Archive for May, 2011

My Heart to Yours – Mother’s Day Quilled Necklace

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Tomorrow I’m going into my daughter’s fourth grade class to teach them how to quill!  I can’t wait!  We timed it perfectly so that the kids can make a pretty pendant for their mom as a Mother’s Day gift!  It’s quick and easy!

They can even pick out their own background!

I used a 1-inch punch (by Fiskars) and my left over scrapbook paper to punch different circles. This is a great way to use up those small scrap pieces!

Here’s how to make it the QUILLED HEART NECKLACE:

1. ) To make the heart, roll two 8-inch (20 cm) strips of RED quilling paper (1/8-inch wide) into teardrops and glue them together.

2.) Glue the circle piece into the pendant (most craft glues will work!).  You can find the pendant on our website, “Round Necklace Pendant“.  They’re super light and the perfect depth for quilling!

3.) Glue the heart inside the pendant.

I’m still debating whether I’ll put the Crystal Coat Glaze on top of their hearts.  I know it’ll look fabulous with the shiny covering, but there won’t be enough class time to let them dry. :(

But…we’ll frame the necklace inside a tri-fold card with a circle cutout. Then they can decorate and write a special message inside!  Too cute!  I can see this being a nice Valentine’s Day gift too!

Wishing all the moms out there a wonderful weekend!

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