One of my favorite traditions to do with my kids is celebrating May Day with cute handmade baskets that we leave on the doors of friends and loved ones. It’s a fun way to celebrate the arrival of a new season while demonstrating to my kids the joy of surprising people with random acts of kindness. This year we’re giving out these fun May Day craft mason jars that are super easy to make and because they are filled with faux succulents, even easier to care for!
- Darice Mason Jars (I used these neat blue tinted ones.)
- Darice Earthtone Pebbles
- Preserved Sheet Moss
- Darice Mini Artificial Succulents
- Darice Metal Canning Jar Neck Clip
- Blank Tags
Step 1. The instructions for making a May Day craft succulent jar are so easy that you could easily make it with even the youngest of children! To begin, carefully pour a handful of small pebbles into the bottom of your mason jar. Add an appropriately sized piece of sheet moss to the surface of the pebbles.
Step 2. Insert your desired mini succulents in place. You may need to trim the succulent stems down to ensure a good fit. Don’t trim too much, though! The wires add to the stability of the entire piece.
I told you making this May Day craft was going to be crazy easy! We’re planning on leaving them on the doors of a few elderly neighbors. I’m sure they’re going to appreciate the kind gesture as well as how easy these succulents will be to take care of. Hope you enjoy making and giving these sweet little May Day crafts to all your friends and family this year. I know they’re going to love receiving them!
These terrarium garden necklaces would also make sweet gifts to hand out in celebration of May Day.
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