crafting Archives - The Magic Onions

Make BEAUTIFUL Felt Flowers

. There are so many beautiful ways to craft with felt. Felt brings such an earthy rich texture into your home. I recommend crafting with the the best quality felt, always. There is such a huge difference with using the best felt. You are spending time and effort in your crafting and using the bestIf you want to read more…click here

How To Make Fairy Babies :: DIY Needle Felting Tutorial

You won’t believe how I came to make this sweet DIY needle felted fairy baby tutorial! I am a crazy crafter who dreams of crafting in my sleep. Am I the only one? Sometimes I craft in my sleep all-night-long. I wake up… and what do you think I want to do? Yep… I wantIf you want to read more…click here

Finger Knitting For Kids :: An Easy DIY Tutorial

As you may know, Teddy recently fell out of a tree and injured his liver. He has recovered very well. Thanks for all your well wishes and the healing vibes you sent him. They worked. But, for the next 4 months, he is under strict activity restrictions. He can’t do anything that may result inIf you want to read more…click here

Nature Mobile :: DIY Earth Day Celebrations :: Waldorf Activities

Earth Day, April 22nd, is an BIG day in the Sunny House. We celebrate it as if it is Mother Earth’s Birthday. Raising environmentally aware children has been an important part of our parenting and My Good Man and I are proud that our children are truly and authentically earth-conscious. They refuse, reuse and recycleIf you want to read more…click here

Miniature Spring Garden planted in a Shell :: DIY

We planted a pretty little SPRING garden in some sea shells. It looks adorable and brings a burst of Easter color into our home. Kitty has stolen it for her room. All of our best creations end up in there.     All you need to plant your own shell garden are some medium sizedIf you want to read more…click here

DIY Pom Pom Blue Bird Craft :: Easter and Spring Crafting

I was recently visited by an inquisitive momma bird as I sat drinking my coffee. It was an unusually warm and sunny morning and the arrival of my feathered friend cheerfully announced what I had suspected… Spring is on the way!     I love to watch birds build their nests and prepare for theIf you want to read more…click here

Love Apples and Other Valentine’s Crafts

Funny how family traditions start. Three years ago, I made LOVE APPLES for the first time. Since then, I’ve put them into Kitty and Teddy’s lunch every Valentine’s Day. It’s become our sweet tradition and they both look forward to opening their lunch bag to see that their mom loves them. I smile as IIf you want to read more…click here

Cranberry Heart Ornaments :: DIY Tutorial

  Tis the season to be jolly! We made some beautiful cranberry heart ornaments today with Christmas music ‘jollying’ us along. They look so pretty on our rustic tree. Teddy and I made them while Kitty made us hot chocolate with her famous recipe… 2 cups of milk, one cup of cream and half aIf you want to read more…click here

Butterfly Christmas Ornaments

  We love these rustic butterfly ornaments. They make our Christmas tree look so wonderfully whimsical. Here’s a DIY tutorial for you to make some for your tree too. Materials : natural vine balls (found in craft stores) feather butterflies (found in craft stores) hemp string (found in craft stores) a hot glue gun  If you want to read more…click here

Snowy Pine Cone Garland for Christmas : DIY Tutorial

We love using the things we find in nature to decorate our home for the holidays. There is a pine tree in our neighborhood that drops the sweetest mini pine cones. We took our basket on a walk yesterday and collected a few to make a snowy pine cone garland for our mantle.   Isn’tIf you want to read more…click here

Felt Leaf Garland :: DIY Tutorial

We are having Thanksgiving at The Sunny House this year. Of course, this is a GREAT excuse to get crafting.  We have the whole week off from school and have LOTS of projects on our list. We can tick off a felt leaf garland that we made today. Isn’t it awesome?! Of course, I knowIf you want to read more…click here

Felting Kits Galore

Have you tried needle felting? It’s a wonderful craft, awesome because you can transform a handful of fluffy wool into a beautiful little something in 20 minutes or less. Of course, you can make your creations as intricate as you wish but if you are looking for simple and quick, needle felting can achieve thisIf you want to read more…click here

DIY Gnome Home in a Gourd!

    Blessings and magic, Donni Don’t miss out on ANY new Magic Onions crafting fun… sign up for my FREE newsletter today —-> did you know that a lucky newsletter subscriber is chosen each month to receive a magical gift from me? Sign up now and this lucky subscriber could be YOU! Add yourIf you want to read more…click here

Pine Cone Halloween Crafts

Are you getting ready for Halloween? At the Sunny House, our rose bushes are draped in spider web, there is a carved pumpkin on the front steps and few mini-skeletons hanging from the mailbox (Teddy is our Halloween decorator!) And, of course, we dug out our Pine Cone Spider and our Pine Cone Fairy toIf you want to read more…click here

Easy Knitting for Kids : Knitted Cat Tutorial : Discovering Waldorf

There is something supremely satisfying for our children when they are able to make a tangible creation with their own two hands. It’s one of the things I love most about Waldorf education, this sense that kids can make whatever they want. I’ve seen the gift unfold often over the years. I have watched asIf you want to read more…click here

Spring Magic Craft Box : 2015 Available NOW!

Hi, Happy Friends… I have some exciting news for you. The Spring Magic Craft Boxes are on their way to lucky children all over the world! THEY ARE ENCHANTING! The Spring’s Magic Craft Box is delighful. It is filled to the brim with the wonder and newness of Spring! As usual, the fairies, elves andIf you want to read more…click here

Winter Magic Craft Box : Available Now!

Such exciting news… the Winter Magic Craft Boxes are on their way to lucky children all over the world. THEY ARE ENCHANTING! This is a reminder to all of you whose children will be receiving a Magic Craft Box… please let your child open the package herself. Opening the box will be an experience allIf you want to read more…click here

Two Quick and Easy Pumpkin Crafts

Looking for a couple of quick and easy pumpkin crafts for Halloween? Here are two of our favorites :   1. Melted Wax Decorated Pumpkins : decorate mini pumpkins with melting colored crayons onto them. Full tutorial HERE.     2. No Knit Yarn Pumpkin : make an adorable pumpkin with orange yarn and aIf you want to read more…click here

Weaving an Autumn Tapestry with Wool Roving

Look at this gorgeous woven autumn tapestry Kitty and I made together. We used a vine wreath form, colorful autumn wool roving, some wool yarn and a couple of felted toadstools.       Step 1 : Make the Tree Loom   I tied off the yarn branches and roots using a simple slipknot.  If you want to read more…click here

Make Spiders for Halloween

Here are two spider crafts your little ones will enjoy making and playing with…     Tutorial : How to make a Black Widow Spider       Tutorial : How to make a Pine Cone Spider.   Scary stuff!! Blessings and magic, Donni If you haven’t already, please sign up for my newsletter toIf you want to read more…click here

6 Nature Inspired Fall Crafts

Hi Friends, It was 90 degrees F  (33 degrees C) here in Southern California at 9am this morning. It reached into the 100’s on Friday, Sat and Sun… and is expected to do the same today, tomorrow and the next day. Wow… we are melting!! We don’t have air-conditioning in the Sunny House… my GoodIf you want to read more…click here

Needle Felted Fall Door Wreath Tutorial

  A few years ago, we made Granny a wreath for her door.     It’s still one of my favorite wreaths of all time and Kitty and I think we’ll make one for our own door this year. Here’s our tutorial on how to make it.   Materials :   * wool roving inIf you want to read more…click here

Cute Autumn Gnome Peg People

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Autumn Gnome. They are on their way a gathering and are dressed in their best fall colors. Don’t you just love Mrs. Autumn Gnome’s wild hair? She gets entirely frustrated with it when she grooms it in the mornings. She thinks she’d look better with it neat and tidy. She wishesIf you want to read more…click here

DIY Painted Fairy Houses

We spent the morning making pretty houses for our Fairy Garden. We painted wooden birdhouses in bright rainbow colors. Both children declared that ‘bright rainbow colors’ attract fairies… did you know that? Materials we needed : craft paper wood birdhouse (from craft store) paint (from craft store) polyurethane spray paint (craft or hardware store)  If you want to read more…click here

Making Love Letters from Wire

We love bendy wire for writing names or words for special occasions. Bendy wire can be found in the jewelry section at craft stores. You ‘ll be happily surprised at how easy the wire is to bend… no bending tools are required at all… only a wire cutter is needed. A trick we use isIf you want to read more…click here

Needle Felting Tutorial : Valentine’s Day Gnome : DIY

First off : Good news! The Tooth Fairy came in the night to collect Kitty’s molar. Phew… 5 nights late but better late than never, don’t you think? Now for the Needle Felted Gnome tutorial I promised you… isn’t she just the cutest?   I’ve tried something a little different with this tutorial. As thereIf you want to read more…click here

Needle Felting Tutorial : Tips and Tricks to make Perfect Needle Felted Hearts : DIY

I think I’ve made about a million needle felted hearts. They are one of those things that you make… and then you love it so much that you think how gorgeous one would look in turquoise, mint, mustard, gray, teal, violet… until you have about a gazillion of the sweet little things spilling out ofIf you want to read more…click here

Winter Magic Craft Boxes Avaliable Now!

Excitement abounds!!!!  Hundreds of Winter Magic Craft Boxes are on their way to lucky children all over the world. The fairies and I have been preparing the Craft Boxes for weeks… adding special touches here and there, until they are just perfect! They truly capture the magic of fairyland with moss and lichen, butterflies, glitteringIf you want to read more…click here

Felted Wool and Pine Cone Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial

DIY Tutorial :: Felt Ball and Pine Cone Christmas Tree     Note : If you don’t have all of these materials on hand, you can order this craft kit from my shop. In our family, we are deeply inspired by Mother Nature and all of the beautiful treasures she bestows upon us. My childrenIf you want to read more…click here

Let’s Make an Autumn Leaf Acorn Fairy with Fall Leaves

We had another glorious weekend camping. Each trip yields new adventures, new discoveries and new creations; like the wonderful Leaf Fairy Teddy and I made. I’m a collector. I can’t seem to go on a walk without bringing back some sort of treasure I’ve come across along the way. My children are the same. WeIf you want to read more…click here

Awesome Pins!

  It’s been so very hot here in Southern California for the past few days and we’ve been doing all kinds of things to keep cool. I think these Flower Popsicles will help a lot, don’t you? Here’s a sewing project I think even I can complete… how much fun is this scrap fabric teepee!If you want to read more…click here

Natural Art Supplies :: Discovering Waldorf

Wonderful Joey is back to discuss the beauty of crafting with natural craft supplies. Discovering Waldorf:  The beauty of natural art supplies by:  Joey van Oort I have to say the best part of “discovering Waldorf” for me was making the switch to natural art supplies.  I have loved art supplies since I was aIf you want to read more…click here

Giveaway – Summer Magic Craft Box!

Running out of ideas for summer crafts for your little ones? Who is getting to that stage in their summer vacation where they need to find fun activities to occupy their children? Whose kids are saying ‘Mom, I’m bored!’ … Well, you are not alone and I can help! In celebration of the summer vacation,If you want to read more…click here

Summer Magic Craft Box… a sneak peek!

Here’s a sneak peek at one of the magical crafts you and your kids will make with the Summer Magic Craft Box… kids make their own flower press, from start to finish! (The Summer Magic Craft Box contains all the materials and detailed instructions (written by the fairies) for 4 magical summer crafts… click hereIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Fluffy Yarn Easter Nest : Tutorial

Kitty was enchanted with the little yellow yarn chick Teddy made yesterday (here’s a link to see it). What can I make? She asked. Well, I replied, What would you like to make? Um… a soft little brown nest with three speckled robins eggs in it, she decided… I smiled. It was just like KittyIf you want to read more…click here

Spring Crafting

In Southern California, our two weeks of winter seem to be over. The frost is gone, the days are warm and sunny and Spring is definitely breathing her magic on our plants and trees. It’s always exciting to welcome a new season! And, to rediscover all the fun things a new season brings. Here areIf you want to read more…click here

Best Valentine’s Day Crafts

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we have started making fun and easy Valentines crafts. But, before we share them with you, we thought we’d post a list of our best Valentine inspired crafts from the past. Click on each heading to be taken to the tutorial. 1. LOVE APPLES 2. BIRDSEED HEART CAKES 3. PAINTEDIf you want to read more…click here

Handmade Felt Nativity Set

Kitty’s handmade Nativity set is coming along wonderfully. Click here to see how she made her Baby Jesus and here to see how she made Mary and Joseph. Today she added the Three Kings and the Shepherd… and an acorn cow (yes… he’s made from an acorn from one of my magnificent Bur Oak acorns).If you want to read more…click here

Make A Handmade Nativity Set :: Baby Jesus

Teddy and Kitty found a little slip of paper in their advent calendar this morning that read, ‘Let’s make Baby Jesus!‘ They also found a walnut shell, some burlap and a little wooden round. Oooooo!! They were so excited to get started … look at the sweet little Baby Jesus they made together… Here areIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Button Garland for your Christmas Tree

I came across a collection of buttons at garage sale recently and have been waiting for just the right project for them. This is it! How about a bright button garland for the Christmas tree?   We used a long strand of thread and a needle. After we threaded our needle, we lit our beeswaxIf you want to read more…click here

First Magic Craft Boxes on their Way!

Such exciting news… the first batch of Magic Craft Boxes are on their way to lucky children all over the world. THEY ARE ENCHANTING! This is a reminder to all of you whose children will be receiving a Magic Craft Box… please let your child open the package herself. Opening the box will be anIf you want to read more…click here

Collecting Acorns

Fall is my favorite season for so many reasons. I love the Fall colors… so rich and earthy. And, I am thankful for all the goodies Fall gives us to craft with… pine cones, acorns and colorful leaves. But, what I love most about Fall is that it is ACORN season. It’s the time ofIf you want to read more…click here

The Magic Craft Box

I am so excited to present The Magic Craft Box. We came up with this new concept in seasonal crafting with children quite a while ago and have been ironing out all the little details so that I could launch it with the Grand Opening of my beautiful new site. At last I am readyIf you want to read more…click here