August 21, 2013

Using old Zips ...

Hi Everybody,

Todays cards is making use of any broken zips that you have in your sewing box.

They can  very easily be adapted into flowers that can adorn your cards or scrapbook pages.

It was the subject of another video that I did over the last weekend and is another that I hope you will enjoy.

Zipper Roses   can be expensive to buy and you get maybe four in a pack.

But you can pick up zips ... if you don't have any in your box ... very cheaply from the market stalls.

Don't worry about the length of them as they can adapted to suit your every need.

Once the zip is open and separated the long ones will make two flowers from each side ... so from one 20 inch zip you could end up with four flowers for about 90p  ... cheap as chips

The shorter zips can be made more full by using both sides and rolling them together.

You  can either sew them together or use some of the really sticky super strong double sided tape, or you can glue them with a hot glue gun ... but mind your fingers if you do because it burns ... ask me how do I know this ????

Play and enjoy and see what you come up with

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 


  1. Hi christina another lovely card and the zip rose is great ,would need a box to send it ,which im not good at making.
    Marion H

  2. Never thought of using a zip, great idea and a great card, xxx

  3. This is the first time I've seen zip flowers Christina - I'll have to give it a try. Love your card, perfect for a brand new little girl. Pat x

  4. Love the card Christine and the tutorial for the zipper flowers (I love your tutorials!!)
    Many thanks.... off now to see if I have any zips lurking in the drawers!
    Heather W

  5. What a great card Christina and showing how you can use zips in your card is great. This card is lovely and I now have a few ideas of making different baby cards. Thank you. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  6. what a pretty card and using a zipper as a flower ~ great idea! Now if only I can get a hand on adding flowers AND look good like yours!!

  7. A stunning card Christina, I love it.
    Great tip on the Zips must keep that in mind.
    All the ones in my Sewing Box at the moment are dark coloured will look out for some pale ones and have a go.

    Patricia xxx

  8. Great card, nice to see a zipper flower. Brought back fond memories of my Grandmother. She was a master seamstress, put everything to good use. We made zipper ruffles, flowers, a petal at a time, and your way, and even zipper hats, all for the Barbie dolls, or was so much fun. She was amazing, just as you are. Thanks for the smile.


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