My List of Natural Easter Crafts

Here’s a list of our favorite nature inspired Easter crafts.

Best Easter Crafts : Please click on the image to see the tutorial.

No Knit Yarn Nest : www.theMagicOnions.com

No Knit Yarn Nest

Yarn Pom Pom Chic : www.theMagicOnions.com

Yarn Pom Pom Chic

Needle Felted Easter Eggs : www.theMagicOnions.com

Needle Felted Easter Eggs

Beeswax Easter Candle : www.theMagicOnions.com

Beeswax Easter Candle

Painted Easter Eggs : www.theMagicOnions.com

Painted Easter Eggs

Silver Easter Nest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Silver Easter Nest

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs : www.theMagicOnions.com

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs

Wet Felted Easter Nest : www.theMagicOnions.com

Wet Felted Easter Nest

Pansy Easter Eggs : www.theMagicOnions.com

Pansy Easter Eggs

Needle Felted Easter Bunny : www.theMagicOnions.com

Needle Felted Easter Bunny

Pressed Flower Easter Eggs : www.theMagicOnions.com

Pressed Flower Easter Eggs

Pine Cone Easter Bunny : www.theMagicOnions.com

Pine Cone Easter Bunny

How To Blow Egg Shells For Crafts : www.theMagicOnions.com

How To Blow Egg Shells For Crafts

Crayon Wax Dripped Easter Eggs : www.theMagicOnions.com

Crayon Wax Dripped Easter Eggs

Happy Easter Crafting,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

DIY Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial

A step-by-step tutorial on how to make the cutest little needle felted bunny.

Who’s thinking about bunnies? With Easter just a few days away, I decided to get to work with my needle and wool to make my kids a couple of Easter bunny gifts. Alas, Teddy walked in and caught me in the act of making Kitty’s bunny. He fell deeply in love and now the brown bunny is Teddy’s and the white bunny belongs to Kitty. He was so excited to share his little Easter friend with his sister that all pretense of waiting for Easter Sunday fell by the wayside and both children are cuddling their fluffy bunnies as I write.

I know you’ll fall in love with this little sweetheart too and so have put together a step-by-step tutorial to get you on your way to making one for your own little ones.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

Materials:

One needle felting needle and a foam protective matt.

Tan-colored wool (about the length of your needle and about the width of your needle). Pink wool (just a little), white wool (just a little) and dark brown wool (also just a little).

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

1. Roll the tan wool into a long spiral snake.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

2. Turn the rolled up snake of wool 90 degrees and roll it again, the other way, into a another, smaller spiral. This will give you the shape of the bunny’s body without too much needle felting required.

TIP : Rolling your wool forms first in this method will cut down remarkably on your needle felting time.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

3. With your needle felting needle, felt all around the outside of your oval body shape. Needle felt around the ends to round them evenly.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

4. At the 1/3 mark, needle felt a groove into the body for your bunnies head. Round the head.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

5. Now for the ears. Break off two tufts of the same tan roving. about the length of your needle and as thick as your finger.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

6. Roll it between the palms of your hands (as you would roll a ball of palydough into a snake) until your wool resembles a long tube.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

7. Bend the tube into a U shape between your thumb and forefinger – this will be an ear.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

8. Still holding the ear between your thumb and forefinger, carefully needle felt along the base of the ear, leaving a tuft free at the bottom end to attach to the bunny’s body later.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

9. Continue all around the base of the ear so that it is nice and firm.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

10. Needle felt in the middle of the ear to make a little indentation.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

11.  Fill the center of the ear with a little pink wool.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

12. Fan the fluffy end of the ear evenly and press against a hard surface. Trim short by pulling the fluffy wool.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

13. Set the fanned-out tufty end of the ear in place on the bunnies head and needle felt the fluffy wool firmly into the head.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

14. Repeat with the second ear.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

15. Roll the white wool into a ball and attach it to the rear of your bunny’s body.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

16. Now for the nose. Roll a little tuft of pink wool into a ball and needle felt it onto the front of your bunny’s face.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

17. The eyes. Roll a little of the dark brown wool into a ball and needle felt it into place on the bunny’s head. Repeat for the second eye.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

Voila!! The cutest little Easter bunny around.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

The boy won’t let his new bunny out if his sight.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

But when he’s not around, I can’t help laying with the sweet little ball of fluff myself.

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

Here’s a step by step graphic to help you through. Come on, you know you want to give it a go!

Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

Note : I have many step-by-step needle felting kits available in my shop. You can browse them here – http://themagiconions.com/shop/product-category/needle-felting-kits/

Happy Easter Crafting,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Tea Cup Fairy Garden : Tutorail

A few years ago, Kitty made the most delightful Fairy Garden. She made it in a tea cup! It sat as the centerpiece on our dining room table for months and was at the center of many dinnertime imaginings. Isn’t it the sweetest!!

 

Fairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

I have received so many emails over the years, asking for a tutorial showing how we made it… At last, here is the tutorial.

Tutorial : A Fairy Garden in a Tea Cup

Materials :

  1. We scoured local garage sales until we found the perfectly pretty tea cup.
  2. We collected a handful of small stones.
  3. And, we purchased a pot of moss from our local garden shop.

We began by putting a handful of small, clean stones into the tea cup, filling it to about half way up. These stones are needed to ensure the moss drains well when we water it later.

Fairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.comKitty carefully prized the moss from it’s pot. The soil and roots were too long to fit into the tea cup, so she used a sharp steak knife to cut the soil to the right length. Don’t worry, cutting the roots will not harm the moss.

Fairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.comShe nestled the moss neatly into the tea cup.

Fairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.com

Her little garden in a tea cup needed all the cute little things that make a Fairy Garden really special. We made a stick chair and planted a little succulent in a thimble. We made a paper bunting and added a magic crystal ball (marble) and a tiny shovel and it was done… the most adorable Fairy Garden ever!
Fairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.com
Fairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.com

Fairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.com
Fairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.comFairy Garden in a tea cup : www.theMagicOnions.com
Here’s a link to see how we made the stick chair.
Here’s a link to see how we made the thimble succulent Fairy pot plant.
Super easy, hugely creative for your little ones and something to bring magic into your home.
I hope you are planning to make a Fairy Garden this season. Please enter it into our Annual 2014 Fairy Garden Contest (link below).

Important Fairy Garden Links :

Fairy Garden Page with lots of photos, links and ideas.

2014 Fairy Garden Contest Rules and Entry Form

Detailed Tutorial on How To Make A Fairy Garden

 

Fairy Gardens : Pinterest : The Magic Onions

 

Happy Fairy Gardening,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Portraits of Us : Week 12

To help me cherish every little moment, I post a portrait of us each week. A photo of us doing every-day-little-things that I know I will miss in the years to come. When I’m missing these sweet times, I’ll come back and see that I did cherish them. I did drink them in and I did know how special it all was.

Our WONDERFUL mulberry bush is bursting with berries and the kids have been feasting like monkeys! And, Teddy is on a Battleship quest… he wants to play all the time! Kitty beats Teddy but Teddy beats Dad. Alas, Mom doesn’t play.

mulberry : theMagicOnions.comPlaying Battleship : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

Here’s to these happy, special days… every one of them.

Here are the previous Portraits of Us.

Blessings and magic,

Donni