May Day Basket

Mar 27, 2010

This bas­ket can be used as Easter decor in your home or given to a friend or neigh­bor filled with tummy treats.  You could also use this as a May Day Bas­ket… One fun May Day tra­di­tion is to hang a bas­ket full of spring flow­ers or other small gift on your neighbor’s door­knob. Just make sure you don’t get caught because if you do you will have to kiss them.

Sup­plies Used: Peat Pot (Gar­den Sec­tion at Lowe’s), Maya Mist — Brown, Prima Hydrangea Blos­soms, Self Adhe­sive Rhinet­sons ($1 Sec­tion at Michaels), Bethany Lowe Designs All Sea­sons Fes­toon­ing Gar­land, Pale Pink Seam Bind­ing, Creamy Brown Ink, White Che­nille Stem, Fabri-Tac

Tools Needed: Scissors


  1. Mist entire peat pot using Maya Mist — Brown, let dry.
  2. Attach to the top edge of the peat pot a piece of Fes­toon­ing Gar­land using a strong liq­uid adhesive.
  3. Using a strong liq­uid adhe­sive attach Prima Hydrangea blos­soms around the entire outer area of the peat pot, let dry.
  4. Accent the cen­ter of each blos­som with a self adhe­sive rhinestone.
  5. Lightly dis­tress the tis­sue gar­land and blos­soms using Creamy Brown ink.
  6. To cre­ate the han­dle wrap a white che­nille stem with pale pink seam bind­ing. Using a strong liq­uid adhe­sive attach the han­dle to the upper inside por­tion of the peat pot.
  7. Cre­ate a bow out of the pink seam bind­ing and attach to one side of the han­dle mak­ing sure to use a strong liq­uid adhesive.
  8. Fill bas­ket with shred­ded book pages, fill with glit­tered eggs.

As I look at the pho­tos I do believe I am going to add a book page but­ter­fly to the cen­ter of the bow. I think that will look nice and fin­ish the project off completely.

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  • Nancy

    Thanks so much for the adorable idea. Think I might just have to make this with my daughters.

  • Linda Cain

    this is so cute! love it!

  • betty

    Thanks for the great ideas! I really appre­ci­ate the links for supplies–the Vin­tage Image Craft site is awe­some! Thanks again for the won­der­ful vin­tage Easter ideas.

  • Mary Anne Meier

    Too cute…I made my six vin­tage Easter frames from the kit I pur­chased from you last month…LOVED them…great instruc­tions and supplies…and a fab­u­lous com­pleted project…even with me mak­ing them!!!!
    One question…do you rec­om­mend a par­tic­u­lar brand of strong liq­uid adhe­sive?
    Thanks for all the great Easter ideas, and for the Vin­tage Image Craft site…