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Making a Zipper Flower Pin

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If you are looking for a fun, creative jewelry project, look into making these pretty zipper pins. This is a guide about Making a zipper flower pin.
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March 9, 2012

Use old zippers to create flowers for pins, shoe clips, photo frames, etc. I prefer the zippers with silver metal teeth, but the nylon zippers also work for this project.

Approximate Time: about 45 minutes

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Instructions:

  1. This project uses one side of a 26-inch zipper with silver metal teeth. Begin by unzipping the zipper and cutting the metal stop off the end so you can remove the zipper pull. I also cut the metal piece from the opposite end.
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  3. Cut the zipper tape into 7 equal pieces and set 6 of them aside.
  4. Begin rolling one piece to form the flower center, applying some hot glue periodically as you roll it up. Once that is done, set the center aside.
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  6. Cut a circle from the 2-inch scrap of felt to form the flower base.
  7. To create the flower petals, add a dab of glue to one end of one of the pieces. Twist the other end around and place it on the glue to create a loop. Repeat this step with the remaining 5 pieces.
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  8. Now, glue to the flat ends of the petals to the center of the flower base.
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  10. Glue flower center to middle of flower petals.
  11. If creating a pin, flip the piece over and glue on a pin back. (Note: You could use the other half of the zipper to create more petals for a fuller flower.)

By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

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October 21, 2010

Can anyone provide exact directions for making a brooch out a zipper? I saw one on the Coldwater Creek outlet website. Very cute! It doesn't look like it would be very difficult to make.

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By Jane Foley from South Portland, ME

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October 21, 20100 found this helpful
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I found this on Chicsteals.com.

http://www.chic  ose-corsage.html

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December 25, 2009

Martha Stewart had a gal on the show that demonstrated the crafts she does with zippers (made into flowers that you can use as a broach or a hair accessory). I can't find it anywhere. I went to the Martha Stewart Living website and it's not there. She was on her show the week of Dec 21, '09. Can you help?

By Tori Allison-Reiber from Spokane Valley, WA

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December 26, 20090 found this helpful
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Apparently there was a copyright challenge made and the article was pulled. There may still be a cached version of the article on google:

This is the same content here:
http://sofianao  per-flowers.html

And here is another tutorial:
http://quirkyan  er-rosettes.html

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