26 May Day Flower and Craft Ideas


May Day Holiday can be a fun celebration of flowers and Spring with the growth of life coming back into the world after a long cold winter.   A long time tradition, May Day Baskets are an expression of the joy of gift giving.  So here are 26 May Day activities and flower inspiration to bring Spring life into your own home.

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May 1st Tradition

1.  May Day Pockets ~ It’s Spring’s tradition of ding dong ditch, a bouquet of flowers on someone’s door or doorstep.  Follow this tutorial to make an adorable burlap pocket that holds a jar of flowers.

2.  May Day Wildflower Seed Bombs ~ Seed balls, or seed bombs, a little earthen truffle, are perfect treats for anyone who appreciates a beautiful flower.

3.  Soda Bottle Fairy Garden House ~ Since Spring is the time to start planting, why not create a fairy garden? Learn how to make a fab fairy house from a recycled soda bottle.

4.  May Day Flower Jars ~ A May Day tradition is to secretly hang flowers on you neighbors’ doors. Have the kids gather some wildflowers and use a simple mason jar and some ribbon to spread a little love!

5.  How To Make Your Own Maypole {May Day Celebrations} ~ Try a hand at this fancy outdoor decoration! A romantic and whimsical touch to any wedding, the maypole is a often known as a European tradition to celebrate the summer season.

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6.  May Day Party Hats ~ These May Day party hats are absolutely adorable! And, what a fun party craft. Little girls always love picking flowers. Now they can decorate their own custom newspaper hats with them. After the party they can be thrown in the compost for easy recycling.

7.  DIY Flower Crown ~ Flower crowns are easier to make than you’d imagine, and the best part is that they are completely customizable, plus they make great photo props. When you make the DIY Flower Crown, YOU pick the flowers, and you custom fit the crown. It’s a win/win. Here’s how.

8.  DIY Floral Party Hats {tutorial} ~ These chic floral party hats are so much fun! And, how perfect is the headband instead of an elastic string under your chin?! Follow the step by step tutorial to make your own crepe paper flowers.

9.  Maypole Cupcake Skewers ~ Gorgeous and easy to eat cupcakes on a stick! It’s such a great idea for party foods.

10.  DIY Ribbon Wands ~ These beautiful ribbon wands are a great alternative to rose petals or bubbles at a wedding. Have the guests wave them as the bride and groom leave the church. Also, a great party favor for a child’s princess party. Pick several different ribbon spools in shades of one color. Mix them up with different textures such as grosgrain, satin, and ric rac. This post has a simple 2 step tutorial to follow.

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May Day Cone Inspiration 

11.  Merrie May Cone ~ A tradition in New England, is “hanging upon the door-knobs of friends spring-offerings in the shape of small baskets filled with flowers.”

12.  May Day Tussie Mussies ~ A cone out of an old book or scrapbook paper and filled it with fresh flowers.  

13.  May Day Cones ~ A little May Day basket to hang on a neighbor’s door or fill with treats.

14.  May Day Cone Printable ~ Use this free printable to make a May Day Cone.  Simply download, print, cut, glue and fill.

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May Day Baskets

15.  Berry Basket May Day Flowers ~ These sweet baskets are an easy, Spring-y craft and I bet you have all or almost all of the supplies in your house already.

16.  Easy Front Door Moss Basket ~ Create a beautiful moss basket for your front door using either fresh flowers or dried stems like wheat, lavender or dried hydrangea’s. Easy to create and won’t break the bank costing less than $20! Perfect for Spring!

17.  Recycled May Day Basket ~ A darling tutorial to create a lovely little May Day basket to fill with treasures and pretties in celebration of Spring.

18.  May Day Flower Can Vases ~ An easy project using recycled tin cans (soup, coffee, vegetable).

19.  DIY May Day Bouquet ~ Make a beautiful May Day basket from recycled jars and tissue paper.  

20.  DIY Pillowbox Bouquet ~ Gorgeous simple paper craft flowers made out of everyday cupcake liners. These paper flowers are so versatile they can be used as a bouquet, on a gift or you can even wear them as an accessory.

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May Day Flowers

21.  Paper Flower Canvas {How-To} ~ Of course May Day wouldn’t be complete without a little handmade art from the kids. But this would also be a charming gift for a grandparent, or for the little ones to make and hang in the new baby’s room.

22.  Egg Carton Roses ~ Learn how to transform an egg carton into these beautiful roses with this wonderful step by step tutorial. Note: One dozen egg carton will make two flowers. Gift these beauties for mom, grandma, teacher or use as a pretty centerpiece.

23.  Crepe Paper Flowers {Paper Design Ideas} ~ This beautiful Crepe Paper Flower tutorial is a paper design idea perfect for a centerpiece or a lovely little bouquet for a wedding or Mother’s Day bouquet.

24.  Coffee Filter Roses ~ Far from the garden variety, these blossoms stem from dyed coffee filters. They’re easy to make and leave lots of room for inspired creativity.

22.  Giant Paper Flower Bouquet Centerpiece ~ Giant paper flower bouquets are a perfect centerpiece ideas for every occasion, and they’re so simple to make! Paper flowers are essential centerpiece ideas for multi-day events, where warm rooms can wilt real flowers over time.

25.  DIY Tissue Paper Flowers ~ Bring some flair and joy to your party with these festive flowers. You can make them with tissue paper or recycled newspaper. Use the popular ‘poof’ method to create these flowers and adding extra colors.



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