It’s May, which means one thing – May Day is fast approaching. So it seems only fitting we’re talking about the tradition of making and sharing May Day baskets, a tradition that is still carried out in some parts of the US.
Spring is a lovely time of year, with Easter, Mother’s Day and also the opportunity to take part in a charming tradition that started in the 19th century. People would welcome in this month by gathering flowers, making beautiful arrangements in pretty paper and put them on the doorstep of neighbors as a way to welcome the warmer months. It was also used as a way to let your potential sweetheart know you were interested! Some parts of the US still take part in this tradition and the day is known as May Basket Day.
Whether the practice is new to you, or if you already join in with the sweet tradition, here are some May Day basket ides for you to get involved!
Berry Berry Good
Upcycle a berry basket from the grocery store and add pretty tags to the outside. Fill it with flowers from your garden or candy or extra color! And if you’re in the garden, use an Outcast Arm Weather Protector.
If you want to get a bit crafty, without too much hassle, take a pretty piece of any paper you’ve got available, roll it into a cone shape and secure with colorful washi tape. Voila!
Can you believe it?
Go one step further with recycling household waste and use cans you might have left over. Give them a good wash, drill holes in the sides and thread ribbon or string through. Perfect to hang on the front door of your crush… Or just your favorite neighbor!