DIY May Day Surprise Cones

DIY May Day Surprise Cones

May Day on May 1st is a holiday that carried the tradition of leaving a basket of flowers on a neighbor’s doorstep. Can you imagine the delight of finding such a surprise when you open your door? You don’t need a special day to gift your friends, family, or neighbors with a simple surprise. Print out these cone baskets to share a smile!

DIY May Day Surprise Cones

What You Need

  • Printable Surprise Cones Template (download here)
  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape or glue stick
  • 1/8-inch hole punch
  • Ribbon

Step 1

DIY May Day Surprise Cones

Choose a surprise cone from the PDF and print it onto heavy paper. Cut around the cone shape with scissors. For a neat and clean look, cut just inside the thin lines and right on the thick, curved line.

Step 2

DIY May Day Surprise Cones DIY May Day Surprise Cones

Use double-sided tape or glue stick along the flap, then roll the paper into a cone shape.

Step 3

DIY May Day Surprise Cones

Punch a hole on each of two opposite sides of the cone.

Step 4

DIY May Day Surprise Cones DIY May Day Surprise Cones

Cut two 10-inch pieces of ribbon. (If the ribbon you have is wider, just cut one piece.) Holding the two pieces together, tie a knot in one end. Push the other end through one of the holes in the cone, then through the other hole. Tie a knot in the second end of the ribbon to form the handle.

Step 5

DIY May Day Surprise Cones DIY May Day Surprise Cones

Fill the cone with treats, then deliver to a friend as a special surprise! If you want to use heavier treats, card stock is a better choice for your surprise cone, because it will help it keep its shape better when hanging.

DIY May Day Surprise Cones DIY May Day Surprise Cones

While a gift of treats is always fun, even the simplest of tissue paper flowers shows that you care!

Happy crafting!

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    I didn´t know about this tradition because I´m Italian and we don´t have something like this on the 1st of May, but now that I live in Berlin maybe I can adopt it! Nice! :)