30 Apr '11, 8pm

DIY: Making a Maypole for a Maypole Dance

DIY: Making a Maypole for a Maypole Dance

These days, I’m all about celebrating and finding joy in the turning seasons without buying lots of stuff. For May Day, and May Day Weekend celebrations, I created a Maypole from a salvaged branch to serve as the focal point of a casual gathering with children ages two years-old to six years-old and their parents. It was extremely easy. Here’s how I did it, as well as simple instructions for dancing the Maypole dance: 1. Find a tall pole or branch around 10 feet tall. 2. Determine the amount of ribbon you’ll need by counting your “dancing” guests. Each guest will need one ribbon. I created a Maypole for eight people, so I had eight ribbons. 3. Cut ribbon into lengths of at least four yards long. If you have eight-yard-long ribbon, you only need half as many strips. 4. If your pole has a flat round top, you can make a Maypole like Martha Stewart by cutting a a circular disk...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/diy-making-a-may-pole-fo...

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