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Sunday, May 5, 2013

May Day

Who remembers making May Baskets as a kid and sneaking over to your neighbors and hanging them on their door?  Little cones made out of construction paper.  We'd attach some kind of handle to it and fill it with flowers out of the garden. 

Well.... we aren't going to be doing any picking of flowers from our yard this year, but the grandkids and I still made May Baskets, filled them with store-bought flowers and tiptoed to the other grandparents homes and left them on their doors. 

I found some really cute ideas from Pinterest and I took the pictures to Joann's to get the material I needed.... a $160 later!  $160 for material to make May Day Baskets.  Or Tussies as some call them.

I don't know who had more fun making our May Day baskets.... me or the grandkids.  But I think they turned out beautiful! 

Each child had their own techniques for making, designing and selecting the flowers they wanted to use.  I think they turned out fabulous!

What do you think?