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Housewarming Jar DIY

Have friends that are moving? Here is a little gift that is easy to put together and is so thoughtful. All you need is a printout and a paint pen to trace it on the jar. Then just stop by a hardware store to stock up the jar and you’ve got a present.

Materials: A variety of housewarming goods, a large glass jar with a lid, a printout of your desired text, tape, opaque paint pen, ribbon

Step 1: Print out your text and tape it to the inside of the jar.
Step 2: Trace over the text with your paint pen and then remove the paper from the inside of the jar.
Step 3: Tie a ribbon onto the top of the jar.
Step 4: Fill it up with the housewarming goodies.

Photography by  Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting by Jessica Heywood

Styling by Caitlin Barker

  1. Sarah | Sarah The Architect

    May 6, 2013

    Love the combination between cute and practical. Great idea!

  2. Andi

    May 6, 2013

    What a great gift! The technique you used to write on the jar is genius! I have terrible handwriting, so I will have to try this.

  3. Rhonda

    May 6, 2013

    I love this idea, so thoughtful. I wish we had received this when we moved.

  4. Court

    May 6, 2013

    Great idea! Now I just need to convince a friend to move so I can give them this….

  5. Ana

    May 6, 2013

    This is really cute idea. No your usual gift are always the best.

  6. Devin

    May 6, 2013

    Such a great idea! I can’t wait to make a few for all my friends moving into new places this June! I might even try writing right on the jar without a stencil, if I’m brave enough to use my own handwriting (:


  7. Lisette Wolter-McKinley

    May 6, 2013

    Great idea! You always need random little things when you move, so it is nice to have them all contained in a pretty container.

  8. Meg

    May 6, 2013

    What a fantastic idea!
    I would love to get this (If I ever get the chance to move).

  9. Phoebe

    May 6, 2013

    I love this idea! I would say, though…don’t give this to your friends until AFTER they’ve moved. No need to make them pack 1 more thing.

  10. Bri

    May 6, 2013

    this is perfect! i live on the military base here so people are constantly moving in and out. i’ll have to send-off a few of my friends with these!

  11. Shelby

    May 6, 2013

    This is too perfect of an idea. The Goo Be gone is essential 🙂


    May 6, 2013

    this DIY is so cute

  13. Toni-Louise

    May 6, 2013

    Brilliant idea! Perfect for when you are moving into a new home. 🙂 xx

  14. Flora

    May 6, 2013

    love this idea! saving it as a thoughtful gift when someone moves. 🙂

  15. Kaisa

    May 6, 2013

    Such a great idea!

  16. Cupcake Makeover

    May 6, 2013

    Perfect timing! Our friends are moving into a new house in a couple of weeks. Thanks for the idea 🙂

  17. Lauren

    May 6, 2013

    So cute! What is the font?

  18. Lily

    May 6, 2013

    Super cute! What a thoughtful gift and great idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  19. Elle Ramirez

    May 6, 2013

    This is such a cute and practical idea, my brother just bought a condo and I was thinking of a good housewarming gift! I’m definitely going to steal this idea. 🙂 Love, Elle from

  20. Sierra

    May 6, 2013

    This is such a great gift idea! I can’t wait until someone I know buys a house 🙂

  21. diana

    May 6, 2013

    Great idea! Can alter for different occasion baby(travel sizes) (bath items) wedding (money jar) shower (small cooking utensils)

  22. Love this idea. thanks!! 🙂

  23. Aukele

    May 6, 2013

    The tracing with the paint pen is kinda genius!

  24. Brittany

    May 6, 2013

    ha ha! I was going to do the same type of project! you beat me to it! love it.

  25. Rebecca

    May 6, 2013

    How timely! We are going to a housewarming party on Friday!! Thanks for posting!

  26. April

    May 7, 2013

    What a wonderful idea!! Very practical.

  27. Hannah B.

    May 8, 2013

    I often give cleaning supplies at bridal showers for the couple’s first home, and I adore this idea for a housewarming gift! Lovely pictures too, btw 😉

  28. andrea k

    May 13, 2013

    such a cute idea, i am so going to have to do this!

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