May Day Wreath


Remember making May Day baskets in elementary school? For some reason, it’s one of the things that always stands out to me when I think back. The idea was to give someone flowers as a celebration of spring, so we cut out paper flowers and put them in baskets… and our teacher instructed us to hang them on someone’s front door as a little May Day surprise. I loved the idea of surprising someone with flowers – a sweet little way to brighten someone’s day….and as May approaches, I find myself thinking May Day might be a fun holiday to bring back. Instead of “boo-ing” our neighbors, we can “flower” them!

We have wonderful neighbors – people we enjoy spending time with and know we can count on for anything. And our kids love them, too! I know the girls would love the idea of surprising them with May Day baskets….especially if they could help make them!

But before we start working on baskets for our wonderul neighbors, I thought I’d get working on a little basket for our own front door….to inspire us, if you will. So I headed to Target to get inspired, myself …..and came home with this white metal paper tray – the perfect starting point for our May Day wreath!

From there I headed to Michael’s for some spring tulips (the ones with the bendy wire stems) and some fabric ribbon to use as a hanger. I used wire cutters to cut individual tulip stems from the bunch, then stuck the individual stems through holes in the basket and twisted each one to secure it.

The holes made it easy to attach both the flowers and the ribbon….and I love the modern look they lend to the wreath. The total cost for supplies was around $10, and the time I spent putting it together was under 30 minutes. Even though it’s simple, and a little bit quirky, there’s something about the white and yellow, about the hanging tulips, about the wreath as a whole that I adore. I think it’s charming enough for our front door….

….and it may just be charming enough for our neighbors’ front doors, too!

May Day is May 1….will you be flowering your neighbors??

Looking for another spring wreath idea? Check out my Spring Basket Wreath!

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  1. says

    Hi Cathy, saw this pretty wreath at Make the Scene Monday. I love how fresh and different it is! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

  2. says

    so cute! We always used to make May baskets and go around town and hang them on doors of people we knew… ahh fun memory :o) I hope you will stop by and link this up to my Tasteful Tuesdays party (opens Monday night)

  3. says

    How pretty! I love the paper tray from Target! =) Thanks for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party – I’ve pinned this to my wreath board!


  4. says

    This is so pretty and different. I love that it’s not the typical circular wreath. I’m featuring you at this weeks Thursday’s Treasures, can’t wait to see what you share next.

  5. says

    So pretty! I might have to use that idea to dry my pretty roses that are blooming, not to mention a door wreath! Thanks for sharing with me @ Theresa

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