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Maypole DIY

Happy May Day tomorrow! I’ve been wanting to make a Maypole for years and I even tried doing this project last year but we didn’t have time to work out the kinks. This project was so fun to make and I really want to throw an annual May Day party for my friends. White dresses ribbons and flower crown wreaths! This post is part of a series of posts I’ll be doing with Paper Mart. Which is perfect because you need a lot of ribbon for this project. Paper Mart has been my go-to source for years  (see: here, here, and here–I even used them for my wedding!) They have really great affordable ribbon in perfect colors. For this project I used the 1.5″ double face satin. They come in giant 50 yard rolls and they are only $7.50! Check out their selection and prices, they’re amazing. (This is my favorite wired ribbon FYI.)

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Materials Needed: Greenery and flowers, Paper Mart 1.5″ Satin Ribbon, Floral Wire, 18″ Wreath Base, 8′ Pole,

Step 1: To secure the Wreath Base to the pole, cut a vertical notch into the top of the pole so the wreath base sits inside. (Sidenote: We taped and spray painted this pole to make it stripey.) Screw the wreath base into the pole and secure in place with floral wire.
Step 2: Take a section of greenery and wire to the wreath base in sections, adding more as you make your way around the wreath. Repeat on the pack side of wreath.
Step 3: Add flowers to wreath and secure with floral wire.
Step 4: Tie on Ribbon (and measure length of desired ribbon strands.)
Step 5. Party!

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This post is Sponsored by Paper Mart one of my long-time trusted sources.

Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day /Thanks to Design Mom for letting us shoot in her yard

  1. Rachel

    April 30, 2014

    What a fun project! I would love to use some of the excess ribbon I have for this!

  2. Kara

    April 30, 2014

    SO cute. I definitely want to try this with my kids someday!

  3. sarah

    April 30, 2014

    Awesome, Jordan!

  4. Jordan

    April 30, 2014

    I absolutely love how easy this is! Extremely darling!

  5. maggie

    April 30, 2014

    Oh my gosh, how freaking cute is this? I wanna make my own Maypole!

  6. chelsea

    April 30, 2014

    I love it so much!

  7. angel swanson

    April 30, 2014

    Oh I love maypoles! Beautiful project!

  8. Kristin

    April 30, 2014

    What fun! Looks so easy to make as well.

  9. Hali

    April 30, 2014

    Growing up my school had a may day festival every year and we always braided our own flower crowns, picked out new white dresses and learned the most intricate dances to form braids around the may pole. This just brought back a flood of amazing memories!

  10. katie

    May 1, 2014

    How did it look after they’d woven it all up?

  11. Kathleen

    May 4, 2014

    Am totally in love with May Day – so much that we got married on May 1 and it was a Tuesday. Since we were on the beach in Jamaica, it really didn’t matter in terms of booking a venue!
    I have a photo of my mom in her grade school May Pole dance (circa 1938), wearing a crepe paper costume. When I was little, she would help me make little bouquet out of flowers from the yard, wrapped in tissue. I would put on neighbors’s porches, ring the doorbell, and run.
    Thank you for the pictures of a 2014 May Pole and bringing back childhood memories.
    Happy May Day!

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