Monday, April 25, 2011

The Kraft Journal - May Day

Monday brings us the beginning of a brand new week and a new challenge at The Kraft Journal. This week the challenge theme is May Day. Now, I had to google May Day to read some information about the holiday. All I could come up with was the May Pole and I couldn't figure out what to make. I actually learned a lot about the history of the holiday and was really quite surprised. One of the websites I visited said this, 

"One of the most popularly known May Day traditions is to hang a basket full of spring flowers and/or other small gifts on a neighbor's doorknob. The trick is you don't want the neighbor to see you! If you get caught, you are supposed to get a kiss."

That's where I got the idea to make a mini basket! This basket is made out of a toilet paper roll cut in half, yes it's very small. I weaved Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock strips that had been inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink onto the roll to make the basket. I then attached another strip of the cardstock with some pink brads for the handle. 

Here is another angle of the little basket so that you can see more of the weave and the little brad. I layered some paper flowers and felt leaves that I had laying around in my stash to fill up the basket. 

I chose the "For You" sentiment from Stampin Up (because it was one of the only stamps I had that would fit..LOL) to put on a Round Metal Edge Grungy Prim Tag. I attached it with a pop dot to finish the little basket off. This was used for my daughter's Easter Basket. We don't do large baskets anymore because the kids are older, don't need candy and only really want money anyway. I  just put the money is a small coin envelope and placed it inside the basket.

Please visit us over at The Kraft Journal and see what our other designers came up with for May Day!

Kraft Outlet Supplies:

#926 Round Metal Edge Grungy Prim Tag
#202 Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock


  1. I so wish that my mind worked more like yours... you can always think of such clever ways to use old or used items to make something new and lovely. This is the cutest little basket EVAH! You SO TOTALLY rocked the May Day challenge my sweet!! xoxoxoxo

  2. How adorable, Kristina! I just love this miniature basket! What a great idea, and how cool that you've used a recycled tp tube to make this. Genius! And so, so sweet! Just LOVE it!

  3. Such a fun project! It looks fabulous! I hope I can join in this week! And hope you have a wonderful Easter! :D

  4. That is the sweetest thing! You are so inventive--a tp roll. :-) You go girl! Love the felt. That's something I need to use more of. Love it K!

  5. it is a lovely basket :)

    glad you had a lovely holiday.


  6. Kristina you are so clever! What a cute little basket! I love it!


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