The Merry Month of May’s Krafty Ideas…
I had told you in a previous post that I was going to make May Baskets and take to a few of my elderly and not so elderly neighbors…. and I did.
Perhaps you are not into Krafty….or should I say crafty ideas and projects. That is ok .
However, I thought maybe you would like to see the May baskets I made to see just how easy they are to make.
Of course, it is never to late to take a pretty little basket of flowers and candy to someone…for no reason or “just because”! How about for a Mother on Mother’s Day?…
But if you would rather tuck this post away until next year on May 1st…that will work too! 🙂
For my little May Baskets, I used left over cones that I had purchased to make sno-cones…however, you could just as easily make a cone out of construction paper…just like we used to make on school projects. I also added a few pieces of Dove Dark Chocolate (individually wrapped)
If you need a reminder for the construction paper cones….I have instructions below.
How to make a May Basket
Construction paper, scotch tape, ribbon, glue, paper punch, scissors, filler…(I had left over Easter Basket filler, but you can use paper doilies, confetti strips, pretty tissue paper…just whatever you have on hand) and either flowers from your garden or buy a bouquet at your supermarket and use some of the flowers for yourself and some for your baskets. It only takes a sprig or blossom or two for each basket.
- Cut a triangle shape out of bright colored construction paper.
- Make the point flat. Roll the triangle into a cone shape and tape the 2 sides together.
- Trim off any extra paper around the top of the cone to make it even.
- Cut a strip of construction paper that is approximately 12-inches long by 2-inches wide.
- Tape this strip onto the top of your cone to make a handle.
Now you can fill the basket with flowers and candy
Once your May Day cone basket is done, try to hang it on your neighbor’s doorknob, ring the bell and run away without getting caught!
I just rang the bell and talked to the neighbors for a bit…..
Don’t think these legs can jump of the porch and run away and hide behind a bush any more. 😉
Besides, I would have to hide behind a palm tree or a stickery palmetto bush….
Oooohhhh…I don’t even want to think about that! 🙂
But Wait! There’s More!!!!!!!!
Perhaps you would like to make a MayPole for your Table Centerpiece?
There are so many ideas for this that are flashing through my mind right now.
How about a Maypole in the center of a angel food cake with pastel pink icing dripping down the side?
Just sayin’… What a pretty way to announce Spring!
You could make a huge Maypole for outside if having a large gathering…it would be pretty for a little girl’s birthday party.
But I am still going for the simpler the better theme…. I have got going here. 😉
An empty paper towel roll, a small square or circle of cardboard to tape to your paper towel roll for stand-ability, paint, strips of colored ribbon, scotch tape (or thumb tacks), and scissors!
If you really wanted to take a little time and use something that would be able to be used over and over…you could use a dowel, screw it to a wooden base and paint it.
- Tape one end of your painted paper towel roll onto a small piece of cardboard so it stands up straight.
- Paint the paper towel roll and cardboard a bright color. Set it aside to dry.
- Wrap the colorful ribbon around your May pole and secure with tape.
- Cut lengths of ribbon to hang on the outside of your May Pole.
- Tape these on the inside of the top edge of the paper towel roll.
If you like, you can also decorate your May pole with fresh flowers by placing around the base and put a little flower on the top of the Maypole!
Enjoy your day…whatever you do, do it with enthusiasm and joy !
Your spirits will soar….
I am soaring right now! 🙂