Thursday, June 10, 2010

Zipper Flower Embellishments



This is what you get when you ask your 11 year old son to take pictures for you! My zipper flowers turned into a smiley face. Actually, he did a fantastic job. And here's the funny part......when I asked him to take pics of my feet and hands, he didn't even bat an eye. He complied like it was the most normal thing in the world for his mom to ask him such a question! Now I know that I've successfully turned my whole family into blogging crazies.




Anyway.....back to the whole point of this post (sorry, I'm easily distracted)! I am totally enamored with zippers lately. They seem to be everywhere......on shoes, clothing, even jewelry. With that in mind, I decided to make my own zipper embellishments. I started with this bracelet. First I wrapped a dollar store bangle with ribbon. Then take your metal zipper and unzip it. Cut it right above the zipper pull, and that will split it into two zippers. Now just wrap it in a circle dabbing on hot glue as you go to hold it all in place. Cut a piece of felt to fit the back and glue that on. Then you can easily glue it to your bracelet.




I used a 24 inch zipper to make bigger flowers for my favorite pair of shoes. But instead of gluing them on, I used sticky velcro strips. That way I can take them on and off or even put them on different shoes when I want a change.




Are these too edgy to wear to church??? I am in LOVE with them.



I must admit, I am obsessing over these zipper flowers. Hmmmmm......what else can I put them on?




18 comments:

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Okay, where to start!? Your son takes great photos and I ADORE the rug, where on earth did that come from? The zippers look incredibly chic and I love how they look on the shoes! Have a great one...Janell

1 Funky Woman said...

I just squealed out loud when I saw your shoes! Those are fantastic, I love them! I am so in love with zipper flowers I think they are the best accessory right now! I want one! Oh, and you wear those shoes with pride to church, honey!

Amanda said...

Okay, those shoes are to DIE for! I LOVE them! Thanks so much for sharing!

Nancy said...

The shoes are great! Go for it; you'll be a trend setter at church!

Nancy

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

Ooooh pretty! You could put them on a jacket or something?

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

Those shoes are FAB-U-LOUS!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Alright Girl! You are totally rocking those shoes! Too cute! I would wear them to church in a heart beat! Those are so me all the way! I love edgy stuff! Okay, Where do I need to go buy me some zippers? Probably Hob Lob would be a place to start, Right?!!!

Have a great day!
Jennifer

Breeana said...

I LOOOOVE them on the shoes!!!! Very chic. ;)

Pam said...

Those shoes are worth at least a million bucks now. OMGosh, that's so clever. Perfect!!!! Pam @ Sallygoodin

Jill said...

Totally wear them to church. Seriously.

blueskiesandgreenlights said...

Those shoes are way too cute. The bracelet, the shoes, a little black dress, and a brightly colored cardigan--maybe aqua, fucshia, or canary yellow...that would be soooo fab!!! Love it!!!

Btw, I will be making it your starburst mirror pretty soon. It's going to be quite a project...hubby and I have never had our own romantic and relaxing space...I have slowly collected all the accessories and furniture..I <3 Craigslist!!! Today, I finally got the bedding...yippee!!! You are super creative...any tips???

Have a great weekend!!!

Michelle said...

I would like to thank you for adding one more thing to my To Do List before the weekend!!!!! They are AMAZING, WONDERFUL, FABULOUS. I am a fairly new follower and look forward to seeing more of your creativity!

Chelsea said...

LOVE the shoes!! You could also add them to a purse, maybe an "A" from the Lobby of Hobbies for yourself, or a letter for your last name to decorate with? Fun stuff, have a great weekend!!

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Where the heck do you get these ideas!!! I LOVE the shoes and I would TOTALLY wear them to church!

Jen Sue Wild said...

I have been wanting to try these zipper flowers.
I defently will try them now that you gave me the idea to put them on my shoes..

BTW defently wear them to church.

I also was reading old coments that were on my blog and some how missed the one you wrote shareing your Noha with me. Thank you so much for doing so.
I will also think of your Noha when I think of my William..
Hugs Jenn

sanjeet said...

Those shoes are worth at least a million bucks now.
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Michelle L. said...

Whoa, that is a beautiful zipper flower that even I could make!!! Love your so-easy explanation, thank you! (I have been zipper-flower challenged, but maybe not anymore.) The shoes - gorgeous. Basically, they win everything. (p.s. thanks for popping over to check my project earlier! I now have to go read all your other posts.)

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

So darling. Can't wait to try this project out. Thanks.

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