Introduction: Quilling Tangled

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In the world of fairies, wizards and goblins you would always have a magical
tower. My favourite magical tower will always be Tangled!

I first came across the Tangled tower when I saw my friend Sabrina's cake version. It was so gorgeous I was drooling! Sabrina has so much talent, I wish she had the time to be on instructables.

Anyway...when the quilling contest came up I wanted to try a miniature quilling version of Tangled as my cake version would have been a big flop! Lol.

My mom and sisters asked me if it was possible for me to do it....I breezily said 'Sure....piece of cake'....Never would have I imagined how much work it involved!!

Step 1: Paper, Card Stock Anything !

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I used paper strips, but I also used recycled paper, card stock , tissue....anything that gave me the right color or textures .
Paper crimper - for the tiles
Needle/ pin

As a guide I used some pictures I googled online. Wow! the amout of tangled cakes....and not a single quilled Tangled. At this point I should have taken the hint....but nooooo....I had to do it. I'm nuts that way ;-)

Step 2: Floor Plan

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I got the floor plan from a jewellery box online and then drew up my base.
The height I took 2.5" and kept the length to decide later once the base was completed. The other images, I used as a guide.

Step 3: Shapes Used

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Shapes used are

Tight circleTear drop

Spiral rose

Spiral Sprinkles/ Chocolate sprinkles

Spirals and Swirls

I also just wrapped the strips to get reqtangle shapes, or to get a perticular shape. I have done tutorials for all the above shapes and have included links on the respective names so you may get detailed instructions on how to make it.

Step 4: The Wall

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I couldn't find the colour and texture I needed for the walls so I crushed some yellow Demi paper and glued it to a board.

I then proceeded to cut the board as and when I needed it

Step 5: Windoors

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I marked where the windows were and cut it out. The first 3 images show how
I first did the windows....which is ok...but the next 3 images show a better way of doing the windows which I later continued to do. In the first method I cut the window, then quilled the glass and draw the grills. Later I place it behind the cut out and folded out the window frame in brown. This is then glued on top of the blue glass.

In the second method I make the glass. Draw the grill and the make the window frame in 1/4" brown paper. I then place this on the wall and cut out the window area.

Step 6: The Main Windor Ledge and Door

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I first started on the ledge. I have uploaded my reference picture for my
tower entrance. Getting the exact door was impossible as my door was very tiny, but I tried to get as close as possible.

I took a thin strip for the centre stone and a 1/4" width for the sides. I rolled them and placed on my drawing for measurements. Then glued it together. I cut a black paper for the door and glued 3mm strips on it leaving a tiny gap so that it will resemble the door.

Detailed instructions are on the pictures , as it would be clear then and we can all then avoid confusion :-)

Step 7: Windoor 2

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This is the thin mosaic window. I wanted to give it a bit of
detail and to try and achieve the mosaic look. Again I have tried my best to try and replicate in quilling format. The pictures have the detailed instructions.

Step 8: Tiny Windoor

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The reference for this is the same as the previous one.

For the tiles to have a crimpling effect I used a crimper. Again instructions are in the pictures.

Step 9: Teal Mosaic Windoor

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As it was done in the single mosaic windoor, again take the shape of the windoor and glue the strip down. Take about 5 strips of teal paper and glue it together. Now take the outline of the windoor with the teal strips and glue it down. Fill with tiny loose circles in differnt colors to give the mosaic effect. For detailed instructions refer to picture else you would get confused!

Step 10: Tower

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I did parts of my tower in different order. But in order to not confuse you
I shall try and get it all as organised as possible. So please ignore other parts which I have already done but not mentioned yet. I will get back to all in time.

Step 11: Chimney Bottom

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The top part of the chimney will come later on in this instructable after the roof

Step 12: Roof Base

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Make a cone to fit the roof of the main tower. cut off excess and make slits. then make a circle and cut a slit to the center point. Fold and over lap to make a slight cone. place on the will find that the small tower is cut off an opening for that and glue the base in. Now fix to roof cone to the base.. Do the same for the smaller tower.

Step 13: Roof Windoor Large

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Step 14: Tiny Windoors

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Cut the shapes accordingly and follow instructions typed in pictures.

Step 15: Tower Supports

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Place a stip of paper under the ledge to take measurments. Now fold the strip and form a 'L' shape. glue it under the ledge. Now form the tower supports. Reference are in the pictures.

Step 16: Tileing

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Crimple up purple and lilac paper. Cut into 3/8" strips of various lengths. Glue to the roof in a circlular manner. carful around the windoors which are fixed to the roof.

Step 17: Base of Tower

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Cut 1" strips of the wall textured board. Start wraping aroun the bottom of the tower. Glue and wrap around the base till you get the requied height. Make a slit in the center and cut off the brick area according to picture.

Step 18: The Tower Tops

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The towers have a pointy like thing. I have used 2 different methods for it. please refer to pictrue for it.

Once you make the tower toppers, Glue the to the roof tops.

Step 19: Chimney Top

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Make another rod to match the chimney bottom. At the bottom of the rod wrap 3mm paper strip till you get a firm base.

Now make 2 tight circles. Form one into a square. Place the circle on the square and glue it. Make tiney 1/4" high thin tight circles and glue on top to form a crown like shape. Now glue this to the chimney rod. Glue the base to the roof.

Step 20: Leaves

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For leaves make long spirals. For the tower Used the 3mm strips. Spiral shades of green. Then snip off small potions off to form leaf sprinkles. Aply glue on the tower and springle these on. It will instantly transform your tower and look or so wonderful!

For the pots and the roof above the window , I used 1mm strips to cut as leaves. I also made the tiniest spiral rose for flowers and added them where appropriate.

Reference on how to make a spiral rose is there in the 3rd step as to see me make this tiny rose would be to see all my thumb :-)

Step 21: Age Texture

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Finally I wanted to add some antique look. So I wet the surronding wall area and added a touch of yellow ocher.

Step 22: All Done!

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Whew! It is finally all done! It took ages...yes...infact there are 100 bricks!!

But I knew if I want a chance in the quilling contest I must do something big. I know it's last minute, so pease, pretty please vote. I really need it.

Thanks loads. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.


PardoByNight (author)2017-04-16

This is crazy good, this looks like it took forever!

parisusa (author)2016-09-04

I just saw that you won! Congratulations! You deserved it! Enjoy your prizes and share more with us!

shazni (author)parisusa2016-09-19

Thanks! so trying to put something up for the cardboard contest :-)

sabu.dawdy (author)2016-08-01

this is fairy tale come true moment. Congrats shanzi. And damn what is so much work.

shazni (author)sabu.dawdy2016-08-04

Thanks! yes it was so much I won a prize! yay!

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Natalina (author)2016-07-29

Wow, this is the most involved quilled project I've ever seen! Your patience paid off, congratulations :)

shazni (author)Natalina2016-07-31

Thanks! Yes, it is the most involeved project I have ever done. I'm so glad I won ;-)

hardlydavidson (author)2016-07-27

wow shazni, this is great work. quilling in another level. congrats on the prize

shazni (author)hardlydavidson2016-07-31

Thank you so much!

KittyLover16 (author)2016-07-26

So cool!❤

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tammycntn (author)2016-07-24

You, my dear have my vote; too bad I can't vote for you in more categories. I love what you've done and am very impressed with your patience to see this project through to the end. Good job!

shazni (author)tammycntn2016-07-24

Thank you so much for your lovely comment and vote!.It's

s really appreciated :-) . This project took sooooo long....even the writing of it. I just managed to upload it 15 minutes before the contests ended. I couldn't have done it without my hubby's help...he helped quill the 100 odd bricks :-D . He knew I would be in the dumps if I don't make it! .

My sis thought I was certified mad! Lol!

Thanks again.

AfiaT1 (author)2016-07-19

Just one word. Wow!!!

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NishAmeen (author)2016-07-19

Mashaa Allah amazing talent shazni. Allahumma Baarik laha. Hope you win the contest.

shazni (author)NishAmeen2016-07-21

Thanks for the support Nish! I hope so too

cdawisconsin (author)2016-07-20

I just love this!!!

shazni (author)cdawisconsin2016-07-21

Thank you so much!

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Rizni (author)2016-07-21

Shazni at last voted for all 3 hope u win In sha Allah worth all that effort

shazni (author)Rizni2016-07-21

Hope so too....consicering all the notti work :-)

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lindarose92 (author)2016-07-20

Oh my... now I understand what you meant the other day! That's a HUGE work! Great job Shazni, it's beautiful!

shazni (author)lindarose922016-07-21

Thanks was a HUGE and totally crazy project which took ages!

I just hope I can sell it on etsy. ...else my boys might accidently kick it with a football!

parisusa (author)2016-07-18

This is an amazing amount of planning, work & documentation! Especially considering that you have four children to care for! This is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing every step with the Community.

shazni (author)parisusa2016-07-18

Thanks for your kind words! I was feeling down that after 23hrs of work with no sleep to write this turorial it wasn't even featured in the home page! I'm so scared that I won't make the finalists your words appreciating how hard it is with 4 kids is really really appreciated!

Jamsuda (author)shazni2016-07-20

You did great dear. Don't worry if it's on home page or not. Self satisfaction as a crafter is the main thing.. you goona make it on top 5 InShaAllah.. :)

shazni (author)Jamsuda2016-07-21

Ameen :-) .

Thanks....true...selfsatisfaction Is real important. ...and guess what??? It's on the homepage! !! Yay!

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Izz17 (author)2016-07-19

ما شاء الله.. Beautiful!!

umayyoob.fayas (author)2016-07-19

Amazing. Allaahumma baarik laha!

superb4ever (author)2016-07-19

omg.Its beautiful .It must have taken you so much time to make it

MirzanaS (author)2016-07-19

Very beautiful, MashaAllah! My vote is definitely for you.

shazni (author)MirzanaS2016-07-19

Thanks loads! :-)

fathimasalama (author)2016-07-18

Its really looking awesome

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zabdul wahab (author)2016-07-18

Looks gorgeous. Great job. Hope you win inshallah

shazni (author)zabdul wahab2016-07-19

Thanks! I hope I win too :-)

NaazneenM (author)2016-07-18

Beautiful art shazni . colours and structure is amazing

shazni (author)NaazneenM2016-07-18

Thanks Nazneen! Appreciate your support. :-) {hugs}♡

SharonAD (author)2016-07-18

This is amazing!!! What great talent ? So proud of you, Shazni! You've got my vote.

shazni (author)SharonAD2016-07-18

Thanks Sharon! Appreciate the vote. .:-D..

Even Afzal helped me quill the bricks as he knew there wasn't enough time for me to finish without help!

parisusa (author)2016-07-18

I just looked & you ARE on the Featured page!

shazni (author)parisusa2016-07-18

There are 2 types of featuring...home page featuring. ...which means you are in the front page and get more views.

Other feature is in category. it is viewed only if someone clicks on everything or the relavent category. ...which is very rare...hence less views and votes.

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