November 18, 2013

Housewarming Bucket DIY

I attended a house warming party over the weekend and while I typically just bring a bottle of wine or liquor, I wanted to do something a bit more creative this time. I came across this Pin from Martha Stewart for making a housewarming bucket.

I had problems finding a standard silver-colored utility bucket, but found a prettier tin one at Target that was a smaller though. I filled the contents with some fun, yet useful items - a sponge, extension cord, Goo Be Gone, grill lighter, post-its, shopping list and tape.
I then used some green chalkboard paint for the first time and painted a square on the front of the bucket. I applied two coats and wrote "Welcome Home" with chalk.
It was a fun project that was easy enough to do and my gift was definitely unique and the only one of it's kind there, bonus!


  1. What a cute idea. this is a great housewarming gift.

  2. Great idea! Love Goo Be Gone! Every household should have a bottle.

  3. Love this idea! I've been looking for some inspiration on what to put in it. I'm probably going to copy yours :)

  4. That idea so practical and original gift. Thanks for sharing, I will keep in mind the next time you invite me

  5. Great idea, I wish i was so welcoming, haha, no seriously great job!

  6. Now this is what a housewarming gift should be. Useful gifts for the house. I might go heavier on the cleaning products and sponges...always was a thing for me when I moved into a new rental. Now that I own, I embrace my dirt!


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