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Dig out a thimble or find one at a thrift store.  With just a few simple steps, you can make this little garden lovely!
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Step 1: What You'll Need

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Here's what you'll need:  Thimble, flower (use a small one or make one with fabric), piece of felt, chain or ribbon, jump rings, clasp, thread and needle, poly stuffing, lace, glue, pliers (not pictured but you'll need them to open and close the jump rings), a tool to make the holes in the thimble.  I used a great steel hole punch from Fire Mountain that I use to drill holes in coins, but you could also use a drill with a small bit.  Be careful if you use a drill!

Step 2: Cut out a Felt Circle Shape

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First cut your felt in a circle shape and make a little snip for the flowers and insert them in the hole.

Step 3: Glue around the inside

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 Glue around the flowers on the backside to secure.  Let it dry.

Step 4: Stuff Some Poly Fill

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Stuff a little bit of poly fill underneath the flower.

Step 5: Secure with Needle & Thread

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With your needle and thread, make a running stitch along the bottom and tighten it. I also wrapped the thread around it then knotted it securely.  Trim the bottom.

Step 6: Drill The Holes

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With your tool or drill, make two holes on each side of the thimble.  I use a steel hole punch from Fire Mountain Gems.  It can also punch holes in coins.  I recommend it!

Step 7: Drilled Hole

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I drilled mine from the inside out so it wouldn't bend.

Step 8: Attach the Lace

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Glue some cute lace around the edge.  Let dry.

Step 9: Attach the Jump Rings and Chain

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Attach the jump rings to the thimble and each end of the chain.

Step 10: Attach the Clasp & Jump Ring

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Depending whether you're left or right handed (to determine which side you want your clasp on), attach the jump rings and clasp.

Step 11: Insert Flower

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Place a little bit of glue inside the thimble, insert your flower and push it down a bit so it fits correctly.
Your pretty little necklace is done!
Wear and enjoy.
These are going to make such great gifts for my crafty friends!

Step 12: A Garden of Lovelies!

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Here's a bunch that I made.
mgutwein3 years ago
this is the cutest project ever! I am going to have to try this :)
terrierale3 years ago
Now i have to go get some thimbles!
Shany1203 years ago
sunshiine3 years ago
This is the very best! I am sharing this with my friend who has a Christmas gift exchange every year. She is from a family of quilters! I love this. I am making me one as well. Thank you for sharing such a cute idea. I am a subscriber that will be watching your entries a little closer. So fun!