Fast and Easy Recycled Fabric May Day Flower Cones

Fast and Easy Recycled Fabric May Day Flower Cones

5 minute read, 10 minute craft

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I think surprising someone is just as fun and getting surprised myself. Do you agree?

And May Day is the perfect way to surprise neighbors with festive flower cones on their door knob or knocker.

Paper cone filled with flowers on doorknob

I'm sharing my easy to make recycled fabric May Day flower cones to spread some flower power this spring.

You can find everything you need to makes these flower baskets in your craft bin and fabric scrap heap.

Freshly cut flowers are just one way to delight friends and family with a May Day treat. You can find lots of other ways to fill your May Day cones!

How To Fill a May Day Basket

Try alternatives to cut flowers with these ideas:

Fabric flowers using scrap fabric. Here's how I make fabric flowers in just 30 seconds!

Share a sweet treat when you fill your May Day fabric cones with tissue paper candy stems. See how fast and easy these tissue paper candy roses are to make.

If you're surprising little ones with a May Day basket, it's essential to include a magic wand! Here's how I make my tulle magic wands in just three minutes.

Paper cone filled with flowers on doorknob

Festive and Upcycled May Day Basket Ideas

Here are some of my favorite May Day flower basket ideas to try this holiday.

Enjoy spreading flower power to your friends, family and neighbors! 

Hand-tied May Day Bouquet 

May Day Herbal Tea Gift Surprise

Recycled Coffee Cup May Day Flower Basket

Close up photo of flowers hanging in a paper and fabric cone

How To Make a May Day Cone Video Tutorial

Join me in this video to learn all the steps to making May Day cones.

My easy to follow, and hopefully fun to watch, video will show you have easy and fast these come together.

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May Day Cone Materials

With just a few materials, you'll have everything you need to make May Day cones.

  • May Day Cone template
  • Card stock
  • Scrap fabric as large as the May Day cone template, approximately 8"x10"
  • Ribbon or twine - whatever you'd like to string through your cone to hang it
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Scalloped pinking shears or standard pinking shears (optional, but ideal)
  • Hole punch
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
Paper cone template with written instructions


Flowers in a fabric cone hanging from a front door knocker of house

How To Make a May Day Cone with Recycled Fabric

Start by printing out my May Day cone template by downloading the PDF file and printing onto card stock of any color.

Next, cut out the template along the solid black line.

Use a glue stick to cover the paper template on the side that does NOT have the dashed line.

Place the paper cone template onto the wrong side of your fabric and press into place. Work to remove any air bubbles or ripples. A ruler works great for this!

Run glue along the folding tab (face up) and fold your fabric over and onto the tab.

Trim your tab fabric as needed.

Now, use your scissors to cut out the fabric covered template. If possible, use scalloped pinking shears for a lovely effect!

Fold your tab in to give it a strong folding line.

When the glue has set, roll your fabric-covered template into a cone and HOT glue the tab to the cone's exterior.

When the tab has set, use your hold punch to create two holes on either side of the top of the cone about 1" down from the top.

Thread your ribbon through your holes and tie a knot to secure on the inside or outside of the cone, whichever you prefer.

Flowers in a fabric cone hanging from a front door knocker of house


Today is a gift. Let's put a bow on it!
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💕 jennifer

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