Create beautiful star accessories from colorful zippers. Great for recycling those old zippers!
Update: These are now for sale in my Etsy store- Jonesin’ To Craft
A few years ago I bought these super cute zippers from Pick Your Plum. I had seen some cute pictures of how others had used them on Pinterest but then at a playdate my friend had a zipper star on her sandal! I loved it. I asked her if I could take pictures of her sandal and she laughingly agreed. Thanks Jill for not thinking I am a complete crazy (or maybe she did and was creeped out, hmmm?!). I had made a bunch up but never got around to taking pictures of the process. I finally sat down the other day to take those step by step photos. I really love the way they look and all those cute colors!
My daughter immediately snagged one and made it her pet sea star.
Zippers (I got mine from Pick Your Plum, or you can reuse old zippers)
Using your star template as a guide lay out your zipper and form the first corner. Hot glue that corner and hold it for a few seconds until the glue is cool enough to hold the corner together.
Do the same for the next corner using the template to keep the shape.
Once you have all five corners glued, glue some of the sections where the zipper crosses over itself in the center.
With the remaining zipper, begin a second smaller star using the same method as before. Glue the cross sections again to give added definition.
Using the last bit of zipper create a rosette by starting a circle along the outer edge of the inner part of the small star and spiraling in towards the center.
Glue a pin backing or an alligator clip to the back depending on how you want to use it. Dress up a bag or an outfit or add to a headband or as a little girl’s hair accessory. There are so many cute ways to use this!
Coming over from the Idea Box link party. These are fabulous!
Those are so super cute! Thanks so much for linking up with Idea Box! I will be feature this post tomorrow, March 25th. 🙂
These are adorable!!! And they look doable, which is always a bonus. Thanks so much for sharing with us on Idea Box!!
How creative! These are so cute and they add such an unexpected cuteness to lots of things. Your tutorial was great, too!
it is just me or is everyone else thinking of all the places they could stick a few of these stars?!?! Love this and have some extra zippers from some jean upcycles so you know I am going to give this a try! Thanks for sharing with us at the creative craft challenge!
Thanks for linking to our creative challenge upcycle party! These super awesome and fun zipper stars will be featured at the party this Friday! Congrats 🙂 Hope to see you there!
LOVE these!! I had no idea you could do something so clever with zippers! They’re awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us at On Display Thursday!
These are so cute. I would love to see someone make these into ornaments for a fun craft themed Christmas tree!
Thanks for sharing at Talented Tuesday Link Party! 🙂
I LOVE these!!! So cute! I’m going to have to make some up for my granddaughter. Followed you from the Talented Tuesday Party!
Popping over from Merry Monday =) Ok, I have been seeing these EVERYWHERE! I had to stop over and check them out. And now I need some zippers 😉 Come share your craftiness every week on the Two Uses Tuesday link up =)
These are so cute and creative! I’m finally finishing up some pinning from the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! Thanks so much for linking up!
I knew I was keeping all those zips for a reason. I’ve pinned this to my Christmas board because I want to make handmade ornaments for my tree!
Oh that would be fabulous Stella!
Super cute! I never would have thought to do that with a zipper, but it sure turned out great! I love it.
LOVE these…how cute!!! I’m guessing the star is not too big….like 3-4 inches? I think my granddaughters will love these….thanks
Renee they are about 3 inches big. You could use a longer zipper to make them bigger but they might get a little unruly. 🙂
I was just on another blog where she made a gorgeous window display with Christmas ornaments, I could totally see doing these in many colors and using them in the same manner. Simple, fun & different. You ladies are so creative, I love it!
That would be really cute Kellie. Or done in the same fashion for party decorations. I might just have to do that.
Jade those are so very cute! I love that you made them into hair clips too.
Wow~! These are really lovely. I think my students will love making these, just in time for diy holiday gifts.Thank you for the share.