Button Flower Quilling Workshop

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You will need:

  • Strips of paper in three different colours
  • Quilling tool
  • PVA Glue
  • Border shape tool (or anything circular e.g. glue stick)
  • Scissors


For the outside of the petals, pick a colour you would like to work with.

Using a tool to shape the border (if you don’t have one as displayed in the picture you can use anything circular with a dimension of 25-30mm e.g. a glue stick.)

Wrap the full length of the strip around and glue into place.

Carefully remove the circle and pinch into shape of the petal.

Repeat until you have five.

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For the inside of the petals we are going to fill them with the beehive technique.

Depending on the size of the outside of your petal you may need to extend the length of your strip by gluing half a strip more on the end. Try the beehive and see.

  • Insert your quilling tool about 2-3cm down from the top of your strip
  • Fold it down towards you.
  • Roll your tool to the end of the folded part.
  • Pull out your tool.
  • Keep the paper facing you.
  • Insert your quilling tool about 2-3cm from the bottom of the coil.
  • Fold it down towards you, coil and repeat.

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Try fitting the beehive into your petal, it will be a squash. The beehive pattern works well when there are more coils. I’ve found one strip is long enough for 25mm, but for 30+mm you may need a longer strip, as explained above.

When you’re happy, take out the beehive strip, glue the inside edge of your petal, and arrange the beehive inside the petal.

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Glue all five petals together.

For the ‘button’ middle. You will need to glue together five strips of paper. From the middle I did 1 strip of yellow, ½ strip of purple, 1 strip of yellow, 1 strip of turquoise, 1 strip of yellow.

You can do whatever pattern you would like.

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Glue the button onto the middle of your petals and you have a button flower.







Quilling Workshop-Strawberries

Welcome to our new quilling tutorial. If you have any pictures of quilling you have Strawberries 1created please let us know and we can share to our social media sites.

You will need:

  • Red strips of quilling paper
  • Green strips of quilling paper (can be in two shades)
  • Small yellow pieces of paper
  • Quilling Toolstrawberries 2
  • A dome mould tool (can use a spoon if you don’t have one)
  • PVA glue
  • Scissors

Gluing Tips:

The less glue used the better

When gluing strips together, hold for 10-15 seconds


Glue strips of red paper together. Use 5/6/7 strips depending on the size of your strawberry. Roll the strips into a tight coil.

Place your coil over the domes, each dome will give you a different depth. Use your finger to smooth out the dome as much as possible.

Pinch the end of your strawberry to shape it. This might be hard due to the thickness of the paper.

Glue inside the dome and leave to dry.

When dry use cut up yellow strips for the strawberry seeds and glue on the front.

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Using a full strip of green paper roll a coil and let it go to 28mm size

Glue the end of the strip.

Make five more.

Shape the coils into half moon shapes.

Glue 1 and 2 together, hold them in place for around 30 seconds.strawberries 4

Glue the 3s together, the top parts won’t stay glued.

Glue the 4s together.

Assemble on card and glue down.

Glue the stems.

Glue the strawberries.

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Quilling Workshop-Butterflies

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  • Coloured Strips
  • Glue (PVA is best)
  • Quilling tool
  • Scissors
  • Circle size tool

If you would like to know more about quilling shapes click here.


Butterfly Wings

Choose three colours. One colour is full length. Cut the second colour in half and the third colour into a quarter. Glue one full one length, one half length and one quarter length together in that order. You now have one long strip. Do this so you have four multi-coloured strips.butterflies 2

For the large butterfly wings, use the quilling tool and start curling your strip around from the quarter end.

Let the coil go inside the 30mm circle.butterflies 3

Glue the coil, don’t use a lot of glue, hold for 10-15 seconds.

Shape the coil into a teardrop shape. Do this again with another strip.

For the smaller wings do the same but size the coil to 22mm.

You should now have four teardrops, two large ones, two small ones.


Choose one colour strip and cut into quarters.

Make two tight coils with a two quarter length strips.

Poke your quilling tool gently through the middle of the tight coils to form cone shapes.

Glue the two cones together at the largest ends.

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Cut a strip to quarter length.

Fold in half.

Form loose coils on both sides.



Glue the antennae and body together – this is incredibly fragile, once you have glued and are happy with the position leave it until it has fully dried.

Glue the large wings to the small wings (curved ends not pointy ends) and leave to dry.

Once dried glue the wings to the body and leave to dry.

Then pinch the top of the wings at an angle to shape the wings and you have made a butterfly

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If you make a butterfly, do let us know either on social media or drop us an email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk we would love to see what you have made and share on our social media.

If you would like to try something else, have a look at our Daisy workshop here and tulip workshop here.



Quilling- How to make a simple daisy

You will need

  • PVA Gluedaisy 1
  • 6 strips of white paper
  • 2 strips of yellow paper
  • A pair of scissors
  • A quilling tool


You can buy different thickness of strips. I recommend 5mm thickness.


Take one strip of white paper and insert it onto the quilling tool. Try to get it as close to the edge as possible.daisy 2

Hold the quilling tool in your hand between your thumb and index finger (or however feels comfortable for you) and turn the tool so the paper winds around the end as evenly as possible.

Gently pull the coil off the tool. If the coil sticks to the tool then the paper has wound too tightly. If you have not quilled before it might take you a couple of attempts to find the right tension for the paper.


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Place your coil in the 20mm circle, keeping it between your fingers slowly release until it is 20mm.

Glue the end of the circle, the less glue the better, and hold it in place for 10-15 seconds.


Pull back the centre and pinch the end to create a teardrop shape.daisy 4daisy 5

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For the yellow centre you need one and a half strips.

Cut one yellow strip in half and glue it onto a full length strip.daisy 7daisy 8

Roll into a coil but do not release it.

Glue the end so it is a tight circle.

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Glue the bottom of the teardrop to the yellow centre.

I always start gluing opposite so you can arrange the petals symmetrically

Then glue the rest of the petals.

The coils in the petals will have fallen to the side, to keep your daisy neat try to arrange the petals the same way.

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The daisy is complete. It can be used on a greeting card, in a picture for your wall, as a decoration in your house etc. If you make a daisy do let us know either on social media or drop us an email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk we would love to see what you have made.

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