Kids' Craft: Easy Paper May Baskets

Are your flowers poppin’ yet? Ours are! And it’s nearly May, which means it’s almost time to share those beautiful new blooms with friends and neighbors by leaving a May Basket on their doorknob! It’s an old tradition that’s fun to do with kids because it’s not only thoughtful and kind, but if you do it our way, it’s a cheap and easy craft, too!

Create a easy and inexpensive May Basket, then leave it on a friend or neighbor's doorknob to celebrate May Day.

You’ll only need a few supplies…

Create a easy and inexpensive May Basket, then leave it on a friend or neighbor's doorknob to celebrate May Day.

  • sheets of patterned scrapbook paper (most craft stores carry it for about .20/sheet) You’ll get 2 May Baskets from each sheet.
  • 1/8″ ribbon, in several colors (ours was $1.00 per roll)
  • a hole punch
  • stapler
  • scissors

Cut each sheet of paper into 2 equal triangles.

Fold each triangle into a cone shape, like this.

Create a easy and inexpensive May Basket, then leave it on a friend or neighbor's doorknob to celebrate May Day.

Staple to secure.

Create a easy and inexpensive May Basket, then leave it on a friend or neighbor's doorknob to celebrate May Day.

Cut a hole in each side of the cone, either with a hole punch of scissors. (I don’t have a hole punch, which still amazes me. Total craft fail.)

Snip the very end off the cone ( about 1/4″).

Cut lengths of ribbon in different colors, about 1 yard long. I like to use 3 different colors, because that leaves you with 6 ribbons trailing from the bottom and I think that looks pretty without crowding your paper cone.

Create a easy and inexpensive May Basket, then leave it on a friend or neighbor's doorknob to celebrate May Day.

Thread your ribbon through each hole in the sides of your cone, then through the bottom, leaving enough at the top to hang from a doorknob. Knot the ribbon at the bottom to keep it in place.

Create a easy and inexpensive May Basket, then leave it on a friend or neighbor's doorknob to celebrate May Day.

Send your little ones out to fill with flowers, then share!

Create a easy and inexpensive May Basket, then leave it on a friend or neighbor's doorknob to celebrate May Day.

 

Leave them on your own railings, neighbor’s doorknobs, or anywhere that could use a little brightening.

You just might meet some new friends along the way! See our little bee?

Create a easy and inexpensive May Basket, then leave it on a friend or neighbor's doorknob to celebrate May Day.

Happy May!

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Comments

    • Wendy says

      My son loves to make and fill these, but yes…he can destroy them quickly, too! That’s why I made them on the cheap! :)

  1. Shauna says

    Okay, those are way to simple… OH MY GOODNESS, I had no clue. I have to make these for the girls to collect flowers in. Thanks so much

  2. Sandra VanHoey says

    This is the greatest idea and how cute they turned out. I’ll bet doing something like this just makes someone’s day.

  3. Sherrie C. says

    What a cute and thoughtful idea. My two granddaughters would have so much fun making those paper baskets and picking flowers to put in them. Guess I need to head over to the craft store. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  4. Janet W. says

    That looks so pretty and easy to make! I don’t know that my grandsons would keep it looking that nice, but it’s a great idea!

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