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Easy May Day Basket

Posted by  ·  April 30, 2014  ·  Last Updated: April 30, 2014

Tomorrow will be decorating doors for May Day! This easy May Day Basket is made from from a few simple supplies and is sure to brighten your friend’s Day! Delivering May Day baskets is a long time tradition at our house. You might enjoy seeing our May Day Basket Ideas.

Easy May Day Basket to make

History Behind May Day Baskets

In some areas 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 and candy that are  left at someone’s doorstep. The giver rings the bell and runs away. We call it the ding and dash at our house!

Making May Day Baskets

Once again this year we have had a late frost so finding fresh flowers in our yard was not an option. We decided poted flowers would have to do. These jiffy containers along with some 18 gauge wire made perfect baskets for potted flowers.

may day basket suppliesWe also gathers a few embellished from our local craft store to pretty up the jiffy pots

May Day Basket Embellishments

May Baskets How to Make

Begin by adding a few embellishments to the jiffy pot. Cut a piece of scrap book paper to go around the pot and fastened with hot glue. Hot glue some flowers to the front.

DIY May Basket Tutorial

Use the wire to cut a long handle for the jiffy pot.

DIY May Basket how to

Push the wire in the side of the jiffy pot and wrap it around.

DIY basket for May Day

These cute chalk board markers were found at the craft store. The perfect way to say Happy May Day!

Happy May DayNow you  are ready to have a May Day tradition! Deliver baskets to friends and family! Be sneaky…. don’t let them know it is you! It is supposed to be a surprise!

Child holding May Day Basket
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  1. charlotte tysland
    Thursday, April 27th, 2017
    Did you make a template for the paper that goes around the pot? If so would you share? TIA
    • Cindy
      Monday, May 1st, 2017
      oh goodness I usually always share a template, but this time I didn't. It is about a 2 to 3" strip of paper with a slight curve.
  2. Hannah C
    Monday, June 16th, 2014
    SO cute!! Love the history of may day baskets! Thanks for sharing!