More little things…Bathroom Baskets

diy bathroom baskets


A simple bathroom courtesy basket or tray.  Easy, inexpensive, and a simple way to let guests know you are thinking of them.

Are they necessary? No.  Generally they are not missed if not present.  But if you have about 30 minutes of time to assemble and $5-$20 to purchase some products, your guests will be touched.

Bonus–Can serve double duty as an emergency kit for you & and your bridal party.


courtesy bathroom basket

What you need:

A tray, a basket, box, pail (etc.) to hold some items

Items (see suggested list below)

A little sign (let them know it is OK to use and that it is from you)

Decor/fabric/flowers (all optional)

Suggested Items:

  • Mints*
  • Hairspray
  • Lotion
  • Aspirin/Tylenol/Ibuprofen*
  • Tums/Rolaids/Anti-acid*
  • Bandaids (various sizes)*
  • Tampons/panty liners
  • Nail file/Emery board(s)
  • Nail clippers
  • Clear nail polish (hose runs)
  • Sewing kit*
  • Mouthwash
  • Individual use floss pics (or dental floss)*
  • Body spray
  • Bobbie pins
  • Hair ties
  • Safety pins
  • Combs
  • Baby powder
  • Stain remover stick*

*What I feel is most important

Most of these you purchase for a $1 or less (BigLots! Dollar Store) or use your stash from hotel stays (am I the only one that grabs the courtesy items from the room?).

My basket has all of the listed items, and it was less than $20, including the basket and “decor” (which is just a $.50 chair sash I had left over used as a liner and puffed to make the side bows).

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