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DIY May Day Flower Tins with Cheri Hunt, LivingWell Art Instructor

One of Cheri Hunt's good friends lost her mom to ovarian cancer on May 1, 2002. In honor of her mom and her birthday, Cheri's friend creates May Day flower tins with her sons and delivers them to loved ones ...

Spread joy in your circles this spring by creating May Day Tins filled with fresh-picked flowers from your yard ... or Trader Joe's. 🌷

Step 1: Get out your ModPodge, scissors, acrylic paints, brushes, tissue paper, ribbon, and recycled food tins. Remove labels from tins and wash well!

Step 2: Paint your tins white.

STEP 3: Cut pieces of colorful tissue paper into rectangles and place onto your tin with ModPodge.

STEP 4: Get creative! Paint some of your tins or cover them with wrapping paper for vibrant color. Add buttons, ribbons, rickrack, burlap, etc., with a glue gun for even more flair and texture.

STEP 5: Poke two holes in the top of your tin with a nail and hammer, or get out your drill. Thread a ribbon through each of the two holes to create a handle so that the tin can be hung.

STEP 6: Fill your tins with fresh-cut spring flowers and some water to keep them thriving.

STEP 7: Spread joy! Deliver your May Day flower tins to friends and family members. Leave them at a doorstep or hang them from a branch outside of a loved one's window for a sweet surprise.

Happy May! 💐