The Craft Patch: Zippers!

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Friday, March 12, 2010


Recently I found a new favorite blog, Craftaholics Anonymous. (That could totally be the name of my blog, hee hee.) Anyway, she had some awesome projects using zippers. So I went down to the local thrift store and bought a bag of six zippers for $2 and started crafting. Ready to see some really blurry, awful pictures of my fun zipper crafts?!

Two zipper flower hair bows and ruffled zipper shoes!

They are so much cuter in real life (when they're in focus). I've had these black flats forever... but they had little cutout designs on the toe and were dated to say the least. So I cut off the design and added the zipper ruffle over where it used to be. Ahhh.... so much cuter! You can see the tutorial for zipper shoes here.
To make the hair flower, I hot glued the gathered zipper to a circle of white felt, added a metal brad to the center and put a hair barette on the back. I love how this one turned out. I gave it away, but I'm definitely going to make another one for me!
Yay for zippers and fun new blogs!


  1. I love your craft blog. I want to get invited to your family one.. my email is I am glad that you guys decided to do the Utah Valley Half...I am excited and nervous.

  2. You wouldn't think a zipper would look so cute. Great job being frugal. You are the frugal queen and I've learned so much from you. Thanks!

  3. Hi! I recently started a website for Moms by Moms ( & was wondering if I could do a feature on you & one of your crafts-with a link to your blog of course. Please email me at if youre interested! :)

    Love your blog!



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