Get ready for out of town guests – DIY Welcome Basket

The holidays are approaching fast, and I started thinking about a couple of guests coming to visit. When it comes to hosting a family member or a close friend at home, I’m pretty laid back and I try not to over-schedule my guest but keep things more spontaneous.

It would be nice, though, if I was a little more prepared for an unexpected visit. Thankfully, I was inspired by my partnership with Cottonelle Megaroll’s 4-rolls- in-1 efficiency to design a simple solution and be more hospitable.

Get ready for out-of-town guests – DIY Welcome Basket

Getting organized with cottonelle

I brainstormed about putting together a simple “welcome guest” basket. Then I thought to myself, If I were going to stay at a relatives’ home or close friend, I would love to skip having to ask where to find fresh towels, bedding, etc. Instead, if there were a spot where I could find the usual necessities, I would feel very much welcomed. So I came up with a list of necessities for a welcome basket for a future guest.

Welcome basket(s)

  • Fresh towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Bedding
  • That’s it! 

And I didn’t spend hours putting these containers together. 15 minutes tops. 

Getting organized with cottonelle

I had two spare grey containers that I needed to put to good use. Then I went through my stationery supplies and picked two wooden tags. First I thought of using a wood burning tool to label my tags, but then I played with letter stickers I’ve collected during my crafty years and made these tags in no time. 

You can spell anything you’d like on the tags, but plan for a short word in order to fit them all in one wooden tag. Or you can get smaller letters and go from there.

Getting organized with cottonelle

Big thank you Cottonelle Megaroll  4-rolls- in-1 efficiency, for inspiring my “Welcome Basket” idea.

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2 Comments

  1. 2015/11/17 / 4:22 am

    Great idea and thinking ahead. I hate to have to bother home owner for things so try to bring my own as much as possible. Would be really nice for guest to have necessities handy in room where guest is staying. Good idea to have items handy in a tote/box as you have done. I’m sure any guest would feel very welcome by your efforts. Happy week

    • 2015/11/21 / 12:54 am

      Hello JaneEllen! Thank you for stopping by ;) So glad you found this kit useful ;)

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