Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Make A May Day Basket

May your days be beautiful
like the buds of May.


May Day is only two days away,
do you have a May Day basket all ready to give to someone special?


We do not have any fresh flowers blooming outside 
since the weather has been rather cold here in the mountains
so I made my own sweet posies using miniature fabric roses
to place in my "basket."

I coiled up a fabric wrapped wire


 and attached the rose to the top with hot glue.


My basket is made out of a recycled tin can 
and has been decorated with lace, pearls, and rose trim.


I glued on a mini clothespin and printed out a sweet May Day saying
to hang from the clothespin.


The can is filled with Spanish moss and plenty of roses
which are "springing" forth.


Now my shabby May Day basket is ready to be delivered.


I wonder who will find it hanging on their doorknob. . . 


It's not too late to make a loved one or special friend a May Day basket.
It can be simple and sweet - it's the thought that matters most.


May Day blessings to you, precious friends!

40 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a sweet idea! I love May and really love to celebrate this month! Sweet hugs, Diane

Simply Linda said...

I have never thought of doing something for May Day..I do like the idea though. Very pretty..thanks for the smiles. Blessings

Sola Scriptura said...

Who wouldn't LOVE receiving one of these? It is just adorable! Stephanie, you are such a gifted crafter!

Debbie Harris said...

Stephanie, your May Day basket is quite beautiful! I love the tin can idea. It's a good thing you posted this as I had forgotten, and didn't realize how close May 1st is upon us. :)
I should have realized as people have been pinning a lot off of my baskets board on Pinterest. LOL
Have a beautiful "snowy" day today!
Love you! Mom

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So pretty and romantic. xoxo

J said...

This is so old-fashioned and sweet! Imagine the joy of finding something so unexpected on your front door? Wouldn't it be great if this tradition was revived? And I don't mean with commercial baskets (those would come soon enough!) but just lovely hand made ones like yours?

Anne Payne said...

Awww...Your friend is blessed to receive such a beautiful and thoughtful gift! I love all the ideas you are giving me. Now to find the time :) {{hugs}}

Robyn said...

What a beautiful gift, Stephanie! I love your creations and especially love the colour combinations you choose. They are always soft and comforting and joyful! I had completely forgotten about May Day - thanks for the reminder! Have a wonderful day, sweet lady. xo

Sandra Howell-Zack said...

Just lovely Stephanie!

Vee said...

Oh how I remember the days when we actually did this! It's unlikely that I'll return to it for the same reason you shared...no posies!

Julie Marie said...

That is sooo beautiful Stephanie... oh how I remember making May Day baskets in school for our mamas... precious memories... now I want to make one (for myself!)... May is my favorite month of all... (could it be because it is my birth month?????)... xoxo Julie Marie

Happy Wife and Mother said...

Hello Stephanie Dear,

Your basket is so pretty. I love it most hanging on the door. Someone is in for a very special treat.

I hope that I am not too lazy to make a May Basket of my own.

:)Hope

Julie Corbisiero said...

Wow Stephanie can May really be in 2 days when it feels like winter here! What a pretty basket you made. Happy May to you.
Julie

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie ... such a sweet May Day Basket!

I do remember making May Day Baskets many years ago.

We used wallpaper catalogs and made them from such pretty floral wallpaper patterns. We would use lace to tie around the bouquet. My gramma always had the prettiest flowers and she would help me make my baskets at her home and then I would go to the doors of her neighbors and leave the little May Day Basket at the door. There were many older couples living near her.

It was so much fun. Thank you for the sweet memories!

Blessings ♥ Teri

Gail Dixon said...

Yay for May baskets! As always, creative and beautiful art from you. :)

Norma Ruttan said...

what a sweet reminder of May Day in years gone by!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Such a lovely little May Day basket! what a sweet tradition, too. thanks for posting this; it has given me some ideas ;)

Debbie Borthwick said...

That is a sweet May Day basket, Stephanie! We only have some of the spring bulbs blooming here, so I'd have to use my paper and cloth flowers, too. My daughter actually wants a new wreath for her door, I have a basket picked out to use instead. I love the idea of hanging it when she isn't home...thanks for the inspiration!
Debbie :)

NanaDiana said...

Stephanie- That is just SUCH a cute idea. We used to go pick flowers on MayDay when I was a kid. I remember the tradition of leaving them on someone's door- xo Diana

Maggie Ann said...

Happy May Day to you dear Stephanie! Your blogging is so heartening.

Gina said...

Love the idea, Stephanie! Not many flowers blooming here either. I am hoping to buy some at Whole Foods on Thursday.

Maria said...

What a lovely sweet idea to make a May basket! It is so pretty with flowers and pearls! My tulips have just stated to bloom. Everything is at least two weeks or more behind this year. Take care... hugs and blessing to you!

donna said...

So sweet. Someone is going to be very lucky to receive your sweet May Day basket.
Hugs
donna

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Stephanie, what a beautiful May Day basket of flowers. I love it and was just thinking today of doing one. In fact I worked on a bottle and used those same pearls and white rose trim. We were thinking along the same lines. Love your added touch with the clothes pin and May Day note.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a blessed evening.
Hugs

Vicky Hunt said...

So pretty Stephanie! I am wondering if I might have time to make one to hang on each of my co-workers classroom doors. I love it! Thanks for sharing...:)

Blessings, Vicky

Valerie said...

Oh my goodness! That is simply lovely. I had never thought to do something for May Day. I will have to make something right away. =) Something to look forward to. Your blog is just so beautiful. Such a pleasant way to end a busy day.
Blessings and Sunshine,
Valerie

kitty said...

Awww you're always making something lovely with your talents, sweet Stephanie. Someone is going to be blessed! xo

Carol Z said...

This looks so pretty and "springy." It feels like winter today, cold and rainy and I really could have used gloves. Wishing you spring days!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

How very charming, Stephanie! I love your shabby basket and the lovely old fashioned poem. I always made a May Day basket for my Dear Mother, as she lived right down the lane from me. She loved them all. Someone special is going to love yours, too! Hugs xo Karen

Denise said...

Such a great idea. Would really bless someone.

lynn said...

How sweet the basket is. I need to make one for my daughter.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stephanie, what a GORGEOUS May Day basket! I love all the beautiful and delicate elements of it! You always delight us with your lovely creations...reminding us of our True Source of all beauty! Hugs, sweet friend!

Lady Linda said...

Just as charming as you my friend! What a cute and sweet idea. We are having a little heat wave...88 on Thursday! Hard to believe. I have missed you. Thanks for the visit to my blog.
Love, Linda

forgetmenots blue said...

Hello
What a lovely idea. really pretty and effective. Wishing you a lovely week x

Amy said...

Great Idea Stephanie!!

Happy May Day to you as well!

Hugs,
Amy

Cranberry Morning said...

We always exchanged May baskets with the neighbor kids when I was little. It was so much fun! Actually, I think we set them on their front step, knocked on the door, and then ran off. The idea was, they were supposed to run after us and kiss us. Who thought of this anyway? LOL But it was a sweet tradition. Lovely ideas here!

Ida said...

That is darling as can be.
I've been giving my mom May Day flowers since the 1st grade when I picked them from a yard on my way home from school. Now days I buy them instead of taking them out of someone's yard. She always knows it's me who rings the bell and runs off but it's still fun after all these years.

kathyinozarks said...

Happy May Day I love your basket!

Estelle's said...

Hi Stephanie! I love this post! So glad to be blogging friends! I so look forward to exploring your blog and sharing lovely inspiration!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow you know how to make a tin can look fabulous, like what you used for the handle, never thought of using that lace like that :)
Happy May to you!

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