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zipper daisy TUTORIAL

you guys know i love ya, right? well, i’m sharing the love and showin you how i make my zipper daisies :)
first, separate your zipper and remove the pull tab.
sew a basting stitch along the side opposite of the zipper, as close to the edge as you can without going off.
gather your zipper. be very careful not to break a thread! (easier said than done, i know)
create a small petal.
hot glue in place and trim excess. then singe or fray check the edges to prevent fraying.

cut a small circle of felt.
and glue the petal on the outside.
keep making petals and gluing the around the felt.
take the excess zipper and remove the threads.
singe/fray check the ends and glue in a circle in the center of your flower like i did on my previous zipper flowers.
wrap all the way around until you’ve used all remaining zipper.
add a rhinestone to the center and you’re done!
this tutorial is for personal use only. if you’d like to purchase a zipper daisy, i have a few listed in my shop.  if you’re looking for a particular color, email me at [email protected]

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About Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Jenglamgirl says:

    I "SEW" want that headband… just darling, way to go! I don't own a sewing machine… ;(

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    hipchic~cynde says:

    I was planning how to do this, I am so glad to see I was on the right track! Thanks this is amazing!!!

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    Creations By Cindy says:

    So cute. I see this coming together for me for my two granddaughters! TFS

  4. 4
    slommler says:

    Fabulous tutorial…thanks so much for sharing!!!

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    Amy says:

    How long of a zipper do you use and where do you purchase your zippers? I've had a difficult time finding cute colored zippers that aren't too short.

  6. 6
    Katie says:

    Hi Linda! I tagged you in my blog today :-) http://toteslife.blogspot.com/2010/02/wednesday-pick-me-up.html

  7. 7
    Shorty says:

    Soooo cute! And once again, thank you for sharing your instructions!

  8. 8
    Lorie says:

    So cute!!! And I bet it looks ADORABLE on you. I am going to feature this on my blog tomorrow!

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    a little bit of everything says:

    Such a cute idea and it looks so easy with such great results. Thanks for sharing!

  10. 10
    Kira says:

    So cute! I am so glad you shared this tutorial! I just LOVE this idea!

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    Lindzie says:

    very cute. thanks for sharing!

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    JenBerry says:

    Adorable!! Congrats for having this featured on Whip Up :)

  13. 13
    Campos Family says:

    I absolutely love this! I'm so going to make one for my daughter! Thank you for sharing! :)

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    Kristi Flanagan says:

    So cute! My daughters would love this!

    Punkin Seed Productions

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    Pamela says:

    You may already be aware of this, but I was in the mall yesterday and saw this: http://www.express.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=25787&parentCategoryId=2&categoryId=34&subCategoryId=435
    And I thought oh my gosh that is just like on Craftaholics! I had to share!

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    ~~Deby says:

    I love this…thanks for sharing..

  17. 17
    Amie says:

    Can't wait to try this! Thanks for posting. :)

  18. 18
    Sherrie B says:

    Thanks Linda, you are the best! This is so cute and I can't wait to try one.

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    Lesa Martinson says:

    Absoulutly Darling!! I love it. What size of zipper did you use? Thanks for sharing.

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    luvinthemommyhood says:

    Love this! I added it to our link luv roundup today, come by for a peek! http://bit.ly/d8hv9k

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    Gabyta says:

    I discover your blog today, and i love it!
    Thank you so much for the tutorial.
    It so cute.
    Hugs and Kisses from Argentina.

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    Anonymous says:

    You are SO amazing!! Not just occasionally, but every single time you post. How DO you do that? Love all your creations. You are positively inspirational.
    I want to attempt some of these zipper flowers. The ways a girl can glam things up with them is endless!
    Take extra good care,

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    The Beading Gem says:

    Really well done design! I will link in an upcoming post! Thanks for sharing.

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    cristinavaladao says:


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    Anonymous says:

    hey i got a question, after gathering the thread and tying a knot at the end, if i create a small petal, wont the thread be loose and the ruffles will go off ?

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    linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous says:

    After you gather the zipper, create all your petals in a line with the zipper. then glue in place so that when you cut them apart they hold their shape. the glue is holding their shape, not the thread. the gathering is to help you get the shape you want. email me at [email protected] if you have other questions. thanks!

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    Tania says:

    thanks for sharing, I have been experimenting quite a lot lately with fabric flowers and this is very helpful!

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    Patricia says:

    Seriously CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    This N That says:

    You are killing me with cuteness! This one is next on my list!! Thank goodness for dollar days at goodwill!

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    Lindsay says:

    Thanks for sharing your tutorial! I was just talking to my husband the other day about wanting to make some of these after seeing some at a boutique. I’m so excited to try it out!

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    Ana S. says:

    I will do anything that has nothing to do with sowing. I don’t have a sowing machine and don’t know how to use one. I like hot glue better

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    Charlie says:

    Adorable … I’m going to share on my facebook page x

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    Marianne says:

    Wow, what a fantastic website!

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    Lia says:

    I love your tutorial and the brooch is so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

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    Mary says:

    Is that a nylon zipper or metal. I can’t find metal. Can you tell me where you purchase metal zippers. Great tutorial.