Five Upcycled May Day Baskets to Make with Recycled Materials

canning jar May Day basketI would not voluntarily give up my precious canning jars lightly, but I would give them up as a secret extra May Day treat for a friend who also does home canning, which is why I think that this canning jar May Day basket, from Jaime Giorgi on Design*Sponge, is such a meaningful gift.

My favorite part of this particular May Day basket is the fact that the canning jar makes a perfect container for both cut flowers and potted plants, and can be either elaborately decorated or left sweetly simple.

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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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