I love May Day baskets! To me, they say, “I love you just because you are you!” I think that’s what “minor holidays” are for: celebrating the ones we love through simple yet elegant gestures of loving kindness! When I was young, we would use the little green baskets that grocery store strawberries came in; we would decorate them with ribbons and little notions, then fill them with flowers and sweet treats! I haven’t seen strawberries sold in those baskets for years, so more recently, I have been using regular baskets.
This year, I really wanted to mix things up, so I decided to upcycle cute little glass jars into milk bottle baskets! You may have been thinking basket season was over -with Easter behind us and all- so go ahead and put away those Easter baskets till next year, and try this fun, fresh take on May Day celebration!
May Day Baskets – Milk Bottle Style
For this project you will need:
Small glass bottles like Frappuccino or Snapple bottles
White spray paint
Metal wire (I used picture hanging wire)
Wire cutters or scissors
First, spray paint your empty bottles and let dry for at least a few hours.
Next, cut the wire into 17 inch strips, and wrap each end with tape (Doing this will save your fingers; I gave myself quite the poke and hope to save you that unpleasantness)!
Third, wrap one end of the wire around the bottle as shown and loop it over on to the other side to create a handle.
Twist the ends tight until the handle is secure.
Now you are ready to add flowers and spread May Day cheer!
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