After finding a few red zippers with metal teeth at the resale store, I decided to try making a zipper flower pin. Here are the steps:
MATERIALS NEEDED: Zipper, vintage earring, felt circle about 2 inches across (I used felted wool), pin backing, hot glue
STEP ONE: Cut the zipper into 3.5 inch pieces. Overlap the ends and hot glue together.
STEP 2: Glue the petals onto the felt circle, overlapping. Tuck the last petal under the first petal.
STEP 3: Glue the earring into the center. (Remove the clip on backing first by twisting it forward with a needle nosed pliers and then snipping it off with a wire clipper.) Then glue the backing onto the back. Put the backing towards the top, not the center.