Saturday, February 13, 2010

Giveaway and a Zipper Rose Tute

Time for a giveaway!  I will get to that in a moment, first you have to suffer through my tutorial.  I fell in love with the zipper flowers from the first moment I saw them and knew I had to try some.  I haven't seen any tutorials on them (I am sure there are, I just haven't seen them) so thought I'd attempt to show you one.

Start with the single side of a zipper.
Roll up the end to form the center of the rose and tack with thread.
I wanted a more ruffled look, not a pinwheel, so I sewed basting stitches, gathered it every few inches and tacked it.
Continue until you are the end of your zipper, tack the end.  The back isn't pretty.
But the front sure is.
Now for the giveaway.  I have been honored to see how many of you have chosen to follow my blog without even any bribery--thank you.  But, to prod a few more of you to follow, I am having a giveaway for all followers.  If you currently follow my blog, leave 1 comment to be entered to win  If you don't follow, sign up to do so and then leave 1 comment telling me you did.  That's all!  Now who said being a follower is a bad thing?  1 entry per person please.

Oh yes, this is what you can win.  An oh so hip burlap bracelet ( I used Mod Podge over the burlap to seal it so it won't fray to pieces) with three sweet zipper roses.  Not your style?  Enter to win it as a gift for someone.  I will draw the winner Wednesday evening--9:00 MT time.
 I am linking up at:





Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special
Decor Mamma





47 comments:

  1. Love this idea!

    Following you! Wanna follow me? ;)

    -Ann Marie

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  2. Love them! I may have to try another flower!

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  3. I am in LOVE with these zipper flowers! You're so creative :)

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  4. really cute - i already follow you x

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  5. I'm a follower. I love the bracelet, it's so cute!

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  6. So fun :)
    I am a follower...
    Randomly pick me?

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  7. This is so cute, I'm going to try one as a pin. I just found your site, and I love it, and yes I'm a follower

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  8. Love this idea....a zipper flower~ how cool is that? Very creative!!

    I'm following now...I had saved your blog in my favorites but failed to follow...

    Happy Valentines Day!

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  9. Love it! I just started following you...thank you for the sweet comment on my forks and spoons chandelier! :) I'm off to find some zippers on old pillow covers....
    Julie
    www.juliejohnsonblog.blogspot.com

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  10. How creative!!! I'm one of your stalkers...er...I mean follower!

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  11. Very cute! I love your blog! I follow you. scrapsnscribs.blogspot.com

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  12. I love it and burlap is all the rage now. It is so cute! I'm already a follower. But I would start if I wasn't.

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

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  13. How cute is that? Love it. Thanks for you input on the mantel party and just so you know you do NOT need a mantel to participate. Any vignette will do. March 5th will be the next party!

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  14. I am a follower, and I would love to be entered!

    Also, thanks for the tutorial. I like your ruffled version better than some others I have seen. I'm sure I'll find some way to incorporate this into about 1,000 projects! :-)

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  15. I have been a follower, and would love to win & wear that oh so hip burlap bracelet..
    I'm having my 100 post giveaway, would love for you to stop by.

    Happy Valentines Day,
    Melissa

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  16. what a great idea! thanks for sharing!!

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  17. Such a cute idea for a bracelet. You can just give it to me and ignore the rest if it will make things easier for you....lol.

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  18. I think the zipper bracelet is awesome and think whoever is the lucky winner is very fortunate indeed! Thank you for a chance to win one! Very, very clever!
    Pattyjo

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  19. Clever and cute! Thanks for sharing with us! ~Lezlee

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  20. Who would have thought you could do that with a zip!!
    It is cute, would love to win the bracelet!
    Sue

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  21. This is so cute! Thanks for the tut! =-D

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  22. First visit to your blog. You are so creative. The zipper roses and bracelet are so cute, my daughter would definitely take that from me to wear :)
    I signed up as a follower. Come on over and visit me, maybe you will follow too.

    Happy Valentine's Day

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  23. So so cute! I love that! I really want to try to make one of those zipper flowers!! Love it!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party!!!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  24. What a great bracelet! You did a great job! How sweet of you to offer it for a giveaway! I've been following you for a while now.

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  25. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win the bracelet. I have been a follower of your blog for quite some time now.

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  26. Very cute! Enter me. I follow your blog. :)

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  27. Thanks for the tutorial! I got a ton of zippers at a garage sale last summer!
    Cute idea.
    ~Amy

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  28. Oops, forgot to say that I'm already a follower of yours! LOL
    ~Amy

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  29. Cute! I think my daughter would love it on a clip in her hair!!

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  30. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I can't wait to spend more time looking around your blog. You look like my kind of gal. I love that bracelet. Super cute. I just showed it to my daughter and she sure hopes I win. LOL.

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  31. I'm a new follower and I love the bracelet with the zipper flower. Would love to be entered. Smiles, Carol Mae

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  32. I've been wanting to try to make a zipper flower. Thanks for the tutorial. I have a couple zippers that are two-toned (green/red, red/teal)and I think they would make fun flowers.

    Love the bracelet! I follow you through google reader, so sign me up! :)

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  33. That is very cute and I follow you too! :)

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  34. That turned out super cute!! Great job!

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  35. Just signed up to follow after seeing that awesome BB! Thanks for the zipper flower- I've been wondering how to do that!

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  36. Heck, i was going to follow you with or without the bribery. But if you insist.

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  37. Awesome flower....love it! And I'm a follower!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  38. So excited to discover your blog! I am now a follower!!

    GREAT tute on the zipper flower!! I love how you taught how to "ruffle" it!! THANK YOU!!

    As far as blog construction..I am by NO MEANS an expert!! I have the same issue. However, I have discovered
    http://coffeeteaphotography.blogspot.com/

    who gives LOADS of advice on picture taking and building blogger websites!

    Let's get together and throw our ancient cameras bye, bye!!

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  39. I'm a new follower and the bracelet is cool!

    Nancy

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  40. I love this. What a wonderful way to dress up an outfit.

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  41. Beautiful! I am ordering some zippers just to create this! xoxo

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!