Thursday, May 1, 2014

Waterproof May Day Baskets

It's a rainy May Day this year, so my daughter, Emma, and I came up with an idea for May baskets that can be left outside without getting soggy.

Read this post from 2013 if you are unfamiliar with the fun May Day basket tradition.

We used half pint sized mason jars instead of traditional paper cups. We added a circle of fabric with a basket-type print as a nod to the tradition. You don't need to glue the fabric to the lid because the outside ring will hold it in place. We added a ribbon, candy, and a note. I know May baskets are supposed to be anonymous, but it's kind of nice to know who has left you a treat.

Happy May Day!

MAY your days be many and your troubles be few.
MAY you find laughter and joy.
MAY you find forgiveness, friendship and love.