled hearts until the frame is filled.
If you want to fill the small gaps between the quilled hearts you can use small loose coils.
Step 10: Make the photo frame stand out of craft foam board and attach it on the back side of the frame.
Allow the glue to dry. Lay the frame flat until the glue is dried.
The final result is this beautiful, handmade frame. Add a picture to the frame and it is the perfect gift!
I would LOVE to see a picture of yours once you have made it.
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