crafts Archives - The Magic Onions

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

Felt Flowers :: DIY Tutorial

Look what I have sitting on my desk.   Okay, yes, there is a kitten… but I’m talking about the gorgeous felt flowers… the pretty poppies.     I made them to brighten the Sunny House. Aren’t they wonderful?! Here’s how… Materials :: floral wire (from a craft shop) red wool felt (from Felt OnIf 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

Our Most Popular Pine Cone Christmas DIY Crafting Tutorials

  Gosh… can you believe it’s December already! Do you know what that means? It’s only 4 weeks until Christmas? Crazy, isn’t it?! If you are looking for gorgeous Christmas gifts, please don’t forget to visit The Magic Onions Shop. I have wonderful things for everyone there. I’m sure you are starting to think aboutIf 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

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

15 Nature Inspired Autumn Crafts

Mother Autumn gives us so many gifts to craft with in the Fall. Colorful leaves, acorns, pine cones… her generosity is boundless. Here are some of our favorite nature-inspired Fall crafts.       1. Indian Corn Necklace 2. Leaf and beeswax Suncatcher 3. Watercolor Leaf Rubbing 4. Autumn Gnomes 5. Beeswax and Leaf BowlIf you want to read more…click here

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

  It’s always so amazing to see the gorgeous colors that come from natural dyes. Each day of the week leading up to Easter, my kids get to choose what color egg to eat for breakfast. It’s become a super-fun family tradition! I must say, I’m happy knowing that no artificial dyes are going intoIf you want to read more…click here

Nature-Inspired Easter Crafts

Here is a link to some of the past Easter crafts that we’ve enjoyed the most…     Click on the photo above to see the tutorials for each craft. Blessings and magic, Donni

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

Valentine’s Day Crafts

Looking for some last minute crafts for Valentine’s Day? Here are a few LOVEly goodies we have made…     1. Hoop Art Treasures with Favorite Old Clothes 2. Pretty Pom Pom Flowers 3. Watercolor Heart Garland 4. Wire Love Letters 5. Needle Felted Heart 6. Needle Felted Valentine Gnome 7. Wax Paper Stain GlassIf 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

Make a Colorful Harvest Corn Necklace

Kitty and I saw Indian Corn in the grocery store the other day and we remembered when we made gorgeous corn necklaces a few years ago. I though I’d share the tutorial again …     Tutorial : How to make an Indian Corn necklace.   Blessings and magic, Donni

Fairy Garden Feature : THIRTEEN

Here’s another magical fairy garden entered into the Fairy Garden Contest. This garden was made by Kaya (6) and her brother Nesta (3)… and a little help from mom too. It’s built in the middle of a bean teepee!!! Isn’t that so cool? Can you imagine when the beans have grown all over the teepeeIf you want to read more…click here

Making Magic Potions

Kitty and Teddy had such a great day yesterday. They made magic potions. All day long! Colorful, bubbling brews. Glittering infusions in silver goblets. Magic potion spells in tiny corked bottles. They spent hours enchanted. Magic is so much fun!     We collected all of my silver… my silver goblets, teapots and milk jugs.If you want to read more…click here

Tutorial for Warm Knitted Fingerless Gloves

Everyone needs new gloves for winter (or Spring or Autumn… gosh darn… I’d even wear these gloves in summer!) Lori, from Beneath the Rowan Tree  is here with her tutorial on how to make them. The tutorial is written for kids and she says that they can be knitted in an evening … perhaps they’dIf you want to read more…click here

Valentine’s Day Crafts and Tutorials

Here is a collection of the Valentine’s Day crafts we’ve made this year. Below, you’ll find links to the the easy-to-follow tutorials…     1. Hoop Art Treasures with Favorite Old Clothes 2. Pretty Pom Pom Flowers 3. Watercolor Heart Garland 4. Wire Love Letters 5. Needle Felted Heart 6. Needle Felted Valentine Gnome 7.If you want to read more…click here

8 Magical Christmas Crafts

So many beautiful family memories are made as we craft together. Here are 8 of our most magical Christmas crafts : 1. Glittery Christmas Snow Globe 2. Toadstool Christmas Ornaments 3. Glittery Beeswax Pine Cones 4. Felt and Pine Cone Gnome Ornament 5. Playdough Christmas Ornaments 6. Waldorf Christmas Paper Stars 7. Winter Wonderland TerrariumIf you want to read more…click here

Autumn Magic Craft Boxes Available Now!

The fairies get so excited when it’s time to let you know that the Magic Craft Boxes are on their way! They dart around in quite a state as we package up the craft kits and as a little bit of fairy dust spills into each box, it true to say that you will literallyIf you want to read more…click here

Fall Crafting with Kids

We love Fall crafting at the Sunny House. Mother Nature gives us so many gorgeous goodies to use at this time of year… acorns, Autumn leaves, pine cones. Something magical happens when you craft with natural materials… the rich textures and colors will leave you and your little ones feeling wonderfully grounded and connected toIf you want to read more…click here

6 Handmade Gifts for Dad

Here are some beautiful handmade gift ideas for Dad on Father’s Day… 1. Awesome Dino Planter 2. Colorful Dream Catcher 3. Rainbow Photo Frame 4. Yummy Chocolate Cake 5. Felted Soap on a Rope 6. Lucky Key Catcher Blessings and magic, Donni

Make a Pretty Silver Easter Nest

What a pretty little nest we made using wooden eggs, a vine nest and some silver spray paint.   Outdoors, on a piece of cardboard, we set out our little wooden eggs (found online at  Casey’s Wood). We shook the can of silver spray paint well and sprayed our eggs liberally. As you can see,If you want to read more…click here

Heart Mobile for Valentine

We made a pretty mobile for Valentine’s Day using a lovely watercolor painting we had previously painted, a heart punch and my moose cookie cutter. Teddy used my heart punch to cut a bunch of hearts from his pretty watercolor painting. Then, we punched small holes in each heart and used a needle and someIf 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

Make a Dreamcatcher

We moved into the Sunny House at the end of July. It is a constant wonder to live in such a lovely home and I walk around my countrified palace in the city with a constant smile on my face. But, there has been one hitch to our eternal happiness… one little tiny thorn inIf 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