Friday, August 16, 2013

Cute + Inexpensive Housewarming Gift

Do you remember what it was like when you first moved out on your own? Were you excited, scared...both? I got married pretty young so when I moved out of my parents' house it was right into our very first apartment and I was so excited! I have always loved house-y things, decorating, and organizing, so the chance to do whatever I wanted to my very own home was awesome. 

After moving into our first apartment, and then continuing to move a total of 5 times in 5 years, I know what it's like to start over, and over, and over. So when I found out my friend was moving into her own apartment in just a couple weeks I took the opportunity to make her a little housewarming gift full of things I found helpful when moving in for the first time. 

To make this housewarming "basket" I hit up the dollar store because I knew I would be able to find some great things and sure enough I wasn't disappointed. For just $10 I threw together this adorable gift and I think she'll really love it!

For the "basket" part of the gift I decided to be practical and used a colander instead in a fun cheery yellow color. I'm not sure what her home's color scheme is going to be but I know she loves yellow so I took a shot.

After lining the colander with a little tissue paper I filled it with my dollar store deals: Tide detergent, measuring cups, hand soap, Febreeze spray, Dawn dish soap, bottle opener, trash bags, bathroom wipes, and a bag of popcorn...because moving makes you hungry of course.

I raided my gift bag stash and was so happy to find this one that was just the right size and the colors matched perfectly! What a happy surprise. I hope she likes it :)

Click here to watch my housewarming gift video!
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