DIY: zipper flower pin

I stumbled across this DIY sometime earlier this year when I was obsessed with Pinterest. I don’t pin anymore; instead, I do more.

To get started, you don’t need a whole lot. Felt, needle, thread, scissors, and of course a zipper of your choice. I chose one with a bit of bling for contrast.

The next 4 pics show the craft from start to finish, but for a bit more detail read below.

  1. Cut out a square piece of felt – a bit larger than you’ll need. You can trim it down later.
  2. Position 1 half of the zipper in the center of the felt and then twist it to form a petal.
  3. Add a few stitches as you go to keep everything in place as you work.
  4. Make sure you always end with the needle on the bottom of your project so your thread isn’t in the way of new petals.
  5. Continue to twist the zipper to form new petals. Make as many or as few as you like.
  6. When you get to the end of the zipper, add your final stitches to secure your work.
  7. Cut off excess felt, but leave a bit as a base for however you plan to use your zipper flower.

I added a safety pin to the back of my flower to wear as an accent on a jacket, but you could add a hair clip or any other fastener.

And voila – you were just crafty!

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