Tin inspires not only a new movie, but also a bevy of awesome crafts
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This hand-knit sweater has a vintage feel, with tight stockinette stitching and Tintin's salmon-colored skin tone.
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!
State of the Art
Simple frames elevate vintage Tintin
comic strips into contemporary artwork.
This quilt-in-progress features simple silhouettes, from Snowy to Dupont.
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