May baskets are cone-shaped decorative baskets. These are handmade and very easy to use. Making a May basket is a fun way to bond with your family and friends. Let your creative juices flow and try to make your own!
For this project, you will need the following materials:
- Flowers of your choice
- Patterned papers with the design of your own choice
- Small embellishments with the design of your own choice
- Stapler and staple wires
- School glue
Here are the steps on how to make a May basket:
Prepare the materials for the project. As listed above, you need to prepare everything before you start with the project. This is to make sure that you have everything you need for faster accomplishment.
Make a circle pattern on the patterned paper. Get a round plate. The bigger the plate is, the better for the project. Use the backside of the patterned paper and place the plate on top of it. Using your pencil, trace the plate and make a big round circular pattern.
Cut the circular pattern from the patterned paper. Using your scissors, you may now cut the circle pattern from the patterned paper. Be careful when cutting.
Cut the circular pattern in half. Once you are done cutting the circle pattern from the patterned paper, you need to cut it in half. Each of these halves will make your May basket.
Put glue on the half-circle pattern. Set one half aside and work on the other. Put school glue on the half of the straight edge on the backside of the semi-circle.
Form the May basket. After you have put glue on the semi-circle pattern, hold both corners of the straight end. Pull the corners together toward the curvy part of the semi-circle. This will form a cone shape. Make sure that the outer end is overlapping the inner end before you glue them together.
Secure the May basket. After holding the cone in place with the glue, staple the seams to secure the ends in place.
Decorate the May Basket. Gather all your decorative items. Try to think of a design theme for your May basket. It is better if you think of a design that will match the patterned paper you used. Glue your embellishments on the paper. Let the glued embellishments dry for a while. Don’t forget to put ribbon around the edges of the opening of the May basket. Also, use the ribbon to make the handle of the basket. You can just glue or staple it to the opening.
Fill the May basket with flowers. After the designs have dried up, gather your chosen flowers. Fill the May basket with the flowers. You may also add a few leafy plants to add special effect to your bouquet.
Be creative and make as many May baskets as you can. These baskets are not just for flowers. You may make experiments and use them for holding chocolates, candies or other things. You may also use them as gift bags. Make a profit out of it.