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?