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May Day Favor Baskets

Posted by  ·  May 1, 2009  ·  Last Updated: 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
  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. susie
    Friday, May 1st, 2009
    These are the most adorable May Day baskets!! I can't wait to make one.