2017 year of the rooster

Christmas crafts 2017 in the technique of quilling

Oleg Skrinnik
2017 year of the rooster

Crafts for the New Year always bring joy. And it does not matter if you make a large panel with a beautiful landscape or present a miniature postcard with an embroidered picture - it doesn’t matter, the addressee will be incredibly happy that you paid attention to him.

Everyone understands that a homemade gift is much better than what was bought in a store. In any case, it is several times more pleasant. Today we want to introduce you to one interesting way that allows you to make amazing New Year's gifts in just a few minutes.

Crafts in the technique of quilling for the New Year 2017will allow you to experience an indescribable soothing effect, as well as be able to please all guests gathered at the festival.

What is quilling?

For those who do not know what quilling technique is, I would like to have a small excursion. This type of needlework is considered very simple, but at the same time, very beautiful. Quilling does not require expensive tools and materials.All you need to work is a good mood, an interesting idea and time.

During creation of compositions use paper strips in width of 3, 4, 6 and 10 mm. There can be several devices for twisting.

There are professional machines for twisting, which are sold in specialized stores, as well as improvised tools, such as tapestry needle with a large eye and a round wooden stick 10 cm long.

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It is also advisable to stock up with tweezers with flat tips. It is needed in order to hold the paper blank, apply glue on it and stick it to the surface.

As for the other devices that are necessary to work in the technique of quilling, then they will be in any home. These are scissors (preferably with sharp ends), ruler, toothpicks, PVA glue.

If you decide to seriously engage in this type of needlework, the stores sell entire sets, which include all the necessary tools and you do not have to collect them separately.

Ideas crafts in the style of quilling for the New Year

When you dare to make a similar New Year's surprise for someone from your close people, you must understand that you will glue from paper strips.There are a lot of themed articles on the Internet and sometimes it is hard to understand which one of them is most liked.

Among such abundance, you can choose the main "defendants" that you might like - these are Christmas trees, snowflakes and cockerels. The last hand-made article will be not only a wonderful, but also an appropriate gift, because 2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster. So your Peter, made in the technique of quilling, will be a pleasant symbolic gift under the Christmas tree.

"Bright Cockerel"

Hand Made Quilling

It would seem impossible to create such wonderful paintings and figures from ordinary strips of paper. But as practice shows, the main thing is perseverance and a little imagination, and the rest is up to the smallest. If you decide to make a rooster for the New Year 2017, then choose the perfect example for yourself (photos are presented below), stock up with all the necessary materials and get down to business.

Examples of how to make a New Year's rooster can be found in any format and size. It can be both separate figures, and a silhouette of a bird.

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For beginners in this form of needlework, we recommend using the scheme. It will help you understand where to stick some kind of twisted pieces of paper and how many colored curls are required.

There are quite a few basic forms for quilling that help to create real masterpieces of paper. The picture clearly shows how this or that curl should look like.

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Dare! You will succeed, and after a while you will be able to present a cute mural or a wonderful picture with a cock in the lead role.

Original Snowflake

DIY handicraft in the technique of quilling instruction

The most familiar decoration at the New Year's holiday are snowflakes. We hang them on the Christmas tree, draw or sculpt on the windows, we make garlands of them. Why not go beyond the usual framework and create wonderful winter compositions, based on the technique of quilling? Apply a little effort, and you will have beautiful openwork snowflakes at your home, which, moreover, you can distribute to your friends.

To create a New Year snowflake you will need:

  • special paper for quilling;
  • scissors;
  • ruler;
  • stationery knife;
  • Pva;
  • toothpick.

Step 1.Cut out of paper for quilling strips 25-27 mm long, 3-5 mm wide.

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Step 2.Take a toothpick - it will be your main tool in this work. Cut a sharp tip from one side and make a small incision with a stationery knife - approximately 1 cm.

Step 3.Insert the first paper strip into the notch and slowly twist it into a spiral. Make sure the paper is curled, not just a toothpick. In this case, you do not need to hurry, because then the hack can fail.

Step 4.The finished helix must be removed from the toothpick and placed on a flat surface so that it unwinds slightly.

Step 5.At the end of the strip, apply a little glue and glue the helix.

Step 6.To make one snowflake you have to make several similar curls of different shapes and sizes according to the same principle.

Step 7.The resulting spirals fold into a snowflake, carefully gluing together every detail.

Bulk christmas tree

Christmas crafts 2017

This bright New Year composition can be an excellent table decoration, as well as a wonderful gift for a loved one, colleague or relative.

To create a voluminous Christmas tree, you will need:

  • scissors;
  • quilling paper;
  • ruler-curve with circles of different diameter;
  • PVA glue;
  • toothpick;
  • tweezers.

If you do not have a tool for quilling, it can easily be replaced by a regular toothpick with a cut end.

Step 1.For work, take special green paper and cut it into several dozen strips 3 mm wide, and cut brown paper into strips 7 mm wide.

Step 2.Brown stripes need to be screwed into loose curls, for example, with a regular marker. Grease the ends with glue and glue. Brown "kegs" are ready!

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Step 3.Now you need to make green blanks. Screw the paper onto the awl (toothpick) and insert it into a 16 size ruler. Give a free deal. To get a curl from the ruler, you need to insert a toothpick in the center, slightly move it to the center and remove.

Step 4.Glue the end of the spiral with white glue. Slightly squeeze the curl so that it takes the form of a droplet. Prepare 10 of these droplets. Wrap each curl with a white stripe of the same width and glue it. That you got the first row of Christmas trees.

Step 5.We do the second row on the same principle, we just insert it in a circle at number 15. Twist 10 pieces of such curls. Glue the first two rows, as shown in the photo.

Step 6.Now make spirals for the third row by inserting them into the hole at number 14. Glue.

Step 7.For the fourth row you will need a circle of size 13. The same size must be taken for the 5th and 6th rows. All parts neatly stick to each other, as seen in the photo. Glue another “drop” on top.Decorate the Christmas tree with beads, and it is ready!

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