Whether you have a company stay over the holidays or renting a home through Airbnb, adding a cute Guest Welcome Basket is a great way to show how much you appreciate the guests. This DIY Guest Welcome Basket is super easy to make. Lots of these items you probably have in your bathroom right now.
What inspired me to do this Cute Guest Welcome Basket?
Thinking about the holidays, I always think it is lovely to give a guest welcome basket for family and friends who will stay during the holidays.
What supplies did I use to make this Cute Guest Welcome Basket?
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- Fabric Basket
- Wicker mesh tray
- Two towels, two hand towels, and two wash clothes
- 1-inch fabric ribbon beige
- Wicker box with a lid - small
- Wooden pumpkin with vinyl letters spelling out welcome to our home
- tissue paper
- Accessories to put in it: scrub gloves, cotton swabs, cotton pads, cleaning wipes, sewing kit, mirror, bandaids, stain remover, bath salt, lavender spray, eyeglass cleaner and cloth, mints, nail file, moisturizer, comb, facial cleanser.
How much did it cost to make this Cute Guest Welcome Basket?
I pretty much had most of these items in the home. I only bought the wooden pumpkin sign, woven basket, and Wooden mesh basket. The total cost was $15.00.
How long did it take to make this Cute Guest Welcome Basket?
It only took about 1 hour to set this up because I had the items already in the bathroom. Gathering the stuff together took the longest time.
How did I make this Cute Guest Welcome Basket?
First, roll up the towels into rolls and tie them with beige ribbon. Tieing it once will be easier for the guest to untie it.
Then, lay out all the items you want to add to the baskets. Crunch the tissue paper and place it loosely in the bottom of the basket. Lay out the items you want to place in the basket. Starting from the back of the basket, add the largest bottles, working the way to the front of the basket with the smaller items.
Now, added black letters that say "welcome to our home" on the wooden pumpkin. Set it aside.
I pulled out the small wicker box and added the small items to the box. I then set it aside. This box helps keep all the things in place and easily accessible.
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Then, working from the back of the wicker tray, add the completed fabric basket and the sign. I added the large rolled towels on their side to the outside of the tray. I added the small wicker basket to the front. Then, add the hand towels and the washcloth rolls.
The Big Reveal
This Cute Guest Welcome Basket looks lovely. I like it.
Where to place this guest welcome basket?
You can place these baskets in various areas. I like to put it on a chair or desk in the guest room. If you have room in the bathroom, you can leave it on the vanity.
What extra items to add to a guest welcome basket?
There are lots of things you can add to a guest welcome basket. You can easily add an instant chai tea homemade bottom for their room if you want to include a kettle and mugs. Below is more items you can add:
- Shampoo / conditioner
- Nail clippers
- Antibacterial soap
- Shaving cream
- Shower cap
I hope this inspires you to make something special for your guests this holiday season. If you try this, please let us know what you added to your welcome basket!