Thursday, May 24, 2012

Quilling It Thursdays~ Beehive Technique

Good Morning and happy Thursday!
I am excited to show you a fun and easy techique my friend Maritza taught me at the Quilling Convention I attended last month.  This technique is called the 'Beehive Technique'.  After I learned it I was hooked!! its super easy and the finished projects look amazing.  So last saturday I had to teach a Quilling class and I decided to teach the ladies this technique.  It was a success! My sister came with me and she has never quilled and she mastered it in a blink of an eye, I was so proud of her. 

Here's the project we made:

I used the Tim Holtz Cabinet Die.  The sentiment is from My Creative Time.

Quilling Beehive Technique

First you make  petals by rolling a strip of paper around an object (ie:a ruler, a bottle of glue etc.)these are called ring coils. Then you shape them as leaves by pinching both ends, like the pic. or just one end, your choice,  you decide how big you want your petals. This will give you an open coil just like the picture.

Second you take a strip of paper and you begin rolling it from the top, give it about 3 rolls , then let it go.  Take another section of the strip and continue the process until you have made several coils on the same strip of paper.  Do not glue!

This is what you will end up with.  A strip of paper with several loose coils.

Then take the leaves that you have prepared and begin inserting the curled strip inside these.  If you have too many coils and they don't fit, simply snip them.  If you think you need more to fill in gaps, repeat second step and so on until you are completely satisfied.

This is how it should look with all the coils inside. 
Proceed to form your flower with the rest of the petals.

Here's my Sister's Project. 
Her first ever Quilled Project!

I hope you give this technique a try.  If you do you can link up your project in Mr. Linky.

Thank you for stopping by and I will see you next time with another project.

Quilled Hugs!
Linda K.


  1. What a beautiful and fun technique! Both cards are so pretty and congratulations on your Sister's first turned out great! It sounds like you had a wonderful time and may have learned some new things to share :D
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  2. Great technique, love both cards, well done to your sister, she did a great job. Hugs lin

  3. Lovely cards, your sister did great!
    I love the Bee Hive, I used it to make wings for my angels, its so easy to make!!!

  4. Thanks for the great tutorial! I used it to make a whale door sign - the beehive technique was great for filling in the outline. Tutorials like these are really helpful for beginners like me, so please keep posting!


  5. Really nicely project.
    I love this technique too...Enjoy it...


  6. Just found this blog. love your card. I also love the beehive quilling. I have used it on my cards and just love the effect.


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