Are you looking for a unique craft to do with your kids? This would even be a great craft to do with kids for a Winter or Christmas party. With just a few tools they can make this unique set of lights to display for the holidays!
A few years ago I helped with my son’s 5th grade Christmas party and this would have been a great craft for them to work on.
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Quilled Christmas Lights
List of Supplies:
Instructions to make the craft:
Step 1: Take a 20 inches long colored quilling strip and use the slotted quilling tool to coil the entire strip.
Step 2: Once the coiling is done, take out the coiled strip from the tool and allow it loosen up.
Step 3: Press any one side of the loose coil to form a teardrop shape and glue the open end to secure the shape.
Step 4: Take a 3 inches long white colored quiling strip and create a loose coil shape with it.
Step 5: Press 2 opposite sides of the loose coil to form a lens shape.
Step 6:Grab the teardrop shape prepared in the previous steps.
Step 7: Insert the lens shape created in step 5 into the teardrop shape, through the gap of any coils near the curved end; the bulb pattern is ready. Similarly create more bulb patterns.
Step 8: Now take a 6 inches long black quilling strip and create a small twirl on any of its ends. Use about 2 or 3 cm to create the twirl pattern.
Step 9: Cut out a white craft paper or cardstock paper for the background, or you can choose any color you want.
Step 10: Glue the 2 black twirled strips on the paper by creating a slight curvy pattern with them. Glue the 2 strips in 2 rows, keeping at least an inch gap between them.
Step 11: Take a bulb pattern and glue it on the paper by keeping the curved end adjacent to the black strip (which is the main wire for the bulbs).
Step 12: One by one add the rest of the bulbs to fill the black strip.
Allow the glue to dry and have fun!