Unique Housewarming Gift Ideas with a FREE Printable Gift Tag

This post was originally published in November 2019 and updated as of July 2022.

If you’re looking for unique housewarming gift ideas, these little houses are perfect for adding a pop of color to a newly styled bookshelf or a touch of charm to a fresh mantle in a new home. All you have to do is add a little paint and attach our free, downloadable tag! Let’s do it!

Housewarming Gift Idea with Printable Tag

Whenever we’ve moved in the past, we have had the sweetest neighbors stop by to introduce themselves, and they come bearing allll the breads. And while bread happens to be one of my love languages, not every gift giver is a baker and not every gift receiver is a gluten lover, which got me thinking about some fresh ideas for housewarming gifts.

Supplies needed to make this unique housewarming gift idea

Wood house
FolkArt acrylic paint in various colors
Paint brushes
Kraft cardstock
Baker’s twine
“Home is the nicest word there is” tags (download here!)

How to make this unique housewarming gift idea

Step 1: Paint the exterior wooden edge of the house with two coats of acrylic paint. Let dry completely.

Step 2: Download the “Home is the nicest word there is” tags and print on kraft cardstock.


Step 3: Cut tags to size to fit on top of the the square portion of the houses.

Step 4: Place the tag on top of the house and wrap with baker’s twine. Tie a knot or use tape to secure.

These are such a fun way to welcome someone home and add a fun piece of decor to a new space. Plus, they would be perfect as neighbor gifts for the holidays! Just paint a bunch, add your tag, and drop off! No baking skills required.

Find more gift-giving inspiration and printable tags in the PLG shop!
ox. Liz

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