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Fairies And Magical Discoveries

I am loving living here. New England is such an awesome place to find oneself. Not only is the landscape utterly picturesque, wild and untamed but the little towns and boroughs, dotted all around, are quaint and whimsical, each one with it’s own unique charm and character. Brattleboro, Vermont, is an easy 3o minutes driveIf you want to read more…click here

Always Believe in Fairies

Do you believe in fairies? I do. To me, believing in fairies means more than just believing in little creatures with wings. It means believing in magic and miracles. It means opening your heart to the possibility that anything and everything is possible. It means perceiving that there is so much we don’t yet knowIf you want to read more…click here

Needle Felted Valentine Fairy :: Tutorial

Meet Valentina. She a Valentine Fairy. Isn’t she sweet?!     I know you’ll want to make a gnome just like her, so I am sharing a step-by-step tutorial with you. Here it is :   Needle Felted Valentine Fairy Tutorial   Look at her pretty pink hair and her sweet gnome hat…    If you want to read more…click here

The Magic of Art

I watch Kitty draw with utter amazement. Look what she can do!   How can she do this? I certainly can’t, although I suppose I make art in a different form. Her dad writes beautifully and, perhaps if he had felt a passion for art like she does, and had worked to perfect it forIf you want to read more…click here

Hello February!

  I’m looking forward to this new month… so many treasures to unfurl and magic to discover. Breathe deep of the winter sunshine, sparkle like dew and know that there are enchantments all around.       I can’t wait to share wonder with you this month. Blessings and magic, Donni

For the Love of Art

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that my little girl is already 11. And other times, like this, it’s hard to believe that she’s ONLY 11. I marvel in awe as I watch her artistic talent and skill unfold. She is devoted to her art. She draws and paints at every opportunity… for hours and hours.If you want to read more…click here

2014 Fairy Garden Contest : Finalists : Part TWO

Yesterday, I shared Part ONE of the Fairy Garden finalists with 8 magical gardens. Today is Part TWO and I have another 8 enchanting gardens to show you. I’ll start with this AMAZING creation from the Twig and Toadstool kids (click on the link to see closeup photos). Isn’t it breathtaking?! So much detail… acornIf you want to read more…click here

2014 Fairy Garden Contest : Finalists : Part ONE

You can imagine the hard time we’ve had choosing winners for this years Fairy Garden Contest. Oh, my… it’s been almost impossible as each and EVERY garden entered (and there were over 150 entries) were utterly magical. The truth is that everyone who made a fairy garden is a winner. Thank you for making magicIf you want to read more…click here

Delightful Fairies from Lavender & Lark

I’m more than excited to share the delightful fairies from Lavender & Lark, who is offering one of the amazing prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest. Aren’t they just the most magical little fairies you’ve ever seen? Every detail is perfect and just so enchanting that it’s hard not to squeal when you notice it.If you want to read more…click here

Fairy Gardens still coming in…

I’ve extended the deadline for the Fairy Garden Contest for a few days while I organize the entries I have received through my email and Facebook. This is great news for those of you who, like me,  are on ‘summer time’. You can still make a fairy garden and enter it into this years’ contest.If you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature : Eight

Here is a sweet Fairy Garden made by Lisa. Isn’t it enchanting? I’m certain it will inspire you to make your own Fairy Garden. I love all the little details… the potting shed, the cat sleeping on the porch, Tinkerbell sitting on the bench. Fairy Gardens are so much fun!   If this Fairy GardenIf 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

Fairy Garden Feature : FIVE

I have SUPER-CHARMING Fairy Gardens to share with you today. Oh my, you are going to LOVE this. Dannyelle has created a whole village of potted Fairy Gardens to decorate her porch stairs. Each stair has a pot and each pot has a Fairy garden. And they are ALL beautiful! Look…   Now, THAT isIf you want to read more…click here

Magic!

Everything you can imagine is real  –  Picasso Photo credit : Here Go find fairies! Blessings and magic, Donni

Make Gnome Homes in the Woods

When you are out in nature, it’s always a fun activity to take a moment to make a gnome home. Let the kids forage for gnome-ly things… a little stump table, stone stools, a bark house. Decorate with berries and flowers. You’ll be amazed at how much fun it is… for the kids AND forIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature :: 2013 :: Eleven

There are SO MANY beautiful gardens entered into the Fairy Garden Contest… how will we ever choose a winner? Please sign up to receive delightful Fairy Garden tips and special features… BONUS : subscribers go into the monthly draw to win special gifts from The Magic Onions Shop. Email Address Here is a Fairy GardenIf you want to read more…click here

Beautiful Things

Our world is full of so many beautiful things. Here are some amazing photos that inspire me…   1. The Gingham Owl       2. Riotjane       3. Seven Eleven Studios       4. Dull Blue Light       5. Susannah Tucker       7. Dovie Moon   Blessings and magic, Donni

Winner Spotlight :: Fairy Garden Contest 2012

Today’s Winner Spotlight features a Fairy Garden from Our Broken Road that is truly amazing. Kitty, Teddy and I have poured over all the delightful details in this enchanted garden for hours… and we still keep finding things we didn’t see before. Thank you to all the little fairies who made this garden and sharedIf you want to read more…click here

Winner Spotlight :: Fairy Garden Contest 2012

Here are some more delightful photos from one of our Fairy Garden Winners, Three Sisters.Look at the sweet little rose-twig well and the miniature white picket fence. And the row of Statice pot plants in the moss. But, what we love the most, are the stick and acorn streetlights!! And the little fairy washing line,If you want to read more…click here

Winners of the 2012 Fairy Garden Contest !

Here are the winners of the 2012 Fairy Garden Contest. I know I’m a little late with this announcement but can you imagine how difficult it has been for me to pick just a few? We’ve had a huge number of gardens enter this year… 121 Fairy Gardens entered on my blog Contest page andIf you want to read more…click here

Even More Fairy Gardens – 2012

I am excited to share even more Fairy Gardens from the Fairy Garden Contest. Here is just a small sampling of them… please click on each link to see each Fairy Garden in more detail. Here is such a cute Fairy Garden with amazing detail, including fairy houses, ponds and a MAY POLE! We lovedIf you want to read more…click here

Some New Fairy Gardens – 2012

Here’s a little peek at some of the magical Fairy Gardens entered in the Fairy Garden Contest. To see more and find out how to enter, visit the Fairy Garden Contest Page. Look at this enchanting space created by Egg Juice with Pepperoni… And don’t you just love the natural look of this Fairy Garden…If you want to read more…click here

How To Make A Kid-Friendly Fairy Garden

There is something really magical about working with your children to make a Fairy Garden. As with most things magic, I can’t quite put my finger on what makes it so. Perhaps it’s a combination of many things… working with moss and miniature is always charming. As is working with your children, especially when youIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Sneak Peek

Guess what we were working on this weekend? Here’s a sneak peek (full details to follow in the next few days). Yup, Friends, it’s Fairy Garden time again on The Magic Onions :-) We have made a new Fairy Garden and our lives have been infused with glorious, wonderful magic. So, if you are aIf you want to read more…click here

DovieMoon Winner!

DovieMoon has a winner! Two 8×10 photographs go to Nina! Her two favorites are… Listening for Footsteps by DovieMoon Fireflies in the Night by DovieMoon Nina wrote – ‘I Really like the listening for footsteps one since its a boy fairy and my boy would love it. plus he’s in green, HIS favorite color! andIf you want to read more…click here

Let’s make Flower Fairies

As well as making handmade Christmas ornaments for the tree, the children and I have made a conscious choice to try to make all of our Christmas gifts this year. It’s totally liberating to learn that we can make beautiful things. It takes time and effort, of course, but we have discovered that we haveIf you want to read more…click here

The Annual Fairy Garden Competition – 2010.

I am so excited to introduce the 2010 Fairy Garden Competition. The competition debuted last year. So many of you sent in photos of your magical gardens and it was truly a delight to see the creative and imaginative ideas you and your children came up with. To enter this year’s competition, send in aIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Fairy Garden.

How to Make a Fairy Garden Childhood magic is a precious gift. I believe that in today’s fast paced, success driven world, it is more important than ever to protect AND nurture the magic in our children’s lives. The excitement my Kitty feels when she discovers that fairies have left her a silvery message onIf you want to read more…click here

How to make an Arbor for your Fairy Garden.

Today we made an arbor for K’s Fairy Garden. This is what we used to make it… strong but bendable wire, thin very bendable wire, my pliers and some paper roses for decoration. I cut two pieces of the strong wire using my pliers, about 15 inches each. I bended the two pieces of wireIf you want to read more…click here

Easy Peg Fairies.

I have not suggested we make fairies for K’s Fairy Garden. I wanted her to imagine ‘real’ fairies in it. I wanted her to see, in her minds eye, a little gossamer-clad nymph swinging from her swing. I wanted her to picture a chubby little gnome digging merrily in the moss. This she has doneIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a Fairy Garden Swing.

All you need to make a swing for your Fairy Garden are… Pliers, thin, bendable wire and some sticks and stones. Cut a long piece of wire and select a long, flat stone. We used a small sea brick that we collected on the beach, rubbed smooth by waves and time.Bend the wire in half.If you want to read more…click here

How to Make a Fairy’s Bed.

The lucky fairy who comes to live in our Fairy Garden. K decided that no Fairy Garden is complete with out a beautiful fairy bed to sleep in. So, to add to the fairy furniture we have already made, we made a fairy bed in the hopes that a fairy will choose our garden asIf you want to read more…click here

How to Make Fairy Furniture… a Chair and a Table.

K decided that she needed a table and chair, fairy size, for her new Fairy Garden. Magical Mommy was on the job. We needed; A few pebbles of different shapes and sizes (from Home Depot), A glue gun. If you are enjoying this tutorial, Please sign up to receive delightful Fairy Garden tips and specialIf you want to read more…click here