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Zipper Flower Bouquet

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Create everlasting flowers with Mod Podge Podgeables and zipper trim.
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Skill Level: Beginner


FolkArt ® Outdoor™ Acrylic Colors - Grass Green, 2 oz.
Item #1626
Rich and creamy premium quality acrylic paint formula formulated for use outdoors. UV and weather resistant, FolkArt Outdoor is self-sealing and dries to a satin sheen. Paint on a variety of surfaces, including: unpainted or painted metal, tin, terra cotta, wood, stone and concrete. Use for traditional stroke work, stenciling or sponging, colors blend like regular FolkArt acrylic paints. Cures in 48 hours.


Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Item #16288
Take the sting and mess out of working with hot glue guns. Our one-of-a-kind set of must-have tools will banish your hot glue woes! Set includes a mat, finger caps, tweezers, a paddle and a press wand. Created by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza.


Mod Podge ® Hard Coat, 8 oz.
Item #CS11245
The Mod Podge ® formula for projects that need that added durable finish. Dries hard and clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Other Supplies
Tin pitcher
Acrylic shapes - scalloped circle
Scrapbook paper
Foam paintbrush
Dowel rod
Hand saw
Orange zipper trim (1.5 yards)
Yellow zipper trim (1.5 yards)
Hot glue
Teal zipper trim
Plastic bags


1. Cut designs from scrapbook paper that will fit onto the tin pitcher.   Apply the paper to the tin pitcher with Mod Podge.  Do this by applying Mod Podge to the back of the paper.  Position the paper onto the tin pitcher.  Smooth with a brayer or your fingers to remove any air bubbles.  Wait 15 minutes and top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge.

2. Make the flower stems: Cut the dowel rod to different lengths.  Paint the rods with Grass Green paint.  Paint two coats with dry time in between. 

3. Make the flower center: Mod Podge a circle of paper to the top of a acrylic calloped Circle. 

4. Make the flower petals: For each flower, cut the yellow zipper trim into eight 6” pieces and the ornage zipper into eight 5” pieces.  Bend the zipper trim to form a loop (petal) and hot glue the ends together.  Repeat with the remaining zipper pieces.  Layer the orange petals inside the yellow ones and hot glue to secure.  Hot glue the zipper petals to the back of the Podgeable Circle. Make sure you wear Hot Glue Finger Caps when hot gluing.

5. Hot glue the flowers to the ends of the stems.  Hot glue a strip of zipper trim over the end of the stem to secure.

6. Hot glue a strip of teal zipper trim around the tin vase.  Place the flowers into the vase and stuff the vase with plastic bags to secure.  Top the vase with moss.

Look for unique vases and vessels at thrift shops and yard sales.  If they are not tin, no worries just use FolkArt metallic paints to create a tin look.

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