Free Printable May Day Basket

This free printable May Day Basket with matching flowers is quick and easy to put together.  In no time at all you will have a fun May Day Basket— with flowers included to share with friends!

Supplies For Making a Paper May Day Basket

  • two-sided heavy (card-stock weight) scrapbooking paper cut to 8 1/2″ X 11″
  • wrapped candy for the flower centers
  • double sided tape or a glue stick
  • scissors
  • long craft sticks found at a craft and hobby store
  • a small piece of ribbon or string for attaching the tag

How to assemble the May Day Basket

Download template and print on two sided card-stock.

Printable May Day Basket

Cut out all pieces. Cut clear to the edge even though the lines don’t print clear to the edge. Spread glue stick  on 1/4 inch on edge of straight side. Fold paper together to make a cone. Overlap top edge no more than 1/2 inch. Seam can go to a point. Glue flower shapes to wood craft stick and then glue candy to center of flower. Glue or tape handle to cone, fill cone with some candy and add flowers.Gift tag can be attached by poking a hole in the tag and attaching a ribbon. Let your imagination run wild. The flowers would be extra cute with some paper embellishments or even glitter! How about adding some leaves to the wood craft stick— you could even write some sweet messages on the leaves.

Hang on your friend’s door and RUN!

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  11. Hello!
    I just wanted to say thanks for the great tutorial and template, we will be putting these together as a youth volunteer project for seniors that don’t get many visitors to bring them some spring cheer!
    Thanks for the great project idea!

  12. May 1st our senior center will be hosting a 4th grade class and the senior members, volunteers and educational staff will get together at our center to make May Day baskets.
    This is a tradition I have loved since a child myself. I grew up in a very small town in SW Kansas and I remember our whole class making baskets and placing them on as many peoples doors as we could, ringing the bell or knocking while hiding in the bushes to make sure someone picked it up. It was so much fun to see the surprise on the recipients faces.
    As a child, when we were bored and a bit ornery we would sometimes ring peoples doorbells just for fun and run, however when May 1st came around there was a purpose to those innocent little pranks. I think it was a way to say “I’m sorry”. Happy May Day Baskets Making. Blessings to each of you.

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