I have been wanting to make some zipper flowers ever since I started seeing them appear in blog land....I have been collecting the zippers here and there cheap. I studied many of the online tutorials and of course didn't really follow any of my own, I sort of created my own style!
Since I have been doing more "lap crafts" I decided to give these a try. I chose the chocolate brown zippers for the outside petals and a rich yellow for the inside petals. I cut the outside pieces 5.5 inches long and the inside 4.75 inches long. I cut off the metal ends and took off the pull too (Any ideas on what to do with the pulls? I am sure there must be something crafty out there that would be cool!).
I folded all the pieces in this oval shape and hot glued them together like that. Watch those fingers! I currently have two hot glue gun blisters from this project last night...
Now these two pictures aren't the flower I made in the picture above, but I forgot to take pictures of that one. So anyway, follow along with me...I just started hot gluing the petals that I made together aligning them the same each time, until you have a full circle of the outside petals. Just repeat with the inside petals and use the base of the outside petals to start the circle of the inside petals.
And ta..da...here is the finished product! I had a this grossgrain ribbon flower that looked great in the center of this flower, so I hot glued it on! You could also use a fabric covered button in the center too...probably a 1 1/8 inch button would be perfect.
So my first zipper flower! I made a pin out of this one...just glued a pin back on and it was all done!