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Printable May Day Basket

By Cindy Hopper

May Day is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate!  We love leaving unexpected treats on our friend’s door!

This printable May Day Basket with matching flowers is quick and easy to put together. In no time at all you will have a darling May Day Basket. In case flowers are not blooming in your area I have included a template to make some paper ones!

Get ready to celebrate May Day and show your friends how special you think they are!

Supplies For Making a Paper May Day Basket

  • two-sided heavy (card-stock weight) scrapbooking paper cut to 8 1/2″ X 11″
  • wrapped candy for the flower centers
  • double sided tape or a glue stick
  • scissors
  • long craft sticks found at a craft and hobby store
  • a small piece of ribbon or string for attaching the tag

How to assemble A May Day Basket

Download template and print on two sided card-stock. Print with no scaling.

Printable May Day Basket

Cut out all pieces. Cut clear to the edge even though the lines don’t print clear to the edge. Spread glue stick on 1/4 inch on edge of straight side. Fold paper together to make a cone. Overlap top edge no more than 1/2 inch. Seam can go to a point. Glue flower shapes to wood craft stick and then glue candy to center of flower. Glue or tape handle to cone, fill cone with some candy and add flowers. Gift tag can be attached by poking a hole in the tag and attaching a ribbon. Let your imagination run wild. The flowers would be extra cute with some paper embellishments or even glitter! How about adding some leaves to the wood craft stick— you could even write some sweet messages on the leaves.

Hang on your friend’s door and RUN!

About the Author

Cindy Hopper

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has cont...

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy’s family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy’s personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.

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  • Anna

    Very cute! Our girls’ class always celebrates May Day by delivering cones of fresh flowers to other classrooms. I like that this option lasts longer for everyone to enjoy. (Plus? Mmm, chocolate!)

    I’ve made a lot of flower pins lately, and I think I will use the cone and sticks to present them as teacher thank you gifts for the end of the year. Thank you for the great idea! 🙂

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  • Sarah Jo

    Very cute basket

  • shirley elkin

    Love this stuff–I eagerly open Tip Junkie when it comes!

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  • Deb @ Living Montessori Now

    What a fun printable … I LOVE May baskets! Thanks for so generously sharing your printable! I featured your post as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori

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