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
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3
    Creations By Cindy

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

  4. 4

    Fabulous tutorial…thanks so much for sharing!!!

  5. 5

    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. 7

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

  7. 8

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

  8. 9
    a little bit of everything

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

  9. 10

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

  10. 11

    very cute. thanks for sharing!

  11. 12

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

  12. 13
    Campos Family

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

  13. 14
    Kristi Flanagan

    So cute! My daughters would love this!

    Punkin Seed Productions

  14. 16

    I love this…thanks for sharing..

  15. 17

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

  16. 18
    Sherrie B

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

  17. 19
    Lesa Martinson

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

  18. 20

    Love this! I added it to our link luv roundup today, come by for a peek!

  19. 21

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

  20. 22

    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,

  21. 23
    The Beading Gem

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

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  23. 25

    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 ?

  24. 26
    linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous

    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 if you have other questions. thanks!

  25. 27

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

  26. 28

    Seriously CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  27. 29
    This N That

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

  28. 30

    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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  30. 31
    Ana S.

    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

  31. 32

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

  32. 33

    Wow, what a fantastic website!

  33. 34

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

  34. 35

    this is awesome!!! i am a craftoholic myself n this just gave me loads of ideas thank n keep em coming

  35. 36

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