51 responses

  1. Star
    February 15, 2011

    These turned out great! (my fav is the white and silver one…just stunning!). I’ve used a similar pattern to make paper bows. I’ll have to try out your zipper flowers sometime!!

    • Sandy
      February 15, 2011

      You’re right! I was looking at the bunch of them on my table and thought they looked like gift bows. Have fun playing AND wearing them.

  2. Brenda B
    February 15, 2011

    Oh they are easy to make! I expected some wild origami, zip folding technique to be going on!! Love the white and silver one too, and I agree, your way is much better than the other tutorial.

    • Sandy
      February 15, 2011

      Nope, simple, simple, simple. :-)

  3. Julia Dunnit
    February 15, 2011

    Blooming BRAVO Sandy, Bravo, how marvellous this is..great great instructions and pictures.

    • Sandy
      February 15, 2011

      Glad you like. :-) Have fun playing.

  4. Nicky
    February 15, 2011

    wow wow wow thank you for this I have book marked this page as I have next week off so will have plenty of time to play – will let you know how it goes – thanks again – love all your flowers but the white is really striking

    • Sandy
      February 15, 2011

      Yes, please do let me know how your flowers come out. I’d love to see pics!

      I wouldn’t have guessed it from looking at the zipper, but yes, the white one is soooo nice.

  5. Elizabeth
    February 16, 2011

    Hi Sandy, and thanks for both your email and for this tutorial. I will now dig out those zips I’ve been saving and have another go at making the flowers. The white one is gorgeous but love the other colours too. Your instructions are very clear so should be no problem following them. Thanks once again. Elizabeth x

    • Sandy
      February 16, 2011

      Thank you, Elizabeth. It was my goal to be clear, I’m glad to hear somebody thinks I succeeded! :-)

  6. Bonnie
    March 29, 2011

    This is great thanks for sharing. The pictures are wonderful.

    • Sandy
      March 29, 2011

      Thank you, and thanks for stopping by. Have fun!

  7. Michelle
    April 4, 2011

    Where do you find the zipper fabric?

    • Sandy
      April 4, 2011

      Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for visiting! The flowers are made of actual zippers that have been cut apart. I bought mine at a local fabric store. Have fun!

  8. Kara @ Nest Candy
    May 4, 2011

    Thank you so much for the great tutorial! I am making one for part of a Mother’s Day gift. You are genius! :D

    • Sandy
      May 7, 2011

      Awesome! I’d love to see it when you’re done, Kara.

  9. Wholesale Flowers Co
    May 11, 2011

    Ingenious! I came across this doing a google for a diy flowers project. Thanks for posting.

    • Sandy
      May 11, 2011

      That’s twice I’ve been called a genius. Careful, I might start to believe it. Bwahahaha.

  10. Hydrangea Flower Arrangements
    May 19, 2011

    This is a great and easy-to-follow tutorial. I love flowers and I’m very much excited to do this one of these days. Thank you very much for sharing this! :)

  11. Deb
    June 2, 2011

    How fun – excellent tutorial. I am definitely a “see and do” and this was great. One thing I did to flatten out the center – was to put it into my hubby’s vice and clamp it down hard. Also, to insure the pin back doesn’t fall off after gluing – I cut a piece of felt in a circle and glue that over the pin back. Thanks again!

    • Sandy
      June 2, 2011

      Glad you liked it! Good idea with the vice. :-)

  12. Stefanie Bishop
    July 6, 2011

    Thank you for putting this out there. I’ve been wanting to make my own zipper flower. I tried it today, It turned out great. Thanks again
    Stefanie Bishop

    • Sandy
      July 6, 2011

      That’s awesome, I’m thrilled that so many folks have found this helpful. :-)

      Happy creating!

  13. Jackie W
    July 20, 2011

    Your zipper flowers are just fab :)

    • Sandy
      July 21, 2011

      Why, thank yew. I’ve gotten more happy responses to this one. Gotta go design something else fun with zippers. ;-)

  14. Debbie R.
    August 19, 2011

    Wow, I have some old metal zippers and I think this will make a great project for me… thanks so much. Can’t wait to try it…

  15. Lynda Harrison
    August 21, 2011

    My Mom made these pins and she used the pulls for ear rings. They make a cute set

    • Sandy
      August 21, 2011

      What an adorable idea!

  16. Maggie
    September 4, 2011

    This is great. Thank you so much! I’m going to use these zipper flowers as part of a motorcycle-babe themed wedding bouquet.

    • Sandy
      September 4, 2011

      Well now, THAT sounds like fun. I’d love to see a pic when you’re done.

  17. Shilo
    September 19, 2011

    to find purple zippers look at joanne fabric and craft store :) i found some there good luck. and i loved making these!!!

  18. Pam
    January 10, 2012

    I just made my first one! It’s such a fun craft!

  19. Betty
    January 13, 2012

    Pam sent me a phone picture. I love them. I’am going to make one now

  20. Sylvia
    January 23, 2012

    So much easier than the Martha Stewart version – Thank you so much for making it simple. I have one that I bought and get so many compliments on it and I want one in every color

    • Sandy
      January 23, 2012

      So glad you like it, Sylvia. When I wear mine it usually takes folks a while to figure out just what it’s made of. :-)

  21. Sylvia
    February 6, 2012

    Do you know where I can purchase the metal zippers? It seems that fabric stores do not carry them – only the nylon ones.

    Thanks

    • Sandy
      February 6, 2012

      Hi Sylvia, nancysnotions.com has several to choose from, including some kits and books with other ideas.

  22. Steph
    February 7, 2012

    Hey there! These are so cute! I may have to try these for my girls.

    Now for the bad news – I noticed an etsy seller has “borrowed” your photos from this tutorial and is using them in her listing here –

    Several of her listing were made using stolen photos and I’ve been alerting those of you that I can find. It makes me so angry when people do stuff like that.

    Steph

    • Sandy
      February 7, 2012

      Wow, Steph, thanks for pointing that out. I just send her a note.

      Have fun making the flowers!

  23. Mary Bell
    April 23, 2012

    I have been making these and put my version on it. In the center, I use the zipper pull and it is very unique!

  24. Nadine Yeager
    September 1, 2013

    I would like to make some of these flowers,, but my printer is
    down so I can not print off the
    directions. Is there a book I might be able to get?

    • Sandy
      September 2, 2013

      Hi Nadine,

      You are the second person this week to ask if I have my directions in a book! Maybe I should take a hint, eh? :-)

      In the meantime, I’m sorry but the directions are only here on my blog. I hope you get your printer fixed so you can make some fun zipper flowers.

      Happy creating!

      Sandy

  25. Irene Albertson
    March 6, 2014

    I SURE will try them.Very pretty
    Irene

  26. June McAfee
    February 18, 2015

    I love your flowers. I am thinking of these as a favor for a Mother-Daughter Banquet. Thanks for sharing.

    • Sandy
      February 18, 2015

      You are very welcome. :-) Have fun making them, June!

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