Make a Fun Zipper Fruit Bowl
Put utilitarian zippers to a new, creative use by gluing them around wooden forms such as a bowl and fruit.
E-mail This Page to Your Friendsx
A link to %this page% was e-mailed
4. Starting 1-1/4" down the inside of the bowl add a circle of glue. Coil an orange zipper in the same fashion as covering a grape, making a round circle. Add more glue outside the orange circle and place a yellow zipper next to the orange zipper.
5. Halfway unzip the jacket zipper with the zipper pull that was set aside. Place the zipped part on top of the circle with open teeth facing left and closed teeth facing right. Glue the teeth to the wooden bowl making a curved design on both open teeth. Cut off the extra zipper teeth on each end of the zipper once they meet the top rim of the bowl.
6. Add glue around the outside yellow edge of the circle, gluing on top of the open jacket zipper to form a circle. Place the orange zipper teeth next to the yellow teeth and go around the circle until you meet the four rows of white zippers. Firmly press the orange teeth next to the jacket teeth to secure the open zipper. Let dry.
7. Create two more curved lines from the orange and yellow circle about 1" apart from each other. Cut off the end of the zipper once it meets the top rim of the bowl. You should now have four curved lines and one straight line coming out from the circle and ended at the bowl's rim. Let dry.
Use painter's tape and glazes of various colors to create a design for a decorative sculpted bowl.