Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Baskets In Progress

The May Baskets are mostly done. I am waiting for some of the  decoupage to dry. My desk is full!  I believe the final count is twenty.  I ran out of sherbert containers and had to use two red plastic glasses.

Desk is a mess

We recycled this year.  Sherbert containers.  I cut the tops off and made a decorative edge.  Then Far Guy took them to the woodshop/greenhouse and spray painted them with left over spray paint.  One is yellow, but yellow took three days to dry so the rest are red and orange.  I punched holes for the fancy pipe cleaner.  I used the Sizzix to cut out letters for the names. They are decoupaged onto the container. Then I added a bit of white tissue paper and filled with candy, I also made paper flowers to hold a Tootsie Pop.

Finished baskets

I think they are real cute.

Once a year I get to play with paper and make something out of nothing and make some little kids smile.

May Baskets

We will deliver them later today.  I will try to get some photos!

Happy May Day!!

I have celebrated this day since I was about 2 years old.  Baskets were made and delivered almost every May 1st for as long as I can remember.

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24 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a lot of baskets. I cheated a little. The big sunflower origami basket I made for work last year got saved and used again this year. The flowers on your Tootsie Pops is a great idea. Have fun delivering everything. Happy May Day.

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  2. Happy May Day, it's raining and I'm HAPPY!

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  3. Happy May Day! Your baskets are awesome!

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  4. Happy May Day! Bet it worth all the work to have the fun of giving the cute little baskets away. Those are so cute!

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  5. So cute! Will you ring the doorbell and hide? That's part of the tradition you know!

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  6. These are just adorable! I wish I had your ability to make something so cute out of leftovers :-)

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  7. Happy May to you!
    That means summer is coming.

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  8. Happy May Day to you. Your May baskets are very pretty and festive. I'm sure they will be much appreciated.

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  9. They look great. Kids and adults as well will be really pleased to receive them We are having a blah looking May day. At least it didn't snow.

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  10. I am delivering mine as well today. Snow mixed with rain and cold! I love your baskets. I wasn't as clever this year. I used chow mein containers.
    Happy May Day
    Carole

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  11. Your May baskets are wonderful.
    May 1st is a lovely day here in Seattle. I wish people were delivering baskets instead of protesting in the streets.

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  12. Those are awesome! You make the cutest May baskets ever! I just wish I lived nearby...I would give you guys one. Happy May Day! What joy you bring to others.

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  13. I remember doing this and then we were told this was a Communist holiday so we had to stop making and delivering the baskets. I was jealous of those Communist little girls.

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    1. Wasn't that just crazy? Why should we give up something we were doing because of some other country??

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  14. I do not remember May baskets growing up but I have LOVED each year you have shared your sweet and thoughtful May baskets. Have fun!

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  15. By continuing your tradition and also blogging about it, you are keeping May Day alive! Happy May Day.

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  16. We've never celebrated May Day here. What you're doing will give pleasure to the kids and great satisfaction to you.

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  17. Oh Bless your heart. Your baskets look sooo cute. I'm sure they will be greatly admire and received by all. I thought about doing that this year but didn't get started in time and couldn't figure out what to make the baskets from. You are a pro! Happy May Day to you and Far Guy too!

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  18. by the way, we always made and delivered May Baskets when we were growing up. I don't know if kids did that in communist countries...I never heard that they did ....but who cares????

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  19. I remember my girls being involved with dancing around a May Pole a long time ago but the baskets were never mentioned. It's a sweet idea.

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  20. Oh, good...glad those plastic cups made suitable substitutes. Wouldn't want you to have to gulp down two more containers of sherbet this morning, just to get the collection delivered! ;)

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  21. Happy May Day! I haven't had a May flower basket on my front door for years!! What fun!

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  22. A lovely May Day here, I'll bet your little baskets will be well received!

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