Alrighty then. Thursday is May Day. It is one of my favorite days! That is the day I will deliver a few May Baskets. It is a tradition…an old one for sure and some people have never heard of May Baskets.
The tradition as I know it: You decorate baskets fill them with candy and you take them to neighbors and friends. You go up to a door and hang the basket on the door knob, knock and then run, because someone will chase you and try to kiss you. I am old, I will settle for a hug…because I am not running away.
I have had my idea and supplies for a few weeks. Today I will buy the candy. You can also put flowers in a May Basket..but I am doing candy.
Here is my May Basket 2014 Tutorial!
I hope you get the main idea. It makes a triangular shaped basket…that is why there are so many folds. Sheryl shared this on her One Hundred Years Ago Today Blog. Hers was a gift box and mine is a May Basket!
I chose a stiff card stock for this project and some shiny stickers and metallic tinsel stems. I am making them in blue and pink.
I challenge all of you to make a May Basket and give it to a friend or neighbor, it doesn’t have to be fancy…just fun.