May 1st is May Day and depending where you grew up it can mean a lot of different things. I checked Wikipedia to see the definition and it was described just as I learned as a child growing up in Minnesota and later in Colorado. When we were young we made our baskets from winding ribbons through berry baskets or construction paper folded into a cone shape and a ribbon for a handle. We filled them with flowers and little treats and delivered them to unsuspecting neighbors by leaving the basket on their doorstep, ringing the bell and running away. I made these for a few girls with cups I found at the Goodwill store for $1.At Home Depot I found miniature boxwood basil plants. Each had four plants for $2. I planted them in tiny pots. I love using this kind of basil in place of a chiffonade. It’s beautiful on a watermelon salad or just about anything where you would add basil.I was surprised how easy it was to make the candles. I saw this post where she used mini latte bowls from Anthropologie. I purchased the candle wicks and wax from Michaels. Each box of soy based wax made 3 candles using my regular size cups. I used a pot that I found at Goodwill for $1 at the same time I found the cups. I scented the candles with sweet orange oil from Whole Foods. The wax melts very quickly and I poured it into the cups with the wicks taped to a chop stick to hold it in place. I always thought candle making was difficult…it’s not. Each basket was arranged with a candle, a package of shortbread cookies and a boxwood basil plant. Happy May Day!