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Quilled Elves

Designer: Claire Willis
christmas, crafts, elves, papercraft, quilling,

Quill a set of adorable elves to add to your Christmas decoration collection

What you need...
  • Quilling paper, assorted
  • Quilling tool
  • PVA glue
  • Fine nib pens
  1. Roll two peach-coloured quilling strips together tightly, end to end, and seal with a little dab of glue. Dome slightly and coat the inside liberally with PVA. Repeat the step, then join the two halves together to create a head.

  2. Make the elf a tunic by rolling four green strips together, seal as before and dome to a height of 3cm. Create a flat disc from three and a half green strips, coat with glue and allow to dry before slotting into the end of the tunic. This will make a base to attach the legs onto.

  3. The legs and arms are made in the same way, from one strip, rolled tightly, sealed and pushed to a point using the sharp end of a knitting needle. Apply glue to the inside of the tubes and shape gently into position. Finish the elf by adding a hat, shoes and trimming around his tunic. Draw on eyes and a mouth.

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