flower basket plaque

Time Required :
About an hour
Difficulty Level :
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

Instructions Print

Step 1
Click here to download and print the template. Cut out vase pattern.  
Step 2
Turn the pallet so the boards run vertical and cut the jute string hanger off the back. Position the vase pattern near the bottom of the pallet and trace lightly around it. 
Step 3
Pound in nails approximately every inch around the perimeter of the pattern drawn on the board. Make sure to insert the nails on one side or the other where the boards meet. Be sure to pound the nails in far enough to be secure in the wood, but not go through the other side of the wood. Try to keep all the nails at an even height all the way around the vase shape. 
Step 4
Find the end of the embroidery thread on the spool and tie a knot around the top left nail on the vase, leaving a tail about 3" long. Start wrapping the thread around the nails. Wrap from one nail to the next 3-4 times, then move to the next nail. This will give you a thicker outline of the vase. Once you have wrapped the outline of the vase, begin to criss-cross across the vase. Continue to do this until you are happy with the thread coverage. End the wrapping at the same nail you started at and tie a tight knot to that nail using the original tail of thread. Trim the thread close to the knot. 
Step 5
Take the Ranunculus flowers and cut them apart so they are individual stems. Insert them, one at a time into the vase, carefully under the thread. Do the same for the wax flowers and insert the same way. Arrange the flowers as desired. 
Step 6
Once you are happy with how the flowers look in the vase, secure the head of the Ranunculus flowers to the board using a dab of hot glue. 
 
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Supplies Available Online

Supply List

  • Wood Pallet Plaque by ArtMinds™, 17" x 11" x 0.6" (sku 10409691)
  • DMC® Traditions® Crochet Cotton, Ecru (sku 10326385)
  • Craft Smart® Mini Glue Gun, Low Temp (sku 10301564)
  • Surebonder® Mini Glue Sticks (sku 10203512)
  • 2 - Ashland® Spring Floral Stem – Pink/Beauty/Wine Ranunculus Assorted (sku 10496016)
  • 1 - Ashland® Flower Market Floral Stem – White/Pink/Purple Wax Mini Flower (sku 10496039)
  • Diagonal Wire Cutter
  • Hammer
  • Pencil
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • 1" Nails
 
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Instructions

Step 1
Click here to download and print the template. Cut out vase pattern.  
Step 2
Turn the pallet so the boards run vertical and cut the jute string hanger off the back. Position the vase pattern near the bottom of the pallet and trace lightly around it. 
Step 3
Pound in nails approximately every inch around the perimeter of the pattern drawn on the board. Make sure to insert the nails on one side or the other where the boards meet. Be sure to pound the nails in far enough to be secure in the wood, but not go through the other side of the wood. Try to keep all the nails at an even height all the way around the vase shape. 
Step 4
Find the end of the embroidery thread on the spool and tie a knot around the top left nail on the vase, leaving a tail about 3" long. Start wrapping the thread around the nails. Wrap from one nail to the next 3-4 times, then move to the next nail. This will give you a thicker outline of the vase. Once you have wrapped the outline of the vase, begin to criss-cross across the vase. Continue to do this until you are happy with the thread coverage. End the wrapping at the same nail you started at and tie a tight knot to that nail using the original tail of thread. Trim the thread close to the knot. 
Step 5
Take the Ranunculus flowers and cut them apart so they are individual stems. Insert them, one at a time into the vase, carefully under the thread. Do the same for the wax flowers and insert the same way. Arrange the flowers as desired. 
Step 6
Once you are happy with how the flowers look in the vase, secure the head of the Ranunculus flowers to the board using a dab of hot glue. 
 
Share your project photos with #MakeItWithMichaels