Five Upcycled May Day Baskets to Make with Recycled Materials

woven basketWhen you begin to think outside the box, you’ll see that you can add a hanger to nearly any traditional basket project to turn it into a hanging May Day basket.

This woven recycled wrapping paper basket, for instance, tutorial courtesy of My Kids Make, can be made doorknob-ready with just the addition of twine or yarn or wire. It’s also quite versatile in material–instead of wrapping paper, try out any sturdy paper. Magazine pages, children’s artwork, and brown paper bag would all work well here.

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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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