Hi y'all! Did you make May baskets as a child and hang them on the neighbor's door, knock and then run like crazy so they wouldn't know who had left them?
I suppose that old tradition has long since been forgotten by most, but I still like to make May baskets. I just don't knock and run anymore. :)
Since Sunday is May 1st... May Day, I started thinking of ideas for May baskets to give to friends and neighbors, anonomously, of course. lol
At first I thought of the traditonal ones with the basket made of paper in a cone shape, but couldn't find any paper in the house that was strong enough...or pretty enough, so... on to plan B.
I have a little basket I'd painted white, so I decided to use that.
I chose flowers from the garden that are in bloom... well, two days ago. I lined the basket with a little baggie and put in a piece of oasis to keep them fresh.
Here's the one I made that's more "traditional" in it's look.
Oh, and of course, I tied a bit of ribbon around it.
You can see I really had a good bit in bloom in the garden.
Then I started thinking of ways I could make a basket if I didn't have a garden or wanted to do something a bit less traditional.
If I bought small plants at the garden center, I could make little pots to be placed on the doorsteps of the recipient instead of hanging them on the door knob.
These I made with succulents from the garden center and using pots I already had. Then I tied a bit of webbing and string around two of them just to gussy them up a bit.
They're sitting in a basket I got today at a yard sale. You'll see that in another post.
My mind began to think of all sorts of containers. So many things could be used... small tin cans, teacups, anything that suits your fancy and would hold flowers.
This little creamer holds three little Toad Lily plants from the shade garden.
This is a fun way to share plants with a gardening friend.
An empty tea tin, tied with a little ribbon, holds Basil plants for the person who likes to cook with herbs.
So you see the possibilities are endless.
I'm sure you have loads of ideas for May baskets.
What do you think? Do you like the more traditional one or the more "contemporary" ones?
Wishing you all a lovely May Day Sunday... May 1st .
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