Quilled Chrysanthemum Bouquet

Hello Everybody!

I have no idea what to ramble about in this post, so I will just present you a little quilled chrysanthemum bouquet: yellow and bright like a summer sun on a clear, blue sky!

The flowers are in fact a remake of my red and yellow dahlias, but with a little twist: the petals are glued standing up, thus creating a more defined 3D effect.

This is the first time when I’m really happy about how my photos turned out considering the crummy photo camera I’m using! So I’m sharing this friendly advice to everyone who is struggling to achieve decent photos: go outdoors! There is no better light than the natural one, so let Mother Nature help you 🙂

 For this little bouquet I chopped four A4 sheets of paper (120g/sm) into 3mm paper strips. The petals were made using the husking technique and the stamens are small fringed flowers. For the stems I’ve used green florist wire.

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Happy Quilling!




  1. avatar
    suganthi says:

    Hi Manuela. Now I know why I am not getting updates from you. You have been posting all the while and I did not know. Lovely bouquet , you amaze me at how perfectly you cut your paper strips and I also agree that sun light is the best and I have learnt it only very recently.

    • avatar
      ManuK says:

      Hello Suganthi! No worries, you haven’t missed too much. I am glad to see you back visiting my blog 🙂

      Thank you for your lovely comment!

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