Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Zipper and Vintage Earring Flower Pin Tutorial

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.

Tada! That's it! Pin onto a sweater for total cuteness!


Anonymous said...

Wow, that looks so easy but so elegant! Thank you for sharing.

Yarny Days said...

This is so interesting! Thanks for the tutorial...


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