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4.30.2012

{may day}

Do you know what May Day is? 
Cause, my hubby didn't. When I started to explain it to him, he thought I was making it up. 
Here is a little info about the holiday, straight from the trusty ol' internet:

May Day, on May 1, is a traditional spring holiday in many cultures...Fading in popularity since the late 20th century is the giving of "May baskets," small baskets of sweets and/or flowers, usually left anonymously on neighbors' doorsteps.

I remember making paper May Day baskets in school when I was young. I loved it. I guess I can get down with anything arts and crafty though. 

This year while I was thinking about May Day, I thought I'd get a little more creative than the classic paper cone basket. Here is what I came up with... tin can May Day "baskets".

This is super duper easy, and I think they are pretty darn cute too.

{Peel off the paper of ANY tin can.}

{Using a drill put two holes, opposite each other, in the can. [You could probably use a nail and hammer if you don't have access to a drill?]}

{Decorate however you like...maybe with twine...}

{...or some bright colored ribbon.}

{Fill your can with some rocks for stabilization, water, and whatever flowers you like.}

{Deliver to your neighbor and make. their. day.}

Let's make this "fading" tradition come back to life. Put together some May Day baskets to give to your neighbors tomorrow. I'd love to hear/see what you do! :)




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8 comments:

  1. what a lovely idea! I've actually never heard of May Day before reading your post.

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  2. I've never even heard of this but it's definitely a nice idea. :)

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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  3. I've heard of May Day before! This is such a cute & fun idea to spread some cheer! Thanks for sharing!

    -kendall
    songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com

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  4. LOL i had no idea what it was and gosh, what a cute cute idea for flowers! love it!
    Found you through blog hop. would you like to follow each other? :)

    http://yuliconversations.blogspot.com/

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  5. Happy May Day! The neighbors will love their little surprises! :)

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  6. Love it! What a great idea to add something special to spring time :)

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  7. Adorable! I'll definitely have to try these!
    BTW...found you on the blog hop!

    http://tweedandtoile.blogspot.com/

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