FUN & EASY May Day Baskets to Celebrate May Day May baskets are small baskets usually filled with flowers or treats, left anonymously on someone’s doorstep. Here are lots of ideas for making your own with whatever you have on hand. This tradition is one we can definitely do during the quarantine. Be stealthy, stay healthy!
A reporter in the Sterling, Ill., Gazette in 1871 explained the seasonal ritual this way: "A May-basket is — well, I hardly know how to describe it; but 'tis something to be hung on a door. Made of paper generally, it contains almost anything, by way of small presents you have in mind to put in it, together with your respects, best wishes — love, perhaps. It is hung after dark at the door of anybody the hanger fancies. — Which done, the said hanger knocks and scampers."
May Day Arts & Fashion
May Day Crowns - check out this DIY Flow Crown video below and then make your own. Use what you've got: Headbands, vines, long grass all make good forms. You can also wrap with ribbon. Show us yours!