Easy DIY Paper May Day Baskets

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by The Tattered Pew
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30 Minutes

Are you ready to join the Come learn how to make these easy DIY paper May Day baskets and don’t miss out on the free printable cards you can snag as well! Visit me over on my blog, The Tattered Pew for more fun ideas!

Easy DIY Paper May Day Baskets

We are getting closer and closer to the first of May and you know what that means?! It’s almost May Day! Since this post has been so popular I decided to update it and add a free printable tag!

But first, I have to know! Have you ever made May Day baskets before?

We have done them for a few years now and it’s always so much fun! With everything that has been going on in our world lately and so many people feeling disconnected, lonely or isolated… I am proposing that this year we start a ! You might be wondering what a is. Well as far as I’m concerned it is a movement to spread joy and kindness! And do you agree that there is no better time to spread some joy and kindness than right now? So let’s start a movement aimed at making people feel loved and seen.

Join The

I want to invite you to join me in the this year! This movement is all about being intentional about loving others and finding ways to love on our community.

You can start by thinking of 3 to 4 people who might need a little reminder that they are loved or being thought of. Then check out the image below where you will find a free printable with all of the directions on how to make your own baskets. You will also find some circular tags for you to write little notes on and attach to your baskets! (Just click on it & print)

Then gather your friends, kids, mom, grandparents…whomever you think would like to make some baskets with you and get crafting! Deliver your baskets on May 1st and if you take pictures or share on social media make sure to tag me, @thetatteredpew and include over on Instagram and Facebook. I will be sharing those on May 1st on my accounts and stories as well as doing a small giveaway for the most creative baskets!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY Now Let’s Make Some Baskets Together

The girls and I want to share with you how to make some easy DIY paper May Day baskets ! Why not make this fun and easy small gift to brighten a friend or neighbor’s day?!

Easy DIY Paper May Day Baskets

Those cuties above sure had fun making our May Day baskets, can you tell?! They are more than excited to sprinkle some kindness around! The good news is you most likely have all of these supplies on hand. The great news is, these supplies will bring a smile to someone’s face! Here are the supplies you will need.


  • flowers: real or faux. I found ours from a friend’s tree. Thanks Jess! 🙂
  • ribbon of your choice
  • hole punch
  • fun paper (we found ours at Hobby Lobby) but here is a fun pack too!
  • tape

The Easy Steps to Make the May Day Baskets

First, cut your paper into triangles. We had different size paper which resulted in different size baskets.

Now that you have cut your paper into triangles grab your tape and start rolling the paper into a cone shape. Use the tape to secure the back of the paper.

Once you have the back securely taped together decide where and how you want to attach your ribbon. We had fun playing around with a variety of ways to attach my ribbon thanks to my trusty hole punch! I’m telling you this is such a fun and easy DIY! Let those creative juices flow!

Finally, fill them with flowers (or any fun little treats you think will make someone smile) and deliver them to your friends and neighbors! Don’t forget to add a sweet little May Day note too! ( grab your free printable card/tag here!)

We had some fun adding our May Day baskets to the mug rack. Aren’t they so cute?

Have a happy May Day friends! I hope you enjoyed our easy DIY paper May Day basket tutorial and I hope you will join me in the If you do make sure to tag me and over on Instagram/Facebook and I will be sharing as many as I can! Do you plan to sprinkle some joy and kindness on any of your friends May 1st? Come say hi over on my blog, The Tattered Pew !



Suggested materials:
  • Patterned paper   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Ribbon   (hobby lobby)
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