A quilled paper necklace is an easy way to add a little handmade flair to anyone’s jewelry collection. Grab a few sheets of paper in a color that catches your eye and coil your way to great personalized homemade gifts perfect for moms, friends or special someones.
Take a piece of quilling paper (if you don’t have quilling paper you can use regular paper cut in 1/8th inch wide strips) and curve the end around your quilling tool or toothpick until it’s fully coiled up. Once it’s completely wrapped around, let the coil relax. Carefully take it off the tool and paste down the end strip with a tiny bit of glue. Make sure to trim off any excess paper. Once dry, pinch the coil at one end to make a teardrop shape. Repeat this whole process again to make the other half of your heart.
Once you have both halves ready, place them side-by-side to create a heart shape. Using glue, paste the area where both halves meet. Next, glue a jewelry ring on either side of your heart. For added durability, spray your paper hearts with a clear drying all-purpose sealer.
Once the paper is dry, thread your jewelry chain through each of the rings on either side of the heart, then wear it or gift it to someone special. Remember to show off what you made with #MakeAndTell.
Preheat your oven to 350°. While your oven’s heating up, grease and flour your bundt pan. In a large bowl, add cake mix, pudding, eggs, sour cream, water, vegetable oil and peppermint extract. Use a mixer to blend thoroughly and make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
Fold chocolate chips into the cake mix, stirring to mix them in evenly. If you can’t get them to mix evenly — no biggie. The more chocolate, the merrier!
Pour your batter into a bundt pan or mini bundt pan. Bake for about 25 - 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out cleanly.
Don’t just stop at jewelry; quilled paper is great for adding a little something extra to cards and wall décor.Add pops of color to your crafty creation by incorporating different colored and patterned papers.