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10 Simple May Day Baskets to Celebrate May Day
Make simple May Day Baskets with over 10 how to tutorials. So grab some supplies and get ready for fun! This is one of our most loved family traditions! It is super easy to Celebrate May Day with these easy to make May Day Baskets and you will be so glad you did! You will especially love the printable May Day Baskets. All you need to do is download, print, cut and fold your way to a cute May Day basket. As you can see from all the ideas celebrating May Day if fun!
What is May Day?
In some parts of the United States, May Baskets are made for May Day, a celebration of Spring. May Day Baskets are small baskets usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someone’s doorstep. The giver rings the bell and runs away. We call it the ding and dash!
Printable May Day Gift Tags
These tags are perfect to attach to any May Day Basket. They can be printed on any color of cardstock. I used kraft colored cardstock for these tags.
These gift tags have a cute little poem. Find unique containers at the dollar store to fill with flowers. A watering can worked perfect!
April shower bring May flowers,
And what to these May flowers bring?
Happy thoughts and sunshine smiles
And wishes for a wonderful Spring.
How to make a May Day Baskets
May Day Baskets can be as simple as you like. Most baskets are made from a piece of paper rolled into a cone shape. Here is a printable May Day Basket template complete with a gift tag. This template is made so you can print on patterned scrapbooking paper.
If you want to print a basket and be ready to go, this darling printable May Day Basket is the way to go. Download, print, cut and fold. Complete with a selection of cute gift tags. Fill with flowers and you are ready to go!
Fashion a basket out of paper! These little baskets are the perfect size for a cupcake with a candy flower topper and a ric rac handle make them extra cute!
Some years because of the weather, flowers might be hard to come by. If you find yourself in this situation and need something last minute to celebrate May Day print this May Basket on some fancy scrapbook paper and make homemade flowers with candy centers!
A tin can makes a great recycled May Day Basket. The larger cans (like spaghetti sauce comes in) are the perfect size for holding a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Drill a hole in each side of the can at the top and add a wire handle.
Another up-cycled craft for May Day is to use take out drink holders for your basket. Kids will have fun decorating the cardboard containers. These drink holders are perfect for holding some potted bedding plants, another great solution if you find your flower supply limited! Hot glue miniature candy bars to flower picks to make the basket extra sweet!
You can even fold up paper to make your own May Day Basket!
How about turning candy into butterflies and worms to adorn your May Day Basket? This recycled can has a beautiful wrapper that any child can decorate! No flowers? No problem! Hot glue a seed packet to a stick and they can grow their own!
Baskets purchased from the Dollar Store can make great May Day baskets! Make your own gift tag or print off the gift tags above!
There is still time to celebrate May Day! These little flower pot wraps will make a last minute May Day Basket! Gather a few supplies and you will be ready to “ding and dash” and spread some May Day cheer. These are perfect when you can’t find flowers in your yard but all the garden centers are full of bedding plants.