Crafts Inspired by 'The Adventures of Tintin'

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011

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The comic book character Tintin and his faithful, albeit sarcastic, terrier Snowy have inspired not only generations of readers but crafters as well. From simple embroidered quilts to clever upcycled home decor, this gingery problem solver has inspired more than a few clever crafts.

tintin and snowy cross stitch
Cross the Line

Our favorite Belgian newspaperman is on the run in this crafty cross stitch. We're particular fans of the shadow detailing and buff short pants tucked into his socks, which just might be the next Hipster fashion trend. 
Head to Hard Core Stitch Corps to buy this Tin Tin cross stitch pattern!
tintin tote bag
Bag of Tricks

Cowlick front and center, Tintin and Snowy are hand-painted onto a simple heavy canvas. The pink-and-white strips add a decidedly vintage feel to this comic-inspired tote bag. 
To buy this Tintin tote bag, head to Love Moncho!
tintin magnet
Magnetic Personality

Classic Tintin comics become the background for these simple glass magnets. Use your favorite panel for big fashion rings, key chains or even large coasters.
Learn how to use make your own magnets via Lenny di Vinci!
Tintin paper toy
Boy Toy

This bobble-headed Tintin paper toy is free for download. But good luck with the instructions ... they're in French.
Grab the free Tintin printable from Paper Toy!
tintin envelopes
Push the Envelope 

Use vintage Tintin comics as the carrier for your cards and letters. Or, consider using the classic stories as journal covers, wrapping paper or even the material for paper ornaments and party decor. Made by Jo for 42 Things.

Tintin stamp
Stamp of Approval 

The characters of Tintin and Snowy (along with a few of their essential accessories) become a surprised digital stamp, great for adding unique graphics to playful artwork or stationary.
Head to The Octopode Factory to buy this Tintin digital stamp!
Tintin sweater
Sweater Weather

This hand-knit sweater has a vintage feel, with tight stockinette stitching and Tintin's salmon-colored skin tone. 
Learn how to make your own image-inspired knitting pattern from Brigitte's Knitting!
dr. haddock plush toy
A Doctor a Day

For those who like their plush toys grumpy and slightly offensive, this Captain Haddock plush toy is the Tintin craft for you.
Design your own Tintin plush toy with this free video series from eHow!
tintin artwork
State of the Art

Simple frames elevate vintage Tintin comic strips into contemporary artwork.
snowy quilt
Top Dog

This quilt-in-progress features simple silhouettes, from Snowy to Dupont.
For a free tutorial on hand embroidery head to TaDa! Creations!

Image credits (from top): Hard Core Stitch Corps,,,,, The Octopode Factory,,, and

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