Tuesday, May 1, 2012

D.I.Y. Tutorials // May Day Baskets

Today is May Day! I have always wanted to participate in the holiday! For those of you who are not aware of the May Day tradition, here is a quick breifing taken from A Field Journal:

"Chapter IV: May Day" in The Original Girls Handy Book (a reprint of a book published in 1887), had a few things to say about "a very pretty custom observed in Merrie England of fastening bunches of flowering shrubs and branches upon the doors of neighbors." The author writes of the (then) surviving tradition in New England, of "hanging upon the door-knobs of friends spring-offerings in the shape of small baskets filled with flowers."

Here is my inspiration for a container (I followed their tutorial in the link below):
diy watercolor paper cups. Worth it? Sure are cute!
via design sponge // diy paper party cups
I want to watercolor paint white paper cups, punch two holes at the brim and hang with ribbon and a big bow. And I would obviously fill them with flowers!! I thought this would be very cost efficient and easy for throwing it together on MAY FIRST!! Procrastination!

Other May Day baskets to inspire!
May Day baskets
via a field journal
May Day baskets
via martha stewart
May Day Baskets

May Day Pockets
via beehive art salon

Just find or make a container, add a strap, fill with flowers and you are good to go adorn your friends doors! And wouldn't it be lovely to be on the receiving end?!

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