- Arts and Design
Crafting with Thimbles to Make a Tiny Treasure
The thimble crafts I'm highlighting here are crafts that use thimbles, not crafts made with the aid of a thimble.
Thimbles generally are used as sewing tools to protect fingers during hand sewing. But thimbles are small, cute, and should be used for all sorts of crafty things, I think.
This tiny flowerpot shown here will fit perfectly in a doll house. Be sure to check out the links to the thimble necklaces, too!
I've also included some clip art of thimbles to use in crafting. Use some of these thimbles to decorate your sewing room, craft boxes, or sewing baskets.
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
Crafts Using Thimbles - Thimble Necklaces
- Dollar Store Crafts -- Make a Thimble Necklace
You probably wouldn't think to look in your sewing kit for all the makings of a jewelry project; I know I wouldn't. Lucky for us, Laura from The Wind and The Sail did think of it! The resulting necklace is a squeal-worthy miniature flower pot made fr
- Thimble Flower Necklace -- How To by maize hutton on Cut Out + Keep
Thimble Flower Necklace -- I found some thimbles at the thrift store and in order to reuse them, I made necklaces! These would be a great gift and even fun to sell at a farmers market.
Thimbles for Crafting - Start with Thimbles
Thimbles come in an assortment of designs. There are the practical silver ones that are used for sewing. There are so many colorful decorative thimbles. It depends on your project which ones you'll want to use.
Make Thimble Flowerpots
Supplies Needed for Thimble Flowerpots
Make Flowerpots Using Thimbles
Arrange the Flower Stems
Supplies for Making Thimble Flowerpots - Beads, Wire, Adhesive
Just a few craft supplies are needed for making thimble flowerpots: a thimble, a few flower beads, wire, solid form adhesive. Here are some items to get you started.
Start with wire to make stems for your thimble flower pot.
Beautiful leaf beads for your flowers.
Use this Handi-Tak inside the thimbles to stick the flower stems in. It works great!
Bead Around Thimbles - Make Thimble Catchers
If you like fine work, consider bead stitching (or sewing with beads using needle and thread) around thimbles to create whimsical works of art.
The cover of the pattern and instruction book shows a darling ladybug and lighthouse made by stitching beads around thimbles. How cute.
Make Crafts with Thimble Graphics
Thimbles are iconic sewing tools. The sewing-related clip art images available at The Graphics Fairy (see the links below) will let you decorate all sorts of objects.
Use these thimbles and other sewing graphics to embellish the following:
~ invitations to a quilting bee or craft night
~ decoupage onto a craft tray (I use trays to put everything I need in one place and work from while sitting on the couch)
~ print a full-size sheet of images and use to wrap small gift boxes
~ cover craft and sewing boxes and baskets
Image Credit: The Graphics Fairy
Thimble and Sewing Clip Art - Craft with these vintage sewing iimages
- *The Graphics Fairy LLC*: Vintage Sewing Clip Art - 3 Thimbles + Info on Transfers
These are 3 cute Vintage Thimble Graphics from an Antique Catalog! Such beautiful ornate designs on this.
- *The Graphics Fairy LLC*: Vintage Clip Art - Antique Sewing Machine & Table
These are from a 1920's Catalog. Shown here are an Old Fashioned Sewing Machine and a Sewing Table/Cabinet to go with it. So decorative!
- *The Graphics Fairy LLC*: Vintage Clip Art - Antique Sewing Scissors
Vintage sewing scissors clip art.
Thimble and Key Wind Chimes
Thimble and Keys Wind Chimes -- Scroll over each photo for information.
Craft Supplies to Make the Thimble and Key Windchimes
Punch Holes in the Top of the Thimble
Make Two Loops (for Balance) for Hanging the Chimes (Only One Loop Is Shown Here)
Add Cord for the Keys
Thimble Collection Display
Craft Supplies Needed for Thimble and Key Mobiles
Here are the supplies needed to make thimble and key mobiles. These look great hanging in small areas, like a nook in a gingerbread porch.
Display Thimbles and Enjoy Them Every Day
Make Thimble Ghosts
Just in Time for Halloween
Make a fun, easy Halloween craft with the kids. Make thimble ghosts!
Once you have the craft supplies handy, these cute little spooky guys come together quickly. Basically, you paint the thimble white. Add a few coats as needed. Add black eyes and you're done!
They're perfect for a haunted dollhouse.
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
Read About Thimbles and Their Humble Beginnings
- The History of Thimbles
Thimbles do more than protect fingers of seamstresses and embroiderers. They are a part of history, dating back to Pompeii as well as being items that commemorate important dates in modern time (if the mid-1800s can be considered modern.
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