Happy May Day to you, this May 1st. I’m kind of new to the May Day tradition, but when I read about the idea of secretly leaving a little basket of flowers on someone’s door to celebrate Spring, I thought this was the kind of little celebration I could really get into. 😉
I had a little stray violet growing in my garden, that hitch hiked it’s way to my house in another plant my Mom dug up and brought me last year. It’s sweet, but needed to move. Perfect to gift to a friend.
I decided to make my basket out of a recycled soup can. I used a nail and hammer -okay random heavy object 😉 to make two little holes on either side of the can, and threaded some twine through them to make a handle. Then, I transplanted my little violet.
To decorate the basket I used some purple ribbons, since the violets were purple, and made a little May Day flag. I tucked in a few pussy willow branches, and made a little purple pin wheel, out of some scrapbook paper, a tack, and a disposable chopstick (which worked great).
Then, I stopped by a neighbours house and left it on her door knob. Hope she likes it. 😉
There’s still time for you to pick up a bouquet of flowers and leave it on someone’s doorstep. With secret May Day Baskets full of spring delights, life really is a party!