Make A Thread Vase With Flowers #TigerStrypesBlog 19

threadMake A “Thread Vase” With Flowers


I saw something like this on the Better Homes & Gardens website and thought it would be fun to change it up just a bit.  They had made little flowers out of hearts, but I figured having my crafty little Cricut Explore, I could “one-up” them on that, and make it even more detailed.  Since we just recently celebrated “May Day“, I figured that flowers were a perfect fit for the craft post for today!!

Making the flowers was really super easy, and it was a great way to add a little bit of Spring to our home.  You could also attach them using craft wire, and then put them wherever you wish, if you don’t like the pipe cleaner “look”.  I just thought it would be fun to make them seem like they had a real “stem”, and then re-purpose an old thread spool for a different use.  My Mom graciously sent me some old ones that she had, and instead of removing the thread, I figured that it went perfect fit with what I was making.  Thanks Mom!!!

I hope you like it!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on, and share this #TBCCrafters craft on your social media channels – thanks!!

Make a “Thread Vase” With Flowers

Materials/Tools Used:

  • Old Thread Spools
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Craft Paper
  • Cricut Explore
  • Buttons
  • Scissors
  • Glue/Glue Tape
  • & Time!


I started by using some craft paper, and creating some flowers on my Cricut Explore.  You could use whatever pattern you wish and could always just cut some out.  For this one, you need three (3) large and three (3) mini pieces, to create the finished flower.


Then, using an adhesive roller, I connected the flowers together by overlapping two of their petals.  This will help to add some depth, and make it more realistic looking.


When you have all of the separate pieces glued together, you can then start making the flower.  Begin by using a pipe cleaner and bending the top over just a bit, feed it through a button.  Once you have the button at the top, add the three (3) mini flower pieces, and feed them over the 2 pieces of pipe cleaner, and then right up flush next to the button at the top.


Now, add on the three (3) larger pieces below that, and then twist the pipe cleaner underneath, to secure them all in.


When you have all of your pieces assembled, you can then trim your “stems” to fit into whatever container you are using.  Since I am using the small thread spools, I didn’t want the stems to be very tall.


Now, just insert the flowers into the hole in the spool of thread.  Depending on the size of the spool you are using, you can always add more, or less to fill it up.  You could also create leaves, if you want to get really detailed.


Now you can just display them anywhere and let a bit of Spring decorate your home, office, or wherever you want to use them.  Best thing is, they never have to be watered! 🙂


Hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!

“But we have this treasure in a fragile vase of clay, in order that the surpassing greatness of the power may be seen to belong to God, and not to originate in us.” -2 Corinthians 4:7
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Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden

Oh wish I had saw this before I ditched all my old thread spools. I love reusing but I just couldn’t think of what to do with them. So cute. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

Linda Kinsman
9 years ago

Adorable! This would be a perfect little gift for a crafty friend.Pinning!

Heidi Bee
Heidi Bee
9 years ago

This is so adorable!! I need a Cricut, how handy!! It is really sweet.

Rose Powell
9 years ago

How cute! I adore these flowers, and the miniature cuteness kicks it up a notch! So creative and a cute addition to a gift for a sewing fan.

lisa blanco
9 years ago

That is so cute and simple. Very creative

9 years ago

I see buttons and flowers, these are my favorite crafting material. This is a cute and simple Mother’s Day idea.

tara pittman
9 years ago

That is so cute. This would be a great gift for a person who sews.

Yona Williams
9 years ago

Seeing this craft makes me want a Cricut machine. I love the way the flowers look!

Lisa Weidknecht
9 years ago

Wow! This is beautiful! I have a Cricut, but have only used it a few times. This looks pretty simple; pinned it for “someday” LOL.

9 years ago

This is super cute! I love how it turned out. I have a Cricut Explore Air and want to put it to good use and try this too.