Tomorrow is May Day and I want to know if you've made your May Baskets?
Well, lucky for you I made the cutest little May Basket and you can too!
The boxes came from the dollar store!
Punches from Hobby Lobby.
Paper from Joann's Fabric.
And everything was in my storage room!
Fold your boxes~
Punch out the flowers, bend the petals up and get some ribbon to match~
Hot glue the ribbon to the box~
Hot glue the flowers to the ribbon~
Find some buttons~
Pick one and hot glue it in the center of the paper flower~
Gather the candy you want to use~
Mine happens to be chocolate.
Cut out strips of paper (the size of the candy) to wrap around the chocolate.
Fill the basket with white paper shred and top with the candy~
So cute and easy unless you have to make 50, then I would recommend buying party cups and filling with nuts and mints and make a handle out of a pipe cleaner.
Did you make & deliver May Baskets as a child? Not only did I make and deliver May Baskets, I also danced around the May Pole, weaving ribbons in and out. Yes, we did those kinds of things on the prairie. Every year my little country school had a May Day Program (no kidding) complete with a May Queen and King. We always had a theme to our May Day programs and one year we dressed from different countries. I was a little Dutch girl. Complete with wooden shoes. I danced the May Pole while wearing wooden shoes. Maybe I should say I clogged the May Pole.
Anyway, I have wonderful memories of May Day. Helping my mom make the baskets, filling them with candy and delivering them. Just in case you've never experienced delivering a May Basket, this is how it works. You would leave a basket on someone's doorstep, ring the bell and run. I think they were supposed to catch you or something, (I don't remember, I might have been on a chocolate high from all the candy I ate while filling my baskets). I probably got caught a few times cuz I really couldn't run too fast (still can't). Then I would come home to see if someone left a May Basket on my door step. And Yes, they did!!
So, go create some memories and deliver May Baskets!!
Dance Clog The May Pole!