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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Simple frames elevate vintage Tintin comic strips into contemporary artwork.
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, flickr.com/lolitotilldeath, flickr.com/indigoluna, flickr.com/paper_toy, flickr.com/42things, The Octopode Factory, flickr.com/dramyjones, flickr.com/angelatiara, flickr.com/rewart and flickr.com/jenjoa