Use What You’ve Got!

Paper Filigree/Quilling
Media Type: assemblage


Objective:  To use common, everyday materials to create visually intriguing artwork.

Materials: Paper (any color), glue, scissors, a pencil, ruler (optional) cardboard or cardstock (optional)

“Quilling” is the modern name for the art of Paper Filigree that was initially popular in the 16th and 17th Centuries. The artform is an exercise in using the common materials at-hand to imitate extravagant and elaborate carvings and metalwork.

Take a few minutes to explore this history of quilling. The website is also a great resource for future quilling project ideas here.


Well done!