Silicone Zipper Pull

DIY Silicone Zipper Pull Tutorial - CaraBLOG

We’re going back to the basics and breaking down how to make your very own custom silicone zipper pull! It’s one of our easiest tutorials! 

Jazz up any backpack, lunch bag, purse or zipper pouch with a short and durable zipper pull! Plus, our kids love picking out their beads as we get their ‘back to school’ bags and pencil cases ready!

Create your own custom zipper pull by choosing your own beads and following the directions below OR buy one of our Zipper Pull DIY Kits

Silicone Bead DIY Craft - Tutorial - Cara & Co
Step-by-Step Tutorial - Zipper Pull - CaraBLOG

There are two ways you can make a zipper pull! 

1. Making a zipper pull without a clip: by creating a longer looped end on your zipper pull not fixed to any clip or zipper ring, you can attach and remove your zipper pull easily! These zipper pulls tend to be longer due to the loop needed to attach.

2. Making a zipper pull on a bag or clip: if you don’t have any intention to remove your zipper pull, you can make your pull directly on either a metal clip, or on the metal ring on a bag zipper. These zipper pulls tend to be shorter and tighter because they’re crafted directly onto a clip or zipper ring.

To make a zipper pull without a clip, follow these steps below:

Zipper Pull - DIY Tutorial - Cara & Co

 Supplies Needed:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Take your length of cord and fold it in half. Tie a knot about 1-2 inches from your folded end.

Knot your Cord - DIY Tutorial - Cara & Co

2. Thread both ends of cord onto your crafting needle (this can be easier to do before fusing the ends of your cord). Take your lighter and lightly fuse the ends of your cording.

Lightly Melt your Cord Ends - Zipper Pull Tutorial - Cara & Co

3. Using your crafting needle, thread on all of your silicone beads.

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4. Snugly tie a knot against your last bead.

Tie a Snug Knot - Silicone Bead Tutorial - CaraBLOG

5. Trim your cord, and use a lighter to lightly fuse the ends to prevent fraying.

Fuse Your Ends - Step-by-Step Tutorial - CaraBLOG

6. To attach your zipper pull, thread your nylon cord loop through the end of your zipper. Pull your beaded length through the cord loop. You may need to bend your beaded length to fit it through; this is fine and will not cause damage to your zipper pull.

Attach your Zipper Pull - Tutorial - Cara & Co
Finished Silicone Zipper Pull - Tutorial - Cara & Co

To Make a zipper pull onto a metal clip or directly onto your zipper ring, follow these steps below:

Silicone Bead Zipper Pull Tutorial - Cara & Co - CaraBLOG

Supplies Needed:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Take your length of cord and fold it in half. Thread your folded end of cord onto your zipper ring or metal clip end and pull the ends back through your corded loop. Pull your cord tight.

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2. Thread both ends of cord onto your crafting needle (this can be easier to do before fusing the ends of your cord). Take your lighter and lightly fuse the ends of your cording.

Thread on your Needle - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOGFuse Your Cord Ends - DIY Zipper Pull Tutorial - CaraBLOG

3. Using your crafting needle, thread on all of your silicone beads.

Thread on your Silicone Beads - DIY Tutorial - Cara & CoString on all your Silicone Beads - DIY Tutorial - Zipper Pull - CaraBLOG

4. Snugly tie a knot against your last bead.

Tie a Snug Knot - Zipper Pull Tutorial - Cara & Co

5. Trim your cord, and use a lighter to lightly fuse the ends to prevent fraying.

Trim Your Cord - Fuse your Ends - Zipper Pull Tutorial - CaraBLOG

We hope you love crafting up your own custom zipper pulls! Our silicone beads are the perfect bead to make these pulls with, but you can always mix in our beautiful wood or acrylic beads to customize your look!

Backpack Zipper Pull DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

Silicone Bead Zipper Pull DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

We can’t wait to see what you make! Make sure you tag us in your creations on our social media using the hashtag #createdwithcarasupply!


Happy Crafting!

Xo

-the girls

 


*The products, materials, and supplies sold by Cara & Co. Silicone Craft Supply are intended for use by adults and should never be left unattended with a child.

***Small objects and beads can present choking hazards to young children. Never leave a child unattended with beads or other products. Always dispose of any damaged product. No product is completely indestructible, and fully formed teeth could potentially damage product if chewed aggressively, so responsible attentiveness is needed for any user or purchaser. Customers should always inspect and monitor their products, discontinuing use at the first sight of damage.

****Once our products have been sold and shipped to our customers, Cara & Co Silicone Craft Supply Inc., waives all responsibility and liability from the use of our products. Customers are responsible that their final products made from our supplies meet the appropriate safety requirements for their region. Our buyers understand that by purchasing our products or using suggestions from the above tutorial, the buyer assumes any and all responsibility and liability for the use of the products. 

*****Cords, clasps and pacifier clips are not intended to be chewed on and may present choking hazards.


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