An Easy DIY Housewarming Gift

Posted in: I'm Moving, Home Decorating

Some people hear the word “DIY” and they’re instantly afraid. They picture paint, scary tools, and a whole lotta time. But today’s DIY project isn’t scary at all and it will take you less than 10 minutes to put together. Yep, we’re pretty confident ANYONE can tackle this project.

If you have a housewarming party coming up, and you have no idea what to bring, we’ve got you covered. This personalized DIY housewarming gift will be sure to impress your friends and the new homeowners. Plus, it’s chock-full of useful gifts that the new homeowners might actually need! Practical & cute…that’s what we call a win-win in our playbook.

Here’s what you need for this project…

  • Glass Jar or Canister
  • Chalkboard marker or paint pen
  • Printed off Text
  • Tape
  • Ribbon
  • Your favorite home products to fill the jar!

STEP 1: To create the words on the jar, you’ll need to print something off your computer to trace. We went with “Home Sweet Home”, but feel free to get creative!

STEP 2: Tape the piece of paper inside the glass jar, and trace the words onto the outside of the jar using a paint pen or chalkboard marker. The writing will not be permanent but should stay on there as long as you don’t rub it off with a wet rag. Take the paper out of the jar and discard.

favorite-home-productsSTEP 3: Tie a ribbon around your jar and stick lots of goodies inside. Here are some items we suggest including…

  • Mini champagne bottles
  • Wooden spoons and utensils
  • Soap
  • Washi Tape
  • Clothespins
  • Magic Erasers
  • Towels or Patterned Napkins
  • Your favorite scented candle
  • Screws, Nails, or Command Strips
  • Chalkboard Marker or Paint Pen (throw it in there so the homeowners can easily change up the writing on the jar!)
  • Goo Gone, Stainless steel cleaner, or your favorite home cleaning products

gift-housewarming-jarAnd boom…you’re done! You now have a personalized DIY housewarming gift designed to make your friends feel more comfortable in their new home. Look at you…you’re a DIY’er now!


I'm Moving

Moving? Thinking about moving? Whether your move is off in the distance or you already have one foot out the door, you'll learn about everything you should expect through our useful how-to's, cool articles and much more. It's all specially curated for you in our "I'm Moving" section.

I'm a Mover

For rookies or veterans alike, our "I'm a Mover" section is filled with extensive industry news, crucial protips and in-depth guides written by industry professionals. Sharing our decade of moving knowledge is just one way we help keep our professional movers at the top of their game.