My fiance had been complaining from a long time now...that how I had stopped making things for her. So for her birthday this year I decided to make her something very romantic and mostly hand-crafted (as far as possible). I was introduced to quilling through a friend who used to make beautiful quilled cards.
After a little help from Google, I zeroed in on a miniature quilled plant. Since I am an aeromodeller, I love balsa wood (the wood used to make rc planes). The two fields collided and this idea was born. A miniature quilled plant in a wooden box which would transform into a night lamp of course at night :)
PS : I have entered this instructable in "Holiday Gifts Contest" . If you like my work ...please please help me win it for her. That would be awesome.
Edit: I have added a dwg file for the wooden stand. You can get them laser cut. :)
Step 1: Build broken into 2 parts
1 : Quilling the flowerpot
2 : Making the wooden box
Step 2: Qulling the flower pot : Supplies
1 - Scissors
2 - Soldering wire (You can also use florist wire or any other suitable wire)
3 - Craft Glue (Synthetic rubber based)
4 - Quilling needle
5 - Quilling ribbons (Width 5mm , length 45 mm)
You can get all these supplies at your local hobby store or online. Here are some online resources :