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May Day Baskets Made From Cups


This May Day Baskets project is even easier than the Mason Jar one.
Simply punch two holes into the rim of the paper cup and add a handle using ribbon, wire or pipe cleaner.
Decorate your cup with ribbons, pompoms, tissue paper and stuff with a real plant that they can just put in the garden or add see packets as I've done here and add some paper shreds.
For a last minute May Day Basket project, this one can't be beat!
Grab some left over cups or get them on the cheap at the dollar store an whip them up in minutes.
may day baskets made from cups, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
Pretty roses to the rim add that extra special touch.
may day baskets made from cups, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
Use left over grass from your Easter baskets to fill your basket cups.
may day baskets made from cups, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
Add ribbons, tissue paper, gems etc. to jazz it up even more or leave it plain as these floral cups are pretty on their own.
I am sure anyone receiving these will be delighted. You can always add a tag to the handle as well.
This couldn't be easier or more economical!

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1 question
  • Patricia Moseley Howerton
    on Feb 28, 2017

    HOW DID YOU MAKE THEM???? YOU DIDNT SHOW!

    • Cottage Gal Style
      on Mar 2, 2017

      Hi Pat, I use to have a blog that showed. I used pretty paper cups and stapled ribbon wrapped pipe cleaners to the t op of the cup. I glued on sheered streamer paper and glued the roses on top. Hopefully, this answers your questions.

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  • Patricia Ferguson
    on Mar 18, 2017

    Someone needs to let people in the South know what a "May basket" is! I grew up in the Midwest and May Day was always a fun day. Had a maypole at school, did May baskets after school. People down here look at you strangely if you say anything about these things. This is a great idea actually. We used to make our own back in early 50s but don't know what we used.

  • Cottage Gal Style
    on Mar 19, 2017

    In the 70s we used the little milk cartons from lunch as our base, used pipe cleaners for the handles and tissue papers to decorate around them. We sold them to raise money for school trips at the school's May Day fair.
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