Happy May Day!

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My favorite holiday is May Day. I love the sweet unexpectedness of goodies. Usually May Day is a very elaborate affair around here. This year we have too many projects with our house and too much going on to give May Day it’s usual attention. To make matters worse Kansas experienced a very late frost and most of the flowers are gone. So we borrowed a fabulous idea from our friend Jenni.

We used plain brown drink holders from McDonald’s.

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A little paint.

These could also be decorated with rubber stamps, stickers, crayons, markers, collage items, etc……….

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We filled them with  garden flowers,  candy hot glued to floral picks and a tag.

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We are ready to “ding” and “dash”—– My boys favorite part!

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18 Responses to “Happy May Day!”

  1. Holly Says:

    That is so cute! It sounds like so much fun! Im from Oklahoma and we had a late frost too. Ive had to plant my flower seeds twice now and its raining AGAIN… I dont think Im going to go for a third time…. I dunno.

  2. daisycake Says:

    I’ve never heard of celebrating May Day OR “ding and dash” — but I love it!

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  4. Emily Says:

    We used to celebrate May Day when I was a kid by taking homemade May baskets around to all the neighbors. I had intended to start this tradition with my own son this year but lost track of time. Hopefully next year!

    Thanks for renewing my appreciation for this tradition!

  5. Jenny Says:

    Wouldn’t you know we would be out of town for this, one of my favorite events! Darling baskets! I just love them!! The hardest part is asking the guy at the drive-thru for 10 empty drink holders — believe me!! — it was WELL worth it though! Fabulous!

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  9. dannie Says:

    I think this is a great idea.
    what a sweet way to celebrate MAY DAY!!!!!
    Thanks – a – MILLION
    Dannie

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    So cute…loved the drink holder May Baskets. What are the little bees and ? that you used to attach? the HAPPY MAY DAY tag to the drink holder?
    Where can I find them? Thanks for your help and your marvelous ideas!

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