Nope, not a desperate call for help.  I just have to show you the adorable baskets the kids and I made for May Day.  I was bemoaning the fact that I barely know my neighbors out here in the sticks, so I thought I’d bring back an old tradition that we used to do as kids…the May Day Basket.


May Day Baskets are an ancient tradition celebrating spring.  I think the folklore is that you are to fill baskets with flowers (NOTHING is blooming here yet!) or goodies (so we used Tootsie Roll mix) and hang them on neighbors doors without getting caught.  Legitimate ding, dong, ditch em’.  If you are caught you are suppose to get kissed!  By the time we got home from piano lessons we were almost approaching May 2nd so we did this under the cover of twilight!  Would you beleive we got caught twice?  Good thing they weren’t up on the May Day Basket Traditions!  Kids loved it so much that I’m going to make a point of doing this every year.

Here’s a quick tutorial on making the cone.  (Note to yourself!  We will be making on at my Designer Series Paper Club on Tuesday May 20th!  Sign up today!)  Take a 6 x 6 piece of DSP and snip off the end.  Add Sticky Strip to one side as shown by the photo.  (upper right corner)


Attach two ends and decorate as desired.  Wouldn’t they make adorable decorations at a shower or at some other holiday?


  • Stamps:  Always
  • CS:  Retired Loves Me DSP
  • Inks:  Pretty In Pink
  • Misc:  Circle Punches, Scallop Punch, Chocolate Grosgrain, Retired pink and Blue Ribbon