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Fairies in Residence

Kitty and her friend were struggling to come up with something fun to do. “There’s nothing to do!” they exclaimed. “Oh, well” I said… why don’t you go into my studio and see if there is anything there that inspires you.” Off they went. 3 house later, this is what they had made… the mostIf you want to read more…click here

DIY Tutorial for a Fairy Door

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 you seeIf 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

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.  If you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature : TWELVE

The Cleary kids are hard at work on their fairy garden. Look at the tunnels and houses they have built. The buildings made of sticks and the bridges made of bark. There are crystals and gems and moss and flowers… all the perfect things to attract neighborhood fairies.     What a wonderful garden, Cleary’sIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature : ELEVEN

Lexi’s fairy garden is magical. I love all the little details and I LOVE all the tell-tale signs that Lexi plays in her garden regularly. And, of course, when a child plays in her garden, so do fairies too! A  unicorn rainbow tire swing.   Fairy jump-rope.     A lucky leprechaun, painting.    If you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature : TEN – The Frosty Fairy Garden

I love this fairy garden sent in by Small Steps Big Noises for the Fairy Garden Contest. I love it because it shows that winter is no deterrent for a fairy garden. It’s winter in New Zealand and yet the fairies are still about. The frosty sparkles  look like magic wishes.   Magic and glitterIf 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

Fairy Garden Feature : SIX

Look at this wonderfully colorful Fairy Garden made by Sophie, who is 7. I love how bright it is. And how there are SO many sweet things to play with. I can tell, Sophie plays in her Fairy Garden A LOT. I love that!     Thank you for making this sweet Fairy Garden, Sophie…If you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature : TWO

Oh my… I’ve been in stitches reading all about our next Fairy Garden feature. Not only is the garden utterly wonderful but the story behind it is too charming for words! Meet Glimthink and Fimfizz Shortfuzz, gnome twins who live in SummerSadie’s gnome garden. You can see Fimfizz standing next to the magic toadstools and GlimthinkkIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature : ONE

Yay! We have our first Fairy Garden from the 2014 Fairy Garden Contest to feature today. Isn’t it utterly enchanting and totally magical?? I’m sure that seeing it will be SURE to get you in the garden and making your own little fairy wonderland!! More photos will follow but first, I neglected to add myIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Gardens at the Renaissance Faire – an Acorn Teapot, a Mossy Fairy’s Bed and other sweet Fairy Enchantment

We had so much fun at the Renaissance Faire on Saturday and were particularly excited to see the Fairy Garden exhibits. They were delightful. Here are a few of our favorites :   Love them all!! Important Fairy Garden Links : Fairy Garden Page with lots of photos, links and ideas. 2014 Fairy Garden ContestIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Contest :: 3 Days Left!

Come on, come on, fairy gardening friends, three days left to enter your fairy garden into the contest!!!… don’t miss your chance to win some amazing prizes!! Here are the important Fairy Garden Links : Enter the Fairy Garden Contest here (and check out all the other magical gardens already entered). For more Fairy GardenIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature :: 2013 :: Nine

Here are some more amazingly magical new entries into the Fairy Garden Contest… We love the little details in this sweet garden. Look at the tiny tea set… and the teensy cupcakes!! Isn’t this Fairy Home magical!! Acorns and moss and gum-nuts… Such magic in this garden. And, best of all, I can imagine theIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Tire Swing :: Fairy Gardens :: 2013

Your fairies will LOVE a tire swing in their Fairy Garden. Click here to see how we made it. Here are the important Fairy Garden links: Enter the Fairy Garden Contest here. Here’s a link to the Fair Garden Page for more Fairy Garden inspiration. Here’s a link to purchase the cutest Fairy Garden KitIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Stick Chair for your Fairy Garden :: Fairy Gardens 2013

Last year, Kitty and I made the cutest little stick chair to go in our Fairy Garden… Click here to see how me made it. Here are all the Fairy Garden links… Enter the Fairy Garden Contest here. Here’s a link to the Fair Garden Page for more Fairy Garden inspiration. Here’s a link toIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature :: 2013 :: Two

Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, check out the new entries in our Fairy Garden Contest. Such magical gardens… keep them coming! Each week, I feature a new entry into the contest. If you want your garden to be featured, be sure to link back somewhere on your blog to The Magic Onions Fairy Garden Contest.If you want to read more…click here

Fairy Gardens :: 2013 :: Fairy Home Decor

We have a real treat today… Sas, from the incredibly awesome blog, Daily Colours, has made some fairy home decor for us. She made these pieces especially for us here on The Magic Onions… AND shares how she made them with us too!! Don’t her creations just make you want to be a fairy!! AndIf you want to read more…click here

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

Fairy Gardens :: A Weekly Sneak Peek

Now we have 62 magical gardens entered into our  Fairy Garden Contest. Click on the link to see all of the amazingly creative and charming gardens you guys have made :-) Here’s my weekly sneak peek of some of the new ones… please click on each link to see the Fairy Garden in more detail.If you want to read more…click here

Fairy Furniture – A Stick Chair for your Fairy Garden

Our Fairy Garden (click the link to see it) needed a chair. Amazing… a few sticks, a hot glue gun and, Voila!! To make our cute little stick chair, we needed some straight sticks that Teddy found in the garden, a popsicle stick (from Kitty’s last popsicle), garden scissors and a hot glue gun (youIf you want to read more…click here

A Miniature Pot Plant for your Fairy Garden

 Here is an easy DIY tutorial to help you make a fairy-sized succulent pot plant in a thimble for your Fairy Garden.   Materials Needed : a thimble (from your local craft or sewing store… try to get one with a flat base so that your fairy pot plant will stand easily). a small cuttingIf you want to read more…click here

The Most Romantic Fairy’s Bed

Kitty made her fairies another gift this weekend… a beautiful four-poster bed with a canopy of white lace… what could be more romantic? She started with a large, white clam shell. I found a stack of about 20 of these lovely shells at a garage sale a while back and thought how lovely they wouldIf 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

Do Your Fairies Need A Ladder? :: Fairy Garden 2012

Does your Fairy Garden need a ladder? Ours did! We had a great happening this weekend in the Fairy Garden. Do you remember the mail box that we made for our Fairy Garden ~ Snail Mail (click on the link to see our snail mail mailbox)? Well, on Saturday morning, Kitty went out to playIf 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

Fairy Garden Fruit and Veggies

We made the cutest set of fairy-sized fruits and veggies for our Fairy Garden this weekend. Don’t they just make you want to come and play… If you visit our Fairy Garden Page, you’ll see all the fun we’ve been having in our Fairy Garden. We started simply, making just the garden. My children playedIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Tire Swing for your Fairy Garden

Your fairies will LOVE a tire swing in their Fairy Garden. In our fairy garden, the swing hangs over the pond and sometimes, if the garden is very quiet, we can almost hear the whoops and squeals of joy from the fairy children as they swing in the sunshine.     Materials : a tireIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Fairy Garden Wishing Well

We made our annual Fairy Garden last week and my children have been playing in it’s magical realm hour upon hour. Kitty insisted that our Fairy Garden has a wishing well this year. It’s true that a wishing well is a magical concept, especially in miniature proportions. It adds a fun perspective to their FairyIf 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

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’s Washing Line.

A big question was asked… What if our fairies did their washing in the coconut pond in K’s Fairy Garden? They might have to hang their wet clothes on the tree to dry and that would look untidy… that wouldn’t do! A washing line had to be made! If you are enjoying this tutorial, PleaseIf 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 Bath.

“The group of fairies skipped merrily through the nasturtium patch, happy in their sunrise task. Early morning was the best time for collecting dewdrops for the Fairy Queen’s bath. This was Daphne’s favourite chore. Daphne was in charge of blessing each pearly droplet with a magical spell before it was funnelled down the huge greenIf 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