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

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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!

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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.

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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

 

 

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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

 

Do you believe in La La Land?

La la land: “to think that things that are completely impossible might happen, rather than understanding how things really are”

Cambridge Dictionary

I’m in love with La La Land movie, do you know why? Don’t worry i’m not going to spoil.

I’m in love with Ryan Gosling,  Los Angeles, Emma Stone’s yellow dress (and short hair..wow) and jazz music!

La la land is not a movie about love and music, is a “state of mind”.  It is about everyday life and “explores the joy and pain of pursuing our dreams”. The fact is…what will you choose : your dream or your eternal love?

While i still think about this…let’s go to sleep and dream about Ryan Gosling! 

The movie is just a key for me to show you the following moodboard about “Famous dance scenes in movies”.  The best 8 scenes in my “la la land” world.

Are you late for your carnival dress idea? Let’s be inspired and do it yourself :

 

  1. Dirty dancing 1987 – Time of my life
  2. La la land 2016
  3. Grease 1978 – You’re the one that i want
  4. The blues brothers 1980 – 
  5. The beauty and the beast 1991
  6. Titanic 1997 – Third class dance
  7. Pulp fiction 1994
  8. The mask 1994

And the winner is….

🙂

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Christmas table setting

Finally i have time to show you the “Do it Juicy Christmas table setting”.

Have a look and save some DIY ideas for your next party.

I used natural materials and colors :

  • gold (as stars)
  • green (as plants)
  • white (as snow)
  • and light brown (as wood)

I love the soft light of candles and the mix of different materials like glass, plants (eucalyptus) and wood.

My table was not too big and i didn’t have too much space to make a centerpiece. So i made three different spots running on a central tape of a natural cotton. Each spot was made of : one white candle, one small glass jar ad some eucalyptus.

And sure there was a present for my guests too! A DIY christmas ball in each plate with guests photos inside.

It was a magic christmas, do you like it?

Here you can find more photos of my project.

Enjoy 🙂

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Table setting party ideas

Ogni anno nuovo che si rispetti inizia con “la lista delle cose da fare” : progetti, idee, ispirazioni e..viaggi da fare.

Non c’è modo migliore di iniziare una lista se non guardando alle cose che “sono in casa e a quelle che mancano”. Mi guardo indietro e raccolgo quello che ho seminato durante i primi mesi di attività per prepararmi a ripartire.

Grazie a questo blog sono successe tante cose e sono impaziente di vedere quello che mi riserverà il futuro. Intanto però vi voglio mostrare in cosa sono stata tanto impegnata durante lo scorso dicembre.

Inizio con qualche foto del mio primo “Table setting” realizzato per il pranzo di Natale in famiglia.

I used to start every New Year writing down a “To do list” : projects, ideas, plans and…places i would like to visit.

The best way to do it is to check “what is in and what is missing”. I’m looking back to the very beginning of this blog.  Is it everything well done? Last 2016 months were great, i had the opportunity to do things by my self and express my ideas.

Now i can’t wait to look how many beautiful things will happen!

While i’m writing my new “to do list” i would like to show you some ideas i had for the past Xmas party.

We had the traditional Xmas italian lunch in our house in Rome.

Here how our “Table setting” looked like,  enjoy it!

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Anna nella neve

Questa cosa di giocare con la neve finta mi sta sfuggendo di mano…

palla di neve

Anna è la bellissima bimba di quattro mesi di una coppia di amici, dire che è tenerissima è poco!

Ho sfruttato il mio sabato pomeriggio per realizzare una palla di neve da appendere all’albero che spero le ricorderà sempre il suo primo Natale.

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