September 5, 2014

Welcome to Your New Home: A Creative and Useful Housewarming Gift Idea with #PalmoliveWM #ad

This is a Lunchbox sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

Welcome to Your New Home: A Creative and Useful Housewarming Gift Idea

Useful housewarming gifts are the best way to say “Welcome to Your New Home" to a new neighbor! We recently noticed some new neighbors moving into the townhouse next to ours, we walked  and briefly introduced ourselves but didn't really get to chit-chat much because hubs and I were on our way to run some errands.

fter our short interaction I just knew I had to get them a little something to welcome them, I would love to get to know them a little better than just the two second awkward waves and casual hellos... While I didn't want to go all Bree Van de Kamp on them, I did want to give them a little something to make them feel welcome; I also wanted it to be something they could get some use out of. After finding out their unit hasn't been updated since the stone ages and they are without a dishwasher I had the perfect housewarming gift idea - I decided to make them a "dish-washing" themed housewarming gift!

Welcome to Your New Home: A Creative and Useful Housewarming Gift Idea

I put together this cute little basket for just $8 -such a bargain for a housewarming gift idea! When choosing I soap I went right for the Palmolive. Why? Because it actually works, it keeps your hands soft, and it's inexpensive - I only paid $1.00 per bottle! I also grabbed some rougher scrubbers ($1 for all 6), 2 packs of sponges ( $1 per pack= $2), and a dish towel ($1.50).

Welcome to Your New Home: A Creative and Useful Housewarming Gift Idea
I added in something that I hope they really like, handmade by me -  a customized piece of sharpie art on a gorgeous piece of china... How much did that cost me? 50 cents at the thrift store and I already had the markers! And lastly, the basket it's all sitting in cost $1.
How much does that all add up to? ONLY $8!

Welcome to Your New Home: A Creative and Useful Housewarming Gift Idea
I should start making these for every neighbor with how useful it all will be and at that price! The plate features a Julia Child quote, "People who LOVE to eat are always the best people"... and since they mentioned being foodies a few times in our brief conversation and she seems to have the same style as I do - I think they will like it! Now I'm just waiting on the neighbors to arrive back home so I can stop on over and formally say hello and welcome them! If I make another one I think a cute quote idea would be "You Wash, I'll Dry."
Does anyone have any other cute kitchen related quote ideas?
Welcome to Your New Home: A Creative and Useful Housewarming Gift Idea

Are you wondering how I made the plate?

To make this project, simply just s
cribble on china with sharpies. Bake at 450 degrees in the oven AND don't use the plate for anything other than decoration.


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