DIY Grihapravesha/Housewarming Invitation

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Life is good, relaxed, enjoying the routine, then came a big change in our lives. We bought a house, place to call home 🙂

So, before we move in we have a traditional ceremony called “Griha Pravesham – Griha(house) Pravesham (Entering)”. It is a ritual that is performed to mark the first and formal entry of the proud owners into the house. The D-day is fixed by priests advice. It is a half day ceremony with some standard rituals, followed by family and friends visiting home. As part of tradition, food is served to all the guests with due respect.

I wish I could have had all our friends on this important occasion,  but it was a typical cultural ceremony and a traditional food is served, we had to cut short the list to Indian friends.

So, for this event, I wanted to DIY invitation cards to post to our family in India and to friends here and started searching on PINTEREST and there are a lot of pins.

The cutest pin that caught my eyes was a pocket sized invitation with a free printable template on OHAPPYDAY.

FullSizeRender-5 But, we all know that most of the invitations are automatically associated with a nice fragrance. To create that feel, I used Bodyshop Jasmine Fragnance Mist.

Here are steps to create fragrance on DIY cards

You need:

Kitchen Tissue or any other tissue paper (I used Kleenex Hand Towel)

Scissors

Fragnance Mist

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Cut the hand towel into small squares, spray some mist on all the pieces and let sit for couple of seconds.

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Drop the fragrance soaked square in each envelope.

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Ta-dah!!! You have a wonderful invitation ready 🙂

And here are some of housewarming pictures that note the important rituals! IMG_8060

Thanks for stopping by 😀

Happy Monday!

TIP:

Until you distribute, keep all the invitations in a ziplock bag to seal the fragrance.

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About Nima

Hi, I am very delighted that you stopped by! Welcome to Creative ME!!! I 'm a wife to an amazing hubby, an Asian(Indian) native, nomad for a while and finally settled @ The Grand Canyon State in 2012. Our first 2 months of accommodation was in a hotel and that's when everything started. You must be wondering HOW? I was introduced to HGTV and started reading craft blogs. Ohh yes, PINTERST toooo and that is my fav! Well, inspired from these places, I started to DIY on budget and decorate our home. Whenever I posted pics of my projects on Facebook, everyone loved and gave many positive comments. Some of them also said I should not look for a job, instead start a blog or sell some of my projects ;) They thought I was doing something very cool!! That was a great motivation and I decided to tickle my creative senses to tame the stress monster ;-) And then, one day here is my blog , where I share my ideas and projects with friends, family and all other aspiring DIY-er's :) And if you like my blog, please come back and also don't forget to tell your friends :) Lastly, if you have a fun and functional craft or project or even a simple recipe I want to hear….please let me know and I can feature, down the line we will make Creative ME to WE..;)

4 responses »

  1. Hi Poornima Congratulations!! I can only imagine how you will be decorating the house. Have lots of fun doing it. Been enjoying all your posts. You are one talented girl!

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