DIY Grihapravesha/Housewarming Invitation

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)


Fragnance Mist


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


Drop the fragrance soaked square in each envelope.


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!


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

Published by Nima

Hi, I am very delighted that you stopped by! Welcome to Creative ME!!! I 'm a wife to an amazing hubby and recently mother to an adorable little munchkin :-), an Asian(Indian) native, nomad for a while and now currently @Portland, Oregan. Recently relocated from The Grand Canyon State and still adjusting to the gloomy weather here... When we first we moved to US(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 thoughts on “DIY Grihapravesha/Housewarming Invitation

  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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