Make This Mother's Day Cocktail Gift Basket

Whip up a floral-inspired gift basket that’s as easy to assemble as it is to enjoy. Plus, this blackberry simple syrup recipe will easily become your seasonal go-to.

Basket With Lemons, Cocktail Mix, DIY Stirrer, Lavender, Tea Towel

Mother's Day Cocktail Gift Basket

To make Danielle's Mother's Day cocktail gift basket you will need, a basket, crinkle paper, a small potted plant, barware accessories, DIY cocktail mix, club soda, a crafty stirrer, dried lavender, fresh lemons and a lemon squeeze.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

This year, ditch the gift cards and celebrate Mom with a creative DIY she’ll truly enjoy: a botanical-inspired cocktail basket. HGTV Handmade’s Danielle Boaz shares a step-by-step guide to make and assemble the perfect Mother’s Day cocktail gift basket filled with an easy-to-make etched floral glass, crafty lavender cocktail stirrer and homemade blackberry simple syrup that will elevate any classic drink.

Basket With Lemons, Cocktail Mix, DIY Stirrer, Lavender, Tea Towel

Mother's Day Cocktail Gift Basket

To make Danielle's Mother's Day cocktail gift basket you will need, a basket, crinkle paper, a small potted plant, barware accessories, DIY cocktail mix, club soda, a crafty stirrer, dried lavender, fresh lemons and a lemon squeeze.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Mini Lavender Pot Cocktail Stirrer

Faux Lavender Springs in Orange Mini Pot on Dowel Makes Drink Stirrer

Lavender Pot Drink Stirrer

First, use a paint brush to paint the outside of the small wooden pot with one coat of orange paint. Once dry, paint the inside. Next, take the dried pot and add a dab of hot glue to the bottom hole using a low-temp hot glue gun to ensure a snug fit. Then, push the 5’’ dowel rod through the hole about 1’’ from the top. Let dry. Finally, use scissors to trim a few sprigs of lavender to different lengths, around 2’’ in length. Then use a low-temp hot glue gun to affix each sprig to the inside of the pot. Adjust and layer as desired.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Materials + Tools

  • low-temp hot glue gun
  • paintbrush
  • scissors

Paint + Dry + Glue

First, use a paintbrush to paint the outside of the mini wooden pot with one coat of burnt orange paint. Once dry, paint the inside (Image 1). Next, take the dried mini pot and add a dab of hot glue to the bottom hole using a low-temp hot glue gun to ensure a snug fit. Then, push the 5’’ dowel rod through the hole, leaving about 1’’ from the top. Let dry. Finally, use scissors to trim a few sprigs of faux lavender to different lengths, around 2’’ total in length. Then, use a low-temp hot glue gun to attach each sprig to the inside of the pot (Image 2). Adjust as desired.

Etched Floral Glass

Hand Holds Finished Etched Floral Rocks Glass Outside

Easy Etched Rocks Glass

This floral etched rocks glass is created using an adhesive stencil, etching cream and a paint brush.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Materials + Tools

  • paintbrush
  • protective gloves

Stencil + Paint + Rinse

Place an adhesive flower stencil onto one side of a rocks glass, close to the center. Press firmly on the stencil to ensure there are no gaps, or the etching cream could bleed under the stencil (Image 1). Next, put on protective gloves. Using a paintbrush, brush a thick layer of etching cream over the stencil on the glass and let it rest according to package directions, or about 3 minutes (Image 2). Then, thoroughly rinse the glass and stencil with water. Remove stencil from glass and continue rinsing with water until all etching cream is removed. Repeat the above steps on the other side of the glass, if desired (Image 3).

Lavender Blackberry Simple Syrup

Bottle of Lavender Simple Syrup, Gin, Club Soda, Dried Herbs on Table

Lavender Collins Cocktail Mix

Make a Lavender Collins by adding 1 1/2 ounces of gin, 3/4 ounces fresh lemon juice, 1/2 ounces lavender and blackberry simple syrup and 3 ounces of club soda. Top with ice and garnish with lavender sprigs.

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Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Ingredients + Tools

  • 3 tablespoons dried or fresh lavender flowers
  • 1 package blackberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • saucepan

Boil + Strain + Enjoy

Lavender simple syrup is a key ingredient in a Lavender Collins cocktail, the drink this basket is built around! To make it, simply fill a saucepan with 1 cup water, 2 cups sugar, 1 8-ounce package blackberries and 3 tablespoons of fresh or dried lavender flowers. Bring ingredients to a boil, stir, then remove from heat and strain the syrup into a bowl to remove flowers and berries. Pour the syrup into a glass bottle and add a sticker label with the Lavender Collins drink recipe (Image 1). Then, add the free sticker labels to club soda and gin for a cohesive look. Tip: Print the recipe card directly onto sticker paper. Or, use a gift tag and affix it to the bottle top with twine.

Lavender Collins Cocktail Recipe

Try this beautiful and refreshing party-worthy cocktail made with fresh blackberries and a lavender-infused simple syrup. It's our spring twist on the traditional Collins.

Gift Basket Assembly

Basket With Lemons, Cocktail Mix, DIY Stirrer, Lavender, Tea Towel

Mother's Day Cocktail Gift Basket

To make Danielle's Mother's Day cocktail gift basket you will need, a basket, crinkle paper, a small potted plant, barware accessories, DIY cocktail mix, club soda, a crafty stirrer, dried lavender, fresh lemons and a lemon squeeze.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Danielle Boaz

Danielle Boaz

Materials + Tools

  • lemon squeeze
  • brass barware
  • club soda
  • tea towel

Fluff + Fill + Enjoy

Fluff up and fill your Mother’s Day gift basket with a base of crinkle-cut paper, then fill it up with the cocktail ingredients and accouterments like fresh lemons, a handheld juicer, brass barware and a botanical tea towel (Image 1). Finish with a potted lavender plant, the DIY etched floral glass, the crafted cocktail stirrer and dried lavender (Image 2). Then gift this picture-perfect cocktail basket on Mother’s Day and share a cheers together (Image 3).

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