Happy May Day!


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.


A little paint.

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


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


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


27 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!

  3. Peppers and Pollywogs - All about Kids Parties » Happy May Day! Says:

    […] celebration of May Day is a super way to enjoy mid-Spring.  Check out Skip To My Lou for her creative and crafty May Day Baskets!  What a fabulously sweet way to welcome May for […]

  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!

  6. Time for a break! « Skip To My Lou Says:

    […] Time for a break! Actually I have already had a long unintentional blogging break –sorry! I am wanting you to know that I am still here—-thinking about you and wishing I was sharing ideas with you. We are in the process of moving and in the middle of our school fundraiser, so in order to keep it all together (if that is possible), I will take just a little more of a break from blogging. This is killing me because I have so many Halloween ideas to share —— games, parties, pictures of our family costumes, invitation inspiration and most important of all BOOING. Please DO NOT buy those pre-made boo kits at those large retail stores!! Just hang tight and I will share some fun ideas for booing! You know we are all about the ding and dash! […]

  7. May Day « Skip To My Lou Says:

    […] Print out on card-stock or decorative paper(my paper was two sided so that is how I got the solid tag and printed cone, roll into a cone shape and then glue. I had pretty good luck with a glue stick (when tiny hands were present) but hot glue is more sturdy. Embellishing the cones with drawings, trims, glitter, stamps, cut-outs, is a great family project————but nothing is more fun than the “ding and dash!” […]

  8. Make it For May Day | GoodyBlog Says:

    […] making these May Day baskets and sneakily leaving them at the doorsteps of all our friends. Skip to My Lou, came up with this happy, fun idea and then shared the step-by-step assembly instructions. Thank […]

  9. dannie Says:

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

  10. Gloria Says:

    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!

  11. click here Says:

    click here…

    […]Happy May Day! « Skip To My Lou[…]…

  12. what is white Elephant gift Says:

    If I don’t get an answer by tomorrow, I’ll just send a copy of my
    driver’s license in with this claim form and hope that the sponsor will contact me directly if there is an issue of me proving I am me. Phuket is undoubtedly the best gift by the Mother Nature to the mankind. 26.

  13. 12 May Day Baskets You Can Make | About Family Crafts Says:

    […] Drink Holder May Day Basket – This basket was made by decorating a folding, cardboard drink holder you get from a coffee shop. This one was painted using a round sponge to make polka dot prints, but you could decorate yours using stickers, stamps, or anything you have on hand. […]

  14. jarida theme free download Says:

    Your designer can easily go into the code of the system and change the
    colors, or the layout, or the images used,
    or anything. Be it planning for a wedding or birthday party, organizing conferences and launches
    or simply booking movie or theatre tickets we assure quality, efficiency and promptness
    in our service. You can decide which one should come in
    1st and which one comes in 2nd and 3rd from the back end.

  15. May Day. Says:

    […] from Alpha+Mom, click here. for a Drink box flower basket tutorial by Skip to My Lou, click here. another cute basket template and tutorial from Alpha+Mom, click […]

  16. see more Says:

    I enjoy, result in I found just what I used to be taking a look for.
    You’ve ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

  17. Andres Says:

    Howdy! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I
    could find a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding one?
    Thanks a lot!

  18. Celesta Says:

    I’m not sure where you’re getting your information, but good topic.

    I needs too spend some time learning ore oor understanding more.
    Thanks for magnificent information I was looking for thyis information for my mission.

  19. colonvex Supplementary materials Says:

    I almost never leave a response, but i did some searching and wound
    up here Happy May Day! | Skip To My Lou. And I do
    have a few questions for you if it’s allright. Is it only mme or does it look like a few of these remarks look as if they are
    coming from brain dead folks? 😛 And, if
    you are writing at other sites, I would like to keep up
    with everything frsh you have to post. Could
    you list of all of all your communasl sites like
    your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?

  20. new launch condo Says:

    Aw, this was an extremely good post. Finding
    the time and actual effort to create a really good article… but what can I say…
    I procrastinate a lot and never seem to get anything

  21. Soap Cutting Machine Says:

    Toll gemachte Website, das Layout gefaellt mir
    sehr gut! War bestimmt ne menge Aufwand.

  22. Ezra Says:

    To keep fit does not always connote lifting heavy weights, but it
    generally believes that health and wellness must include a lot of physical exercise like
    walking or help in household cores. That is because they are rich in saturated
    animals fats, making you gain excessive weight that
    is also linked to prostate troubles. In addition, it can affect
    your reproductive system and is linked to heart damage.

  23. organizacja eventów Says:

    Hi there very nice website!! Man .. Excellent ..

    Superb .. I will bookmark your website and take the feeds also?
    I’m happy to find numerous useful info here within the post, we need
    work out extra techniques on this regard, thank you for
    sharing. . . . . .

  24. porno Says:

    An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a
    coworker who had been doing a little homework on this.

    And he actually bought me breakfast due to the fact that I
    found it for him… lol. So let me reword this….
    Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to talk about this topic
    here on your internet site.

  25. the6derbyshire site Says:

    Pretty component to content. I simply stumbled upon your web ite and
    in accession capital to say that I get iin fact enjoyed account yor blog posts.
    Any way I’ll be subscribing in your feds and even Isuccess you get right of entry to constantly

  26. World Mining Says:

    very interesting details you have noted , appreciate it for posting .

  27. BestHayley Says:

    I see you don’t monetize your website, don’t waste your traffic, you can earn additional
    bucks every month. You can use the best adsense alternative for any type of
    website (they approve all websites), for more info simply search in gooogle:
    boorfe’s tips monetize your website

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: