I love zippers, and have collected quite a mass over the last couple of years. I saw a zipper flower on a shoe and thought they would be pretty easy to make.
Use the metal zippers for a bigger contrast in colors!
Use a roller cutter to quickly cut through the teeth. SOOOOoo much easier than scissors!
You'll want to open your zipper, and cut to separate the two sides.
measure out oh lets say between 3&4 inch pieces for your petals. cut 5 of them.
cut a dot out of sturdy paper for your base
dab a bit of glue on one of the edges of your 'petals" and bring together the edges to form a petal.
dab glue on your base and position your 5 petals.
The inner circle: cut off a bit of the width of your zipper.(so it will roll better). Also dab a bit of glue on the end and turn over.
starting with that little glued end, roll the zipper in a coil. It is a little easier to roll with the teeth on the table.
glue the end to hold it all together. dab a bit of glue in the center of the petals and position your coil on top. You can always add a sparkle jewel to the middle!
go crazy and make a whole bunch!
Here's the one I wore today:
In non related events::
I won a really fun CD from Kami over at no biggie.net (here)
she has a very interesting blog, all the things I like, a new piece music each week (local Provo talent too), family life, recipes, crafts... oh man she has it all!
THANKS KAMI I am one hip mama listening to "the beib's" and Usher, and Alicia Keys and John Mayer, and Cinematic Orchestra and the killers and Astrid Gilberto.......
I think the name Astrid is in the same category as Drusilla.