Celebrate spring with homemade May Day baskets filled with flowers, candy and other goodies from Hy-Vee.
how to make a “basket”
Use an 8×8-in. piece of paper to fold a cone. Roll the paper into a cone and secure with hot glue or tape.
Trim the top of the cone to create a level opening.
Use hot glue to secure both ends of a ribbon handle on opposite sides of the inside of the cone.
Place a plastic pastry bag inside the cone. Pour a small amount of water in the bag and add flowers.
Upcycle items from home to create baskets, and fill with candy and flowers.
Traditionally observed on May 1, May Day celebrates the return of spring. The custom of bringing in wildflowers began in England, and evolved into May baskets filled with spring blooms and candies.
WHAT IS MAY DAY?
WHAT IS MAY DAY?
Fill a colorful cup with candies such as Starburst and Dots, then add small toys such as bubbles and Hot Wheels cars. Finish with homemade flowers. Cut flower shapes out of colored paper and thread them onto Tootsie Roll pops.
Plant succulents or the recipient’s favorite plant in a terra-cotta pot. Tuck in a cute, colorful homemade May Day sign.
for PLANT LOVER
Transform a coffee can into a basket by wrapping with ribbon and adding a May Day tag. Fill with chocolate espresso beans, coffee pods, biscotti and rich Nudge coffee bars.
Fold the top of a colorful gift bag down and inside to create a bright basket. Fill with Hy-Vee Bakery macarons, Lindor truffles, Taza dark chocolate with salted almonds and an Endangered Species sea salt, almond and dark chocolate bar.
Find seasonal fresh-cut flowers for baskets from Hy-Vee Floral.
Chocolates are a sweet, delicious way to welcome spring.
Tuck in mini Basin bath bombs for extra pampering.