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 page about Making a zipper flower pin.


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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



  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.
  2. Cut the zipper tape into 7 equal pieces and set 6 of them aside.
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  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.
  5. Cut a circle from the 2-inch scrap of felt to form the flower base.
  6. 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.


  7. Now, glue to the flat ends of the petals to the center of the flower base.
  8. Glue flower center to middle of flower petals.
  9. 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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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.


By Jane Foley from South Portland, ME


October 21, 20100 found this helpful
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I found this on

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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


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:

And here is another tutorial:

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