May Day


Hi Everyone!

Have you ever heard of “May Day”?  May 1st used to be a big deal many, many years ago and has a lot of history associated with it.  It also used to be a major holiday for many countries and was quite a political event every year.  Farmers were also known to celebrate May 1st as a time that most of their seeding was finished and to celebrate the blessing of having fertile ground.  Now, it’s basically a celebration of Spring and showing your love for family and friends.  I’ve been a fan of this day since I was very young.


My favorite tradition is placing a basket of goodies or treats on a loved one’s door, ring the door bell, and hide.  Rumor has it that if you are caught then you have to give them a kiss.  I just love the idea of having an extra day in the year to do something special to show your love to the people in your life.

Here are a few ideas if you are planning to take advantage of this special day….

www.polkadotpoplars.comFill a jar with some flowers from your garden, wire a handle on the top to hang, and add a cute note.

www.polkadotpoplars.comI used a cute party bag for this one.  I just added a ribbon handle and some embellishments.

I love tussie mussies.  They are an easy way to give a gift.  Here are the instructions:

  • Any thick paper can be used like scrapbook paper, heavy book pages, magazines, etc.  Draw a circle using a plate or large bowl.  Cut out.  Find the  middle of the circle and cut about one forth of the circle out in the shape of a piece of pie.
  • Embellish the outside edge using ribbon, lace, or crepe paper like I did.  You can hot glue the trim on.  I used a sewing machine.

  • Roll the circle into a cone and glue into place.
  • Staple or glue a handle into place and fill with goodies.

I’ve included a pdf of the tags I used.  Feel free to use them for yourself.

May Day PDF

I hope this gives you some ideas and motivation to show some love on May 1st.


Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

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