Snowy Pine Cone Garland for Christmas : DIY Tutorial

DIY Snowy Pine Cone Christmas Garland 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 Ornaments : Crafts for Thanksgiving

DIY Felt Leaf Ornaments for Thanksgiving Tutorial :

  Are you looking for a fun and easy crafting tutorial to make your Thanksgiving table look even more gorgeous this year? These felt leaf ornaments will do it! Here is a list of materials you’ll need :   I used my good old Sizzix to cut the leaves from autumn-colored wool felt.    If you want to read more…click here

We’ve Made a DELIGHTFUL Fairy Bedroom

We’ve made the most magical fairy bedroom and I’ve shared it on Fairy today. Kitty and I spent such beautiful quality time together making this enchantment… I cherished being invited into her charming 11-year old world. You MUST come and see it! Please pop over to Fairy to see our magical fairy garden.If you want to read more…click here

Golden Geodes and Crystals : DIY Tutorial

photo of geodes and crystals spray painted gold

  I’ve been on an everything-looks-better-spray-painted-gold vibe lately. I just want to spray paint everything gold! Everything looks so gorgeous gold, don’t you think?! Just look how these geodes and amethyst crystals look spray painted gold!     Amazingly cool, yes! You see, once you get the hang of spray painting gold, the sky isIf you want to read more…click here

Tutorial : Needle Felted Spring Nest

photo of a needle felted nest tutorial

  Spring has burst forth in full regalia here in Southern California. the trees are so pretty in their pinks and whites and magentas. And the birds have started to busy themselves building nests.  Spring is full of crafting inspiration and we have been making pretty needle felted spring nests too. One of the thingsIf you want to read more…click here

DIY Tutorial for a Fairy Door

DIY fairy door : The Magic Onions Blog

  Did you know that we share The Sunny House with a family of fairies? Do you see the door to their part of the house? It’s on the pillar to the left of my desk… on top of the molding with a little wooden ladder leading up to it from the floor. Do youIf you want to read more…click here

DIY : Mini Clay Houses

DIY Mini Clay House :

I have always been utterly in love with little clay houses. They are so tiny and sweet and make me think of fairies and gnomes and magical wishes. I have collected a couple of sets over the years and display them on windowsills throughout the house. You can see my first set here (warning… youIf you want to read more…click here

DIY Golden Valentine’s Day Votives

DIY Golden Valentine's Day Votives :

We said goodbye to our beloved Christmas tree yesterday. We hugged her and thanked her for being such a huge part of our joyous Christmas. We packed away her precious ornaments and stored them safely for next year. And, when she was gone, we felt so rotten, staring at her empty corner. Our home feltIf you want to read more…click here

Make your own DIY Wool Dryer Balls

Tutorial - Wool Dryer Balls

Do you use wool dryer balls when you dry your clothes in your drying machine?   If you don’t, you should give them a try… they are FABULOUS!!   – They speed your drying time which can relate to a big saving on your monthly gas or electricity bill. – They are reusable and lastIf you want to read more…click here

DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calander :

I smile when I look back at photos of Christmas’s past. Isn’t it sweet to catch a glimpse of our little ones when they were even little’er? Here is our DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar from two years ago, just after we moved into The Sunny House. Kitty, Teddy and I made it… although IIf 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

Work in Progress : Toadstool Pots

felted toadstools :

I’ve been working of these sweet toadstool pot plants for the shop. I LOVE how they have turned out… whimsy and magic and cute, cute, cute…   Here are a few work-in-progress photos… You can find them in The Magic Onions Shop. What other colors should I make? Blessings and magic, Donni Sign up forIf you want to read more…click here

DIY Tutorial Wire and Felt Crown


We are officially in the Harry Potter stage of our lives. Kitty has read the first two books (alas, she has to wait a year to read the third). She is utterly entranced. And, of course, whatever Kitty finds awesome, Teddy finds awesome too. So, Harry Potter craze, here we come. This summer has beenIf you want to read more…click here

Tutorail : Felted Ball Mirror

Tutorial : Felted Ball Mirror : The Magic Onions :

I love my new felted ball mirror. The blues have such a wonderful beachy,  nautical feeling which is perfect for summer. It was super easy to make too…     Materials Needed : *   Felted wool balls in shades of blue ( from The Magic Onions Shop ) *  E6000 Glue ( a great glueIf you want to read more…click here

Needle Felted Owl : DIY Tutorial – it’s easy!

Owl always love you : Needle Felting Tutorial of a Barn Owl - The Magic

Do you want to make this sweet Barn Owl? Come on, it’s quick and easy. Here is a detailed step-by-step DIY needle felted Barn Owl tutorial for you…     Materials : Wool roving : white, brown and a pinch of tan Wool roving string : brown Needle Felting needle Protective needle felting foam boardIf you want to read more…click here

My List of Natural Easter Crafts

No Knit Yarn Nest :

Here’s a list of our favorite nature inspired Easter crafts. Best Easter Crafts : Please click on the image to see the tutorial. Happy Easter Crafting, Blessings and magic, Donni

DIY Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial

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 actIf you want to read more…click here

How To Make A Hummingbirds Nest : Needle Felting Tutorial

Needle Felting Tutorial : Wool and Moss Hummingbird Nest :

Oh my gosh… it’s SUCH a joy to watch the birds begin to build their nests. We are hoping like mad that a bird will build a nest in our garden. More than anything, we are preying that one of the hundreds of hummingbirds that visit us will build a nest in our avocado tree.If you want to read more…click here

Needle Felting Tutorial : Valentine’s Day Gnome : DIY

Needle Felting Tutorail : Valentine Gnome :

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

Tips & Tricks The Perfect Needle Felted Heart

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

Needle Felted Christmas Ornaments : 7 Tutorials

7 Needle Feltd Christmas Ornament Tutorials :

I love working with wool felt… especially for Christmas crafting. It’s warm and cozy and makes the most delightful Christmas ornaments. Here is a collection of my favorite felted ornament tutorials : 1. Needle Felted Heart Tutorial. 2. Felt Ball Christmas Tree. 3. Felt Pine Cone Ornament. 4. Colorful Felt Christmas Tree. 5. Cashmere andIf you want to read more…click here

8 Magical Christmas Crafts

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

8 Handmade Christmas Ornaments From Nature

8 Handmade Christmas Ornaments From Nature -

Over the years, we’ve made many beautiful Natural Christmas Ornaments. Crafting with my children is a lovely holiday tradition and seeing their excitement at having their own handmade ornaments on our tree is magical for me. Here’s a list of our favorites … 1. Beeswax dipped mini pine cone ornaments. 2. Pine cone gnome ornaments.If you want to read more…click here

Colorful Felt Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial

DIY Felt Christmas Tree Ornament :

While taking out our Christmas ornaments from last year, we came across a little felt Christmas tree Kitty made. Her eyes sparkled when she saw it and she looked at me and said, “I can’t believe I made this beautiful ornament!’ There are so many beautiful memories in our box of handmade Christmas treasures. HereIf you want to read more…click here

Felted Wool and Pine Cone Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial

Colorful Wool Felt Ball Pine Cone Christmas Tree :

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

Make A Needle Felted Easter Egg :: Felting Tutorial

Tutorial Needle Felted Easter Eggs

I have been hard at work needle felting Easter Eggs for Kitty and Teddy’s egg hunt on Easter Morning. It is our Easter tradition that the children each make an Easter nest out of grass and twigs on the day before Easter Sunday. It is into these nests that the Easter Bunny leaves them aIf you want to read more…click here

Wool Easter Eggs


I’m not a fan of the little hollow plastic Easter eggs everyone seems to go mad for. In fact I can’t stand them! They are all… um… plastic! Yuck! They are usually garish colors and hard and cold to the touch…  not warm and fuzzy like all things Easter are supposed to be. And theIf 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

Needle Felting Tutorial :: Felted Hearts

Tutorail : Needle Felted Hearts using a cookie cutter :

Who want’s to make their loved ones needle felted hearts for Valentine’s Day? If you have never needle felted before, this tutorial is perfect for you. We use a cookie cutter to help shape the hearts and protect our fingers from the sharp needle. Seriously, its’ fun and easy and quick and the little heartsIf you want to read more…click here

Handmade Felt Nativity Set

Felt Peg Doll 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

DIY Acorn Christmas Garland


If I had to give our family a symbol, I think it would have to be the acorn. My business Fairyfolk started with a small collection of felted acorns. Our new home, the Sunny House, has an oak tree next to the drive and we love to hear the ‘plonk’ as acorns drop onto theIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Gingerbread Man Christmas Ornament :: Needle Felting Tutorial

Needle Felted Gingerbread Man Ornament :

We have the most beautiful 7ft Noble Pine Christmas tree in our living room. It’s mostly bare at the moment as we add handmade ornaments to it as we make them. But, it is filling up fast with all of the Christmas crafting we are doing. Today, Kitty and I made needle felted gingerbread menIf you want to read more…click here

First Magic Craft Boxes on their Way!

Winter Magic Craft Box - The Magic

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

Let’s Make a Pine Cone Spider for Halloween

Make a Pine Cone Spider for Halloween :

With Halloween coming up and all the scary little things we can make, Teddy has found his crafting mo-jo. He watched as our neighbors decorated their lawn with all sorts of haunted goodies and, at first, he pleaded for us to ‘go to the store and buy decorations’. ‘No,’ I replied… ‘Let’s make our own.’If you want to read more…click here

The Magic Craft Box

Winter 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

Nuggets of Insight

Here are some little nuggets of insight I’ve stumbled across and want to share :: – this mom’s thought on the DIY movement – these tips on how to reduce corporate influence on our lives. Blessings and magic,Donni