Gather an assortment of papers. I'm using the Twelve Days of Christmas by Graphic 45. Their collections make it easy to mix and match yet still have a great variety.
Cut the paper in strips varying the width.
Use a twilling tool and thread the end of the paper strip onto the tool and begin to roll.
Roll the entire strip of paper and then tighten. Wiggle your quilling tool off and then let the paper spring out a bit.
Pop the roll paper into a clear glass ornament. Continue the previous steps until you have filled the entire ball with rolled paper.
Continue to fill the ball letting some strips uncurl more than others and varying papers so there is a lot of interest in your ornament.
Once you have the ball filled, reattach the cap to the ball and then cut another strip of paper and glue around the topper to finish off. You can also add various embellishments to your ornament.
Here is a finished ball with ribbon, handmade Graphic 45 flower and tag added to finish it off.
This makes a beautiful hostess gift for the holidays or a little gift for anyone. Please be sure to head over to Graphic 45's blog and see a complete list of supplies used for this project.
My name is Lori Williams and I'm a design team member with Graphic 45. You can see more of my work on my blog www.pinkcloudscrappers.blogsp… or on Graphic 45's Blog www.g45papers.typepade.com
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