Oh and candy…candy or flowers are the most important element of a May Basket. I always do candy!
I have never made a square box before…but I like to work with paper and I like puzzles…and parts of this project is like a puzzle.
Step #9 is the hardest. Practice make perfect!
I use a bone folder to make my creases. I
I made a paper handle and decorated it with the glittery fuzzy sticks and stapled them in place…and covered the staples with washi tape. What? Never heard of washi tape? It is just pretty scotch tape…it comes in a roll with many designs and colors. Mine looks like confetti…very spring like!
I added tissue paper and candy!
You can use paper smaller than 12x12 but it must be square. 10x10 or 8x8 might work but your box would be smaller.
I am folding and folding, I have 14 plus baskets to do. I have 7 done. I have time, May Day is Monday…and you have time to make a basket too…it doesn’t have to be fancy smancy.
I will deliver a couple of baskets before May Day, but the rest will be delivered on Monday.
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.
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