I was flipping through a book while planning our September catalog when a cute little quilled fox caught my eye! The fox was part of a larger project, but I decided to recreate just the fox because I wanted to start small and simple. This was my first experience quilling. It took a little longer than I expected (about two hours) but it was fun to try something new and learn a new skill!
I used our Paper Quilling Kit with Storage Box (#87441). This is the perfect kit for beginners because it has everything you need to get started. It includes quilling strips, quilling comb, circle template ruler, curling coach, tweezers, ultrafine tip glue applicator, needle and slotted tool, and a tri-fold blank card. I used regular Elmer’s Glue on the quilling strips.
I loosely followed the directions from the book by looking at the picture for each step (this book will be available to purchase after the September catalog has been mailed out). The fox is made up of multiple sections that each contain one or more quilling strips. For example, the ears themselves are sections that are made up of one quilling strip each that is curled tightly around itself and bent. The front legs are another section that is made up of four short strips that are slightly curled by hand and glued together at their ends. Each section doesn’t look like much by itself, but when you put all the sections together that’s when the magic really happens!
I decided to give the finished fox to my Grandma because I thought of her while I was making it. She has given my family cards with quilling art on them before for holidays or birthdays. After doing the craft myself, I can really appreciate the time and care that goes into these!