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

  1. Just cut the plastic sheet in a roud shape with the same dimension of the plate of your table setting.
  2. Write on the round shape using your best calligraphy as in the following pictures.
  3. Just place the round shapes on the appetizer plates.

For Christmas is perfect to write greetings as I did.

I choosed for my Christmas table setting different languages to honor my guests coming from Spain.

Here following are more pictures of my special Calligraphy table setting. I know i still have to learn and improve my self with handlettering and calligraphy, but i think the result of this table setting  is gorgeous! What i I like the most is the shadow that words creates on plates. Isn’t it nice?

Was your Christmas “Merry and Bright”? Well,  mine was creative and tasty too…gnam!

ps. The idea for this project is new and is “totally” born from my creativity. Please feel free to share it or copy it, but please don’t forget to tag my blog or my original post too.

Thank you 😀









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.

Mugs in this picture sare all made by me and decorated with small glitter trees i brought from Tiger Shop.

Hope your Xmas will be happy and colourfull!



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

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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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Valentina in a snow globe

La giornata di ieri a Roma è stata gelida e per la prima volta ho pensato che devo urgentemente fare il cambio di stagione.

Alla mia età però “non mi va di perdere tempo in cose che non mi va di fare”,  ho quindi preferito mettermi a creare un pensiero per un’amica speciale. Una “snow globe” alternativa, come Valentina.

Il cambio di stagione può aspettare, opterò per i prossimi giorni per il classico stile a cipolla .

Snow globe

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