Growing up my mom would tell me stories about how she and her friends would use wallpaper to make May Day cones each year to leave on the doorsteps or doorknobs of their neighborhood friends on May 1st. They would fill them with treats or little flowers they picked from their yards or the fields … just to brighten someone’s day. Doesn’t that sound like an absolutely charming, friendly thing to do?! Ever since hearing her stories, I have always wanted to make my own … but I’m thinking we shouldn’t have to wait until May 1st to spread a little sunshine … it could be something really fun to do ANY time this Spring!
I created my Spring Tussie Mussies using the Spring collection
by Echo Park Paper and they are featured on the Echo Park Paper blog today
. I selected the tone-on-tone patterns to create the base of the cone and then added more colorful patterned accent panels to the sides. It was so much fun picking and choosing the different paper combinations from the adorable Spring papers
The front of the yellow Tussie Mussie
features a layered award ribbon shape inspired and created from the Echo Park Award Ribbon Silhouette shape
. I added the hot air balloon ephemera die cut circle and a sticker sentiment to the front. The balloon looks like it is floating in the sky among the die cut clouds created with the Under the Weather die
I matted an element sticker with the Echo Park Stamp Silhouette shape
for the front panel of the pink Tussie Mussie
. I tied a bit of twine around the block and then added die cut flowers (Spring Flowers Die
) and leaves (Fall Branch Die Set
) as accents. The top is finished with a die cut bow created from the blue word paper from the collection.
I can’t wait to surprise my kids with these fun springtime treats! I think I will hang them on their bedroom doorknobs to discover one of these mornings!!
Have a great week!