I love to Create: Zipper Embellished Headbands

Zipper Embellished Head Bands

If you watch the fashion gossip shows or flip open a magazine, it’s hard not to notice that zipper detailing is a H-O-T trend right now. How does a crafty gal incorporate said zippers into her wardrobe without re-enacting Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video (respect, yo)? Headbands, my friends, headbands. They’re the perfect accessory for getting your zipper on, in a snap! Here’s how you can make your own.



Assorted Headbands
Metal Zippers
Liquid Fusion
Needle & Thread/Netting Scrap (Flower Version Only)

Straight-Up Version
  • Separate zipper and cut off ends.
  • Use Liquid Fusion to glue zipper strip on to headband. Let dry.

Flower Version

  • Separate zipper and cut off ends.
  • Using a needle and thread, sew a running stitch through zipper strip. Pull thread to make strip curl into flower shape. Hand tack to keep shape in place.
  • Cut a circle of netting. Scrunch, tack and fix to zipper flower with needle and thread.
  • Use Liquid Fusion to glue embellishment to headband.
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12 Responses to “I love to Create: Zipper Embellished Headbands”

  1. Margot Potter

    I’ve been kicking this idea around in my head for a bit and I think you’ve nailed it! Did you know that Swarovski makes zippers with crystals in the teeth?

    I love the tough and tender vibe you’ve got going on here. Excellent work, as usual!


  2. Ashley

    Wow! I lOVE this idea! I’m SO excited to get started on this!! Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Pamie G.

    I love this! I saw online one time one of these zipper flower pins for $80!!! The lady had claimed that she created it and was upset that other people were copying them! Our Mothers and Grandmothers made them!!!

  4. The Beading Gem

    Awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing. I shall link in an upcoming post. I think people are just amazed with the transformation of a humble fastener into something cool and they love it.