Our May Faire - The Magic Onions

Our May Faire

We held our May Faire on Saturday. It was a wonderful success, a day of smiles and laughter and dancing, a fitting climax to hours of thought, planning and hard work.

My family was in charge of the terrarium craft and making the May Pole. Both turned out splendidly.
Here is K helping me paint toadstool rocks to be offered as treasures to go inside the terrariums.

Making the May Pole was great fun. We used a log stump as a base. Drilled a hole in it’s center to hold the May Pole secure. Here is A Good Man drilling the hole.

We secured the ribbons to the top of the pole with a screw and a washer.
We set the beribboned pole in the stump and topped it with a wreath decorated with pink ribbons and white hydrangea flowers.
I was so busy on the day that I sadly didn’t get a chance to photograph it. Suffice to say it was a magical sight with the children gayly dancing around it.
All the crafts were great fun. We made fairy tambourines, magic wands, pin wheels… My craft was the moss terrarium. The children delighted in making their little magical gardens. Can you believe that the moss chose Saturday to flower! Dainty little white flowers graced our moss gardens… now that is magic!
50 moss terrariums were made.
This is my display terrarium.

It is in a big jar I found at a garage sale when my dad was visiting. It now sits on my dining room table and is a treasure.

Thank you to all the mommies who put in so many hours of work into our May Faire. At one point I looked out the window to see 6 children skipping merrily around the May Pole, dressed in white and joyful smiles. I thought… ‘Now that is what makes life meaningful!’
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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. 50 moss terrariums! I bet that was a lovely sight. :)

  2. Yet another creative post!!! My daughter and I painted rocks this weekend too … what a small world!

  3. Looks like fun. Our May Fair is on Friday.

  4. That sounds like a beautiful day! You have such great ideas.

  5. Adorable terrariums! Check out my blog for tips, links and how-to guides for keeping terrariums!


  6. The terrariums are sooooooo beautiful. I love that they flowered for you, so magical. I love those toadstool mushrooms!

  7. Perfect timing with the flowers and your day sounds lovely-

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