Monday, April 26, 2010

May Day Flower Cones

Many years ago on May 1st ~ May Day
my grandmother and I would make paper cones, tie pretty ribbons on them
  go out in her yard and pick flowers
we'd put them in the paper cones 
then hang them on her neighbors doors!

This May Day tradition was a fun childhood memory

May Day is this Saturday ~ I'm making a few flower cones ~
This flower cone is from Hobby Lobby

I used this image from The Graphics Fairy
and Mod Podged it on the cone

The crab apple trees are in full bloom - I couldn't resist taking these pictures outside
I'm sure you can picture these hanging on a door handle!

For this flower cone I used this image ~

I made my own flower cone pattern for this one -
Martha Stewart has this how-to.

Now, I need to start working on making a May Pole!  {kidding}  ; )

Update here:  Here's my pattern I made. 
I wish I was able to make it a nice graphic for you to use! 
Click on the image to enlarge.

Fold on the lines and then use glue or tape on the flap!

I'm linking today to:
 Brag Monday
Metamorphosis Monday


  1. Sweet Marcy, and what a loving memory to have with your Grandmother. My Gram never crafted just gardened, and I was never interested til now of course, and she is not here to see me enjoy it...well she can, but I need her helpful hands!!~ Have a great day!

  2. We used to make these as children, too!!

    To answer your questions about the B&W knobs, no I so not spray them, however I use them in areas that are not often used. You could use spray acrylic to protect it wears off over time, I would just color it back in!

  3. very cute! for me, May day was a holiday and the real beginning of spring time, with Lily of the valley!

  4. So cute! Love them! I've tried to make cones before but let's just say that did not seem to be my forte. =( Your's are great!


  5. Oh these are gorgeous!!! What beautiful creations you have made!
    Hugs, Cindy Adkins

  6. These are so beautiful! I looked at Martha's but yours seem to be made a little different, It looks like you have scalloped the top and also a front fold. Can you tell me more?

  7. These cones are brilliant. They give such a wonderful spring feel.

  8. Gorgeous! You are amazing, I've decided you need your own TV show Marcy!!
    I love how you used your Crab Apple as the backdrop, it's so beautiful!
    Thanks for linking this one up for "Brag Monday". I'll be watching next week for your May Pole! Haha.

  9. What a lovely idea, when I was in high school we had May Day with a May Queen and each class wore costumes and sang songs. The seniors wore pastel colors and did the May Pole. A private school here in Chattanooga, GPS, still has May Day. I love these our May Flower Cones. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  10. This is such a sweet memory and tradition!
    Thank you for following me, following you too :)
    I would love if you link this to my French Obsession on the 1st. The French cone is so Pretty.
    Gros Bisous

  11. Hi there!I'm so glad I stopped in. Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving such a kind comment.

    Your blog is beautiful! I already copies your cone pattern and I'm going to make up a few of those today. Although I am normally a neutral whites/creams girl, I find myself craving the colors of spring and the promise of summer lately.

    Thanks for your early morning inspiration!

    Starview Sonnet (a new follower )

  12. So cute! Glad Karen featured you!

    I had fun making some this year too! Too fun to surprise someone with!

    I'm going to follow!

    Have a great day!

  13. Both of those are so beatiful. What a wonderful tradition to carry on!