How To Make Zipper Rose

By on January 4, 2012

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I’ve really enjoyed seeing all the ways zippers have become an accessory.  You may have noticed that I like love flowers.  I whipped up these two roses and now I can’t stop thinking about all the different ways I would like to use them: on a headband, on a purse, as a hair clip, as a brooch, etc.

Supplies/Materials

  • 30 inch upholstery zipper (you can buy a 72″ zipper and make two)
  • Scissors
  • Low-melt hot glue gun

Directions

    1. Cut the ends off the zipper and remove the moving part (I don’t know what that is called)
    2. Begin by squeezing a small strip of glue on one end, and rolling the zipper two times.
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    1. Create petals by folding the zipper into a point and gluing petal in place.  Form petals continuously in a triangular pattern around the center.
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  1. I used two different zippers.  The darker zipper is only 1/2 inch wide, and the lighter zipper is 5/8 inch wide.  The extra 1/8 inch made it much easier to form the petals without the fabric coming loose or having gaps.
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Daniel had some questions about glue, so here are the backs of each flowers.  I bumped up the contrast a little to help you see the lines.  I hope this helps!
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