How to make a DIY tray

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This new post is about “how to make a DIY TRAY” using cheep tools.

The process i followed to make this tray is very simple.

What you need :

  • glue
  • clothespins (the bigger ones you can find)
  • a cardboard (to use it as a support)
  • a nice picture you like or a photo to insert inside .

First of all make the support for the tray using a cardboard and cut it in the hexagonal shape.  Continue reading “How to make a DIY tray”

Nursery room & cool wallpaper

A nursery room ?

Yes, guess who is expecting….

We are expecting a little one!

Me and my husband are both exiting to share finally this amazing news. We are happily waiting for september when the new guest is supposed to come.

During the last months i was very busy: tons of things to buy and plan or doctors to meet, and i still have many things to organize.

ONE is how to decorate my nursery room, that’s why with this new post i would like to help you ” to choose something special for a nursery room”  expecially to decorate walls.

The web has many ideas but it’s not easy to choose the best.

Here some special shops and tips i found out were to buy something very special:

You can find very special stickers and wallpapers of different colors and materials. I found very interesting the products in the site section “To draw and color wall stickers”  made in chalkboard material or the color wall stickers. I think i’ll buy one when my baby will grow up.

Since 1930 Jane Churchill shop is a must with the characteristic english style . The online shop sells wallpapers and textile not only for kids.

I like the wallpapers selection for the “vintage flavour” , here some ideas choosed for the nursery:

Lilipinso, art for kids, is a french online shop were to find the best designers and creativity solutions for stickers, wallpapers, murals, cards, textile and other many different items for kids.

I was looking for my nursery wallpaper and to taste the quality i ordered a sample of two different papers.

Let’s guess the one i prefer the most!

The best online sellers for wallpapers in my opinion for price, design and quality (and quantity too).

I was spoiled for choice , so i ordered the samples above.

Do you know what?

I’m still SPOILED FOR CHOICE!

Can you help me to choose the solution for my nursery room?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Paper Cactus – Free postcard n. 5

CACTUS: “any types of desert plant usually with sharp spines (…)”.

Well, i feel i’m a Cactus in this period, i’m cute but with sharp spines 🙂

cactus

Do you have a green thumb?

If the answer is NO, this DIY is exactly for you! There’s no need for water to gave birth to the following CACTUS!

Here is the idea to make a special “cactus birthday card“.

 

TOOLS

To make this DIY birthday card you only need: Continue reading “DIY Paper Cactus – Free postcard n. 5”

Calligraphy and Christmas

With this new post i’ll show you how to use Calligraphy for Christmas.

Since last year I became more confident with brush pens and other writing instruments, that’s why i choosed to insert Calligrahy for my last Christmas table setting.

The idea is simple but spectacular!

To make it you need cheep tools:

  • plastic sheets
  • a permanet black pen/brush

Continue reading “Calligraphy and Christmas”

DIY embossing mugs

I think the best Christmas gift is made with love, what about to make it with your hands too?

This year i wanted to play with the embossing pen to write my friend’s name on mugs . Here below some pictures of the presents i made:

What is embossing?

Embossing is a process to create raised texture using only  a special glue pen ,a “magic” powder and a heat gun. This tecnique in the last years became a very popular art  for all those that are in love with lettering and calligraphy.

The cool thing of this process is that you can use this pen on many different surfaces and materials like, ceramic, paper, glass (everything has to be heatproof!). This encrase your creativity and possibilities for making special and unique results.

On Amazon you can buy the basic tools you need to start:

Well, to start  you need to have a basic knowledge of calligraphy. I always look for inspiration on Pinterest or Instagram where i found the “boss” of the embossing tecnique: “Letter me.” She has a blog you can find here with many ideas and tutorials. Continue reading “DIY embossing mugs”

DIY Advent Calendar

Christmas is right around the corner, are you ready for the count down?

I love the tradition of the Advent calendar but is the first time i made one. In Italy the advent calendar is not the main tradition,  we usually start decorating our houses on the day of the Immaculate Conception, December 8. Along with the fancy lights, wreaths and trees, presepe (or nativity scenes) are displayed in many churches, piazzas and also private houses.

The idea for my DIY Advent Calendar came since i wanted to make a presepe too this year . In “nativity scenes” italians usually demonstrate their artistic impulse, and so do I!

Here is my idea of a DIY advent calendar that will absolutely inspire you to make your own. Materials you need:

  • n. 25 brown cardboard boxes
  • one white cardboard sheet
  • n. 25 small plastic animals (preferably in white)
  • little pom poms
  • glue/scissors…and fantasy

Continue reading “DIY Advent Calendar”

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

Juicy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.”

Juicy

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