Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: Zipper Flowers

It is so fun having a little girl to make things for!! I have had a pretty big obsession with hair bows, she doesn't leave the house without one! She has so many that one outfit has two or three bows that go with it :).

You've probably seen these before, they are flowers made out of zippers. They are super cute and super easy to make!

This is how I made the 5 petal flower:

1) I took a 22" inch zipper and separated it. Then I cut it into 5 3" strips.

2) Using a needle and thread, I sewed the side of the zipper. My stitches were about 1/2" apart.
3) Once I got to the end, I pulled the thread tight until it made a U shape and then I tied off my thread.
4) I did this for all 5 strips

5) I then took one more 3" strip and sewed it
6) When I pulled the thread tight, I made it into a circle and tied the thread
7) Using felt, I cut a little circle and started gluing the pieces onto the felt with a glue gun
This is what it looks like
8) I glued on a rhinestone and glued it onto a clip

Then I put it on my cute little girl!!
This is how I made the circle flower:
1) I took a 22" zipper and separated the sides. Then I cut one strip 12" long
2) I sewed the side all the way to the end. Each stitch was about 1/4 inch apart
3) I pulled the thread tight to make it in a spiral shape. Make sure not to pull it too tight or it won't work (I learned this the hard way)
4) On a piece of felt, I glued one end to the felt. Then I worked around the middle, gluing down the zipper.
5) I then glued a rhinestone in the middle of it
6) I added some ribbon to make it look like leaves and then glued it onto a clip

Doesn't it look so cute on?!


WobiSobi said...

Wow this is so cute.. And the baby is adorable!!
This is such a great Idea and I love the way it looks. I can't wait to try and make some of these.

Kristin said...

This is super cute! Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial.

Alayna said...

I am so excited that you did baby girl stuff!! Now I can make a bunch!! (I think I might be bow obsessed too and not let her leave the house without one!) THanks

Life in Rehab said...

The headbands are cute, but I had to come see that plump little face! Your daughter is adorable!

Donnie said...

What a little cutie and such a sweet idea.

Sassy Sites! said...

What a great way to repurpose an old zipper! Super cute model too! :) Thanks for linking it up at Sassy Sites for our Trash to Treasure Tuesday! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo!


Meg said...

Yeah! A tutorial that makes sense. :) I think those flowers are the cutest things ever and you know what else I love? The baby they're on! Soooo cute!

Mrs. Brittany said...

how cute!!! I would have never thought of that!