Tree with Quilled flowers

Today I would like to share my recent project, Quilling Tree. The trunk and branches of the tree are made out of newspapers and the flowers are made out of quilling strips.

Here is how the tree looks..

Let’s see how I made this craft..

Things I used for making this craft:

  1. News papers
  2. A miniature pot
  3. floral wire and floral tapes(brown and green)
  4. Quilling strips
  5. glue
  6. Popsicle stick

Initially to make the trunk and branches of the tree ,take amaller pieces of newspaper and twist them. Then wrap them using brown floral tape using glue as shown below.

 

To make flowers, roll the quilling strips in to tight coils using quilling tool and twist them in to tear drop shape. stick four tear drops together to form a flower. Attach the flower to the floral wire which was wrapped using green floral tape . Repeat this process and make several flowers with various colored quilling strips. And then attach the flowers to the branches of the tree.

After sticking all the flowers to the branches insert the tree in to the miniature pot. To make it stand comfortably I used Popsicle stick.

 

 

Pencil Holder out of Bottle caps

Instead of trashing bottle caps, here is an easy way to make use of them. I believe that you will start preserving bottle caps after seeing this craft !! It’s more fun to do and kids will enjoy in making their own school supplies 🙂

Things required:

  1. Place mat
  2. Glue gun
  3. bottle caps
  4. emojis printout
  5. Scissors and glue

Steps to make pencil holder..

1. To make the base for the holder , here I used Tea place mat. cut the place mat in to required shape if necessary.

2. Hot glue can easily bond plastic materials, so here I used glue gun for sticking bottle caps. At first, stick each cap one by one along the edge of the base. Once the bottom layer is done , gently start sticking the caps one by one between each two top tips of the first layer to form second layer. Repeat the process to make two more layers.

3. Finally decorate the holder with smiley emojis.. To do this I took a several colored paper printouts of one of google smiley images

Stick them to each bottle cap using glue. I hope these smileys will bring smile on your face:)

 

Here I made a video on how to make this pencil holder.. Hope you will love it !!!