Fairy Garden in a Hanging Basket Feature : FOURTEEN

Lily has made her fairy garden in a hanging basket… isn’t it just too delightful for words!

Look at all the little details. The twig and moss house. The leaf blanket. The acorn cap hanging basket. The pine needle broom.

Well done, Lily… your garden is magical… thank you for sharing it with us.

Fairy Garden in a Hanging Basket : The Magic Onions

Fairy Garden in a Hanging Basket : The Magic Onions

Fairy Garden in a Hanging Basket : The Magic Onions

Fairy Garden in a Hanging Basket : The Magic Onions

 

For more inspiration… be sure to check out these Fairy Garden links…

 

Fairy Garden Contest Prizes : 2014 : The Magic Onions.com

 

Important Fairy Garden Links :

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

2014 Fairy Garden Contest Rules and ENTRY FORM

Detailed Tutorial on How To Make A Fairy Garden

AWESOME Prizes for the 2014 Fairy Garden Contest

 

Fairy Gardens : Pinterest : The Magic Onions

 

Happy Fairy Gardening,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Magic Craft Boxes available Now – Autumn

Life is busy.

We often don’t have the time to find the goodies we need to make cute things with our children.

Well, now you can rely on The Magic Craft Box!

Everything you’ll need to make these beautiful handmade treasures with your children will be mailed straight to your doorstep, ready and waiting for when you have a little free time to make magic with your children.

 

Autumn Magic Craft Box

 

Autumn Magic Craft Box : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com/shop

 

Magical, nature-inspired crafts, designed specifically for Autumn crafting.

Hours of fun for you and your little ones to enjoy together.

 

Feedback from a happy customer – “The Magic Craft Box was beautifully done, both in quality and the enclosed instructions. Both of my children have each completed all of the crafts and enjoyed the process so much. I would recommend these craft boxes to anyone! There are so many possibilities within the crafts. The shipping was wonderful and there was SO much attention to detail. Thanks so much!” – Vanessa

 

 

What’s in the 2014 Autumn Magic Craft Box?

A delightful collection of natural crafts with a wonderfully fresh fall theme. Enjoy easy happy autumn crafting.

I have concentrated on natural textures for this year’s autumn crafting. Tactile materials to keep your kids enthralled for many hours.

The 4 crafts include :

1. The cutest pine cone fairy with frizzy hair, burlap wings and an acorn hat.

2. A Nature inspired photo frame made from moss and sticks and other nature bits.

3. TWO adorable shell babies with paper rose hats and magic pearls.

4. Two felt gnomes made from felt I have hand-dyed using natural dyes.

 

 

Pine Cone Fairy

 

She is very beautiful and made entirely with natural materials. You’ll be able to hang her in a special place in your house and see your child beam whenever s/he sees this sweet pine cone fairy.

Pine Cone Fairy in Autumn Magic Craft Box : The Magic Onions

Pine Cone Fairy in Autumn Magic Craft Box : The Magic Onions

 

Nature Photo Frame

 

I bet your child has a special photo that her your favorite. In this kit, she’ll make the perfect photo frame for it using moss and sticks, a feather butterfly and a felted acorn. Her photo will look magical in her gorgeous frame.

Nature Photo Frame in Autumn Magic Craft Box : The Magic Onions

 

Nature Photo Frame in Autumn Magic Craft Box : The Magic Onions

 

Shell Babies

 

Shell babies are born in clam shells. Each baby is born with a magical pearl that you can wish upon. If you are lucky enough to have a shell baby, you can make your wish by touching her pearl, closing your eyes and… wishing. Don’t tell anyone what you have wished for as this wish is just for you. Make no mistake, your wish will come true… it may take a day or month or a year but one day, something wonderful will happen and you’ll realize that it is your shell baby’s wish that has just come true.

Your kit will include all the materials and instructions to make TWO shell babies.

They are just adorable.

 

Shell Babies in Autumn Magic Craft Box : The Magic Onions

Shell Babies in Autumn Magic Craft Box : The Magic Onions

 

Felt Gnomes

 

Sewing is like making your own kind of magic. You start with a few bits and pieces that seem unrelated. And you work with patience and determination to follow the pattern. Sometimes, it may seem too difficult and you may want to quit. But don’t. Take a rest and come back to it a little later. It doesn’t matter how long you take… you may feel comfortable doing only a few stitches at a time… that’s fine. Work on through the hard parts and you’ll feel so wonderfully proud when you are done. You’ll feel more than amazing to hold your unique creations in the very hands that made them. Now, THAT’s magic!

Making these felt gnomes if a wonderful beginner sewing project for boys and girls alike. With a little help from mom, children as young as 4 will be able to complete this sewing project with ease.

Your kit will include everything you’ll need to make TWO felt gnomes.

Nature Photo Frame in AuFelt Gnomes in Autumn Magic Craft Box : The Magic Onionstumn Magic Craft Box : The Magic Onions

Felt Gnomes in Autumn Magic Craft Box : The Magic Onions

 

Ready to buy your Magic Craft Box?

 

4 Seasons :

 

Many families have subscribed to the Magic Craft Box ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION and I urge you to do the same – no stress crafting!

At the beginning of each season, a magic craft box is delivered to your doorstep for hours of fun seasonal crafting.

What a GREAT gift for grandparents to give their far-away grand kids.

Click here to see the crafts from the previous years :

Winter

Winter

Spring

Spring

Autumn

Summer

 

Magic Craft Box - www.theMagicOnions.com

Feedback from Happy Customers:

 

“The Magic Craft Box is pure delight! Straight from the fairies! My daughter is loving them and the magic packed in. I love them too, having everything ready in one easy package. Thank you so much!” – Lindsey

“My goodness, this is such a brilliant concept. I can’t tell which craft my children enjoyed the most! Opening their Magic Craft Boxes was such an experience for them… it made even my 11 year old start to believe in fairies again! My 3 year old loved being part of making the crafts too. All around, this was a wonderful experience for my whole family. I have already purchased our One Year Subscription – keep the magic coming!” – Denise

“The Magic Craft Box was beautifully done, both in quality and the enclosed instructions. Both of my children have each completed all of the crafts and enjoyed the process so much. I would recommend these craft boxes to anyone! There are so many possibilities within the crafts. The shipping was wonderful and there was SO much attention to detail. Thanks so much!” – Vanessa

This is how magically each craft kit is packaged

 

If you would prefer not to use Etsy, please CONTACT ME and I will gladly set up another payment method for you.

If you have any questions or problems, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Enjoy making MAGIC!

Blessings and magic,

Donni

The Magic of Boredom.

‘Mom, I’m bored’.

‘Mom, there’s NOTHING to do’.

‘MOM, Teddy’s irritating me!’

‘Mom, Kitty won’t play with me’.

I’ve heard these sentences a hundred times this summer. The summer is long.

We dread these sentences. They make us feel bad, don’t they. They make us feel guilty, like we are not doing a good enough job of entertaining our children. Like we are letting our children down by letting them experience ‘bored’.

They make us feel like we are neglecting our children. This is when we wish we’d signed them up for those expensive summer camps… or art classes or when we wish that the summer wasn’t so long.

STOP!

DON’T.

DON’T feel guilty or bad or dread the ‘bored’ word.

We have it wrong. Being bored is GOOD for our children.

We are NOT being good parents by making sure our children are constantly busy.

We are, in fact, doing our kids a disservice. We are keeping something really amazing FROM them.

For, it is AFTER these dreaded declarations of boredom that our children tap into something magical.

It is after they’ve traveled through the discomfort of having nothing to do, after they have flopped onto the couch in dismay and stared out of the window at the rustling leaves.

It is after this emptying of their minds that wonderful imaginings come to them. Beautiful unique thoughts and ideas.

THIS is when they find their creativity… and imagination and inspiration. It’s AMAZING to watch.

Being bored is infinitely good for our children.

So, next time our children say that they are bored, let’s smile inwardly and say ‘YES’ to our selves.

Next time our children say they are bored, let’s NOT jump to their rescue but let’s rather let them experience their boredom, travel through it and find the seam of magic that is waiting for them on the other side.

The Magic of being Bored : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

Let them get bored.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Portraits of Us : WEEK 22

There have been fantastical imaginings in the Sunny House.

Dragons and dragon eggs have been a big feature. We scour the landscape in search of dragon eggs… our collections are getting quite big.

And, we’ve been pirates too. And cowboys. And pirate cowboys…

Magical Goings-On : The Magic Onions

Magical Goings-On : The Magic Onions

Magical Goings-On : The Magic Onions

Magical Goings-On : The Magic Onions

Magical Goings-On : The Magic Onions

Magical Goings-On : The Magic Onions

 

Summer is so much fun!

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.

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

Here are the previous Portraits of Us.

Blessings and magic,

Donni