DIY Gourmet Gift Basket For Less

One of our favorite beginning of summer road trips is going to pick blackberries, and then freezing them for use in a variety of sweet treats throughout the year.  One easy and oh so good way to use almost any berry to is make your own fruit syrup for pouring over everything from pancakes to ice cream.  Sweet treats are meant to be shared and May Arts ribbon can help you take this simple treat and turn it into a gift anyone will welcome.

Gourmet Gift Basket For Less

A bottle of homemade Blackberry Syrup simply tied with May Arts crochet lace and leaves in burgundy and celery green take your simple gift and turn it into gourmet store quality.  I hand-stamped a matching label tied it on with burlap string then added a sweet little paper doily to finish off the look.

Why not take your gift one more step and add a matching basket and some blackberry treats to go with the syrup?

Gourmet Gift Basket For Less

I found this little basket at my local thrift store for 99 cents!  I love the metal work on the handle and sides.  A quick dip in tea gave it a beautiful warm color.  I threaded the crochet lace ribbon through the basket openings then tied and wrapped additional crochet lace ribbon around the handle.

Gourmet Gift Basket For Less

To make the gift even more appealing, I added a couple of Blackberry Lemon Bars to drizzle some of the yummy syrup over.

Gourmet Gift Basket For Less

Now that’s a gift that’s sure to earn you a warm welcome anytime!

Gourmet Gift Basket For Less

I’ve included the recipe for the Blackberry Syrup and Blackberry Lemon Bars in case you want to share some May Arts dressed treats with someone special.

Thanks for stopping by!  We love your comments.

Blog post by Charlene Driggs

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    · Get creative. There’s no rule that says gourmet gifts have to actually be placed in “baskets”. They can be placed in boxes, on platters, etc. There are also gift towers to consider, which include multiple boxes placed on top of one another.

  2. Keira Martins

    Wow! this sounds amazing! thanks for sharing

    Gourmet gift basket


    This is adorable!

  4. Dorina D

    great tasty treat.  Nothing better than Blackberry syrup unless it's wild blackberry jam…..  everything looks so good.  Great job

  5. Sue D

    What a wonderful gift idea and thanks for the recipes too!

  6. Kristie Maynard

    Now who wouldn't just love a basket like this.  Beautiful job on all of it!

  7. TracyM #6773

    What a pretty and tasty treat – definitely made with love!!!

  8. Virginia Fynes

    looks great! I want to eat my computer now, thanks!

  9. Toni Storie

    Wow, Charlene!  That looks fabulous, a gift that everyone would love to receive!


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