Quilled Forget Me Not Flowers in a Shadowbox Frame

I am so happy that I finally managed to finish this project! These past weeks found me procrastinating and going through a very long artistic block, which unfortunately is not over yet. So looking at this framed piece makes me feel a little better.

I started working on it in the beggining of this Summer and because back then I didn’t have all the materials I needed to finish, I had to put it on hold.

My goal was to make the ‘forget me nots’ look as close as possible to the real ones. In order to do that I had to use wire for the flowers’ stems and green flower tape to conceal it. Once I got these mats I started to assembly the plant which turned out to be very challenging because of  all those little flowers which have to stay very close to each other and being the first time I had to work with floral tape… well… you can imagine! My first attempts were very messy, but once I got the hang of it, things moved a little faster. Yay!

My mom loves these blue, cute flowers, so this is a present for her. Shame on me it took me so much time to finish it, but my obsession with details took the best of me.

The finished framed picture is 23cm * 23cm. For the flowers I used 1mm – 1.5mm paper strips hand cut from 120g/sm sheet of paper.

For those of you who have your imagination with you: ‘Happy crafting!’ and for the unlucky ones like me: ‘Hope the artistic block will be over soon!’

 Happy Quilling!




  1. avatar
    kiddo says:

    Sunt minunate, atat de reale par, mai ca am crezut ca e poza cu flori de nu-ma-uita! Sunt convinsa ca mama ta s-a bucurat de cadou si a inteles de ce a fost lunga asteptarea:)
    Iti doresc sa treci peste blocaj cat mai repede, cu toate ca, uneori, dupa o astfel de pauza vin si mai multe idei!
    Sa ai un sfarsit de saptamana placut!

  2. avatar
    aurelia eugenia says:

    Dear Manuela,
    It’s cloudy and cold but your Forget-me not flowers made my day!
    Congratulations and it’s good to have you back.
    Exceptional piece of work.
    all the very best,

  3. avatar
    angelin says:

    Gorgeous quilling Manuela .
    these are my favorite flowers and always ive made them with recycled papers /and from magazines .have not tried with such thin strips .i shall try to make one .with love

  4. avatar
    Mihaela says:

    Manuela, ce floare deosebita ai realizat, vorba celor de mai sus, pare reala.Si frunzele sunt super, cum le-ai facut? Succes la concursurile la care te-ai inscris! Daca gasesc putin timp pentru quilling, voi participa si eu.

  5. avatar
    Shirley says:

    What an amazing project. You must have great patience to do this kind of work. It was worth every minute and I am sure your Mum loved it.
    I spotted the flower on Make it Monday and popped over to take a closer look. i am glad I did or I would have missed your lovely project.


  6. avatar
    Elena says:


    Ti-am descoperit creatiile, care sunt foarte frumoase, pe quilled creations. a fost o surpriza placuta sa constat ca esti din RO. F inteligent sa lasi site-ul pe poze. Bravo.
    imi plac foarte mult aceste flori de nu-ma-uita si as vrea sa te intreb si eu despre modul cum le-ai realizat. care este latimea hartiei folosita? Si te rog frumos, poate ne spui cum ai facut petalele.
    in general, care este densitatea hartiei pe care o folosesti? o tai tu sau o cumperi gata taiata? dc e gata taiata, de unde o cumperi?
    scuze ca ti-am pus atat de multe intrebari, dar eu inca nu am gasit inca un ideal in ceea ce priveste tipul de hartie folosita.

    Multumesc mult.

Leave a Reply to Mihaela Cancel reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.