Naming the House!!

Naming ones House is an old British Tradition but the custom gradually spread and people started naming their homes.

In India too, naming the House is considered very important as it stays with the house address for a lifetime. The belief is an auspicious house name will surely bring a lot of luck and fortune to the home owners.The common names used by Indians are Hindu Gods/Family God, Holy cities etc. The name will have a prefix such as Nilaya/Nivas/Bhavan meaning dwelling place.

We have been seeing this custom in our family and our parents named our home back in India as “Surabhi Sadan” – meaning Wish Yielding cow.

So, when we bought our first home I wanted to have a name too, associated to one of the Hindu Gods that I believe most and named “GURU SAHAVAS” – meaning God(Sai Baba) is our companion.

After choosing the name, to create a name plate was tough as I wasn’t sure to go with Quilling, Wood and polymer clay or a stenciled nameplate. Well, after some thought, I was clear to use an art that I have never tired before 😉

So, during this process in one of my visits to HobbyLobby while searching for something I bumped into wood crafts aisle and saw a wood burning kit. I bought the heating tool, searched for some tutorials on Youtube and after 3 hours the below piece was ready!


So, this art of decorating wood with burn marks using a heated tool is called “Pyrography”. It means writing with fire.  All you need for this project is wood plaque, a carbon transfer paper, printout of the matter and little practice 😀

On our housewarming day we performed some rituals and placed it on the Foyer wall Niche. Rest of the place is filled with  DIY Paper Dahlia as wreath, peacock and butterfly wall decals from Dollartree and Paper Mache Elephant wall hangings from World Market 🙂


If you have made any interesting family name/House name plates, I would love to see!!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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..;)

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