Quilled Altered Wood Letter

Hello 3 Birds Fans! It’s Juliana here to share with you a project using my new found love – quilling!  I have fallen head over heels in love with the art of quilling and all of the amazing patterns and designs you can create with it. Not to mention all of the things you can add quilling too! Quilling is often used on cards, and I have created some cards using it. However, I have been wanting to mix it up a little recently and try using it for something different. During a recent trip to Michael’s, I was inspired to try using it to alter a wood letter. Today, I’m sharing with you how I altered the letter using a piece of patterned paper and of course some quilling. The finished letter is going to be a birthday present for my niece who loves all things pink and flowers!

Quilled Altered Wood Letter by Juliana Michaels #3birdsdesign #quilling #homedecor #alteredletterI began with this wooden letter “A”.  As I mentioned above, I found this at my local Michael’s craft store. Any wood or paper mache letter will do though!

Altered Wood Letter Tutorial #3birdsdesign #alteredletter #homedecorI then pulled out the 3 Birds Design new Quill Ease Tool and created a bunch of quilled flowers. This new tool will be available on HSN on July 23 and let me tell you now, this thing is awesome! It is a motorized quilling tool and it works wonderfully to create the simple quilled coils that are the basis of many quilled shapes.

Use of Quille Ease Quilling Tool to create quilled flowers #3birdsdesign #alteredletter #homedecor

As I created the flowers, I laid them on the wooden letter to determine where I wanted to position them. Once I was finished, I took a quick photo with my camera phone so that I would remember where everything went.

Placement of Quilled Flowers on Wood Letter #3birdsdesign #alteredletter #homedecorOnce, my quilling design was completed, I painted the inside openings of the wood letter with white acrylic paint. Next, I covered the front, sides and top with a piece of patterned paper.

Altered Wood Letter covered with patternd paper #3birdsdesign #alteredletter #homedecor

The final step was to adhere my quilled flowers. I used my camera phone photo to help me remember the placement of each flower. One final touch to the flowers was the addition of some small adhesive backed jewel to the center of each flower. I love the sparkle and shine they add to the piece and I can’t wait to give it to my niece for her birthday!

Quilled Altered Wood Letter by Juliana Michaels #3birdsdesign #quilling #homedecor #alteredletter

Quilled Altered Wood Letter by Juliana Michaels #3birdsdesign #quilling #homedecor #alteredletter Quilled Altered Wood Letter by Juliana Michaels #3birdsdesign #quilling #homedecor #alteredletterSo do you love quilling? We would love to see what you have created! You can share them with us on our Facebook page or tag us on Pinterest or Instagram with #3birdsdesign!


SUPPLIES | Midday Medley 12 x 12 Paper Pad Collection, Quill Ease Quilling Tool and Kit


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