May Day (May 1st) is recognized by many as the unofficial beginning of Spring. A common way to celebrate May Day is by hanging baskets of fresh flowers on the doorknobs of neighbors’ houses.
You can easily make your own paper May Day cones and fill them with Spring flowers to surprise your neighbors. Wrap a few light-weight flowers in a piece of damp paper towel then wrap again in a piece of foil to keep the paper cone dry.
To make one cone you’ll need:
- 6 x 6 inch piece of patterned card stock
- Bone folder
- Glue or adhesive tape
- 2 eyelets
- Eyelet setting tool (like the Crop-A-Dile)
- Ribbon or twine
Fold a piece of 6 x 6 inch card stock in half diagonally (below, left) with the pattern on the outside of the fold. Reopen the square and fold two opposite points to center fold (below, center). Refold the paper at the center fold (bottom, right).
Cut off the pointed tip to create a straight top to your cone (below, right).
Use glue or adhesive tape to adhere the outside flap of the cone to the inside flap (bottom, left). Use eyelet tool to punch two holes at the top of your cone (below, right). Reenforce holes with two eyelets (optional – below, right). When you punch the two holes, be sure the glued side of the cone will lay flat against the door when hung on the knob.
Finally, thread twine or ribbon through the two eyelets to create a handle for your cone. Add flowers and surprise a neighbor!