Use this free printable May Day Basket to celebrate May Day. I love May Day! There is just something fun about sharing unexpected treats with friends. Let your friends know that someone thinks they are special….. but don’t let them know who! Keep them guessing.
free printable may day basket

Related: I have so many different May Day Basket Ideas.  I hope you will check them out.  It is a fun family activity!

DIY May Day Baskets

May Day traditions in the United States include leaving a basket filled with flowers on your neighbor’s door. Here is more information on the history of May Day.

To make these charming May Day baskets first download the file, and print two copies in color on white cardstock.  Cut out.  You have your choice of little gift tags to add to your May Day Basket included right on the page.

free may day basket download
Free Printable May Basket Cone

How to Make

Lightly score the dotted line.  It is super faint. It goes from the bottom point to between the scallop at the top. Don’t miss this step. It really does help putting the basket together more easily.

score may day basket

Glue the two basket halves together by putting glue stick on the flap. Hot glue also works to do this.

fold may day basket

Secure the other flap to the other side, creating the basket.

glue may day basket

Punch holes on each side. Tie a knot at the end of a ribbon, thread on the gift tag of your choice then through the hole on the side.

may day basket gift tag

Bring the ribbon to the other side from the inside out, add another tag if you like and then tie a knot. Be sure to use enough ribbon to allow for hanging on your friend’s door.

may day basket printable tag

Now the basket is ready to fill with real flowers and candies (if you like). If you don’t have fresh flowers you could make this May Basket with Paper Tulips or a printable basket with lollipop flowers.

may day basket printable
Paper Cone with Ribbon Handle

Fill the basket with fresh spring flowers and you are ready to ding doors of friends and DASH! Kids love doing this! Believe me such laughing you will hear. This is one of our favorite family activities.

printable may day basket

Don’t miss all the fun May Day Basket ideas.  From crepe paper to recycled containers you can whip up something wonderful for your May Day celebrations to brighten someone’s day! Friends are sure to love all these goodies.

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  1. Love these ideas! i am trying to refind the page with 6 May Day Tags to use for my baskets. Can you help? Thanks, Karen

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