Have You Seen This Cool Art: Paper Quilling Designs & Patterns

Have You Seen This Cool Art: Paper Quilling Designs & Patterns

by Priti on October 9, 2013

Now this is what we call creativity at its best and that too with just paper strips. The best way to recycle your read magazines & colored paper bags is right here. Shall we start?

Patterns and Designs for Paper Quilling – Get Set Roll

Am sure you must have seen people quilling designs in your surroundings several times but have never paid a heed to that. Okay, let me give you an example, when your girlfriend girl-friend rolls her hairs with an expression of *blush blush* or when you roll noodles with a fork are perfect examples of quilling.

Pardon me! But that doesn’t mean you can make quilling designs with your friends hair and your noodles! It’s just an example.

Damn! You know what?  When I was in school, I used to roll paper strips cut outs from my notebooks. Never knew it’s called paper quilling. LOL, I was so creative since childhood but my teachers never understood, they used to scold me when I submitted my notebooks with torn pages!

But it’s never too late for you to learn! I have got some wonderful designs for you to check out. So, what are you waiting for; cut the strips, set it and roll.

Let me first tempt you with some beautiful paper quilling designs then I will continue with “how to make quilling designs and its techniques”. So lets strip, oops I mean let’s cut out the strips and roll…here we go!

Paper Filigree Flowers

Quilling Art

Paper Filigree on Boxes

Quilling Designs

Quilling Designs


Quilled Tea Light Candles

Quilled Wall Art

Above five images via Mumsphere

Whoa! I was stunned when I saw these designs, you must be thinking it would be difficult to make such complicated designs right? Hey! It’s not so, by the end of the post I will prove it. There are so many simple and easy to make patterns that even kids can make.

Frames Made by Quilling Alphabets

Image via Laura Thoughts

Quilling Ideas

Image via Lavanya Naidoo

Quilling Patterns

Image via Oddity Central

Do you remember my post on Craftstruck family? You will be totally amazed to see their creativity on quilling crafts. So, if they can make it why can’t you give it a try. All you need is the tools for making it and roll the strips. See, it sounds so easy…

You may refer to my post here about them: A Family Full of Crafters Who Love all Things Handmade: Craftstruck

A confession to make…”I am scared to try making this designs over here”. Phew…. Can anyone try making this one?

A Complex Quilling Design

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– has written 254 posts on kwikdeko. She is a pro blogger from India and a self-confessed photographer. She also writes for renowned magazines. You can follow Priti on Twitter

{ 27 comments… Thoughts? Plz leave a reply: }

1 vandana January 15, 2013 at 8:02 am

wow…i have seen this kind of art for the first time and it is beautiful..i would really like to learn it..:)


2 Priti January 15, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Yeah, that’s the spirit Vandana! I have shared a video in this post. It will help you to learn the basics. Do share your paper quilling design with us. :)


3 Ajeeth boaz January 16, 2013 at 11:57 am

As I always mention first great pictures, very creative loved the Christmas tree and the night lamp…


4 Priti January 16, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Its always a pleasure having such pleasing comments from you Ajith! The candle holders and Christrmas tree are from Craftsrtuck. My personal favorite family with great quilling skills. :)


5 Shree February 28, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Hi Preeti,

Thank you for sharing the finger magic in paper filigree. I too am an artist and a professional quiller and a crafter. Enjoyed your work of love. God bless you.


6 Priti February 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

A warm welcome to you Shree, it’s so good to hear from a professional artist like you. Do share some of your quilling designs with me, would love to see… :)


7 Sidratul March 8, 2013 at 12:54 pm



8 mahd April 28, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Hello . I woud really like to learn this art . its very beautiful . Can you help me ? thankyou


9 Joyashree June 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Hi. It is beautiful this art. I hv made is quilling Paper of myself… Where is learn quilling Paper this arts? Can u help me?


10 vidya June 28, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Miraculous ! ossam ! please display more designs on the net i want to learn more


11 Laila July 11, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Your designs are tooooooooooooo good I only know the besics of quilling.I would like to learn more and more of it


12 @dzakyalfajr July 16, 2013 at 2:48 am

hi.. i’m a quiller too (btw are u also one?)

your post really gave me so much idea of what to make next :D
hey pls visit and subscribe to my blog, I have Paper Quilling tutorials and my own quilling creations there :)


13 parul August 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm

it was the very ist time i got introduced to this art. your work left me spellbound.


14 manisha August 7, 2013 at 8:32 am

It is to gooooooood .
l like to learn more desidens.


15 farang August 11, 2013 at 11:07 am

hey Priti !!!
i really realy love to learn this beautiful art , and i think i can do this InshaALLAH ,
with the help of ALLAH . and i dont know that wich kind of glue we should use for making
this beautiful art , could you pleas tell me ???
thank you


16 Somya August 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Hi Priti
The designs are really nice. I want to learn this art.


17 Natasha Sharma August 20, 2013 at 7:10 pm

u r d best


18 Fariba August 22, 2013 at 1:44 am

I very enjoy from your works. They show that you are a good artist. I am Iraian and happy that see your website. Good luck.


19 Priti August 30, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Thank you so much Fariba! Am glad you liked it…


20 Sajid Mahmood August 26, 2013 at 6:58 pm

i really impressed with your work, i have keen interest in DIY but dont have any community to gain new idea & how to knowledge, today i visited you site really i felt happy,
Paper Quilling is very interesting art, kindly can you guide me that how i can past these quilling on paper, & how i can make different shape with these quilling.


21 Priti August 30, 2013 at 12:01 pm

It’s very easy Sajid…you can get you quilling kit and start working…for reference please watch the video embedded in the pots or do check this post http://www.kwikdeko.com/blog/craftstruck-handmade-crafts/


22 Priti August 30, 2013 at 12:01 pm

It’s very easy Sajid…you can get you quilling kit and start working…for reference please watch the video embedded in the pots or do check this post http://www.kwikdeko.com/blog/craftstruck-handmade-crafts/


23 michelle wetterling September 28, 2013 at 2:09 am

Hi, your work is lovely, I have a question, I’d like to embark on making tea light holders but am afraid of them being flammable, how do I prevent against fire while a tea light is sitting on or in the holder?


24 Narayan October 4, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Fantastic stuff. And brilliantly photographed as well.


25 Pritika January 3, 2014 at 2:45 pm

This is something which i would love to learn this year :)


26 pavithra July 17, 2014 at 5:29 pm

amazing crafts……..this boosts up my interest tooooooo………….


27 pavithra July 17, 2014 at 5:31 pm

amazing quilling….this boost up my interest too..thanku so much..


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