Thursday, January 6, 2011

Quilled Snowflakes - Giant Size

Snow is in the forecast for Delaware tomorrow... fingers crossed it will be more of the big flakes that just drift down gently and don't accumulate. Actually though, I'd much rather look at beautiful paper snowflakes like these!

Quilled snowflakes

Recently featured by do-it-yourself party printables designer, Kim Stoegbauer of The TomKat Studio, they were made by Nicole Wills of Tradewind Tiaras as decorations for a Sugar Plum Fairy/Nutcracker-themed birthday party. Hung on clear monofilament, they give the impression of floating to earth. Additional snowflakes decorated this gorgeous tree.


What a party it was! Take a moment to scroll through the many pictures... Nicole made everything herself. She's quite an amazing party planner, as well as a designer of crystal wedding headpieces, and even does things like makes her own cookie cutters with aluminum flashing from the hardware store to get the various shapes she needs - now that's pretty impressive!

Quilled snowflake - giant size

If you'd like to pretty up your home this winter with some gigantic snowflakes, Nicole shared a tutorial on The TomKat Studio blog.

20 comments:

SUGANTHI said...

Really a clever idea for party decorations.Its easy and looks so good.

The Creative Muslimah said...

I couldn't agree anymore, these snowflakes are dazzling and wonderful and such a great final touch for an evening party!! :-) Would be great for a kids party with the theme "winter" or something.
These are so cute, thank you for sharing the feature with us:-)

Love,

The Creative Muslimah @ www.thecreativemuslimah.blogspot.com

Maureen said...

I wonder, has anyone ever made a quilled Christmas tree? It would be amazing.

Wonderful creativity on display here.

Nicole @ Tradewind Tiaras said...

Thanks so much for the kind words! I was inspired by a collection of quilled snowflake Christmas ornaments my grandmother made for me. I've always loved them, and have been enchanted with quilling, and am so happy to see it start to get more notice. I'm very honored to be featured on your beautiful blog!

Kim said...

What a GREAT idea!!! I'm having one of those "why didn't I think of that" moments...

Sandy D said...

I love them! They remind me of my introduction to quilling. This is exactly how my art teacher taught us about this art form. Thanks for sharing. How do you find so many cool things??!! Have a great day!

Meg said...

Thanks for posting these Ann, I've been experimenting with "giant" quilled snowflakes recently... but this tutorial is better than what I've come up with so far so I'll follow that I think!

Molly Smith said...

Oh goodness Ann. I am drooling at the pictures. Thanks for sharing Nicole's talent. Lots of needed inspiration :) hugs xo

Melissa said...

Very pretty! I really wanted to try doing some snowflakes to hang on the tree this year, but it just didn't happen. Maybe next year! And I LOVE the idea of making cookie cutters out of aluminum flashing!!!! I'll have to remember that!

Ann said...

wow, those are awesome. I love them and I have got to have some, I'm going to check out that tutorial. Thanks for sharing it

Patty Ann said...

What a great idea for next Christmas! I love the winter wonderland type of theme. They look so elegant.

Yuenie said...

the quilled snowflakes look so pretty =)

Maureen, there are people who have made quilled christmas trees =) try a google search, i've seen a lot of 3d ones too.

Ann Martin said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone!

Nicole, it was my pleasure. I agree with you... I love seeing that quilling is becoming more well known.

Lise said...

This decoration is amazing, so beautiful...! I just discovered your blog and I love it, it makes me so excited to try those gorgeous paper things...

kasthurirajam said...

wow........very beautiful

licia politis said...

congrats to Nicole, the large snowflakes are gorgeous indeed!! I love how they are displayed hanging at random, giving the impression of floating in the air.

Licia

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Great idea for decorating. The snowflakes are stunning.
Thanks for sharing

pam said...

You know my weak spot - snowflakes! These are beautiful.

I an sending you wishes for a happy, healthy new year filled with inspiration and beautiful projects.

Anonymous said...

I work at an elementary school. Last year I was faced with what to give every member of the staff on a budget. I decided to quill a snowflake for each and included a tag that said "Children are like snowflakes, no two are exactly a like!"
Everyone lovd them and all it cost me was some paper and time. Now, what to do for this coming holiday! HELP!!!

Ann Martin said...

Hi Anon, here are some links for other paper ornaments. Good luck and I hope you'll let me know if you make any of them - would love to hear how it goes!

http://www.allthingspaper.net/2009/12/folded-german-bell-tutorial.html

http://www.allthingspaper.net/2011/12/christmas-ornament-round-up.html

http://www.allthingspaper.net/2012/07/tp-roll-tree-topper-tutorial.html

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