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!

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Hexagonal nordic DIY tray

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

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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

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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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Halloween paper flower crown

Quando arriva Halloween penso sempre ad un film e ad un costume che mi piacerebbe indossare per la festa: “La Sposa Cadavere” di Tim Burton.

La sposa del film è magra, triste ed indossa una coroncina di fiori rinsecchiti. Anche io sono sposa ma felice, quindi la mia versione della coroncina è decisamente più rigogliosa.

Paper flower crown

Come l’ho costruita?

E’ fatta di fiori di carta crespa bicolore in diverse dimensioni assemblati con le mie manine, potete realizzarla facilmente anche voi. Le tonalità lugubri la rendono perfetta per la serata di Halloween o per sessioni fotografiche di street art.

Nel post vi spiego come costruirla e dove potete trovare il murales della foto.

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Best Halloween DIY ideas

Avete già deciso cosa fare per Halloween? Ho selezionato per voi undici facilissime idee fai da te.  Potete prendere spunto da queste per abbellire le vostre case, divertirvi in cucina o con i bambini.

Halloween moodboard

“Ragni, serpenti, scorpioni … ” e ancora fantasmi, pipistrelli, zucche, gatti neri, streghe e mostriciattoli, adoro queste feste pagane!

I colori predominanti della moodboard oltre all’arancio delle zucche sono il viola, il nero ed il bianco.  Questi sono i colori che userò per decorare la mia tavola e …

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Ruba come un artista

Non pensavo che un libro potesse cambiare il mio modo di vedere le cose, ed invece…

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Ho comprato per caso l’ebook per Kindle di “Ruba come un artista” lo scorso gennaio: non ne avevo mai sentito parlare ed è comparso sulla pagina degli acquisti Amazon mentre cercavo qualcosa da leggere.

E’ stato amore sin dalla copertina.

Il libro è scritto bene, è diretto, usa una grafica ed un linguaggio divertente ed in più risponde concretamente ai dilemmi di artisti o presunti tali.

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