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How to Make a Beautiful Gift Basket

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Mother’s Day is one of the few occasions we slow down & let our mothers know how much we appreciate them. As a child, I planted flowers for my mom on Mother’s Day that she could enjoy throughout the year. It was a small opportunity for me to thank her for selfless & unconditional love. I also like to take advantage of Mother’s Day to celebrate my friends, who while are busy moms themselves, make time & share that same selfless love in our friendship. I have created a beautiful homemade Mother’s Day gift basket filled with everything she needs to enjoy a beautiful & relaxing day that also makes a great bridesmaids gift.

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How to create a beautiful Mother's Day gift basket

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A friend of mine shared this beautiful quote from Abe Lincoln. “All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” It’s so true! I wrote this on kraft painter’s paper using my how to fake calligraphy technique. I adhered it with double sided tape & adorned it with a pinch of lilac.

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Baskets almost always require something to give the items that fill them a little height. I love using dried moss. It’s a neutral color & a pretty filler that’s firm. You can easily cut it to size & disperse as needed.

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I always try to create a cohesive theme in my gift basket. I wanted to include my favorite things to relax {because chances are if it’s something you love, your loved ones will too} – wine, flowers, bath milk & sugar scrubChardonnay & Pinot Gris are two of my favorite wines to enjoy in spring & their pretty green bottles were the perfect contrast to the lilacs growing in our garden. I scented the bath milk & sugar scrubs with lilac essential oil.

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I chose a basket that could nestle all the items in perfectly. This basket can also tote pies – an entertainer’s dream!


How to create a beautiful gift basket - tips and tricks to creating a gift basket for any occasion

Get the step-by-step tutorial to make your own bouquet that’s beautiful to gift & ready for a vase.



Tuck all of your contents neatly inside & tie with a ribbon. Snip a pretty bloom to adorn the handle & it’s ready for gifting.


I’ve always believed that half of a gift is the presentation itself. Make a beautiful first impression forgoing the wrapping paper & replacing it with a gorgeous basket that can be used in a variety of ways.


What do you love to receive for Mother’s Day?

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Coordinately yours,


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14 comments on “How to Make a Beautiful Gift Basket”

  1. This is wonderful, Julie! I’m totally going to copy this for my Mom’s Mother’s Day gift. Can you recommend a good resource for a great basket like the one you used? And I love the tip of using moss as the basket’s cushion–genius!

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