Felt Leaf Ornaments : Crafts for Thanksgiving

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  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

Golden Geodes and Crystals : DIY Tutorial

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  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

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

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  It’s always so amazing to see the gorgeous colors that come from natural dyes. Each day of the week leading up to Easter, my kids get to choose what color egg to eat for breakfast. It’s become a super-fun family tradition! I must say, I’m happy knowing that no artificial dyes are going intoIf you want to read more…click here

No-Sew Yarn Chick That Kids Can Make

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  Are you looking for a fun Easter craft for your little ones? They are sure to have fun making this yarn pom-pom chick. Quick and easy and so much fun to play with when they are done.     The full tutorial is here :   Yarn Pom Pom Easter Chick Tutorial   HappyIf you want to read more…click here

Felted Easter Eggs : Needle Felting Tutorail

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  I’ve been hard at work making magical felted Easter eggs for the Easter Bunny to put in my children’s baskets.     I’m thankful that, while they do get chocolate eggs from the Easter Bunny, he also fills their baskets with lots of fun candy alternatives. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to makeIf you want to read more…click here

Tutorial : Needle Felted Spring Nest

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  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

Nature-Inspired Easter Crafts

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Here is a link to some of the past Easter crafts that we’ve enjoyed the most…     Click on the photo above to see the tutorials for each craft. Blessings and magic, Donni

DIY Tutorial for a Fairy Door

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  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

A Needle Felting Party for Kitty!

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Kitty turned 11 the other day. Poor Kitty! Her birthday is so close to Christmas that we are usually all-partied-out by the time her special day comes around. But this year we made a big effort to celebrate her birthday with a party for her and her class friends. She decided that she wanted toIf you want to read more…click here

Make your own DIY Wool Dryer Balls

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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

Winter Magic Craft Box : Available Now!

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Such exciting news… the Winter 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 an experience allIf 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

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

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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

DIY Needle Felted Bunny Tutorial

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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

Needle Felting Tutorial : Valentine’s Day Gnome : DIY

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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

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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

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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

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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

Tutorial : Felted Fall Wreath


Oh My Gosh… I can’t tell you how much I LOVE my new Autumn wreath! I LOVE it so much I have to touch it every time I look at it! I LOVE it even though I made it in my favorite skirt and destroyed my skirt by getting hot glue all over it. IIf you want to read more…click here

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

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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

Needle Felting Tutorial :: Felted Hearts

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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

Make a Gingerbread Man Christmas Ornament :: Needle Felting Tutorial

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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

Easter SALE at Fairyfolk


Fairyfolk is having an Easter SALE, exclusive for my precious readers. If you use the coupon code EasterOnions at Etsy checkout, your total will be recalculated to give you a 15% discount on your entire order. This weekend only, Friends, so don’t leave it too long And this discount isn’t only for Easter goodies, soIf you want to read more…click here

Tutorial :: Needle Felted Spring Wreath

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I’m so excited to share this Spring Wreath Needle Felting tutorial with you. A wonderful woodland project for fun home decorating.Pin It Here’s a little info on Needle felting – Needle felting requires three tools; wool roving, a felting needle and a protective foam board. Wool roving looks like cotton candy. When the sheep isIf you want to read more…click here

Tutorial :: Needle Felted Robin’s Nest


I am so excited to share this Spring robin’s nest needle felting tutorial with you. With Spring coming up, there is so much to inspire our creativity. For me, there’s nothing quite as indicative of my favorite season as a robin’s nest filled with sweet little blue eggs… just like this nest I’ve made. EvenIf you want to read more…click here

Tutorial : Felted Pebbles

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These felted pebbles are totally AWESOME! They have such a great texture and weight and look wonderful in a wooden bowl on a shelf or your dining room table. You can match the color of the wool you use to work with the other colors in you home. The best part is that they areIf you want to read more…click here

Tutorial – Needle Felted Toadstool.

Neelde Felted Toadstool Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

I am so excited to share a tutorial on needle felting. So many of you have shown interest in giving it a go and I encourage you to dive right in. Those others of you who are hooked will agree, it is such a fun hobby and you’ll be amazed at the things you canIf you want to read more…click here

Tutorial : Needle Felted Toadstools

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Tutorial :: Needle Felted Toadstools  – Fairyfolk Felting Kits www.fairyfolk.etsy.com  I am so excited to share a tutorial on needle felting. You’ll be amazed at the things you can make. When I picked up my first needle three years ago, I was surprised at how quickly I took to it. One of the things IIf 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’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 a Wet Felted Soap-On-A-Rope.


Both my kids love the bath. They play in and with the water for ages. I love it because it is one place these days where they play happily together (yes, we have entered the stage of fighting) One of the things that I find really sweet with their bath is that they wash eachIf you want to read more…click here

How to make a pendant from Sea Glass.


Sea Glass is our present beach obsession… we walk along the surf for hours in the early morning, searching for these frosty treasures. They come in all shapes and sizes; green’s, aqua’s, brown’s, white’s… Our collection has outgrown it’s tea cup and now is quickly filling it’s bucket. A Good Man recently asked what IIf you want to read more…click here

Moss Garden in a Jar.


K’s waldorf school is having a May Fair on the 9th of May. We are all VERY excited. Part of the excitement is participating in the 6 crafts that some of the mothers organize. The craft I am offering, is making a Moss Garden in a jar. K and I had a trial run today…If you want to read more…click here