May Day – May 1st – is traditionally a day to acknowledge the coming of summer. To celebrate, some communities host Maypole dances, public garden clean-up events, or picnics in the park. One May Day tradition I always wanted to try is the secret hanging of May Day baskets filled with flowers on the doorknobs of neighboring homes.
Instead of baskets, I made simple paper cones to fill with flowers. (Here are the directions.) Below are some of the May Day paper cones I made to hang over doorknobs and chair backs, both inside and out.