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Charming Fairy Houses

  I’m so proud of my whimsical Fairy Garden book, Magical Miniature Gardens and Homes. I can’t tell you how awesome it is to hold it in my hands and page through it, looking at the photos of the fairy gardens I made. It brings back such meaningful memories. So, being a fairy garden expertIf you want to read more…click here

Winner Announced :: 2016 Fairy Garden Contest!

With all the personal difficulties of the second half of last year, choosing a winner for the 2016 Fairy Garden Contest seemed almost impossible. How could I indulge in wonder when my heart was so heavy with worry and sadness? So, I set it aside for a time when felt I could welcome magic backIf 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

How To Make A Rustic Sign For Your Fairy Garden

  I love that quote. It’s so true. The little everyday things are going to be the the things I miss most when I look back on these happy, messy, mom-of-young-kids days. We made a rustic sign for our teacup fairy garden. I love how it turned out… the magical grain in the bark, theIf you want to read more…click here

Prizes for The FAIRY GARDEN CONTEST : 2016

  WOW!   Here are the Prizes for the 2016 Fairy Garden Contest. (click here to see the 2016 Fairy Garden Contest. The contest is open for entries through August 5, 2016) Am I excited to share this news with you! The Fairy Garden Contest PRIZES this year are utterly AWESOME. The Magic Onions hasIf you want to read more…click here

New Fairy Garden Kits

I’ve had the most wonderfully creative weekend designing new DIY fairy garden kits for the shop. It’s my most favorite work activity of all – designing new enchantments. I get to play with flower fairies and magical miniature things all day long. And my camera, of course, which I love. The kids join in fromIf you want to read more…click here

Miniature Sunflower Pot Plant for your Fairy Garden

I promised I’d share tutorials for all the sweet little additions in our teacup fairy garden. Here’s how we made the sunny sunflower pot plant.     Materials you’ll need : – Mini terracotta pot – Reindeer moss – A dried flower – A 4 inch twig – Hot glue gun and glue   MethodIf you want to read more…click here

DIY Mini Toadstools for your Fairy Garden

There are many reasons why your fairy garden needs to include a few toadstools. Firstly, they are the cutest little things to add to your magical garden. There is something delightful about the bright red caps speckled with white dots. Somehow, they make us feel happy inside. They make us think of fairies and magicIf you want to read more…click here

A Fairy Garden in a Tea Cup :: A Miniature DIY Tutorial

Calling all English, tea-loving fairies… we’ve made the most delightful fairy garden habitat for you… in my favorite teacup.  Please move in.     It all started when I broke the saucer to one of my favorite teacups. I wanted to cry. I’ve had this beautiful tea set for many many years. Each cup andIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Contest :: 2016

Hooray! It’s April and the start of the Fairy Garden contest. This is the most exciting news we’ve heard all day, isn’t it. If you and your little ones are avid fairy gardeners like we are, there will be excitement for sure.     If you don’t know about the contest, you are in forIf 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 Gardens.com 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 Gardens.com to see our magical fairy garden.If 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

Fairy Garden Contest Winners – 2015!

Drum roll please… We’ve had a most magical fairy garden season on the Fairy Gardens site. With ENCHANTING fairy gardens entered into this year’s contest. I’ve chosen the winners! Here they are – in no particular order. If you want to see which of these beauties WON (or if you want to see them allIf you want to read more…click here

The Enchanting Fairy Houses of Mackworth Island, Maine.

One of our favorite places in all of Maine was a place called Mackworth Island. It is a little island off the coast of Maine, connected to the mainland by a small bridge… if you didn’t know it was there, you’d quite miss it. The island is covered in thousands of the most majestic treesIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature : Nighttime Delight

Head on over to Fairy Gardens (my other home) to see a new magical fairy garden feature. Oh my… this is a creative delight in the extreme! Here’s a sneak-peek : For more detailed photos of this delightful fairy garden, please visit the Fairy Gardens blog. And, please enter your fairy garden into this yearsIf you want to read more…click here

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

Kitty’s New Fairy Garden 2015

We have been making magic again. Last week, I shared photos of Teddy’s fairy garden on FairyGardens.com. Now, here are photos of Kitty’s. She made her fairy garden in my old sewing basket. Isn’t it delightful?! Please click here to see more photos and a step-by-step DIY tutorial on how she made it.    If you want to read more…click here

Teddy’s Fairy Garden

As you know, it’s our summer tradition to make a fairy garden. Teddy spent hours this weekend making the most enchanting little garden for his fairies. I’ve shared all about it on my new  Fairy Gardens website… lots and lots of magical photos … come and see!     Also, did you know that theIf you want to read more…click here

A Magical Encounter.

We had a magical weekend. I’ve shared all about our extraordinary encounter on my new FairyGarden.com website… please join me there today. Here’s a sneak peek…     For many more magical photos, please visit FairyGardens.com. Be sure to check out the extensive fairy garden photo gallery, the ENCHANTING shop and the 2015 Fairy GardenIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Treasures

I’ve been having so much fun stocking the new Fairy Garden shop. If you haven’t popped over for a look yet, please do… you are in for a treat! … www.FairyGardens.com     Little by little I’m adding the most delightful and whimsical treasures… have a look at these cute Fairy Garden goodies I’ve foundIf you want to read more…click here

Indoor Succulent Terraruim Fairy Garden

The kids and I have been having fun in the garden. As is our summer tradition, we have been making Fairy Gardens!! When we were at the garden center, choosing plants for our Fairy Gardens, I couldn’t quite get passed the succulents! This often happens… the succulent section of the nursery is my particular vice.If 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

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

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 : 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

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

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 Garden Feature : NINE

I have SUCH and enchanting fairy garden to share with you today. Oh my… just look at the creativity in this beautiful fairy house :   The fairies have made everything in their house from things they have picked up from nature. Can you see the kitchen, complete with a larder full of tasty treatsIf 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 Contest : ENTER now.

Hi Fairy Garden Friends, It’s almost August!! Just a reminder that the Fairy Garden contest is drawing to a close.  Entries close on August 1st. However, if you are like me and don’t like deadlines very much, I will be allowing a few late entries if you write and ask at Donni(at)theMagicOnions(dot)com  . Just lookIf 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

The Cutest Fairy Garden EVER!

This is the winner of the 2014 Fairy Garden Contest. Isn’t it the most magical fairy garden ever!!!     Sandi made this garden for the neighborhood kids. Can you imagine finding it, stumbling upon it, unawares that such magic awaits? Can you imagine the feeling of wonder and enchantment it would bring. Sandi, THISIf 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

Tutorial : Make Mini Toadstools for your Fairy Garden

We made the most adorable clay toadstools for our fairy garden.     You won’t believe how easy they are to make. All you need is : *  Sculpey clay (from a craft store) *  toothpicks *  paint and a paintbrush     Break off a small amount of clay (about the size of yourIf 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

Fairy Garden Feature : FOUR

Look at this sweet Fairy Garden. Oh I love it SO much… with it’s pink little bucket and its colorful wood house. And, do you see the little fairy? Isn’t she wonderful in her crochet dress and acorn hat! But, what I love most is Sarah and her sweet Fairy Garden sign. This, THIS friends,If you want to read more…click here

Let’s Make a Terrarium : DIY Gardening Tutorial for Kids

Oh my gosh… terrariums are SO cute!! We had so much fun making this sweet mini wonderland today. It’s crazy how much I adore this! And, I love any activity that gets the kids into gardening. Making a mossy terrarium is a super summer activity.   Terrariums are very easy to make. You need justIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature : THREE

It’s so exciting to see each new Fairy Garden entered into the Fairy Garden Contest. Here’s the latest. It’s GORGEOUS!!! 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 This AWESOME Fairy GardenIf 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

Prizes : Fairy Garden Contest 2014

With much excitement, I present the PRIZES for the ANNUAL 2014 Fairy Garden Contest. They are AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME, with a whopping combined VALUE of $ 435! See for yourselves…   First Prize :  a gorgeous fairy (worth $150) from Lavender and Lark Second Prize : a $110 Gift Certificate to The Magic Onions StoreIf 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

Tea Cup Fairy Garden : Tutorail

A few years ago, Kitty made the most delightful Fairy Garden. She made it in a tea cup! It sat as the centerpiece on our dining room table for months and was at the center of many dinnertime imaginings. Isn’t it the sweetest!!     I have received so many emails over the years, askingIf you want to read more…click here

Our Fairy Garden in a Stump :: More Photos!

As promised, here are some more photos of our magical Fairy Garden Gnome Home that is made in a hollowed out tree stump. 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  If you want to read more…click here

Our New Fairy Garden : In a Stump!

As promised, here are photos of our new Fairy Garden. It is made in the hollowed out stump of our old plum tree (who sadly died this winter). We love our Fairy Garden all the more, knowing that our beloved plum tree’s spirit lives on inside her. We have called this garden our Gnome Home.If you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Contest :: 2014 :: Enter Here!

Important NOTE : The winners of the Fairy Garden Contest will be announced in September. I’m sorry for the delay but it’s taking a little longer than anticipated to pick just 4 winners from such enchanting entries. I’ll give you an update soon, I promise. Thanks for your patience. It is with GREAT excitement thatIf you want to read more…click here

Planting Mini Pansies in Egg Shells for Easter Decorations

We visited our local garden shop yesterday to buy strawberry plants to plant in the cinder-block holes of my new ‘bunny-proof’ vegetable garden. Before I left home, I voiced my intention NOT TO BUY ANYTHING BUT STRAWBERRY PLANTS to my Good Man (I’m a well-known impulse plant buyer and hoped that if I committed toIf you want to read more…click here

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

Winner : Fairy Garden Contest : 2013

Here is the winner of the 2013 Fairy Garden Contest – such a magical fairy garden made by Brandi and her two creative children, Franki and Shaymus. This garden is a pure delight, packed full of to the brim of everything a fairy or gnome would ever wish for. Franki and Shaymus and their momIf you want to read more…click here

Second Place Winner :: Fairy Garden Contest :: 2013

And, in second place, we have this utterly charming fairy garden made by Shanti and her kids from Twig and Toadstool. It’s ENCHANTING! There’s no doubt in my mind that when the lights go out at night in Shanti’s home, little fairy lights come on in this garden and the fairies revel the night awayIf you want to read more…click here

3rd Place Winner :: Fairy Garden Contest :: 2013!!

This magical fairy garden is the winner of the 3rd place in the 2013 Fairy Garden Contest. Congratulations to Grace and her whole family, from The Richter’s World Blog, who each played a part in making this enchantment for the fairies. It is delightful beyond words. We love that Grace’s whole family was involved inIf 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

Fairy Garden Feature :: 2013 :: Ten

Calling all Fairy Gardeners… these are the last days to enter the 2013 Fairy Garden Contest. The contest closes on August 1st. If you have made a Fairy Garden this year, please don’t forget to enter. Scroll down to see details on how to enter and view the magical prizes you and your kids canIf you want to read more…click here

Suncatchers in the Fairy Garden

Kitty made pretty suncatchers for her fairy garden using wire and chandelier crystals. We have been collecting chandelier crystals at garage sales for just this kind of magical project. She used pliers to bend floral wire into a hanging post for the crystals, polished them until they sparkled brightly and hung her new fairy suncatchersIf 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

Fairy Garden Feature :: 2013 :: Eight

Here is another magical garden entered into our annual Fairy Garden Contest. I love how this Fairy Garden sits in the middle of the deck… perfect for a little pink fairy to play with for hours and hours. I’m sure it’s transformed the deck into a play space for this lucky girl… just look atIf you want to read more…click here

Our Fairy Garden

It’s been a wonderful experience to watch our Fairy Gardens grow. We planted them in April and have been watering and tending them diligently. Our hard work has been greatly rewarded. The moss has spread and thickened and what an excitement it was to discover it full of pretty white flowers this morning! Surely, theIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature :: 2013 :: Seven

The Fairy Garden Contest is open for entries until August 2013… still LOTS of time for you to make a magical Fairy Garden with your kids and join in the fun! Just look at these enchanting little gardens. One can see the magic this family has had making  and playing in them! Lucky fairies!! TheseIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature :: Six :: 2013

A new Fairy Garden feature… this one was sent in by email from Tara and her beautiful girls. Tara says that her girls had SO much fun making their Fairy Garden together, each girl adding her own magic until it is just sparkling with fairy dust! Isn’t it adorable!! I LOVE the green moss andIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature :: 2013 :: Five

Check out the amazingly magical entries into our Fairy Garden Contest. Isn’t this one sweet!  LOVE that little house with the stone chimney! To see more photos of this enchanting Fairy Garden, pop over to Finding Home… such a great blog too! Here are the important Fairy Garden links for you… Enter the Fairy GardenIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature :: 2013 :: Four

It’s exciting beyond words to see the Fairy Garden Contest filling up. Each new entry is a huge happening at the Sunny House… I call the kids and we pour over your magical photos… it’s SUCH fun! We are enchanted with the Fleming families fairy and gnome gardens. Here are a few photos but youIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Tiny Pot Plant :: Fairy Gardens :: 2013

Making tiny, miniature treasures for your fairy garden is just as enchanting for us adults as it is for our children. Look at this delightful little pot plant Kitty and I made for our Fairy Garden last year… in a thimble! Click here to see how we made this mini pot plant in a thimble.If 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

Zen Fairy Garden :: Fairy Gardens :: 2013

The beautiful Sas, from Daily Colours, is back to share a Zen Fairy Garden she made especially for us! It is the epitome of fairy sweetness! So wonderfully peaceful … I’m sure it’s where fairies go to relax and reconnect with their inner calm. Sas : This dreamy tabletop fairy garden is a mini versionIf you want to read more…click here

Make Fairies for your Fairy Garden :: Fairy Gardens :: 2013

We made just the cutest little fairies for our Fairy Garden 3 years ago… Click here to see how we made them. Need some more Fairy inspiration… here are all 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’sIf you want to read more…click here

Our New Fairy Garden :: Fairy Gardens :: 2013

Kitty’s been playing in our new Fairy Garden… Do you want more Fairy Garden inspiration? Here are our 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 Kit ever. And, here’s myIf 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 :: A Fairy’s Golf Course

Teddy made a golf course for his Fairy Garden a few years ago… Isn’t it delightful!!! To see how he made it, click here… 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 to purchaseIf 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

Little Carrots for your Fairy Garden :: Fairy Gardens 2013

look at these sweet little carrots we made for our Fairy Garden two years ago… Click here to see how we made them. 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 to purchase theIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Feature :: 2013 :: One

Excitement abounds!! We have our first entries into our 5th Annual Fairy Garden Contest!!! It is thrilling to see each new Fairy Garden and imagine all the magical experiences the children have had (and are still having) with them. I will be featuring a new Fairy Garden entry each week and this week it’s aIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Gardens :: 2013 :: Kitty’s Personal Fairy Garden

We had a magical weekend making Fairy Gardens. Kitty decided she wanted her own, personal, Fairy Garden… one that she could move around if she wanted to. We set off for our nearest thrift shop in search of the perfect container. When she saw an old silver soup tureen, she declared that she’d found it!If you want to read more…click here

Fairy Garden Contest :: 2013

It is with great excitement that I present the 5th Annual Fairy Garden Contest! Get out your tiny rakes and trowels… find some moss and magic… and make a Fairy Garden! Click this link to see the AWESOME prizes for the 2013 Fairy Garden Contest! CONTEST RULES: 1. Make a Fairy Garden. 2. Write aIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Gardens :: 2013

Hello Fairy Garden Friends! It’s April at last… and we all know what happens in April….. FAIRY GARDENS……..! On Wednesday 3 April 2013,  I will open the 5th Annual Fairy Garden Contest and all the fun will begin. Until then, please visit my Fairy Garden Page that is packed full of all manner of FairyIf you want to read more…click here

Winner Spotlight :: Fairy Garden Contest 2012

Fairy Garden Contest 2012 winner spotlight :: Quiet Domesticity.We all adored this Fairy Garden, but Kitty in particular was drawn to the gorgeous colors that radiate from this garden. “Oh, Mom,” she gasped, “That’s where the Rainbow Fairies live!” Isn’t that birch bark ‘Welcome’ sign something?? It made me want one just like it forIf 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

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

Fairy Gardens :: Last Weekly Sneak Peak ~ Dont’ Miss!

Wow… new Fairy Gardens are flooding in. I have some MAGICAL Fairy Gardens to share with you in our last weekly Fairy Garden Sneak Peek… how I’ve LOVED this contest!! To see them in more detail, click on the link (in blue) to each garden and you’ll be even more amazed at the tiny detailsIf you want to read more…click here

Tutorial for a Succulent Fairy Garden

You’d think we were all done making Fairy Gardens… you’d be wrong! We just can’t get enough of them!Here is our Succulent Fairy Garden… it might just be my favorite yet! It lives indoors and requires very little care which is just perfect as we head into the Autumn and Winter months. We started withIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Gardens :: A Weekly Sneak Peek

Hello Magic Fairy Garden Frinds :-) Our Fairy Garden Contest is drawing to a close.. only 10 days left to enter your Fairy Garden for your chance to win one of the truly magical prizes. Here is a peek at a few of this weeks new fairy gardens in the Contest. Click on the linksIf you want to read more…click here

A Fairy Garden in a Tea Cup.

Hi Magic Friends, I’m delighted to be a guest on the Living Crafts Blog today. Pop on over there to see how Kitty and I made this darling Fairy Garden in a tea cup! It lives on our dining room table as our centerpiece and the kids make up sweet fairy stories as our dinnertimeIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Gardens :: A Weekly Sneak Peek

Here is a peek at a few of this weeks 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 :-) Yes, fairies go camping too… In caravans (above) and charmaing Fairy Garden tents also… And, cabins in theIf 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 Gardens :: New Entries into the Contest

We are utterly delighted by the Fairy Gardens entered into the Contest. They enchant us, inspire us and make us smile… keep them coming, friends :-) Here are a few new ones from this past week, please click on each link to see the Fairy Garden in more detail…. We love the little fairy cottageIf 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

Fairy Gardens :: Sneak Peek.

We already have 45 magical gardens entered into our  Fairy Garden Contest. Please, pop on over to see these enchanting, creative spaces. Here is a sneak peek of some of them… please click on each link to see each Fairy Garden in more detail. Take a look at this gorgeous Fairy Garden, it reminds meIf 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

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

More Fairy Gardens – 2012

Ooo, it’s so exciting. The Fairy Garden Contest is hotting up! My kids and I have a Saturday ritual of pouring through each new entry and delighting over all the fun ideas you guys are coming up with. Thank you for your amazing creativity. Here’s a small sampling of some of the Fairy Gardens enteredIf 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

Prizes for the 2012 Fairy Garden Contest

I’m besides myself with excitement to unveil the prizes for the 2012 Fairy Garden Contest. Oh my, my friends… you and your little ones are going to whoop with joy when you see all the beautiful handmade treasures you might win if you enter our contest. There are going to be many lucky winners… weIf 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