Saturday, March 2, 2013

Easter Frame

Believe it or not, Easter is not that far off. I'm trying to add a little more seasonal decor to my home, so  I made this:

My favorite details are these little lilies made from Maya Road zipper trim.  

My original goal was to create an Easter lily from sipper trim, but I just couldn't get it to look quite right, so I created this Lily which, I think, looks a bit more like a calla lily.

If you'd like to try making the zipper lily for yourself, here's a little photo tutorial on how I did it.

Cut a 3" strip of zipper trim. Work with the zipper part facing up. 

Place a craft Glue Dot® about 1/4" from the middle on both the left and right sides.
With the zipper lying horizontally, fold both edges down from the center, so the ends are now pointed vertically. Cut the right hand tail of the zipper at an angle.

Wrap the right hand tail up into the left hand tail. Add another Craft Glue Dot® to the left hand tail as you wrap it up and around the right hand tail. Tack the end of the left hand tail down on the back side of the lily with another Craft Glue Dot®.

Create the center of the lily by wrapping a Craft Glue Dot® around a stick pin. then wrap about a 3/4" piece of yellow ribbon around the pin. Stick the ribbon wrapped pin into the center of your flower.

Once you get started, these zipper lilies are really easy and fun to make. In fact, I made 4 before deciding I was just going to use 2 on my frame. 

Easter Frame Supplies


Navy Card Stock
Picture Frame (My frame measures 13" x 6")

Thanks for stopping by! 

I wrote this white participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team.

1 comment:

Kelly Sas said...

Those zipper lilys are gorgeous! Your frame is beautiful too.