Free ‘Happy May Day’ tag template included below!
Anyone ever celebrated May Day?! My husband thought I was crazy when I told him Monday was May Day! He said “what in the world is May Day?!”
For those of you who are like my husband and don’t know what May Day is here is a tidbit of information. It is actually of European and English decent and considered a holiday in certain countries always celebrated on May 1st. People would “bring in the may” by going out to the forrest and gathering greenery and flowers. In modern America, most celebrate by creating baskets made of flowers or candy. They will then go and leave them on their neighbors doors, knock, and run away!
I celebrated this as a child every year and wanted to give it a grown up twist. I decided to use the ever so popular and convenient mason jar to bring a reusable, farmhouse style to my May Day baskets!
Check out the tutorial below and let me know what you think in the comments!
3 Easy May Day Mason Jars
I wanted to create three different variations for my May Day mason jars using candy, plants, and seed packets!
First, fill a mason jar with your choice of candy and screw on the lid. I decided I wanted to use Starbursts as they were bright and colorful just like a flower!
For the succulent/flower fill with soil and insert plant so that it sticks out of your jar.
For the seed packets, simply add several packets to a mason jar and screw on the lid.
Next cut 2 pieces of twine/jute into about 3 foot pieces.
Completely wrap the twine around the jar, crossing in the back, and tying a knot back in the front.
Repeat on the other side with your second piece of twine. Before tying your knot though slip on your tag (template included)!
Next, join the four pieces of string above jar and tie a knot close to the ends so you are able to hang the mason jar on a door.
Voila, you have a hanging May Day mason jar!
Here is the free template, May Day Mason Jar Tags!