Thursday, April 26, 2012

May Day Baskets

My girls love anything involving leaving surprises on people's doorsteps.  Anytime they get to rush up to a door, leave something, and run back to the car equals a huge amount of fun in their eyes.  So, we decided to whip up some quick May Day baskets to leave on the grandparents' doors next week.

I started with some empty quart sized berry baskets.  These were used and quite faded, but I liked the color, so we went with it.

We braided some torn strips of fabric to make a handle, feeding it through some of the openings before tying a secure knot.

On others, we cut a strip of burlap for the handle.

I bought a flat of snapdragons and we cut the plastic containers apart so they would fit in the baskets better.  We were able to fit three seedlings in our baskets.  We added an anonymous greeting printed out on some scrapbook paper hot glued to a wood skewer.

The recipients will then be able to plant the flowers elsewhere and enjoy them.

We'll see if they can actually wait until May 1 to leave their treasures on the doorsteps.  Our loved ones may end up with an early May Day greeting!


  1. Such a fun and cute little idea. I bet those girls love dropping off the goodies! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love this idea! It is so sweet and thoughtful and very cute too!I would be super excited if you linked up over at my Anything Goes Link Party going on from 6 MST Friday till midnight Monday.
    xxx, Kim

  3. What a cute idea! I would love to do this for my neighbors. Thanks for sharing!