Today we’re sharing a fun idea to create a basket to welcome overnight visitors! Use this free printable guest room art to make them feel at home.
Make your overnight guests feel at home with this free printable guest room art inviting them to eat, drink and enjoy your hospitality during their stay.
Last winter we had a guest writer who shared tips for creating the perfect guest bedroom retreat. Since then I’ve been trying to come up with ways to incorporate some of those tips and ideas into our own guest room. One of the suggestions I’ve added is a basket of thoughtful amenities guests might need during their stay. I decided to step it up a notch and include a cute little welcome note as Guest Room Art in the basket. I thought it would be fun to share the Guest Room Art with you today as a FREE digital download, so you can use it in your own home. I’m also sharing some ideas for what to include in a guest room welcome basket.
Now before we go any further, I should start by telling you how I came up with the cute little saying on the Guest Room Art. My parents have an incredible gift for hospitality. They have always gone above and beyond in every way to make friends and family feel at home when they visit. My Dad, especially, is nearly insistent that one of the first things you should do whenever someone visits is show them where they’ll be sleeping. He feels strongly that knowing where they can put their suitcases helps put them at ease right away in a new environment and I’d have to agree. I know that always makes me feel more comfortable when I’m visiting somewhere new.
After my Dad shows them where they’ll be sleeping, he usually gives them a tour of the house and yard so they can get a feel for where everything is. Somewhere along the tour, my Dad tells them “There are just a few simple rules around here…
“IF YOU WANT TO EAT IT, EAT IT.
IF YOU WANT TO DRINK IT, DRINK IT.
IF YOU WANT TO BURN IT, BURN IT.”
Now my parents live on a cottage alongside a river where bonfires are nearly a daily occurrence so the last rule especially always makes their guests laugh. I do think stating the “rules” up front causes people to quickly feel like they have permission to make themselves at home and to help themselves to whatever they need or want. I thought it would be fun to incorporate that same sentiment into the Guest Room Art for the welcome basket at our house — only I left out that rule about burning since that definitely does NOT work at our house!
Free Printable Guest Room Art
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When you download the free printable Guest Room Art, you’ll find that I’ve included both a 5 x 7″ version and a 4 x 6″ version so you’ve got options for displaying in your guest room.
What You Need:
- Access to a computer and color printer
- White card stock
- Scissors or a paper trimmer
- A 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 picture frame
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Once you have the file, print the Guest Room Art in color on white card stock and trim around the edges. You can use scissors, but for straight lines, I’d suggest using a paper trimmer. It’s so fast and easy!
2. Frame the Guest Room Art.
Slide the Guest Room Art into a frame and you’re ready to display it in your guest bedroom to welcome upcoming visitors. Chances are you’ve got an old black picture frame lying around just like I did that will be perfect for this. If not, you can also find inexpensive black 4 x 6″ picture frames or 5 x 7″ picture frames on Amazon or at a local retailer.
The Guest Room Art can stand alone and be displayed on a shelf or wall in your guest bedroom. Or you can incorporate it into a welcome basket.
Guest Room Welcome Basket Ideas
There are so many amenities and other goodies you could include in a welcome basket in your guest room. In ours, you’ll find:
- Bath towels
- Wash cloths
- Bottled water
- Sample size shampoo, conditioner, lotion and mouth wash
- Mint chocolate candies
- The Guest Room Art welcome sign
You could also add:
- Magazines or other reading material
- Toothbrushes and toothpaste
- A small sewing kit
- Sample size pain reliever tablets
- Tea bags
- A small box or packet of tissues
- A lint roller, if you have pets
- A pen and small note pad
- A small gift
What other things do you think visitors would love to find in a guest room? Please comment below and share. We’re always looking for new ideas!
While you’re here be sure to check out these tips –
- Creating the Perfect Guest Bedroom Retreat
- 6 Tips for Making Your Home a Haven of Serenity
- DIY Headboard Tutorials: 18 Great Bedroom Ideas
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