Celebrate May Day with these easy to make May Day Baskets!
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!
How to make a May Day Basket
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 are a couple of printable May Day Baskets complete with a gift tags.
Fashion a basket out of paper! These little baskets are the perfect size for a cupcake with a candy flower topper!
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!
Fill a unique container full of flowers and attach a poem for a darling May Day Basket Idea.
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!
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.