Dig out a thimble or find one at a thrift store. With just a few simple steps, you can make this little garden lovely!
Step 1: What You'll Need
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
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
Glue around the flowers on the backside to secure. Let it dry.
Step 4: Stuff Some Poly Fill
Stuff a little bit of poly fill underneath the flower.
Step 5: Secure With Needle & Thread
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
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
I drilled mine from the inside out so it wouldn't bend.
Step 8: Attach the Lace
Glue some cute lace around the edge. Let dry.
Step 9: Attach the Jump Rings and Chain
Step 10: Attach the Clasp & Jump Ring
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
Place a little bit of glue inside the thimble, insert your flower and push it down a bit so it fits correctly.
Step 12: A Garden of Lovelies!
Here's a bunch that I made.