Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tutorial- Zipper Flower and Feather Hairclip

So I realize that I'm a tad bit late in the game with this whole zipper flower thing but I had these feathers hanging around that I really wanted to play with. And some tulle. And a button. And a ribbon bow. See...?? What does one do with all this?

Why one gets out ones glue gun of course! And some felt and an alligator clip.

Cut your zipper in 2 1/2" lengths and glue the overlapped ends together.

I didn't like how you can see through it and that it didn't lay flat(ish)... see what I mean?

So I folded over that back bit and glued it down like this:

It makes the front of the flower petal look better as well.

Now it's time to glue the petals to the button in a flower shape. One petal had a little too much glue. Oh well.

Glue a ribbon bow to the front of the button to hide the button holes. You could be done here and call it good and attach it to your hair clip. But then what would you do with that tulle? And the FEATHERS!

Get your felt and cut out a piece. I thought an oval would be nice. It doesn't really matter what shape since you won't see it. Oh, and it's about an inch or so big. Yep, I'm super technical today!

Take your tulle and fold the edges in towards the middle.

I forgot to take a pic of the next step but here you would see a picture of me glueing the ends of the tulle into the middle of the felt piece.

Now glue the feathers on. Space them out and overlap them a bit. Trim the ends so they don't poke out.

Glue the zipper flower over the ends to hide them. Then glue the whole thing to your alligator clip or a headband. Wear and enjoy. I love it!

Yes, I'm wearing it right now. In my pj's. So what. It's pretty.


  1. Ooh, I love that! Now I am wishing my hair was long enough wear things in it. :)

  2. Super CUTE!!! i love it! Thanks for the tute. :) I'd love for you to link up to my new linky party, Tute {Yourself} Tuesday!

  3. Oh, I love it! It is fancy, and I love fancy--I don't get very much of that in my life with two boy toddlers at home. : ) I'd wear it in my PJ's too!

  4. Very beautiful! I bet it looks fantastic with PJS!!!! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "Featured" button.

  5. Gorgeous! I found you through Someday Crafts -- I am looking forward to catching up on your blog and following you=)

  6. Ohhh this so lovely! So simple yet so fancy! I love it! :)

  7. That is just darling! I don't know that I could pull off wearing it! Found you thru Someday Crafts.

  8. I love the trend of big things on heads... but it takes some serious confidence to actually step outside with them on. I've found the best way for me is to to wear it exactly like in the picture. Tucked up by my messy pony bun. ;)

  9. I am so loving this! Thanks for the tutorial!

  10. Cute! I can think of so many variations on this!

  11. So fun and very lovely!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

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