Friday, March 05, 2010

Zipper Roses

I have these two zipper roses thanks to a wonderful elderly woman from Bible Study. H is in her mid-nineties and gave me a box full of sewing notions recently. In it were zippers.

This was made from two 22" Talon zippers that were unopened and originally cost 65 cents. They had weird brown marks on them so after I made the rose, I 'antiqued' it with instant coffee.

This was made from two zippers that she apparently took out of some article of clothing as many of the basting stitches were still in them.

These roses are quite large - the white one is about 3.5 inches in diameter and the red one is four inches in diameter.

I have lots of zipper inspiration and tutorials for you.

make it wear it


  1. Wow, what a fantastic idea! You are so creative.

    I love the gorgeous engagement photos too. The one where she is reaching out and he is kissing her hand is just beautiful.

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,

  2. As many of your ideas, I would have never thought of it. WHo knew zippers were pretty!

    So far, we haven't had any active sickness during the day. Here's hoping! Have a good weekend!

  3. Those are so fun!!! I really need to try this zipper thing, they are super cute!

  4. Wow, what a neat idea! I love them.

  5. HOW Cute is that!
    Thanks for popping by my blog. I'm just browsing through your blog and enjoying it very much.


  6. Super cute! What a pretty and funky way to jazz up...ANYTHING! Great job!