Have you ever knocked on someone’s door, hung a basket on the handle and yelled “May Day” as you ran away to hide? Probably not. The old traditions of the first day of May have been forgotten but it is a fun spring tradition and a great way to create and give.
A quick-and-easy May Day basket begins with a piece of card-stock or construction paper cut into a square. Cut a square of the exact size out of some pretty wrapping paper. For the larger flower cone my paper was 12×12″. For the smaller candy cone it was 8.5x 8.5″. Glue the wrapping paper to the cardstock or construction paper. Double-sided tape would work great for this also.
When the glue is dry, shape the two sheets of paper into a cone, making sure the bottom is closed. Either glue the overlapping edges, tape, or staple them together. Trim the top as needed.
You can give the cones-full of something pretty or sweet-as is, or you can prep them to actually hang them on the door knob. Use a hole punch to create small holes on each side of the cone-shaped basket. Thread ribbon (about 2 feet in length) through each hole, knotting the ends to create a handle for the basket.
Put a little bit of tissue paper in the bottom of the cone-shaped basket. Fill it with popcorn, cookies, candy or flowers from your yard. (These little sweet things are Dark Chocolate Coconut Almonds. Yum.) If using flowers, place a damp paper towel around the stems and insert into a square of plastic wrap. Place the wrapped flowers inside the basket.
Celebrate Spring with some May Day basket doorbell ditching. Your mom will totally approve.
A big CONGRATS to Jen, Ashley, and Triest for winning the oh-so-lovely prints from Collectivity Lane. (We’ll be emailing you shortly.) Thanks to all who participated. And an even bigger THANKS to the oh-so-talented Kelsie from Collectivity Lane for teaming up with us!