Hello everyone! Have you noticed the latest craze? Zipper Trim is hot in fashion. You can find it in purses, shoes, clothing, etc. It is also a big trend in crafting too. There are so many different ways to use it. I wanted to share with you a few ideas how to implement it in your own crafts and scrapbook pages.
Have you seen all the zipper flowers we have created at Maya Road? Caroline has a multitude of zipper trim videos up at the Maya Road You Tube Channel.
My personal favorite is the peacock like flower she created in this picture. I got to wear it at scrapfest. There is a pin hot glued to the back of it and i attached it to my headband. So much fun.
As you can see there are many different flowers you can create with the zipper trim. But what to do with them besides create a stellar wall decor? Attach a pin to them and add them to a purse, scarf, a canvas messenger bag, headband. Use them on the front cover of a mini album. Trim the zipper down and make smaller flowers for a layout. So many different possibilities.
Another way to add in some zipper trim is to sew it to another piece as an accent. On my mini album cover i use a canvas heart and stitched the sunshine yellow trim to pop the heart.
I have a teen boy. Did you notice there isn't a large variety of teen boy embellishments? Insert Maya Road Zipper trim. It reminds me of the jeans laying on his bedroom floor. Snip it in small pieces and tuck it into your paper. Stitch it down for a cool finishing touch.
It works beautifully in mini albums too. On the front cover i trimmed it down to have just a little bit of black showing with the zipper teeth. Inside my mini album it adorns all the pages bring them together with a common element even though i varied the color.
Guess what? It works on girl pages too. Lay down some layers of colors using both trims and patterned papers. The Sunshine yellow was just the right pop color.
Of course you can join the fashion craze too! Grab one of the new canvas cuff's from Maya road and cover it your favorite zipper trims.
You can also turn it into your favorite shapes like the above butterflies which again can adorn a purse, scarf, a canvas messenger bag, headband, tag, mini album, or front cover of a large album. You can see how to create these butterflies up on the Maya Road You Tube Channel.
I hope you learned some new ways to add these beautiful trims into all your paper crafting!