April showers bring May flowers, as the old adage goes. I love getting flowers, and a tradition I also love is giving flowers on May Day (the first of May). Last year the boys and I made these cute paper cones as baskets, and left them for our neighbors. They loved the craft AND the giving, and are already asking to do it again. It is a simple little thing, but my boys got a huge kick out of leaving the little baskets for all of our neighbors and friends. Try your hand at making your own May Day baskets, and filling them with flowers, whether it be flowers from your garden, or painted flowers your child made, or hand crafted flowers. The gesture will be much appreciated!
We started off with some pretty cardstock. You can probably use scrapbook paper, but I wanted something a little sturdier for my paper cones.
I measured a semi-circle with a compass (or, you can just eyeball it), and had my boys cut it. Then, we glued it. I used the clothespins to hold it shut as the glue dried. This year, I think we may use glue dots.
From the leftover cardstock paper, we made tags for our paper cones that said “Happy May Day!”
Yes, these lilacs are from my yard.
I punched holes in the side of the cone and threaded ribbon and the tags through, in order to hold up the cones.
Happy May Day! Wouldn’t finding this on your door bring a smile to your face?
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