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Hello There!

Hi, happy Friday everyone! I’ve had a lot of new followers joining recently and would like to introduce myself to all of you. I’m Donni, the mom behind this natural living and Waldorf website, The Magic Onions :: where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a preciousIf you want to read more…click here

Felted Succulent Delights

I’ve been having so much fun coming up with a line of felted succulent plants for The Magic Onions Shop. Don’t you just love succulents? Strange, because there was a time when I didn’t love them at all… I thought they were ugly and prickly and I far preferred roses. But, succulents must be anIf 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

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

Nursery Inspiration : French Lavender and Robins Egg Blue

What could be more fun than decorating a nursery?! Oh, that sweet feeling of bringing a new bundle of joy into your family and home. The wonderful blank slate ahead of you and the knowledge that the world is full of endless possibilities. My baby days are done but I’m so lucky that my businessIf 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

Fairy Garden Season!!!!

Whooo hooo!!!   Today is the 1st of April and you know what that means? … It’s Fairy Garden Season!! On Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 (tomorrow), I’ll open the 6th Annual Fairy Garden Contest and the fun will begin. The contest will run from April 1st to August 1st. Today, please visit my Fairy Garden PageIf you want to read more…click here

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale!

Big savings in the shop this weekend! Enjoy free shipping on orders over $50! The Magic Onions Shop Coupon : grateful Valid Friday 29th through Monday 2nd. Domestic Shipping only. Enjoy! Blessings and magic, Donni

Felted Garlands Galore

I’ve been making felted garlands for the shop. They are gorgeous. Some are made with huge felted balls, some with large and small felted balls. Some in Christmas colors, some like the rainbow, some are like snowballs. Oh, the gorgeous texture of 100% felt! You can shop for these felted wool garlands here.   ChristmasIf you want to read more…click here

What are Waldorf Toys? :: Discovering Waldorf

Wondering what exactly Waldorf toys are? Here is a super article from Sarah Baldwin of Bella Luna Toys that explains it – “Beyond simply being natural toys, what exactly makes a toy a “Waldorf toy?” What are Waldorf Toys? You can find this needle felted owl HERE. For more information on Waldorf Education, please visitIf 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

Dandelions and Poppies

Sometimes, when you are very lucky, you stumble upon a place that is full of magic. It happens when you least expect it. And often, when you are looking for something else. But make no mistake, it happens for a reason. It means that you are on the cusp of something BIG! Something that isIf you want to read more…click here

My Favorite Fairy Garden Pins

I have such a treat for you today… I’ve put together five enchanting collages. The photos come from some of my favorite Pins from my Fairy Garden Pinterest Board. As you look at them, I’m sure you will be inspired to make a fairy garden of your own. If you do, be sure to enterIf 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

One Family’s Waldorf Experiences :: Discovering Waldorf

I love it when a reader shares her own family’s Waldorf experiences with us. It’s refreshing and motivating to see how others incorporate Waldorf ideas into their homes. Today, Sara shares her Waldorf journey with us. :::::: What is Waldorf for us? For those who know it from afar Waldorf might mean wooden toys, basketsIf 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

Inspiration

 

All in a Day

Some precious moments from our day camping in the mountains… We were lucky enough to stay in our friend’s gorgeous mountain cabin, early morning coffee while we prepared the fishing rods, chocolate croissants for breakfast, fisher-boy, early morning lake scenery, Kitty drawing, an afternoon stroll through the woods, beauty, huge trees, brand new oak leaves.If 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

Summer Magic Craft Boxes Available Now.

Are  you super excited for the Summer holidays? Are you going away with your children? Are you visiting the beach? Are you planning on doing some fun Summer crafts with your kidos? We all know that it can be a tall order to gather up eco-friendly craft supplies and think up new craft idea toIf 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

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

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

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table where we link up to share our nature-inspired posts and creations. First of all… have you seen this amazing raffle for our Maple Village School fundraiser? Buy a ticket for $5 and you can win these AMAZING handmade treasures… Have a look HERE for more info… and please help usIf 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

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table where we all link up to share our nature inspired posts and creations. Each week I feature a link or two from the week before… I must be in a rainbow mood! I loved this Rainbow Party idea from Happy Whimsical Hearts… And something about this poem and these beautifulIf you want to read more…click here

Discovering Waldorf :: The Waldorf Lifestyle

Welcome to Discovering Waldorf, where everyday families share their Waldorf thoughts and experiences. Today, Joey is here to talk about how she brings Waldorf into her family’s life. :: Discovering Waldorf::  Living and learning about the Waldorf lifestyle by:  Joey van Oort We live over an hour’s drive from the closest Waldorf School so unfortunatelyIf 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

Friday’s Nature Table

Welcome to Friday’s Nature Table – where we all link up to share our nature inspired posts and creations. Each week, I feature a link or two from the week before… aren’t these feathers GORGEOUS!! The nature-loving family from Montana Solar Creations found them on a recent hike in search of shed antlers… no antlersIf 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

Spring Magic Craft Boxes on their Way!

Hi, Happy Friends… I have some exciting news for you. The first of our Spring Magic Craft Boxes are on their way to lucky children all over the world! THEY ARE ENCHANTING! I’m quite certain you’ll find that Spring’s Magic Craft Box is just as delightful as Winter’s was. It is filled to the brimIf you want to read more…click here

Patchwork Indie Arts Festival

Eeek… I’m so excited (and just as scared too)… The Magic Onions will have a booth at the Patchwork Indie Arts Festival in Long Beach next SUNDAY. The Sunny House is all abuzz with planning… a canopy has to be found, tables and tablecloths. I’ve been scouring the local thrift stores for rustic crates andIf you want to read more…click here

The 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

Magic Onions Milestone :: 4 Million Visits

Welcome to all my Magic Friends. My heart is filled with gratitude today. When I started writing my little blog three years ago, little did I know that 4 Million people would visit me here. In fact, the idea would have seemed utterly preposterous! I started writing The Magic Onions because I was a newIf 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

Fairy Garden Tutorial : How to plant a Fairy Garden

Sign up for my newsletter to receive Fairy Garden tips, tutorials and new features : * indicates required Email Address * Every year, some time during the Spring or early Summer, Kitty and I make a new fairy garden. It has become a family tradition for us. A together-time… a time for us to getIf you want to read more…click here

Winners for the Fairy Garden Competion!!

At last… the winners of the 2010 Fairy Garden Competition!!!! So, this is how we did it (and probably why it took so long to decide). I chose my favorite, Kitty chose her favorite, Teddy chose his favorite and then Mr Random chose his favorite. There were sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many seriously gorgeous fairy gardens to chooseIf you want to read more…click here

More Fairy Gardens…

Oh my… you guys have been busy making magical Fairy Gardens for the Fairy Garden Competition!! Here are some more wonders for you to see. Click on the links below each photo to see more. The family from Crystal Days Meg and her family Growing Kiwis Mari and her family Choochmagooz The Family from AupetitmondedelisaIf you want to read more…click here

Fairy Gardens Galore…

I’m so excited to bring you some more magical Fairy Gardens entered into our fun competition… From Anabel Ellen and her delightful family. Click here to see more photos of their super-cute Fairy Garden. And, from Flelicity, Ainsley and Saskia who don’t have a blog. Here is what Felicity wrote… “Welcome to our miniature beachIf you want to read more…click here

Come and see some Fairy Gardens!

It is so exciting to open my email and find yet another entry into the Fairy Garden Competition. I smile when I envision the imaginative play that is going on in your gardens. How utterly wonderful. Here are some of the Fairy Gardens… each fantastic garden has a link for you to see more ofIf 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

The Magical FAIRY and GNOME GARDEN Challenge and Giveaway!

A Fairy or Gnome Garden is such a place of magic for a child.. to build it AND to play in it. It is a creative and imaginative jewel of childhood who’s magic and memory can last forever. Please invite as many people and their children to join us in this magical challenge and LETSIf you want to read more…click here

The Fairy Garden.

We try very hard to make our garden attractive to fairies. At the end of a gardening session, we stand with our hands on our hips and remark… ‘I think the fairies will be VERY happy with what we have done here!’ But K has recently become very downhearted at not having ‘actually’ seen aIf you want to read more…click here