Try something different this season with these pretty Paper Quilling Crafts for Christmas! Easy enough for beginners and kids, and perfect for cards!
One thing I love about the holiday season is how it encourages us to be creative. Whether it’s Christmas treats, decorations or gift ideas, there are so many ways you can flex your creative muscles and make something 100% handmade and 100% you!
The best part is that you can make all kinds of projects with easily available materials – you don’t need to visit a hardware store or a specialized craft shop to get your supplies. You can make Christmas crafts out of Popsicle sticks, paper plates, mason jars and even pasta!
Today we’re going to try something different – we’re going to make some pretty paper quilling crafts for Christmas, so it’s time to get out those quilling strips! You’ll be surprised at how those thin strips of paper can turn into snowmen, reindeer, trees and much more!
15 Pretty Paper Quilling Crafts for Christmas
You may be putting up a full nativity set as part of your Christmas decor, but if you’d like to recreate the nativity scene on a card or a gift, this quilled craft from Big Family Blessings works perfectly well! We love how simple it is yet conveys everything it needs to.
Handmade cards are our favorite type of cards, and we think they’re much more thoughtful than store bought cards. If you’d like to add some extra texture to your cards this year, try making this cute little Christmas tree with quilling strips!
With so much focus on Santa and the elves during this season, we tend to ignore the reindeer, without whom the gift distribution system would shut down! She Saved shows us how to make these super cute quilled reindeer that are perfect to add on a card.
How pretty is this Christmas lights card! This is the perfect project for beginners, since it uses the same shape for each light, and you can use the same color or go for a mix, as shown in some of the lights above.
Poinsettas are the most celebrated flowers during this season, and there are many reasons for this. We love how Corina Dragan has used paper quilling strips to create a gorgeous poinsettia that looks almost as good as the real thing!
If you’re going the eco-friendly way and opting for brown paper to wrap your gifts this year, keep them from becoming boring by adding some interesting gift tags – like these quilled Christmas tags! That’s what we love about quilling crafts for Christmas – you can create all kinds of Christmas theme icons with the strips!
Why stick to making a single poinsettia when you can make an entire wreath of them? Sugar Spice and Glitter combines a bunch of quilled paper poinsettias on a circular wreath for a stunning piece of Christmas decor!
You can make a big wreath to hang on your door or your wall, but you can also make a miniature version to hang on your tree. If you’re wondering how to make a tiny wreath, check out our tutorial on making one with quilling strips.
Don’t have a white Christmas where you live? No problem, you can still make your own snowman – with quilling strips! In this project we combine lots of white quilling paper with a couple of other colors to create our standing 3-D snowmen!
Sometimes I think the anticipation of a gift, or seeing a wrapped present brings much more joy than what’s actually inside it! We celebrate this joy of anticipation with a cute gift tag that has what else, but gifts, on it!
Now this would make a great gift for grandparents! Let’s Quill On shows us how to create a cute quilled frame for your child’s photo and then turn it into an ornament. Make these quilling crafts for Christmas using photos of all the grandkids and watch Grandma and Grandpa proudly hang them on their tree!
Every snowflake is unique, and that’s just one of the many wonders of nature, especially during winter. Well, you can make some unique snowflakes of your own too – by using quilling! This is a good exercise for beginners to practice making all the basic shapes.
My Crafts brings us a beautiful quilled wreath that uses quilling shapes in some unique ways to create a little vignette with a candle, poinsettia and mistletoe. Like other quilling crafts for Christmas, you can customize this one any way you like, by making smaller flowers in a larger number.
You’ll find all sorts of cute ornaments in stores these days, but nothing can beat the charm of a handmade ornament. And no one said anything about hanging a mini tree on a big tree, so go for it!
Look at Santa here, looks like he’s got his bag packed and all ready to go about distributing his toys! Let’s Quill On brings Santa alive in this cute craft that’s not to hard, using card stock and basic quilling shapes.
So we were right, weren’t we? These quilling crafts for Christmas prove that you can make just about anything with those strips! While beginners will begin to marvel at the number of possibilities they have, quilling enthusiasts will enjoy practicing their skills with these projects. If you want some more quilling inspiration, you can check out our collection of paper quilling crafts for the entire year.