Flower Pot Thimble Necklace

After linking up to a party recently, a Flower Pot Thimble Necklace from Quiver Full of Blessings caught my eye and that of my daughter's. We had to try to make it immediately!

Of course, as is always the case, I didn't have all the supplies, but with some scrounging around, we had enough items to improvise and come up with our own version.
Here is what you'll need: sewing pins with colorful heads, green yarn, a thimble, wire cutters, a glue gun, ribbon of your choice, and a jump ring. (neither of the last two made it in the picture...sorry)
Start by carefully snipping the ends of the pins with your wire cutters to make them shorter in the thimble.  Point the tip of the pin down, as you don't want any sharp little projectiles flying through your kitchen landing goodness knows where. You'll have to trust me on this. Truthfully, my wire cutters weren't working well after my second pin, so I ended up using pliers to bend the ends of the pins.
Fill the thimble 1/4 full with hot glue and start placing your pins in the glue.  Keep in mind the thimble will be very hot from the hot glue.
We had to keep moving the pins around to keep them in the position we wanted them until the glue set up. I suppose you could let the glue cool a bit and then put in the pins.
Put a little more hot glue in the thimble and start weaving in the green yarn, pressing into the glue with a toothpick.

We almost stopped here because it was just so cute.  My little helper thought it would make a lovely flower pot for her Polly Pockets or Lego people. But, in the end, we decided to make it into a necklace.
From here, loop the jump ring around the ribbon and begin adhering to the thimble.
Run a bead of hot glue around the outside of the thimble attaching the thin ribbon and securing the jump ring in it's desired place. Cut a piece of ribbon to desired length for necklace. Put the ribbon through the jump ring and tie at the top.
This was such a fun little craft to do.  My daughter absolutely loves it.  And, as she said, "It goes with practically everything!" Make one of these and give it to your favorite seamstress or anyone who loves a touch of whimsy. I just hope I don't need my thimble anytime soon ;-)


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29 comments:

  1. How cute! I mean your little helper and the necklace! She reminds me of myself wearing red glasses when I was much younger than she is now. Making the necklace seems like a good craft to do together, bouncing ideas off each other. I have a great aunt 86 years old who still loves to sew. I might make one for her for Christmas. I think she would love it. Your daughter is right, it goes with everything. --------------Shannon

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  2. That is adorable! And yes - it would go with about everything! Thanks so much for linking up to the CHQ Blog Hop! Hope to see you again next week!

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  3. This is the cutest thing ever~!! I'm your newest follower and I'd love you to visit and say 'hi' :)
    Susan

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  4. What a cute idea! I think my little one would love this! Thank you for sharing this at Make it Pretty Monday party. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  6. Really cute!

    Visiting from the Someday Crafts link party. :)

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  7. Too cute! I think I found something else to add to my jewelery addiction!

    Christinasemporium.blogspot.com

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  8. this is so adorable! I'd love for you to link to my party! http://www.addhousewife.com/2012/08/pin-inspiration-party-48.html

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  9. That is just so darn adorable! You did an awesome job...love it.

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  10. Such an adorable little girl and a sweet necklace! Thanks for bringing such a cute and tiny thing to TUTORIAL TIPS AND TIDBITS!

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  11. Hi Nici~This is such a clever and especially cute DIY. This would be a creative craft for Easter. The thimble reminds me of a basket and the pins resemble colorful eggs.

    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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  12. So cute! I've always thought thimbles are so cute, this just takes it to a new level! :)

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  13. This is such a great idea and so adorable! I want to make one now. :)
    Terrie @ HearthandWhimsy.com

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  14. Cute necklace and cute girl! There is something incredibly special about creating something with your mom - good for you for giving your daughter this experience. :)

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  15. Super cute idea and super unique!:)

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  16. ADORABLE!! What a creative idea! I wish I had a little girl to make this for! Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up! See you again next week! :)

    Barbara @ Chase the Star
    chasethestar.net

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  17. That is so sweet! I may have to do that with my grandmother's thimble.
    Thanks for the great pictures, you make it look so easy.

    Buffie
    http://papercuts4u.blogspot.com/

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  18. Absolutely adorable. Thank you for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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  19. This would be a fun idea for a seamstress, too!

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  20. So cute. I love the smile on your daughter's face while she models how it turned out. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow!

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  21. Seriously adorable! The way your daughters smile lights up show how much she loves it. My Grand daughter would love it. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  22. Hey Nici,
    I love the necklace and your daughter is adorable. What a great smile. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/simple-anti-aging-moisturizer-and.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  23. Too cute. I will have to make one for my mom...she is an amazing seamstress!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  24. This is adorable! My daughter would absolutely love it! You are very creative. I'm stopping by from Tasty Thursdays and enjoyed your site so much that I am now a new follower.

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  25. What a sweet, creative little idea! And your model is beautiful ;)
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

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