Valentines Day Archives - The Magic Onions

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

Felt Flowers :: DIY Tutorial

Look what I have sitting on my desk.   Okay, yes, there is a kitten… but I’m talking about the gorgeous felt flowers… the pretty poppies.     I made them to brighten the Sunny House. Aren’t they wonderful?! Here’s how… Materials :: floral wire (from a craft shop) red wool felt (from Felt OnIf you want to read more…click here

Love Apples and Other Valentine’s Crafts

Funny how family traditions start. Three years ago, I made LOVE APPLES for the first time. Since then, I’ve put them into Kitty and Teddy’s lunch every Valentine’s Day. It’s become our sweet tradition and they both look forward to opening their lunch bag to see that their mom loves them. I smile as IIf you want to read more…click here

Crafts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up, fast and furious. Here’s a compilation of some of the ‘Love Day’ crafts we’ve done in the past. I have to say that the ‘hoop art treasures‘ are my favorite. Both of my children LOVED them so much and both still have them on the wall in their rooms. IIf you want to read more…click here

Valentine’s Day Crafts

Looking for some last minute crafts for Valentine’s Day? Here are a few LOVEly goodies we have made…     1. Hoop Art Treasures with Favorite Old Clothes 2. Pretty Pom Pom Flowers 3. Watercolor Heart Garland 4. Wire Love Letters 5. Needle Felted Heart 6. Needle Felted Valentine Gnome 7. Wax Paper Stain GlassIf you want to read more…click here

Felted Love Delights

  Here are some sweet suggestions for your Valentine’s Day decorating… from the Magic Onions Shop.   One   (felted heart Garlands) Two   (felted wool flowers) Three   (felted love pebbles)   There is a lot more to choose from in the shop. Thanks for visiting. Blessings and magic, Donni   Stay connected… sign up for myIf you want to read more…click here

Felted Pebbles

A large part of my weekend was spent making felted pebbles. You guys are loving them! They are flying out of the shop as fast as I can make them. I adore knowing that so many of you will be decorating your home with my sweet felted pebbles for Valentine’s Day. And I bet you’llIf you want to read more…click here

A Party At The Sunny House.

We had a party at the Sunny House (for my birthday) and I took a few photos to share while everything was still shiny and clean. It’s a little scary having a party on a cold and rainy day, especially when you know that there will be 15 kids running around. But, apparently, the SunnyIf you want to read more…click here

DIY Golden Valentine’s Day Votives

We said goodbye to our beloved Christmas tree yesterday. We hugged her and thanked her for being such a huge part of our joyous Christmas. We packed away her precious ornaments and stored them safely for next year. And, when she was gone, we felt so rotten, staring at her empty corner. Our home feltIf you want to read more…click here

English Tea on Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, I was lucky enough to have English tea with two of the loves of my life. We used the ‘good china’, picked some pretty flowers and even had macaroons and cookies. It was a special time. The only thing that could have made it better, was if my Good Man could haveIf you want to read more…click here

Valentine’s Day Crafts and Tutorials

Here is a collection of the Valentine’s Day crafts we’ve made this year. Below, you’ll find links to the the easy-to-follow tutorials…     1. Hoop Art Treasures with Favorite Old Clothes 2. Pretty Pom Pom Flowers 3. Watercolor Heart Garland 4. Wire Love Letters 5. Needle Felted Heart 6. Needle Felted Valentine Gnome 7.If you want to read more…click here

Making Love Letters from Wire

We love bendy wire for writing names or words for special occasions. Bendy wire can be found in the jewelry section at craft stores. You ‘ll be happily surprised at how easy the wire is to bend… no bending tools are required at all… only a wire cutter is needed. A trick we use isIf you want to read more…click here

Hoop Art Treasures for Valentine’s Day

What do you do with all the old clothes that were once beloved to your children? The favorite dress that was worn every day for a month… so much that when you look at it, you can actually see your much older child as the toddler they once were? Or the t-shirt that was wornIf you want to read more…click here

Make Pretty Pom Pom Flowers for Valentine’s Day

We found the prettiest yarn at the craft shop today… gorgeous valentine colors. We decided we just HAD to have it to make flowers for Valentine’s Day. Are they not wonderful?! Also, do you see the drawing of the mustang Kate drew? It’s in pencil and is so totally amazing that I made her signIf you want to read more…click here

Needle Felting Tutorial : Valentine’s Day Gnome : DIY

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

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

Valentine’s Treasures

I had a lovely quiet few days in the shop after the craziness of the Christmas Holidays. The break helped me relax. I read a book, cooked and baked and, of course, thought up new ideas of treasures I can make for the shop. Nothing sparks creativity like a little break. With Valentine’s Day onlyIf you want to read more…click here

Wax Paper Stained Glass Hearts

Look how pretty our windows look. We made these pretty wax paper and crayon stained glass hearts over the weekend. The sun shines through them, casting a pink glow over everything. My kids love wax crayon crafts. I think it’s the bright colors and melting part that they enjoy the most. Kitty chose a varietyIf you want to read more…click here

Felted Garlands for Valentine’s Day

I’ve been making some new felted garlands for the shop… all VERY romantic!  This is what my room looks like at the moment… ready for Luvvvvv! I’ve been playing around with the sizes and spacings of the felted balls. Some are made with large balls (2 inches in diameter) some with the smaller balls (1If you want to read more…click here

Let’s Make a Colorful Heart Garland

Kitty was determined to bring happy color into the Sunny House today. She made such a beautiful paper heart garland using one of her previously painted watercolor paintings, yarn and  a heart punch.     I love watching her come up with her own designs. For years, it was me who directed our crafting… nowIf you want to read more…click here

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Are you getting ready for Valentine’s Day? Here are some fun heart crafts your little one will enjoy… 1. Love Apples 2. Clay Heart Necklace 3. Easy Playdough Hearts 4. Yarn Love Words 5. Secret Valentine’s Day Card Happy crafting. Blessings and magic, Donni

Make a Beeswax Luminary

Happy Valentine’s Day my beautiful friends! I hope your day if filled with love and happiness and special kisses. This morning, Kitty and Teddy went off to school, each with a basket of valentines for their classmates. Kitty had made little heart shaped mice for each of her friends. Teddy… his Valentine’s will be receivingIf you want to read more…click here

Handmade Valentine’s Day Gift : Heart Necklace

Being a mom… what a gift it is! There are so many heart-melting moments.  I am in the middle of a 6 week Simplicity Parenting class and what a gift this has been too! It has reminded me to slow down, be present in all the little things that happen each day and see themIf you want to read more…click here

Heart Mobile for Valentine

We made a pretty mobile for Valentine’s Day using a lovely watercolor painting we had previously painted, a heart punch and my moose cookie cutter. Teddy used my heart punch to cut a bunch of hearts from his pretty watercolor painting. Then, we punched small holes in each heart and used a needle and someIf you want to read more…click here

Needle Felting Tutorial :: Felted Hearts

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

Best Valentine’s Day Crafts

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we have started making fun and easy Valentines crafts. But, before we share them with you, we thought we’d post a list of our best Valentine inspired crafts from the past. Click on each heading to be taken to the tutorial. 1. LOVE APPLES 2. BIRDSEED HEART CAKES 3. PAINTEDIf you want to read more…click here

Love Apples

Instead of making their school friends Valentine’s Day cards this year, Kitty and Teddy are giving out Love Apples… aren’t they sweet! Pin It  And, they are so super easy to make. All you need is a heart shaped cookie cutter, a green apple and a red apple and a pairing knife. Push the heartIf you want to read more…click here

Love Tree for Valentine’s Day

Kitty is on a glitter kick… everything we do lately gets a little glitter. Combine this with Valentine’s Day and you’ll get a house that’s starting to look wonderfully ‘bling bling’!So, it’s glitter trees for Valentine’s Day! We found a few pine cones, some glue and a little pink glitter. We painted the pine conesIf you want to read more…click here

Love Words for Valentines Day

I’ve become quite addicted to Pinterest (you can follow my boards by clicking here). But by the looks of things, I’m not the only one ;-) Oh my… what beautiful things people do!Pin It So, having seen these ‘LOVE’ signs all over Pinterest, Kitty and Teddy and I couldn’t resist making our own. All weIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Whitewashed Star for Valentine’s Day

Today we put the finishing touches on a vine star we have been working on. We whitewashed it and added a bright red bow and it goes wonderfully with the pretty RED Valentine’s Day Wreath we made yesterday.Pin It Our star has been a work in progress. First, we collected long strands of Morning Glory.If you want to read more…click here

A Simple Red Valentine’s Day Wreath

We made a simple red wreath to decorate our home for Valentine’s Day. Pin It All we needed was a wreath form (I have a few straw ones lying about from a previous project) and bright red ribbon that was left over from Christmas. We hot glued the ribbon onto the straw wreath and simplyIf you want to read more…click here

Sparkly Valentine’s Votives

One thing we love about the shorter days of winter, is that it can be fun to eat our dinner by candlelight. We get fill our dinner table with all the candles we have. It feels so festive and pretty as the light dances on our faces. And then, of course, it’s super fun toIf you want to read more…click here

Tutorial :: Needle Felted Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Pin It With Valentines Day coming up fast and furious, I’m sure we are not the only ones who are making lots of hearts! There’s something so magical about hearts… their voluptuous shape, their romantic colors. Kitty and Teddy are making all sorts of Valentine crafts that we are going to share with you inIf you want to read more…click here

Love and Peace

Dove of Love Dianna from Baby Bear Shop shared her video with me and I think it’s so beautiful I wanted to share it with all of you for Valentines Day too. Baby Bear Shop is offering a 10% discount for Valentines day… it’s even a treat to just browse through her beautiful organic products.If you want to read more…click here

Let’s make Wire Hearts.

The little village on the coast where we stayed when we were in South Africa recently was gorgeously vintage inspired. All of the little shops were filled with sweet rustic treasures or handmade art. One shop in particular was brimming with glorious curiosities made entirely from driftwood… oh, the things one can make! A popularIf you want to read more…click here

Valentines Day Crafting.

Today, I’m taking you back in time to some of the Valentines Day posts I’ve done in the past… click on each link to go to each post. They are all crafts the kids and I did… enjoy! Photo by Dovie Moon Finding Nature’s Hearts Hanging Cashmere Hearts Magazine Hearts Heart Birdseed Cakes Easy NeedleIf you want to read more…click here

Secret Valentine’s Card.

It is a tradition in South Africa to never sign your Valentine’s Day card with your name… it is so much fun. All cards come from secret admirers and you are never quite sure who the card was from. You can guess (and, sometimes, hope) but the sender never reveals his true identity. I receivedIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Mossy Valentine’s Wreath.

Don’t you just LOVE moss? I do!! So, because I LOVE moss so much, I thought it would be fun to make a mossy wreath for Valentine’s Day. Mr T helped me. We needed: * a heart shaped wreath (vine, polystyrene or make your own from foam) * glue * dried moss (found at craftIf you want to read more…click here

Beginning Needle Felting with Kids.

K often sits with me while I am needle felting. We talk and she tells me about her day, watching me as I work away. She gives me ideas, suggests colors and encourages me with sweet praise. It’s a lovely time for us. Every now and then, she says she wants to make something too.If you want to read more…click here

Valentine Giveaway for the Mommies!

Have you noticed that I have a few new sponsors? You can see their gorgeous buttons to the right of this page. I can’t tell you how excited I am to have them on board… their Etsy shops are magical! Have a look for yourself… Each week, I will be introducing one of them. ThisIf you want to read more…click here

Make Playdough Hearts.

Valentine crafts are going on at full swing here… I have a little girl who LOVES hearts. Today we made Valentine hearts with playdough. If you haven’t made home-made playdough yet, give it a try as it’s wonderful stuff… so much better than the store-bought version. Here is our recipe for home-made playdough. K rolledIf you want to read more…click here