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Thimble Crafts

Updated on August 1, 2013

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

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.

Thimble Flowerpots

Make Thimble Flowerpots

Make Thimble Flowerpots
Make Thimble Flowerpots

Supplies Needed for Thimble Flowerpots

Supplies Needed for Thimble Flowerpots
Supplies Needed for Thimble Flowerpots

Make Flowerpots Using Thimbles

Make Flowerpots Using Thimbles
Make Flowerpots Using Thimbles

Arrange the Flower Stems

Arrange the Flower Stems
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.

Beadalon Artistic Wire 20-GaugeTarnish Resistant Silver Wire, 6-Yard
Beadalon Artistic Wire 20-GaugeTarnish Resistant Silver Wire, 6-Yard

Start with wire to make stems for your thimble flower pot.

 
SUPER GLUE HT2-48 Handi-Tak Reusable Adhesive
SUPER GLUE HT2-48 Handi-Tak Reusable Adhesive

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.

Thimble clip art courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.
Thimble clip art courtesy of The Graphics Fairy.

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 Key Wind Chimes

Thimble and Keys Wind Chimes -- Scroll over each photo for information.

Thimble and Keys Wind Chimes -- Scroll over each photo for information.
Thimble and Keys Wind Chimes -- Scroll over each photo for information.

Craft Supplies to Make the Thimble and Key Windchimes

Craft Supplies to Make the Thimble and Key Windchimes
Craft Supplies to Make the Thimble and Key Windchimes

Punch Holes in the Top of the Thimble

Punch Holes in the Top of the Thimble
Punch Holes in the Top of the Thimble

Make Two Loops (for Balance) for Hanging the Chimes (Only One Loop Is Shown Here)

Make Two Loops (for Balance) for Hanging the Chimes (Only One Loop Is Shown Here)
Make Two Loops (for Balance) for Hanging the Chimes (Only One Loop Is Shown Here)

Add Cord for the Keys

Add Cord for the Keys
Add Cord for the Keys

Thimble Collection Display

Thimble Collection Display
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.

Make thimble ghosts. Click the photo to see how easy they are to make.
Make thimble ghosts. Click the photo to see how easy they are to make.

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

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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

Will you try any of these thimble crafts?

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      Kaylie 

      3 years ago

      Help, I've been informed and I can't become ignonart.

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      Dina 

      3 years ago

      Thanks for this very nice pattern. I had a lot of fun mnkiag it. I ran into a little trouble around the handles .could read make sure handles are entirely tucked inside bag perhaps. Also, WOF for handles might just read 36 for beginners but it came out really nice. I'll see if I can post it or if you want me to, just let me know.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @craftycollector: That's wonderful! I bet they are wonderful little works of art!

    • Gayle Mclaughlin profile image

      Gayle 

      5 years ago from McLaughlin

      I have a special heirloom thimble, but I didn't know you could make so many crafts with them.

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      craftycollector 

      5 years ago

      My brother made novelty thimbles for 30 years. They included all kinds of animals, musicians, santas, halloween and so much more. He designed 4 new thimbles every month for the Thimble Guild od Scotland. Some are still on their siye. He called himself Bryn the Thimble.

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      gottaloveit2 

      5 years ago

      As a joke, I started a thimble collection for a good friend. She ended up with some pretty interesting (aka old!) thimbles.

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      I like the idea of making a dollhouse bouquet with a thimble and some beads.

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      AngryBaker 

      5 years ago

      sweet...I loved playing with my mom's thimbles... always forget to use them myself when I sew... ah well

      cute ideas

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      Heather McGlaughlin 

      5 years ago from Marryland

      These tiny thimble crafts are really cute. Don't think I'd have the patience to do this.

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