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We are well into April which means May Day is just around the corner! I remember as a little girl having so much fun on May Day. I used to make little flower baskets and leave them on my neighbor’s front door. I would look forward to it every year. It’s such a fun tradition and I hope to continue it with Miss E. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be surprised with fresh flowers on their porch?
As we approach this fun holiday I thought I’d put together a little May Day Gift Idea: Front Door Flower Basket Using Fresh lilies, one of my favorite flowers. Even though lilies come in a variety of colors, I absolutely love using white flowers around my home and in bouquets. I love how how white flowers are so crisp yet so elegant. They are my favorite.
This little basket arrangement has a vintage feel and would be a really fun gift for a neighbor on May Day or even Mother’s Day. How excited would you be to open your door?
Supplies Needed: – Galvanized Wall Basket/Envelope (you can find something similar here
) – 4″ Piece of burlap – Sharpie – Hot Glue Gun – Fresh lilies Start by cutting your piece of burlap into a 4″ strip. Then to create a straight edge, slightly pull off one string and then it will reveal a straight raw edge that you can trim. Repeat on both sides and trim edges.
Using a Sharpie create your design on the burlap. I drew a vintage inspired number free handed, but you could also use a stencil. The options are endless, use the initials of the person you are giving it to or say Happy May Day or even Mother’s Day.
Wrap the burlap around the basket and place a few dots of hot glue. Tie a ribbon through the holes at the top to create a handle. I used a 1″ cream satin ribbon I picked up at the dollar store.
And to finish off the basket, place a few stems of fresh lilies. I picked mine up for $4.99 a bunch at my local grocery store but you can also purchase them at almost any grocery store, garden centers, or flower shops. Gorgeous. Love them.
And now your Front Door Flower Basket is ready for a door! Surprise your neighbors with a special gift for May Day or give it to your mom for Mother’s Day. Everyone loves flowers and the basket can be used over and over again for every season.
I had to look May Day up – I didn’t know what it was! It sounds like such a cute thing to celebrate, though. I love that adorable basket arrangement.
Around here, sadly, that pretty thing would be stolen from my front door. I live in an apartment building with a mix or owners and low income renters. BUT I would gladly have one on the inside! Then I can see it every day going “out” the door!
Oh how simply elegant Taryn- I love it!
Leslie Stewart @ House on the Way says
Love it! So simple and gorgeous!
Carol Cook says
I have a little metal piece just like yours hanging on a bench in the back yard. I think a little burlap will be just the ticket to dress it up for the front door.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Rose :: Fine Craft Guild says
Love your galvanized envelop!
Christina @ The Murrayed Life says
SO charming! What a sweet way to welcome guests and spring. Found you through the linkup, and I’m excited to go check out more of your projects!
Melissa @ Keep Calm and Decorate says
This is such a cute idea! I love the burlap with the stenciled number. Visiting from Tater Tots and Jello.
love this reminds me of the may day baskets we made as kids
Laura @ Finding Home says
I love how simply pretty this is! Thanks so much for sharing at the Monday Funday link party. Take care, Laura
Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats says
This is super cute and looks easy to make. I love the idea of the white flowers up against tin! Great post! :)
I love this! So classic and sweet! I saw these at Ben Franklin the other day and now I think I need to go back & get one!
This is so pretty! Love the burlap!
Angela Larson says
Love, love, love the idea – but where does the water go? I assume these metal envelopes are water proof/sealed? Of course, you could use a dried arrangement, but fresh flowers look so much better. We are near Christmas now and I am thinking white and red carnations, red gerbera daisies, some sprigs of mistletoe…
Thanks for your help!