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Simple Quilled Seed Head Greetings

Whip up quilled in no time for interesting cards.

WHAT YOU NEED...
  • Quilling papers: 3mm wide, orange, deep orange, turquoise, deep turquoise
  • Card: cream, turquoise, orange.
  • Dies: Alice Alphabet, small frame
  • Ribbon
  • Adhesives

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Mum - 1. Tear orange strips into lengths between 6cm and 8cm. Form a tight coil at one end of each piece then glue to secure leaving a tail of paper. Repeat until you have around 12 for each seed head.

    2 Trim cream card 12.5cm square. Stick the coils in place as shown with two extra pieces at the base of each seed head. Add a stem by fixing one long strip from the seed head to the bottom of the panel.

    3 Create a loose coil with a 13cm strip of orange paper then pinch to a heart shape. Repeat until you have 12. Attach these heart-shaped leaves either side of two stems. Wind three larger hearts then fix to the front with their own stems as shown, Create a loose coil with a 13cm strip of orange paper then pinch to a heart shape. Repeat until you have 12. Attach these heart-shaped leaves either side of two stems. Wind three larger hearts then fix to the front with their own stems as shown.

  2. With Love - 1 Cover a blank, 13cm x 17.5cm, with orange. Layer turquoise, 11.5cm x 17cm, and then cream, 10.5cm x 16cm, on top. Create orange and turquoise seed heads then add two stems with heart-shaped leaves.

    2 Form open coils in deep orange paper then pinch in half. Layer several strips to create a thick stem then fix leaves either side. Pinch coils to teardrops and fix in clusters at the top of the turquoise stems. Print a sentiment and out off using a frame die. Glue in the top-right to finish.

  3. Happy Mother's Day - 1 Take cream card, 10.5cm square, and mount to orange. Fix the panel to a cream blank 11.5cm square. The strips of turquoise paper measuring between 13cm and 15cm, and create a seed head design as before.

    2 Make orange heart-shaped coils from 13cm strips of paper then fix across the card front. Print a sentiment onto cream card then trim to measure 11.5cm across. Fix to the greeting with foam pads to finish.

  4. Tag & Gift Bag - Make your own mini gift bag by scoring a long strip of orange card and folding into a triangle shape. Insert a present and secure with ribbon. Decorate the bag with a single seed head mounted on cream card. Add orange heart coils to finish the design.

    A quick matching tag is made with a single orange seed head and three hearts.

NAUTICAL ROPE CANDLE HOLDER

This nautical candle holder is perfect for any room in your home that has a beach theme. Plus it is super easy to make with some rope and your hot glue gun.  Make several for a centerpiece to a table or just one as an accent to any room. For this DIY rope decor you will begin by simply wrapping the base of your candle holder in rope using hot glue to secure into place. Be sure to wrap tightly so the base does not show through your rope.

Continue all the way up the base to the top doing the underside as well. When you run out of one length of rope just butt up with the end on the next length and keep wrapping.

You will also want to add a few strands of rope to the top of your candle holder as shown below. Again, secure in place with hot glue.

Add the glass top to the candle holder base and put in your battery operated candle. You can also add crushed shells around the bottom of the candle if desired.