May Day Favor Baskets

    Posted by  ·  May 1, 2009

    I am still working on my project and hope to have pictures soon. These little baskets hold a cupcake with a chocolate flower.


    To make these little baskets you will need:

    • Colored cardstock
    • 30″ of 5/8″ ribbon
    • 14″ wire
    • 28″ medium ric rack
    • flat folded crepe paper cut into 2″ wide pieces about 50 inches long. Gather crepe paper so you have a gathered piece about 11″ long. I used my sewing machine by straight stitching with a long stitch then gently pulling the thread working from each edge to center. I was also able to backstitch when I started sewing and then my machine gathered the crepe paper when it stitched.
    • glue gun
    • May Day Favor Basket Template

    Fold ric rack in half and place wire in between the ric rack and carefully hot glue with a low temp gun.


    Overlap side basket piece about a 1/2 inch and hot glue.  Hot glue gathered crepe paper to the top inside of basket.


    Using scallop scissors, cut circle for bottom piece. Hot glue to bottom.  Bend handle and hot glue to inside at each side.

    Fill with goodies and you have a cute little favor basket.


    Happy May Day!


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    1. Pamela Jess
      Monday, May 1st, 2017
      Reminds me of ones we left on doorsteps as a child myself and continued with our children and grandchildren. Yours is very cute!
      • Cindy
        Monday, May 1st, 2017
        Thanks Pamela!
    2. candy
      Thursday, April 25th, 2013
      How could I change the measurements to make this work for a jumbo cupcake? thanks.
    3. Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

      This is my Children's May Day book for ages 1-99!!! You can find it on all book sites and my publishers.
      It's called- Lily Bouquet and a special May Day.
      I loved your May basket sooooo much!!!!!!!
      Love, Sue Wolfe xoxoxoxooxxo
    4. Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
      very cute for a spring party/birthday!! new follower from the tip junkie!!
    5. Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
      This looks pretty and looks like something I could really do!!
      Thank you! ~
    6. Stacy
      Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
      LOVE this idea! We will definately be making a few of these this year!
    7. Friday, May 8th, 2009
      These are just darling, I love them! Thanks for the llink to the chocolate flowers. What fun!
    8. justaflipflopmom
      Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
      CUTE.. AS ALWAYS!!!
    9. sondra
      Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
      That is a cute idea and good tutorial!
    10. Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
      These are great! Would make a nice baby shower/mother's day/etc centerpiece, too, maybe with 4" pots inside, or those lovely cupcakes :)
    11. Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
      Just beautiful! I love the colors, the ric rack handle, the ruffle, everything!
    12. Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
      This is just too cute. I love visiting your blog for your wonderful and creative ideas!
    13. Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
      I love these! What a great idea!
    14. Friday, May 1st, 2009
      That is so adorable! I've got to make some!! I love the cupcakes too! Thanks for sharing how to do those too!
    15. Alice S
      Friday, May 1st, 2009
      Precious! I love anything that incorporates a cupcake.
    16. Friday, May 1st, 2009
      These are the most adorable May Day baskets!! I can't wait to make one.