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I'm Leah--wife, mother, editor, writer, photographer, and rickrack apologist. There's craftiness in my DNA, but between the kids and my work and the house and the television and my blogs (http://www.agirlandaboy and, among others), I have to keep my projects quick and easy if I hope to finish them before my boys (born December 2008 and July 2012) graduate from college. You're a working mom and you're busy too, but if you still want to get your craft on, join me here for some fun projects!

6 May Day Crafts

Categories: craft roundup, paper, spring, upcycle

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Have you ever decorated or crafted for May Day? Well, you should, and not just because it’s my birthday. (I’m shameless.) If May Day has always been one of those non-events for you, look at it like this: Here’s your chance to make your own traditions without the pressure that comes with so many other holidays. Following are a handful of May Day projects to inspire you to celebrate all things spring.

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I love these May Day cupcakes from Cupcake Project. What a great use for those ubiquitous paper straws.

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Does your fairy garden need a maypole? Yes, it does. May Day Fairy Garden by PennyWise.

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Now how about a life-sized version? Here are DIY maypole instructions from the House that Lars Built.

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I love the simple tradition of hanging a basket of flowers on the doorknob for May Day. A lot of the hanging-container ideas out there are…not cute. But t5hese Recycled May Day Baskets from Skip to My Lou are extra cute to make up for all the ugly ones.

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These simple paper cones from Imagine Childhood are also lovely, in part because instead of filling them with flowers, they’re filled with seeds, seedlings, and well-wishes.

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If you’re digging the doorknob basket idea, make sure you check out last week’s post about DIY Easter baskets.

Will you celebrate May Day this year?

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