Friday, April 25, 2014

Sweet May Day Gift Idea

We've all heard that "April Showers bring May Flowers" and I am so thankful that winter has finally decided to relinquish its hold and given in to beautiful spring days. 

Because of the long winter it seems the Texas Wildflowers are blooming a bit late this year. After patiently waiting they have finally begun popping up along the roadsides and I'v even been able to get a few shots that included the beloved Bluebonnets.

Not Just Paper and Glue: Texas Wildflowers
Winter has decided to hang around a little longer than necessary (in my opinion) so I decided to get a jump on spring. Nothing says spring to me more than flowers!

Since our "April Showers" (which were more like "Winter Flurries") were suppose to bring "May Flowers" (yes, I realize it is still April, but around here we try to get a jump on things) I decided to take matters in to my own hands.

As I was thinking about all the month of May I realized that we can actually celebrate a couple of different holidays, the first being May Day. This is a holiday that is not widely celebrated here in America but since it is right around the corner, and it would help me beat the winter blues, I came up with this sweet gift idea. Any excuse to craft with chocolate and flowers is a great idea to me.

Not Just Paper and Glue: Sweet May Day Gift Idea

Like any good crafter, I had these glass bottles in my stash. I glued some twine around the body of the bottle and then used hot glue to attach my handmade paper flowers to the twine.
Not Just Paper and Glue: Sweet May Day Gift Idea
Learn how to make the flowers shown on this project 

Now I can fill them with candy and give them to friends and neighbors. Who knows... I might possibly start a new May Day tradition.

Do have any May Day traditions? If so, I would love to hear about them. 

Not Just Paper and Glue: Texas Wildflowers

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