Valentine’s Day Quilled Heart Keychain

Paper quilling gift

This is my first non-magazine page quilling attempt, and I am loving it.  Paper quilling is great because you can be a novice and still create some really gorgeous pieces.  If you need a meaningful, unique gift for your sweetheart that is fast and easy, you have arrived.  Today’s post is a tutorial, and free printable for the houndstooth background with “You hold the key to my heart”.

Valentine's Day Gift Idea


easy paper quilling project

  • Print off the background image linked above and cut to fit your fragment.
  • Drill hole in fragment for jump ring (I use Dremel for this)
  • Adhere image to fragment (fragment goes on top) using Glossy Accents or other clear drying, archival glue.  I am a die hard Glossy Accents fan, but Diamond Glaze and Mod Podge dimensional magic are often used to adhere paper to clear embellishments.
  • Make quilled paper heart (there are several tutorials on this… it is very simple)
  • Adhere key and paper heart to top of fragment with Glossy Accents by putting a pea sized glue dab on the fragment, then placing the embellishments.
  • I applied glossy accents liberally to the heart since it is paper and this is a piece that will be handled.
  • Let dry for 30 minutes and finish by adding keychain findings – I used a chain of 3 jump rings and a clip to make mine.

I would absolutely love to recieve a gift like this.   Are you making a gift for a love this year?Valentine's Day Gift Idea


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