(…aaannndd yet another use for a Mason Jar!)
One of my co-workers recently bought her first home and I am just so dang excited for her! After years of moving and renting (we moved six times in our first five years of marriage), I love (finally!) being a homeowner and making our house a home. I hope she has as much fun with her house as I have had with mine.
To celebrate this occasion, I put together a little housewarming gift for her.
If you are like me and not a great cook, this would make a great “welcome to the neighborhood” gift for a new neighbor as well! (What? You mean they wouldn’t appreciate a frozen Stouffer’s lasagna?!?!)
So instead of a recipe for a delicious meal, here is my recipe for a great housewarming gift in a jar:
Start with an over-sized jar. I really-really-really love this large and in charge Mason Jar (half-gallon size), but really any large jar will do.
Next, stir sweet kitchen items into the jar. I like using consumables for this part. I remember feeling so overwhelmed with “stuff” when I was moving so giving consumable items is always a welcomed gesture.
Mix in a dish towel because a new kitchen calls for new dish towels. I used a blue and white striped dish towel.
Then, layer in some festive initial monogrammed beverage napkins. Your new home owner is now ready to be a fabulous hostess for a last minute get-together with friends.
Add a dash of delicious smelling Mrs. Meyers hand soap. Seriously, who doesn’t love this stuff? My favorites are tied between Lemon Verbena and Basil, but went with the Lemon because it is more colorful.
To serve, add a hand-written congrats note and tie a raffia ribbon.
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