What is DIY?

What is DIY for me ? Difficult to say in a small space. Of course they are not just chores : I know it’s a very used word. I do not love her so much, because it seems to me that it is something that can diminish the sense of starting to create for desire, the need to do something with your own hands. The do-it-yourself is not just a hobby. DIY is creativity and creation, it is giving vent to their creativity and their ability to do something different, which was not there before. It’s a life style. In this collection, I propose tutorials and ideas , tools , materials , equipment and much more!

What is do-it-yourself according to … the encyclopedia!

A demonstration of the fact that bricolage is a serious matter, it also deserves a voice in one of the most famous encyclopedias in Italy: the Treccani .

The definition is this:

“Manual work, done in your own home without having to resort to a skilled worker, especially as a hobby and a hobby; the same taste of dedicating oneself to such works. In Italian they are often used, with a similar meaning, the expressions  made by you , or  fardasé , especially as the title of manuals or periodicals that guide to this kind of activity ».

And in fact, we call it DIY .

Do it yourself for home and garden

In my space I talk about how to do it yourself at home or outdoors, for the garden. The creations and the works that we can do always give satisfaction, which are very simple like stuccoing or sandpapering or more complex, like giving new life to an old fireplace.

Do it yourself for the holidays

You will find a selection of ideas for DIY for all occasions: from weddings to feasts, from Halloween to Christmas, from Easter to Carnival. The Holidays are the triumph of DIY.

Do it yourself and recycle

One of the “pillars” that guides me in choosing materials is the idea that recycling is better than buying. And so, creative recycling finds a huge space in my creation work.

Do it yourself and video tutorials

Since I have enjoyed doing video tutorials on television for quite some time now I have started doing them on the web too, with my project How to do with Barbara that also has a Youtube channel

Discover the do-it-yourself with me, Barbara Gulienetti. And find out how to do with Barbara!

How long does it take to make a video tutorial?

Sometimes this question simply can not be answered. When we meet my partners and I to shoot, with our  crew , maybe we can also do 4 video tutorials in a day. But those are just the shots. First it takes the idea, the phase of preparation and testing – during which I often mistake and then I tell those mistakes when we record – and then, finally, the moment when we turn. If you think it’s over there, well … you’re wrong! At that point another very long and important phase begins: the editing of the video. Then you have to write the texts, decide which photos to put, put the logo on the photos, lay out, publish, prepare the  postson social media, upload the video to YouTube and prepare the text for YouTube. In short: it is a very long job, but we also like doing it.


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