Gold Mason Jar Vase Tutorial with Lace Butterfly and Spray Paint


Picking beautiful flowers from my garden is one of the things that makes me feel the most awesomely accomplished.


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I feel such enormous pride when I can make a vase of my very own flowers for my very own home. My Good Man laughs at me a little… he doesn’t quite get why it makes me feel SO good. But it does. And, my happiness swells each time I catch a glimpse of my beautiful flowers in a vase in The Sunny House.

It’s one of the everyday joys in my life. Fancy that!

Today, not only did I pick my own flowers for my home, I made a pretty vase for them too.

I think they look enormously gorgeous.


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My gold vase was pretty easy to make. All I needed was :

* a mason jar

* a lace butterfly sticker

* washi tape (or masking tape)

* gold spray paint


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Method :


1. I stuck the lacy butterfly sticker to the inside of the mason jar.


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2. I wrapped the washi tape all around the outside of the mason jar.


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3. I spray painted the inside of the mason jar with gold spray paint.


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The washi tape kept the gold paint neatly inside the jar.


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4. I carefully removed the washi and VOILA! My beautiful golden butterfly vase.


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Kitty tried to steal my gold mason jar vase to hold her pencils.


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But I stole it back for my camellias.


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Happy Spring.

Blessings and magic,


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Bringing Waldorf Earth Day Traditions into your Home

Earth Day is on April 22nd.


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The first Earth Day in the United States was held on April 22, 1970. It was designed to be a day of environmental teaching.

The participation in celebrating this holiday has since grown and Earth Day has become a day to mark an appreciation of the Earth, our environment, and of our role of environmental stewards.

According to Wikipedia, Earth Day is now observed on April 22 each year by more than 500 million people and several national governments in 175 countries.

Here is a wonderful article about Earth Day and how to incorporate some special traditions onto your home.

Discovering Waldorf – Earth Day in the Waldorf Home.


If you are interested in finding out more about Waldorf Education, please visit my Discovering Waldorf Page. It’s a treasure trove of Waldorf knowledge.

Blessings and magic,


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A Peek Inside…


Who loves Instagram?

Me. Me. Me. Me!   I do!!


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I’m a big Instagram fan… it’s such an awesome community to be a part of. I love the beautiful photos and taking a peek into the everyday lives of so many sweet, like-minded families.

You guys inspire me so much!

And, it’s so easy to share the little moments that happen throughout the day that make everything so precious.

If I don’t follow you on Instagram yet, please pop on over and connect. I’m @theMagicOnions

or, here…


I hope to see you there soon.

Blessings and magic,



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An Easy Cake Recipe for Kids

Teddy is the baker in the family. He loves to cook and bake.

We have a cake recipe that he can just about make all on his own.

And, it’s delicious too!

And, do you know the amazing thing? The mess he makes is so worth a slice of delicious cake!


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Here is Teddy’s easy recipe :

3 eggs

pinch of salt

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

50 g butter (melted)


Beat eggs and salt with an egg beater.

Add sugar and beat until thick.

Sift flour and baking powder together and add to the egg mixture.

Fold in melted (cooled) butter.

Pour into a greased caketin.

Bake at 375 F (190 C) for 25 – 30 minutes.


Teddy frosts it with a butter frosting (butter, a touch of vanilla essence and icing sugar, mixed together with elbow grease and love)… and, of course, sprinkles go on top.


Here are two of Teddy’s other favorite recipes : A chocolate cake recipe for kids and Cupcakes for kids.

Happy baking,

Blessings and magic,


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