May is the month of Mary. It is a tradition in the Catholic church to crown Mary with flowers during the month of May. It can be done at any time during the month, but May 1 (also known as "May Day") is a very popular day for it ;-) You can use real flowers, or make a crown from fake flowers. Here are some ideas if you're looking to have a May crowning at home!
Here's a tutorial on making a crown from fake flowers
on One Hour Craft. Blue roses would be a great choice of flower!
Find a great tutorial on making a crown from real flowers
on Project Wedding.
I love this idea for a May Crowning Snack! I found this
over on Praying for Grace.
Collect what you need to make your own crown for Mary at
The Dollar Tree with Family at the Foot of the Cross.
Under Her Starry Mantel shares how to make this May Crown.
Find a lot of beautiful May Crowning Ideas at
Under Her Starry Mantel.
Find a beautiful Home May Crowning on Wildflowers and Marbles.
Don't miss all these amazing May Crowing Resources
from The Catholic Toolbox! :-)
Lots of May Crowning Ideas over on Waltzing Matilda
including this Mary punch :-)
Find a May Day Craft over on Cottage Blessings.
Find an interactive rosary activity to include in your May Crowning
over on Hang on Baby Jesus This is Gonna Get Bumpy.
And last but not least, check out these amazing cupcakes!
There are no directions about making them, but I thought they'd
be magnificent at a May Crowning! If any of you make them or
figure it out, let us know how to do it ourselves :-)
*Updated to say- Kate left us some directions in the comments!*
Another option is to bring flowers to a Mary statue at your church. This can be a really fun thing to do with the kids, especially if you pick the flowers yourselves first! :-)
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