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Sweet springtime golden blooms and buds
Bright yellow daffodil flowers and blooms are created with easy-to-follow directions for 3-dimensional quilling

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  • Step 1

    To start, roll 10″ of deep yellow quilling paper into a tight coil and glue the end. Once the glue has dried, use the round end of a pin to push the center out until you see the cone-like shape that you want.

    To keep the shape secure, apply a small amount of glue all around the inside of the cone and brush to spread the glue. When it is dry, the shape will hold. Voila!

  • Step 2

    For each petal, roll a tight coil of 10″ pale yellow and glue the end. While the coil is still on your needle tool, add a 4″ strip of white to the coil and roll that as well. The result is a closed, tight coil of white surrounding the pale yellow.

    Repeat the same steps for all 5 petals.

  • Step 3

    To get the proper shape, simply squeeze one end of the coil into a point. This requires a little finger strength, but you can do it!

  • Step 4

    Use the rounded pin again to push out gently for a domed petal. Glue the petal in the same way as the daffodil center to keep the shape.

  • Step 5

    When all the petals and centers were rolled and dried, glue them together for the flowers.

    These are pretty small flowers, but the same techniques can be used to quill larger flowers by using longer strips of paper.

  • Step 6

    For the flower buds, make tight coils in a method similar to the daffodil petals.

    This time, roll 10″ of white paper first, then add 4″ of pale yellow to the coil.

    To make the domed shape, push the center out with something almost the same diameter as the coil. I used the end of a quilling tool, but a pen cap or chopstick will do nicely.

    Glue, brush and let dry.

  • Step 7

    To create the other side of the flower bud, roll 16″ of pale green quilling paper into a tight coil, push into a dome, glue and dry.

    Attach the two halves of each flower bud, by adding a thin line of glue to the inside of the green dome, and placing the white and yellow part on the end.

  • Step 8

    Add the number of flowers and buds you like to stems.

    Daffodils have long thin stems and leaves, so plain, straight strips work nicely.

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