It’s back to school time and for some people, school isn’t always a walk in the park. There’s a lot for students to deal with! Friendships! Peer pressure! Homework! Girls, in particular, can be extra hard on themselves, so I got inspired to make a little pep-talk in the form of a cute DIY zipper pouch for the girls in my life who are starting school. I love these little girl power phrases in pretty metallic vinyl with corresponding tassels and love the idea that they can be pulled out in the middle of a school day and remind girls of their potential. Let’s make them!
- Solid Pouches
- Cricut Iron-On Foil
- Variegated Embroidery Floss
- Craft Cutter (I used a Silhouette Cameo)
Decide on your designs! I found the “Damsel in Success” design on the Silhouette design store, and made the “GRL POWER” & “Girls Can Do Anything” designs myself, using Photoshop.
Measure and cut out your designs using your craft cutter (be sure to flip your design horizontally!) Weed the excess vinyl, until only the design is left on the backing.
Place your design, backing side up on the pouches. Cover with a dishtowel and press with a hot, dry iron according to the vinyl packaging directions.
Remove your backing making sure that all of the letters are fully adhered to the pouch. If they aren’t, go back over them with the iron.
Next, make your tassels! It’s super easy to make tassels with embroidery floss because it is already in a perfect bunch. Simply cut off two 4-inch pieces of floss from the bunch being careful not to mess up the shape. Then, fold the bunch of floss in half and tie off the floss in the center of the bunch with a double knot. Next, take your other piece of floss and wrap it around the top of the tassel, giving about a half inch of space from the top. Then, tie it off with a double knot. Cut the end of the tassel to the length you desire, then tie the tassel to the zipper, cutting off any excess string once it is secure.
That’s it! Now your ready to go show the world what this girl can do! Aren’t they so fun? Just the right amount of sass and perfect for a little boost during the school year.
I think the pink and green one is my favorite, but it’s a close race. Which is your fave?
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The Pretty Life Girls is a blog about babies and sugar and paint and twirly dresses, written by two sisters who love all things pretty.
Liz is a momma of two who lives in NYC. She has a Master’s Degree in Technical Communication and has embraced the fact that she is a diet coke addict and a bookworm.
Sam lives in Utah and is a momma of two with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and has a weakness for thrift stores, succulents, and colorful tights.