A CRAFTY DAY.

December 6th, 2016

3 DIYs!

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I have been feeling more inspired to do some DIYs lately, and so today I put some together so you can give it a go as well, if you like them!

#1 HAND-SHAPED SOAP

The one in the picture up here.

I have been meaning to try and make my own silicone mould, so finally I’ve gathered all the items I needed and it was actually way easier than it seemed!

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The online tutorials I’ve seen are all pretty similar, so there is not much space for error.

You need:

  1. The object you want to make a mould of;
  2. A large bowl;
  3. Scissors;
  4. Water;
  5. Coloured soap;
  6. Silicone (I got two tubes);
  7. Silicone gun.

 

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I decided to grab a measuring cup, but you can use anything that will help you with the following task: in the mixing bowl, add 1/10 of soap, and then 9/10 of water.

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Use the scissors to cut open the tube of silicone, and then using the gun, get it on the bowl.

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Using your hands, mix it well so that it all sticks together: don’t worry, it won’t stick to your hands as the soap avoids it. It’s quite fun to touch!

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When you made your blob of silicone, bring it out and place it on a surface you don’t mind ruining. It could be anything – even another bowl, but I opted for oven paper (although it didn’t fully peel off when it dried).

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Place your object in the silicone, and cover it. They say it’s best to not cover it fully so it makes the removal easy, but I decided to cover it all as I needed a full shape, and opted to make a cut in the back later.

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It only took about 1 hour to dry, which is much faster than I expected.

To remove the hand, you see the slit I made, which is what I had planned.

The mould is ready to use.

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I went on and melted white soap, which I then coloured pink and added a honey scent to it.

I poured it into the mould, and let it dry for another hour in the fridge.

This was tricky, because of the slit in the back I had to make sure no soap would leak, and in order to do that I had to hold it for a good 10 minutes to give it time to cool down. When I noticed that it was starting to harden, I was able to place it in the fridge.

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And here is the hand! The only thing that is bothering me is the bottom of it, as it’s cut – but in a way, it somewhat looks cool.

Considering this was my first time attempting it, I’m definitely pleased with the result!

 

#2 POMPOM PILLOW

My house is mostly white, you know it by now. But this doesn’t mean that I don’t like some accents of different colours, or contrasting it a bit with small details.

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I had these black pompoms in a drawer, so I took one of my full white cushions, and hand-sew them in the corners.

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Super simple, took about 5 minutes, and looks much cuter than before!

 

#3 WALNUT COOKIES

These are vegan, take about 20 minutes to make, and come out delicious.

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This is a recipe I made up, inspired by others but definitely ended up very different – and still great!

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Ingredients for 8 cookies:

1/4 cup of icing sugar;

1/2 cup of plain flour;

1/4 cup of broken walnuts;

1 cup of vegan butter;

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

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In a bowl, start by adding the butter, vanilla and sugar together. Blend them with an electric mixer.

Then add the walnuts, and slowly pour in the flour, all whilst mixing.

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When you get an even, sticky paste, make it into small balls.

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Cook them for 15 minutes (not longer, it’s okay if they are gooey – remove them as soon as the bottom starts to look golden), on 175*C.

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Take them out, let them rest for a few minutes. Sprinkle icing sugar and cocoa powder on top, although this is optional, for extra flavour.

I prefer them warm and soft; but if you, like Felix, like cookies to be firmer, give it 30 minutes and then enjoy! πŸ™‚

 

Hope these 3 DIYs put you in a crafting – or baking – mood!

Marzia.

56 thoughts on “A CRAFTY DAY.

  1. MaΓ―

    Hey Marzia πŸ™‚

    I really love all of these, especially the hand soap, I will eagerly try it, absolutely beautiful and I like the fact that it is as if we were holding the hand while taking soap πŸ™‚

    Thank you so much. I love the person you are. Always inspiring and beautiful!
    Bisous from France!!

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  2. Erika

    Wow, these are great, Marzia!
    I’m looking forward to try the cookies, they look so yummy!!
    Anyway, your DIY posts always makes me inspired, I love them.
    But I kinda miss your posts on films, series and mostly music recommendations.
    Since the Christmas season is approaching, it would be so cool to have some suggestions
    from you Marzia!

    Thank you for your hard work and for always giving us high quality content πŸ™‚

    Erika.

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  3. Debora

    I love the soap! It looks so cool πŸ‘‹πŸ» I’m wondering, will you use it? Or just have it out for decoration? The cookies also look delicious ^_^ Wishing you a wonderful week Marzia πŸ’™ Hugs from Texas 😘

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  4. Romina A.

    Hi Marzia!
    I really enjoyed reading this blog post and I think it would be great if you did more in the future. Your DIYs are very creative and fun! I have a vegan friend who is coming over this weekend I didn’t know what dessert/snack to make her but now that I’ve read your walnut cookie recipe, I’m 100% sure that Im going to make them for her. I’d love to try the hand shaped soap out since it has a creepy vibe and I think it looks awesome!
    Thank you for creating blog posts and videos! They make my life so much more enjoyable and I feel so happy when watching your videos and reading your posts! You are my absolute favourite YouTuber and blogger!

    Love from 1/6,000,000 marzipans,
    Romina A.

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  5. Jumana Naser

    Oooh I really like the pom pom pillow one! I wonder if you could make a whole pillow out of different colored pom poms. That would be really cool!

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  6. Bri

    Those walnut cookies look so delicious! And really simple, too.

    Have you considered making them with candied walnuts instead? I wonder how that’d taste.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Bri

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  7. Maria

    How fun! I’m not much of a DIY person, but I love seeing what others come up with! That hand-shaped soap is great! I actually like how the bottom is cut, too.

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  8. motherrussia20

    I was searching for some easy cookies/treats recipies today and here is another cool+easy one πŸ™‚ thank you so much for sharing!ps: still in love with your coconut cookies recipe πŸ’• have a nice week, Marzia

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  9. MEW

    Thank you so much for the cookie recipe! I’m so happy that it’s egg-free so I can’t wait to try it out ^_^ I might use almonds too because almonds are lovely ❀️ I really love how creative you are marzia ^_^ what inspires you the most to make all of these things? X

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  10. jeniferpalmier

    So excited to try the walnut recipe! Just wanted to tell you that for the longest time I was struggling with whether or not I wanted to become vegetarian, just because my family is a hunting family. But because of your Youtube videos and blogs it gave me the encouragement to do it! I’ve been a vegetarian for over a month now and I haven’t missed meat one bit. πŸ™‚ Would love to see a blog about what things you usually eat/things to buy from stores/just meal ideas. How you’re having a great December.

    xoxo, Jenifer

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  11. Jenn

    i love reading all your blog posts so much! The pillow looks like little panda ears! so cute! and those cookies look unreal! ❀ thank you for sharing!

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  12. Marie-Alex

    Hi Marzia! I was wondering if you had an idea of when your collection is going to be available. I’m looking forward to seeing it ever since you showed us your fabric choices. I’ve never bought anything from your previous collections (not that I didn’t want to πŸ™‚ ) but when you told us that there would be an overall, it was clear in my head that I would get something this time. πŸ™‚

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      1. Louise

        Yeeeeaaaah I’m So excited about your collection πŸ˜€ It seems So marvelous !! Tout such an inspiration for me So Having created by you is Just …. ❀ Wish you The best !

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  13. Sofie

    Hi Marzia! You are an inspiration – I love to read, see pictures and videos where you get creative. Thanks for sharing!

    I have a great tip for the easiest, and so cute Christmas DIY. A recipe to make Christmas tree decorations out of yarn and cut up toilet paper rolls. Sounds ugly, but its really very cute!

    I have been addicted to making them this past week. I think you would enjoy it!

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  14. hannekalleberg

    Loooove your diy projects, you always make the cutest things!! Im not really that good at diy’s but I will definetly do the pompom pillow to change up my boring grey pillows.

    I also love that you made vegan cookies πŸ˜€ I started changing my diet this summer and cut out dairy and eggs after being vegetarian for a year or so. But maintaining this diet at christmastime isnt as easy as I thought haha. Thanks for the great recipe, will make them this weekend! Btw – you made so much yummy foods in you LA diaries, so I also wanted to ask you if you would consider posting some recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack ideas?

    Have a nice week Marzia!

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  15. barelysara

    More amazing ideas for Christmas! This is great! I probably will give some soaps to my friends, but I don’t know what shape to make! I’ll figure it out…

    Have you ever repainted your entire house? My family and I are doing this next week and I’m terrified because I feel like there will be nowhere to be! Also, we barely have space for the furniture to be where it is, I don’t think moving everything will be easy. Do you have any tips?

    Love, SaraπŸ’œ

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  17. Natan The 6th

    Stupid question, but I’m new in this vegan scene… Those cookies, are they healthy even if they’re vegan? I can image it’s better than regular cookies, but these also contain butter and sugar and etc… I hear all the time “You can eat as much vegan food as you want without worries to get fat” and etc… They do look good!

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  18. Cornelia Oberrauter

    That looks so lovely!
    Could you maybe do a ‘book update’ ? Tell us about any books you’ve recently read/books you recommend?

    Love your blogg and channel πŸ˜€ ❀

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  19. Sarah

    Hi Marzia!! I was wondering, have you seen the Italian movie “Bongiorno Principessa”? We just watched it in Italian class and it was one of the safest movies I have ever seen.

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  20. Camilla

    Hey Marzia! I was wondering if you could do a lookbook with your new pair of shoes that Felix gave you and with others you like. I really like how you style with shoes and I thought it would be a nice and interesting post for your blog. XOXO :3

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  21. Stacey Russell

    Marzia, I wanted to leave a comment in relation to your latest youtube video. I hope you don’t mind that I post it here – just think you need some love and support and my comment will get drowned on youtube. ❀ πŸ™‚

    I love that you had the courage to change your username to Marzia, and I think this is a huge step forward for you. Probably well overdue, something as simple as the name change – but it's much more sophisticated and professional than cutiepiemarzia (not that it was bad, but it's a branding thing – Marzia is establishing yourself as a brand with a much wider scope of possibilities than 'cutiepie' which will always have a certain connotation.)

    It sucks that you have to explain/stand up for yourself and your clothing choices. I assume it's more of a maturity gap (and possibly cultural differences) – your younger audience is probably in the mindset of 'seeing a bra = bad' particularly because of dress codes at school etc. You looked amazing in the sheer outfit, it caught my attention (in a great way), because you looked really confident in it. I love the contrast of your 'cute' outfits and your more 'edgy/sexy' outfits. The username change might help in this respect, your audience is used to 'cutiepiemarzia' and your cute outfits – so seeing something a little more 'risque' on you is probably a shock to some when they have a certain view of you in connection to your username.

    Anyway, I really wouldn't take it to heart. I feel like the majority of the comments are probably younger audiences who just don't have the maturity to handle a sheer outfit. When really, a bikini is more revealing than what you wore (and there's nothing wrong with a bikini!)

    Love you Marzia. So excited to see what amazing things you do in 2017! Do you have plans after you finish your study?

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  22. Alice

    Hello Marzia!!
    I know this is out of subject (I’m sorry if my english is terrible, but I’m from Slovak), but could you give me some advice about online stores with kawaii clothes? I believe you know some good ones. But of course I need to pay with euros.
    Btw: I really love your videos and posts, you are my idol for a long time….so stay awesome as you are.

    Thank you Marzia

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