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Lampada colorata a forma di bottiglia

Tinfoils lamp

Learning from mistakes, because if you are not wrong you don’t learn. Days ago I was thinking how using colored tinfoils and wanted to decorate a glass bottle with them. I thought of using hot glue but, instead to stick the paper on the bottle, left its color on the glue, creating an interesting effect …

Albero su doghe in legno

A tree on the wooden slats

Recycling is giving life back to an object that has lost its usefulness. The wooden slats, those of the beds, lose their usefulness when you have to change the bed for both functional and aesthetic reasons. Now how to give new life to the wooden slats? I made a picture with shells, twigs and stones …

Lampade di cestini di vimini

Wicker baskets

Walking around the town where I live I often look in the garbage to see if there are things I can use to create and recycling. One day I found a sack full of wicker baskets and could not resist the temptation to take them. I didn’t know how to use them, but asking for …

Collage di quadretti realizzato con materiale riciclato

Paintings with shrimp boxes

Do you know the wooden shrimp boxes? I had the idea of ​​turning them into pictures, of different colors and styles. Let’s see how I were made them. The first one I painted it black with spray paint and then I attached lots of colorful butterfly-shaped glitter with liquid glue. The second consists of two …

Candele rose fatte in casa in barattoli riciclati

Homemade candles

In this post I will try to explain how I make the candles that decorate my home. Let’s start with the material: vegetable soy wax and recycled wax from blown out candles, candle wicks, pigments in sticks and essences. Candle wicks can be handmade (you will find many tutorials on Youtube and Pinterest). Execution: the …

lampada con ramo di albero

Nature and light

Lighting in a house is very important. Both from a health and aesthetic point of view. During my walks in the woods I look for tree branches of different sizes to make lamps. The lamps are lighting with battery-operated garlands, inserted in a different using the vases we like best. They are very easy to …

diffusori di essenze

Essences diffusers

Who doesn’t like having a home scented with essences? There are many essences on the market, some even soluble with affordable prices. But often the essences diffusers are simple and cheap, or decorative but a little more expensive. The solution? Recycle containers that are suitable for use, paint and decorate them as you see fit …

Pictures made by shelves

Shelf or paintings?

After setting up a bookcase I have 5 shelves left. What to do with them? I decided to create small paintings to my living room. I used shells, sand and small stones. For the color I used specific paint for wood and ceramic paint. I glued with hot silicone and blue glitter glue. These shelves …

Immagine quadro Dalì

A sip of Dalì

In 2009,in Barcelona, ​​I bought a Salvador Dalì diary. Some time ago I found it in a box of memories and I had the desire to decorate wall of my house with the pages with the paintings of Salvador Dalì. But how to turn pages into pictures? I had the idea of ​​using plastic straws …

Inscription pinterest

Learning with Pinterest

When I’m looking for some ideas, the first app I use is Pinterest. I find it very useful, especially the many tutorials from which I learned some drawning techniques. One of my first “shell paintings” was inspired by an image found on Pinterest. I started it during the spring 2020 lock-down, using the shells and …