How to Make a May Day Basket Paper Cone
May Day is a perfect day to surprise someone with some beautiful cut flowers from your garden. One traditional method of leaving them at a door was to make a paper cone basket for May Day flowers.
Start with a square piece of paper. I bought a pretty 12×12 one at the local craft store that was for scrapbooking. Cut off the edge of the paper with the information about it.
To make it prettier, scallop cut two edges of the square. You can either use scallop edge scissors, or freehand cut the edge. I just did it by hand.
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Roll the straight edges together to form a cone, and tape the edges closed.
Using a hole punch, punch holes around the top edge of the cone.
Cut a piece of ribbon that will be long enough to weave through the holes in the cone, then tie a nice bow to be able to hang the flowers from a door handle.
Starting at the top of the cone, weave the ribbon in and out of the holes. You’ll want the long pieces at the top of the cone to tie a bow.
Cut some flowers, fill your May Day paper cone basket, then surprise someone with flowers!