Paper Quilling Tulips – Paper Craft for Spring

Paper quilling tulips are not only a fun paper craft for Spring, they’re also a great beginner project to learn how to quill paper. Check out this paper quilling flower pendant if you want a tutorial along those lines, or scroll down for this one. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.

 

 

Click to learn how to make paper quilling tulips - a fun paper craft for Spring for kids, teens, and tweens. It's also a great quilled paper tutorial for beginners and a great Mother's Day card idea!

 

This beautiful paper quilling tulips tutorial can be implemented a few ways. Make a cluster on card stock and frame it as paper quilling art.

Make it on a smaller card and turn it into a Mother’s Day card – or a card for any time of year.

Or make a bunch around a cardboard frame to make a pretty photo frame.

You can really do anything with paper quilling tulips and they make a super fun paper craft for Spring.

 

 

I love the Tulip shape for beginner paper quilling because it implements some basic techniques, but teaches you how to do a little more with the shapes.

 

Click to learn how to make these gorgeous paper quilling tulips -a fun and easy beginner quilled paper flower tutorial and spring crafts for teens!

 

I definitely recommend using pre-cut quilling strips, because they are cheap enough to be worth it, and that’s the best way to get a consistent size.

 

 

If you’re a true beginner, you won’t need a motorized tool (that’s convenient for when you’re doing regular quilling so that you don’t get a repetitive stress injury). However, I recommend having some basic convenience tools in your stash – they’re not that expensive and very versatile. They’ll help you gain accuracy with your paper quilling tulips and other projects that you do.

 

 

What you need to make paper quilling tulips:

 

 

 

How to make paper quilling tulips:

 

 

1. Select colorful quilling strips for this project. Take 2 strips approximately 12 cm in length and 1 strip  6 cm length. Use the slotted quilling tool to coil the strips and then allow the coiled strips to loosen up a bit. Pinch one side of the loose coils to make teardrop shapes. Apply glue on the open end to secure the shapes.

 

 

2. Place the 2 big teardrop shapes side by side, with curved parts on the bottom, and keeping the pointy sides slightly facing outward in  opposite directions to one another.

 

3. Now stick the small teardrop in the middle of the big ones.

 

4. Take two green colored quilling strips and make loose coils with them.

 

5. Pinch the green coiled strips on 2 opposite sides to create thin leaf (slug) shapes.

 

6. Cut out a thin strip from green colored cardstock paper to make the stem of the flower (or use part of a quilling strip).

 

7. Paste your tulip stem on your surface. Leave the bottom loose. Paste your tulip layout on the top of the stem.

 

 

8. Stick the 2 leaf quilled shapes near the bottom end of the stem.

 

9. Use scissors to trim the bottom side of the stem by matching it with the shape of the quilled leaves attached to it. Reinforce it with glue if needed.

 

Repeat the process with more colors to make a bouquet of paper quilling tulips!

 

 

How will you be using these paper quilling tulips? What is your favorite quilled paper flower to make? Comment below!

 

Prefer to make stemmed paper tulips to place in a vase? Check out this fun paper tulips template that I designed!

 

Print the craft below!

Quilled Paper Tulips

Quilled Paper Tulips

Materials

Instructions

1. Select colorful quilling strips for this project. Take 2 strips approximately 12 cm in length and 1 strip 6 cm length. Use the slotted quilling tool to coil the strips and then allow the coiled strips to loosen up a bit. Pinch one side of the loose coils to make teardrop shapes. Apply glue on the open end to secure the shapes.

 

2. Place the 2 big teardrop shapes side by side, with curved parts on the bottom, and keeping the pointy sides slightly facing outward in opposite directions to one another.

 

3. Now stick the small teardrop in the middle of the big ones.

 

4. Take two green colored quilling strips and make loose coils with them.

 

5. Pinch the green coiled strips on 2 opposite sides to create thin leaf (slug) shapes.

 

6. Cut out a thin strip from green colored cardstock paper to make the stem of the flower (or use part of a quilling strip).

 

7. Paste your tulip stem on your surface. Leave the bottom loose. Paste your tulip layout on the top of the stem.

 

8. Stick the 2 leaf quilled shapes near the bottom end of the stem.

 

9. Use scissors to trim the bottom side of the stem by matching it with the shape of the quilled leaves attached to it. Reinforce it with glue if needed.

 

Repeat the process with more colors to make a bouquet of paper quilling tulips!

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