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May Baskets

Martha Stewart Living, May 1995

May is a heady time of year, with spring flowers scenting the air. Celebrate by reviving an old May Day custom: Surprise a loved one by hanging a basket on his or her doorknob. Here are some suggestions for making your own May baskets.

May baskets can be recycled from tin and glass household containers:

- Hammer holes in the sides of a tin can or antique cocoa tin. Run twine or ribbon through each hole, and knot inside.

- Wrap dark annealed iron wire below the lip of a jelly jar. Loop and twist a second wire around the first for a handle.

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