Five Upcycled May Day Baskets to Make with Recycled Materials

cardboard box May Day basketThere are a million great ways to upcycle those thin cardboard boxes that make up a lot of food packaging, and here’s another one!

Red Bird Crafts posts a handy tutorial for a recycled cardboard hanging basket that works perfectly as a May Day basket, as long as you enclose the damp ends of the cut flowers in plastic. You can tie the flower ends into a bread bag, or, for a sturdier hanging basket, you can line the entire interior of the basket with a recycled plastic bag.

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.

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