Saturday, October 15, 2011

Neighbor Welcome Basket

We just had some new neighbors move-in next door to us. They seem very nice, and have two Labrador Retrievers! Hopefully they like Jake. So far, they've just been friendly barking through the fence to one another. New besties?!

Anyway, I decided to bring over a welcome basket, introduce ourselves, and exchange contact information. Since I spent four hours making kolacky with my Grandma today, I decided that baking was out of the question. So, I put together a quick little basket with a few goodies for the new homeowners.

Neighbor Welcome Basket
HGTV Magazine
Painting Pamphlets
All-Purpose Paintbrush
Painter's Tape
Picture Hanger Kit
Card with Neighbor Contact Info

I thought that these were items that every new home owner could definitely use. I was kinda psyched about the picture hanger kit.
Wish we had one!

I made the "Welcome" sign and card from paint swatches (FREEEEEE!!!). I found one that was particularly applicable to the situation, and put it in front:

"Warm Welcome"
Love the the paint color!

Gotta love SIMPLE and FREE

 It's fun to play around with paint swatches to make different color combinations!

Just a little welcome package...

Hope this basket helps my new neighbors turn their new
house into a HOME!

Take Time for Lemonade,

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  1. Now this is really one of the cutest and most practical "welcome" baskets I have ever seen!!! How original!

  2. You are awesome. If I was your neighbor I would def love it and you!

  3. How sweet are you? There are several houses for sale on my block.. and I have an awesome neighborhood... we would be happy to have you here in NJ! Thanks so much for sharing wtih the Pink Hippo party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
    Hope you stop by and enter my giveaway for a chance to win up to $100 in MDF craft goodies @

  4. Can I move next door to you? That is such a fabulous idea and one that I would love to do in the future. What a "warm welcome." I am a new follower from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky from

  5. What a great idea! We just had some new neighbors move in last week. I found you through Under the Table and Dreaming. Thanks for sharing!

  6. SUPER FUN Idea!!! I'm glad you came by and I'm glad I came by, too!!! I'm glad we're friends! I'm your newest "follower"!!!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

  7. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog! Now listen how cool this is-I'm YOUR 21st follower and you're MY 21st follower! Cue the Twilight Zone music!

  8. C-UTE! Won't you be MY neighbor? ;D

    Warmly, Michelle