Easy DIY Paper May Day Baskets


Are you ready to join the #maydaymovement? Come learn how to make these easy DIY paper May Day baskets and don’t miss out on the free printable cards you can snag as well!

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Easy DIY Paper May Day Baskets

We are getting closer and closer to the first of May and you know what that means?! It’s almost May Day!  Since this post has been so popular I decided to update it and add a free printable tag

But first, I have to know! Have you ever made May Day baskets before?

We have done them for a few years now and it’s always so much fun! With everything that has been going on in our world lately and so many people feeling disconnected, lonely or isolated… I am proposing that this year we start a #MayDayMovement ! You might be wondering what a #MayDayMovement is. Well as far as I’m concerned it is a movement to spread joy and kindness! And do you agree that there is no better time to spread some joy and kindness than right now? So let’s start a movement aimed at making people feel loved and seen.

Sprinkle around some kindness by making these easy DIY paper May Day baskets!

Join The #MayDayMovement

 I want to invite you to join me in the #MayDayMovement this year! This movement is all about being intentional about loving others and finding ways to love on our community.

You can start by thinking of 3 to 4 people who might need a little reminder that they are loved or being thought of.  Then check out the image below where you will find a free printable with all of the directions on how to make your own baskets.  You will also find some circular tags for you to write little notes on and attach to your baskets! (Just click on it & print)

Then gather your friends, kids, mom, grandparents…whomever you think would like to make some baskets with you and get crafting! Deliver your baskets on May 1st and if you take pictures or share on social media make sure to tag me, @thetatteredpew and include #MayDayMovement over on Instagram  and Facebook.  I will be sharing those on May 1st on my accounts and stories as well as doing a small giveaway for the most creative baskets!

Join the May Day Movement and grab your free printable tags to make someone smile!


Now Let’s Make Some Baskets Together

Even kids love making these easy DIY paper May Day baskets!

The girls and I want to share with you how to make some easy DIY paper May Day baskets ! Why not make this fun and easy small gift to brighten a friend or neighbor’s day?!

Easy DIY Paper May Day Baskets

Supplies needed for easy DIY paper May day baskets.

Those cuties above sure had fun making our May Day baskets, can you tell?! They are more than excited to sprinkle some kindness around! The good news is you most likely have all of these supplies on hand. The great news is, these supplies will bring a smile to someone’s face! Here are the supplies you will need.


  • flowers: real or faux. I found ours from a friend’s tree. Thanks Jess! 🙂
  • ribbon of your choice
  • hole punch
  • fun paper (we found ours at Hobby Lobby) but here is a fun pack too!
  • tape

The Easy Steps to Make the May Day Baskets

Pretty paper to make easy DIY May day baskets.

First, cut your paper into triangles. We had different size paper which resulted in different size baskets.

These cone shaped DIY May Day baskets are quick and easy DIY that anyone can do.

Now that you have cut your paper into triangles grab your tape and start rolling the paper into a cone shape. Use the tape to secure the back of the paper.

A fun and easy DIY paper cone May Day basket tutorial.
These darling DIY May Day baskets are an easy DIY that you can make in any size you want!

Once you have the back securely taped together decide where and how you want to attach your ribbon. We had fun playing around with a variety of ways to attach my ribbon thanks to my trusty hole punch! I’m telling you this is such a fun and easy DIY! Let those creative juices flow!

You can be creative with your ribbon while making these easy DIY paper May Day baskets.

Finally, fill them with flowers (or any fun little treats you think will make someone smile) and deliver them to your friends and neighbors! Don’t forget to add a sweet little May Day note too! (grab your free printable card/tag here!)

Easy and pretty DIY May Day baskets for your neighbors and friends!

Easy DIY Paper May Day Baskets

Easy and pretty DIY May Day baskets!

We had some fun adding our May Day baskets to the mug rack. Aren’t they so cute?

Have a happy May Day friends! I hope you enjoyed our easy DIY paper May Day basket tutorial and I hope you will join me in the #MayDayMovement. If you do make sure to tag me and  #MayDayMovement over on Instagram/Facebook and I will be sharing as many as I can!  Do you plan to sprinkle some joy and kindness on any of your friends May 1st?

More May Posts

Now visit the posts below to see what other wonderful ideas my friends are sharing for May Day! Thank you to Carol at Bluesky at Home for hosting!

Celebrate the Holiday: Month of May
Kentucky Derby centerpiece
Mother's Day cupcakes
May Day baskets
May Day flower basket
cheese and jalapeno appetizer
Mother's Day flower arrangement
graduation day cap
May perennial flowers

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  1. When I was a little girl we made May baskets every year and put candy in them. Then on May first we would sneak around the neighborhood and leave a basket at a friends door, ring the doorbell then run and hide so they didn’t know who it was from. If it was a boy and he caught you, you had to kiss him!!! Silly but it was fun and fun memories!

  2. My mom used to do this with us when I was little…..after looking at this post I now want to try it with my girls. Thanks for your inspiration Kelly!

  3. I used to make these when I was a little girl…such sweet memories. My mom tells a story about when she was in nursing school in the mid-1950s and she & her friends put May Day baskets on the instructors doors then seeing one of the toughest instructors cry when she got her basket. Reminds me how we never know how much a small act of kindness will mean to someone.

    1. Oh my gosh! Wow…that’s what this should be all about! Small acts of kindness that make someone know that they are thought of! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Hi Kelly What a cute idea! Brought back memories from my kids’ school days! A timeless craft! Are you ready for spring? We had snow down here in Castle Rock! Crazy ! Laura

  5. Such a cute idea that does need to be revived, Kelly. I love the idea of using my boxes of scrapbook paper in a new way. Thanks for sharing on the Celebrate the Holiday blog hop.

  6. These are the sweetest! I think I may have to make them for the backs of chairs at Easter or Mother’s Day! Pinned

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