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!
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??
Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home