Oct 02 2010

Quilling Inside a Glass Ornament

Published by at 2:00 pm under quilling

quilledsnowflakeinglassornaI belong to several Yahoo quilling groups.  If you want a constant flow of creative ideas and great quilling, I urge you to join.
The other day a very talented quiller, Lucia, posted some photos of some ornaments she had finished.  They were glass balls with quilled Christmas designs inside.  Obviously, they caught everyone’s eye and very quickly a discussion popped up as to how they are made.  It turns out that they were constructed inside the ornament, much like a ship in a bottle, using tweezers.
I just had to give it a try with one of my snowflakes, although many quilling patterns would work.  I have to admit that it was tricky, but I am so pleased with the results.  I added some fake snow to give the ornament a bit more visual dimension and sparkle since it is clear glass.
I am definitely making more of these for the Christmas season.
Are you working on your holiday projects yet?
***Blog Post Update:  I was going to keep the secret to making this amazing ornament all to myself, but you know me… I just love to share. You’ll find the downloadable pattern, priced at only $5.95, in the Quilling Pattern Store section of my blog.   
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10 responses so far

10 Responses to “Quilling Inside a Glass Ornament”

  1. Annon 02 Oct 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Just as intriguing as a ship in a bottle!

  2. annon 02 Oct 2010 at 8:07 pm

    oh my goodness those are stunning. I can’t imagine trying to assemble that inside the bulb. You did a fabulous job.
    I’ve been trying to think of what I want to do for the holidays but haven’t settled on anything yet.

  3. Rachelleon 13 Oct 2010 at 11:46 pm

    That is such a cute ornament! You can also buy an ornament that comes into two halves to snap into one to make that whole process easier! They’re cheap too :D.

  4. Charlotteon 14 Oct 2010 at 12:21 pm

    You would lose the “wow” factor of someone wondering how you got the snowflake inside the glass ornament, but the plastic alternative is certainly easier and would be a perfect solution for children.

  5. Lisaon 17 Oct 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Wow. Love it, I just put a snowman in an ornament like that. I’ll have to try a snowflake next. Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

  6. Molly Smithon 18 Oct 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Amazing! I have no idea how you did it but this is priceless! Thank you for sharing :o)

  7. Honeyon 30 Nov 2010 at 3:57 am

    Wow, that’s awesome!!! Never would have thought to do something like that!

  8. Antonellaon 18 Dec 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Hello Charlotte… I just love this idea but I am having such a hard time with this…. I don’t think I am steady enough with the tweezers… any tips or hints for gluing the pieces and holding them while they dry? Hugs, antonella 🙂

  9. Laurenon 31 Dec 2010 at 4:37 am

    That is gorgeous…and the wow factor is huge. I would definitely pay for a pattern/tutorial for this.

  10. Jenniferon 27 Nov 2012 at 3:32 am

    Hi Charlotte! Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us who love to quill! I just tried your snowflake and a couple other ornaments and I must admit your pattern is breathtaking! Please see my others and I linked to your etsy page for any who might be interested in trying it as well!
    Thank you for inspiring me to step into another realm of quilling!

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