Alrighty then time to use up some of those odd craft supplies. Certainly you know someone that would smile when you give them a May Basket on May 1st…someone next door or down the street, or in that coffee shop, an elderly person that may remember this old tradition or a youngster that may recall it one day.
I have my supplies:
This year I have Dixie Cups, Origami Paper(That didn’t work out for another project) and red chenille stems.
I cut the Origami Paper into different shapes and decoupaged it onto the cups added a handle and viola it is a May Day Basket.
I have May Day Candy on my grocery list! Then I will be all set!
Here are some more ideas for you. May Baskets through the years. Not fancy..not expensive. Just fun!
May Baskets 2010 Tutorial
May Baskets 2011 Tutorial
May Baskets 2012 Bee Basket Tutorial
May Basket 2013 Red Cup with Heart Tutorial
May Basket 2014 Triangular Shaped Basket
I hope you will help me bring alive this old tradition by decorating one basket to give away to a neighbor or a friend…you can also fill the baskets with flowers!