Trick or treat?

Everything is almost ready for Halloween night.

The door’s house is adorned with horrible subjects like skeletons, pumpkins and spiders and the party is going to be funny with my friends.

Last day i brought some Halloween straws from Tiger shop (with skeletons and pumpkins decorations) and i realized that will be fun to create something with them.

Than the DIY idea : i need a door wreath!

To make the door wreath i used these tools:  Continue reading “Trick or treat?”

Hexagonal nordic DIY tray

Today i’ll show you how to make a “nordic style” DIY tray.

diy tray

Why you should spend money if you can buit it by youself? Let’s talk about it!

In this period i’m totally in love with geometrical shapes, expecially triangles and squares.

Maybe it’s for my “professional deformation”. Did i told you that i’m an Architect?

Today i’ll show you this new DIY idea i had by mixing together CLOTHESPINS and TRIANGLES.

The process is very easy, you only need :

  • glue
  • clothespins (the bigger ones you can find in wood)
  • a nice drawing you like.

DIY CLOTHESPINS

Have you read my last post about “how to make a DIY triangle boxes” from clothespins?

If not here you can find the link.

The picture here shows the process to make a triangle,

but it’s quite the same to make the haxagon.

 

 

 

 

I only used a white cardboard to write “enjoy life” and on the back a pink one that i shaped as an hexagon.

The size dipends on the one of clothespins you use, one side of the hexagon is about 10 cm.

DIY hexagonal tray

DIY tray

This is the first prototype and i like it in it’s semplicity, next time i’ll sure make a new and bigger one using two clothepins for side.

You can use the DIY tray as a frame for your summer pictures and:

  • hang it on a wall

  • place it on a shelf.

How many others different solution you can find?

If you don’t like the color you can easily change it because wooden clothepins can be paint.

DIY tray wooden   DIY wooden tray

Well this moring i had a really dark cooffee, and it was nice to use this DIY idea as a tray, isn’t it?

But first coffee

I’m italian, the coffee is a must, i can’t even imagine a mornig without it!

DIY first coffee

DIT clothepin tray

Please feel free to share and talk about this idea!

Enjoy

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Clothespin, a new craft idea

How can such a simple object as a clothespin can be transformed in so many crafty ideas?

Wooden clothespin can be used not only for hanging the wash, but also for many different crafty ideas.

I always look on Pinterest and web for inspiration but i do not copy other’s ideas and projects.

What i learned in this first year of blogging is that it’s not easy to be different and share new solutions.

I love to be differt and to show my originality but it’s an hard work. And you know…

It’s exciting when a new  idea come!

I’m very happy to show you my project, you’ll enjoy it for sure :

  • is simple
  • cheap
  • easy to make
  • useful.

Follow the picture above to make it from different clothespin.

Simply glue together three of them and use a cardboard to close one side.

I have a beautiful cardboard book  from Tiger shop   that was waiting to be used for a project. I choosed three different decorations for the back side.

This is the final look of the triangle boxes , i use them in my bedroom to store my precius rings and jewels.

 

Do you like it? Please write me or share your ideas with the #doitjuicy and have a look to my page.

Curiosity:

“One famous clothespin is a sculpture by Claes Oldenburg, entitled Clothespin. It is in Philadelphia across the street from the City Hall, and can be seen in the movie Trading Places.”

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Juicy loves Juice

Did you read my last post about DIY drink coasters and a special summer Juice?

If not …well it’s time to “fix” your lack ;).

Here you can find my DIY post where i explain how to create the FAB drink coasters in the pictures above, made from an Escher drawing.

Do you like this project?

You still can use them on your table and enjoy with a sweet juice and your friends.

Summer in Rome is very hot, if you can’t go to the beach the best solution is to drink a cold juice on a terrace.

The Juice in the picture is a very simple making Grapefruit Juice made with a juice extractor.   

This Grapefruit Juice recipe is very simple, you only need:

  • grapefruit and cucumbers, mint with some added ginger and mint leaves. The cucumber is perfect ’cause gives hydration to carry you through the sweltering heat.

Here you can find another Juice recipe idea based with oranges and apples , perfect for summer time, Check it!

And even if my holidays are gone…i think Summer is a state of mind.

Escher: a DIY idea

Escher:  a challenging DIY project for me!

The peculiarity of this project is that my idea came out from a Escher’s beautiful drawing : ” Metamorphosis”.

Last 21th of June was the first day of Summer and i wanted to make a new DIY project perfect for this period.

I love Escher but “never in my life” i could ever imagine that his visionary drawing would fit in my idea of a simple drinks coaster.

Sorry for that, Mr Escher 🙂

HOW TO MAKE A DIY DRINK COASTER FROM AN ESHER DRAWING

THE PROCESS:
Starting from a cork sheet i’ve cut off different hexagonal pieces.

Create your DIY drink coaster from Escher Create your DIY drink coaster from Escher

They were perfect in their simplicity, but …  Continue reading “Escher: a DIY idea”

Paper roses DIY & Happy Mother’s Day! – Free postcard n.4

Paper roses: In this tutorial i will help you to make realistic paper roses in a very simple way!  This is a cheap solution to make a flower bouquet with your imagination . My idea is to use paper roses to decorate a card for the upcoming Mother’s day . Your mom will for sure appreciate it 🙂

Happy mother's day

May is the month of the year i prefer the most for several reasons.

  • I was born the 8th of May, this is why i feel very comfortable with this period
  • there are many different flowers in the fields
  • the sky i turns into a deep and warm blue
  • I usually start to go for long walkings to the beach
  • I used to eat at least one ice-cream at week!

There is also a nice coincidence, in several places in the world the 8th of May is usually know as the “Mother’s day” and roses are the best known flowers of this period!

PART ONE: HOW TO MAKE DIY PAPER ROSES

Super easy project!

Continue reading “Paper roses DIY & Happy Mother’s Day! – Free postcard n.4”

DIY stadium “pop up card” – Free postcard n.3

How to make a DIY Stadium “pop up” card, free template.

Let’s talk about…football!

Last saturday i was invited to a friend’s party for his 70th birthday. The party was the perfect opportunity to think a special gift for him.

He is a “super supporter” of Fiorentina football team, and the idea came up in few seconds…”hey let’s build a stadium”! Well…it is not exactly a real one.

The template i made is here:  download it and use the “stadium pop up card” for free.

The following photos shows you how to make a “Stadium pop up card”,  please let’s share this post once before you go, thank you!

DIY Stadium Pop Up Card

DIY Stadium Pop Up Card

Let’s build the stadium:

it is easy to make, you only need to print the free template i made here and follow the instructions.

Continue reading “DIY stadium “pop up card” – Free postcard n.3″

Free Carnival postcard & mask – Free postcard n.2

I’m happy to share with you  a diy “Carnival postcard”: a paper postcard that can be used as a mask too

The key words of this blog post are: Carnival + DIY + postcard + art therapy, such a great mix of ideas!

(ps. This is the second FREE POSTCARD i made, if you missed the first one…have a look to this page.)

The Carnival-postcard-mask was a present for my super friend Irene. The drawing for the postcard was inspired by her and the gorgeous city where she lives: Barcelona. Irene is an enthusiastic architect, i think she’ll enjoy the idea that she can color herself the postcard-mask.

Download for free the Carnival Mask i made for my friend Irene – here – .

The idea, the project and the drawing is a “Do it Juicy” original idea, inspired by “art therapy”.

I’m a proud supporter of the power of colors and pencils, drawing help my to be concentrated and has a therapeutic power.

(WIKI …  Adult coloring books help with developing fine motor skills and vision, reducing anxiety and creating focus, and relieving stress and anxiety in a manner similar to meditation.[19] Concentrating on coloring may facilitate the replacement of negative thoughts and images with pleasant ones….) 

The “Carnival-postcard-mask” has a double use:

  • you can choose to write-colour-and send it to a fried
  • or you can just made your own carnival mask…HOW?

Just follow the following instructions, but first download here the FREE TEMPLATE

 

 

Continue reading “Free Carnival postcard & mask – Free postcard n.2”

DIY S. Valentine’s day decoration

I’m super proud to show you my first DIY project video for Youtube. Finally you can subscribe to my channel here !

Let’s show you my new DIY project for S. Valentine’s day.

How to make super nice cardboards hearts using only one red cardboard.

What you need is:

  • red cardboard
  • scissor
  • glue
  • 4 wooden sticks (for sure you’ll find them in your kitchen)
  • 4 scarabeo letters (to write LOVE or something else)

In the following video  i’ll show how to make them, but is very simple.

  1. cut the cardboard in 4 or more stripes 2cm x 20 cm (but you can choose a different dimension);

3) cut stripes in half

4) cut edges

5) glue stripes on sticks and…make hearts as in the picture:

7) complete the decoration withe four scarabeo letters or write the word you like the most:

You made it!

Enjoy your S. Valentine’s day. You can use them to decorate a cake, or your house 🙂

Here the video where i’ll show you how to easily make cardboards hearts, please SHARE and SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube channel!

Happy S. Valentine’s day

Love you all!

Juicy