Adorable DIY Felt Flower Christmas Ornaments

Everyone is going to want to make these ADORABLE felt flower ornaments! Aren’t they the sweetest?!

 

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They look SO utterly adorable on my Christmas tree! You can see more photos of our Needle Felted Christmas tree here.)

 

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Lucky you! I have a DIY tutorial to share with you today!

 

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Big Tip :  use 100% wool felt. Believe me, there is SUCH a huge difference between polyester felt and wool felt. Wool felt has a MUCH richer texture and the colors take to wool felt in a much more authentic hue. Wool felt might be more expensive but, if you are going to take the time and effort to MAKE something, you might as well start with materials that are worthy of your time and help you achieve the most beautiful creation possible. Wool is real and real is better.

Here is the tutorial in a pinnable graphic for Pinterest… you’ll want to pin this graphic to save you wasting time searching for it later. Trust me… you WILL make these wonderful felt flowers at some point in your life… so pin it now!

 

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Here is the full DIY tutorial with BIG photos to help guide you through each step.

 

Materials :

 

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All you’ll need is wool felt (here is my favorite place for wool felt), scissors, glue and hemp string.

 

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Use chalk to draw a concentric, scalloped spiral onto an 8 inch square of wool felt.

Use sharp scissors to cut out the scalloped spiral.

Big Tip : use freezer paper when cutting felt. Draw your design onto the freezer paper. Put it, waxy-side down, onto the felt. Iron it until the freezer paper has bonded to the felt. You’ll find the felt much easier to work with now. The freezer paper makes the felt sturdy. Use sharp scissors to cut the felt and the freezer paper together. When you have cut our your design, peel off the freezer paper and throw it away. The freezer paper will give your felt cuts lovely clean lines. You’ll never go back to cutting felt without freezer paper.

 

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When you have cut out your concentric scalloped spiral, you will roll it into a flower shape.

Start with the outside of the spiral. Roll it upon itself, keeping the petals even on top.

You can let the center (bottom) of the flower span outward a little. And even pull the petals a little to widen your flower into an open shape.

 

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When you come to the round center of the spiral at the end, put a little glue onto the underside of the felt and stick it over the bottom to hide the messy rolled up felt.

Looking at my photo below, you wouldn’t know that if you lifted up the round center-of-the-spiral, you would see a very messy looking inside of my flower.

 

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Cut the hemp string into a 3 inch length and stick it to the back of the flower.

 

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If you don’t like the look of the glue on the back of the flower, you can cut out a small circle of felt and stick it over the glue to hide it.

Admire your ADORABLE felt flower… isn’t it the cutest thing ever?! And YOU made it!!!

 

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These felt flowers look wonderful in any color.

Hang them on your Christmas tree and count how many times someone gasps in delight when they see them. In fact, you’d do well to make double to give away to envious friends who just-have-to-have-them!

 

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Have you seen the wonderful Christmas ornaments in The Magic Onions Shop? They’ll make your smile for sure.

 

Shop for Needle Felted Christmas Ornaments at The Magic Onions Shop :: www.theMagicOnions.com/shop

Looking for more crafting ideas? You can find awesome (and free) needle felting directions on my Needle Felting Tutorials page.

I think you’ll also LOVE my felted acorn garland.

Here are some of my other fall and Christmas crafts.

And here are all of my crafting tutorials.

Happy crafting,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

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Our Most Popular Pine Cone Christmas DIY Crafting Tutorials

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Gosh… can you believe it’s December already! Do you know what that means? It’s only 4 weeks until Christmas? Crazy, isn’t it?!

If you are looking for gorgeous Christmas gifts, please don’t forget to visit The Magic Onions Shop. I have wonderful things for everyone there.

I’m sure you are starting to think about Christmas crafting. You’ll love these Christmas crafts … they are our most popular Christmas pine cone tutorials.

 

1.   A DIY tutorial guiding you through making this gorgeous pine cone gnome ornament for your Christmas Tree.

 

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2.   A DIY tutorial guiding you through making this colorful felt ball and pine cone Christmas Tree.

 

Christmas tree Felt Ball and Pine Cone Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

3.   A DIY Tutorial guiding you through making a gorgeous snowy pine cone garland for the Christmas tree.

 

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4.   A no-sew DIY tutorial guiding you through making a pretty felt pine cone ornament.

 

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We’re getting stuck into Christmas crafting at The Sunny House, so be sure to visit again soon to see what we’ve been up to.

Looking for more crafting ideas? You can find awesome needle felting directions on my Needle Felting Tutorials page, including this gorgeous felted acorn garland.

Here are some of my other fall and Christmas crafts.

And here are all of my crafting tutorials.

Happy crafting,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Snowy Pine Cone Garland for Christmas : DIY Tutorial

We love using the things we find in nature to decorate our home for the holidays.

There is a pine tree in our neighborhood that drops the sweetest mini pine cones. We took our basket on a walk yesterday and collected a few to make a snowy pine cone garland for our mantle.

 

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Isn’t it wonderful?!

I’ve put together and easy, step-by-step DIY tutorial so that you can make one too.

You’ll want to pin this graphic to Pinterest so that you can find it when you are looking for it later.

 

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Here is the tutorial with lovely big photos to help guide you through every step.

 

Materials :

 

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  1. mini pine cones (picked up from nature or purchased here).
  2. white paint
  3. floral wire
  4. hemp string
  5. paint brush

 

DIY Snowy Pine Cone Christmas Garland Tutorial : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

Step 1

Give each mini pine cone a dusting of white paint.

 

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Step 2

When the paint is dry, wrap thin floral wire inside the tynes of each pine cone. Twist the ends of the floral wire together to form a loop and trim with scissors.

 

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Step 3

Thread hemp string through the loop you have just made with the floral wire. String each pine cone onto your garand.

 

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Step 4

Make simple loop-knots in the end of your garland and hang it in your home. If you are lucky, your garland will fill the room with the wonderful scent of natural pine.

 

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It looks so perfect in the Sunny House.

I have put together a  kit, available in The Magic Onions Shop, that will come with EVERYTHING you need to complete this project.

If you LOVE this garland but are not the crafting type, you can purchase it in The Magic Onions Shop… in the Garland section.

Looking for more crafting ideas? You can find awesome needle felting directions on my Needle Felting Tutorials page, including this gorgeous felted acorn garland.

Here are some of my other fall and Christmas crafts.

And here are all of my crafting tutorials.

Happy crafting,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

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Felted Acorn Garland DIY Tutorail

NEEDLE FELTED ACORN GARLAND

Today you are so LUCKY!

I am finally sharing how to make gorgeous felted acorn garlands. They are the cutest things ever, don’t you think? It’s no wonder so many of you have asked me for the tutorial. Drum roll… here it is!

 

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Jazz up your home for autumn. Or make a colorful garland for your Thanksgiving table or  your Christmas tree. Or make one to keep your home wonderfully woodsy all year round. I promise, once you have your ADORABLE felted acorn garland up in your home, you’ll never want to take it down.

Pin this graphic tutorial on Pinterest so that you can save the instructions forever. You’ll be happy you did later when you are looking for it!

 

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Here’s the full tutorial with nice big photos to guide you.

 

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Here are the materials you’ll need to make your very own felted acorn garland :

 

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  1. felt balls in your favorite colors (find them here. You’ll need about 40).
  2. real acorn caps (you’ll need about 40).
  3. 5 feet of hemp string (the thinnest you can find).
  4. a needle with a big eye
  5. glue (hot glue is best but if you are working with children, school glue works just as well… you just have to be more patient waiting for the glue to dry.)
  6. scissors
  7. pliers (optional).

 

Step 1

First pair up all of acorn caps with your felt balls, making sure the balls fit snugly in the cap. Leave the balls in the acorn caps until you are ready to glue them together.

 

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Step 2

Put a little glue into the base of the acorn caps and insert the felted balls. If you are using a hot glue gun, the balls will bond immediately to the acorn caps. If you are using school glue, you’ll need to leave the felted acorns for a few hours for the glue to dry.

 

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Look how cute your felted acorns look. I adore all these pretty bright colors together.

 

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I love finding doubles, which is what I call it when there are two acorn caps on one stem. When you come across a double, choose complimentary colored balls to fill the caps. These make your garland even more fun.

 

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Step 3

You can string your garland when the felted balls are completely bonded to the acorn caps.

Thread the needle with the hemp string.

Thread the needle through the center of the felted ball of each acorn. Depending on how firm your felted balls is, you might need to grasp the sharp end of the needle with a pair of pliers and pull hard to get the hemp string through the felted ball. You might even need to jiggle it a little as you pull… don’t be shy to use force if you need it.

 

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String all of the felted acorns onto the hemp string.

 

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Step 4

When all the felted acorns are on the string, begin at one end to space them the same distance from each other. I like leaving at least the space of an acorn between them… sometimes more space looks more delightful.

 

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End your felted acorn garland with a simple loop knot and hang it up.

 

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I have put together a wonderful kit, available in The Magic Onions Shop, that will come with EVERYTHING you need to complete this project.

If you LOVE this garland but are not the crafting type, you can purchase it in The Magic Onions Shop… in the Garland section. If you don’t see the color combo you are after, send me a message and I’ll make it for you in the colors you choose.

Looking for more crafting ideas? You can find awesome needle felting directions on my Needle Felting Tutorials page.

Here are some of my other fall and Christmas crafts.

And here are all of my crafting tutorials.

Happy crafting,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

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Dream a Dream Catcher – a DIY Tutorial

Kitty has big plans for a room re-decoration. She wants to ‘cowboy’ it up… she’s into horses and cowboy boots. What a fun theme for an 11-year old’s room, don’t you think?

So, we are thinking of cool little additions to go with cowboys and horses… and still be girly and fun.

A dream catcher, of course!

 

 

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Lace Dream Catcher :: DIY Tutoiral

 

We made a gorgeous lacy dream catcher with wooden beads, ribbons and white feathers.

 

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Materials :

a crocheted lace doily (from a craft store)

a wooden embroidery hoop, 12 inches in diameter (from a craft store)

white goose feathers (from a craft store)

wood beads (from a craft store)

ribbon and cotton string (from a craft store)

a hot glue gun

 

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We used our hot glue gun to attach the lace doily to the  embroidery hoop, sticking the fabric all around the inside of the hoop.

 

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We tied long strands of ribbon and cotton string to the bottom third of the hoop.

 

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We used our hot glue gun to stick the quill of the feathers to the cotton string strands.

 

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We threaded the wooden beads onto the remaining ribbons and cotton strands, letting them hang at varying, random lengths.

 

 

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Voila… didn’t we make a wonderfully magical dream catcher?

 

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And then we looked up the significance of dream catchers. They are a lovely tradition from Native American dream lore. They are intended to protect a sleeping person from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams slip through the holes of the dream catcher and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams get caught up in the web and expire when the first rays of the sun strike them. Isn’t that lovely!

We also made a colorful rainbow dream catcher for Teddy’s room a few years ago. You can follow our DIY tutorial here. It is a little different.

 

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Sleep well, beautiful dreamers.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Child-Made Nativity Set

Last year, my children spent so many hours making the most delightful nativity set from wood, felt and other natural materials.

I can’t tell you how much joy it brought us to bring this set out again this year.

We remembered so many sweet and funny stories from when we made it.

Kitty laughed as she admitted how angry she felt that her cow didn’t look more like a cow (it was an acorn that she painted in cow splotches) … and today, she couldn’t think why she fussed so much because ‘It looks completely like a cow!’ she exclaimed.

It has reminded us that there is SO MUCH value in handmade.

 

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Here are the links from the tutorials to show you how we made them :

Baby Jesus

Mary and Joseph

Nativity Set

 

Happy Holidays,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

 

Winter Magic Craft Box : Available Now!

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 all on it’s own! It is sure to be a treasured childhood memory as they open it to see, smell and touch the magic in the boxes.

The fairies and I have been preparing the Craft Boxes for weeks… adding special touches here and there, until they are just perfect! They truly capture the magic of fairyland with moss and lichen and fairy dust!

 

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What I love most about packaging the Magic Craft Boxes, is watching the fairies with the butterflies who accompany each box to keep it safe.  The fairies kiss each butterfly and then gently commanded him into the Magic Box. They sprinkle some fairy dust onto his wings and ask each butterfly to take it’s special wish to a lucky child. I don’t know what those wishes are (wishes have to be kept secret to come true) but I envy every child who receives a magical butterfly wish from the fairies themselves.

The crafts in this years Magic Craft Boxes are wonderful, as usual. You and your little ones will be making :

 

  • a delightful Christmas Gnome Ornament.
  • a winter Wonderland Snow Globe.
  • a Pine Cone and Colorful Felted Ball Christmas Tree.
  • and magical colorful Goose Feathers.

Hours or creative, imaginative, nature-inspired family crafting.

Click on the orange to Get Your Box!

 

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Here are just a few examples from happy crafters…

“The Magic Craft Box was beautifully done, both in quality and the enclosed instructions. Both of my children have each completed all of the crafts and enjoyed the process so much. I would recommend these craft boxes to anyone! There are so many possibilities within the crafts. The shipping was wonderful and there was SO much attention to detail. Thanks so much!” – Vanessa

“The Magic Craft Box is pure delight! Straight from the fairies! My daughter is loving them and the magic packed in. I love them too, having everything ready in one easy package. Thank you so much!” – Lindsey

“My goodness, this is such a brilliant concept. I can’t tell which craft my children enjoyed the most! Opening their Magic Craft Boxes was such an experience for them… it made even my 11 year old start to believe in fairies again! My 3 year old loved being part of making the crafts too. All around, this was a wonderful experience for my whole family. I have already purchased our One Year Subscription – keep the magic coming!” – Denise

 

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Blessings and magic,

Donni

DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

I smile when I look back at photos of Christmas’s past. Isn’t it sweet to catch a glimpse of our little ones when they were even little’er?

Here is our DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar from two years ago, just after we moved into The Sunny House. Kitty, Teddy and I made it… although I filled the paper bags with little surprises all on my own.

DIY Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

 

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Read the full tutorial post to find out what little treasures I put into the bags (and see my little’er munchkins),  HERE.

 

Happy December 2014!

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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 sign it and have framed it. It’s exciting to see her talent unfold.

 

Beautiful POM POM BOUQUET :: and EASY pom pom instructions from The Magic Onions

 

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Pom pom flowers are easy to make and a huge hit with the kids. Who doesn’t love making pom poms?

How to Make Pretty Pom Pom Flowers for Valentine’s Day

All you need is yarn, cardboard, scissors, a few sticks from outside and a little glue.

 

Beautiful POM POM BOUQUET :: and EASY pom pom instructions from The Magic Onions

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To make the pom poms, find something round in your home that has the diameter you want your pom pom flowers to be.

And something else round for the center too, quite a lot smaller.

We used a canning jar lid and a glitter tub lid.

Draw two circles on a piece of cardboard for the pom pom form.

Cut along the lines, making a wedge to facilitate cutting the inside circle out. I always make a wedge in my pom pom forms to help at the wrapping stage.

Make two pom pom forms.

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To make the flowers, put the two cardboard forms together and sandwich a length of yarn between them. We will use this length to tie our pom pom together at the end.

Wrap yarn liberally around the cardboard pom pom form.

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When you are ready, use sharp scissors to cut the yarn pom pom free. Your scissors will slide between the two pieces of cardboard.

Use the two extruding pieces of yarn (that you sandwiched between the cardboard before) to tie your pom pom in place.

If your pom pom isn’t perfectly round, don’t fret. Just trim it with your scissors until it is perfectly round.

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Voila! A pretty wool pom pom!

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Now, find a few sticks from outside and, with a little glue, stick them each into a pom pom.

Our flowers brighten up our windowsill.

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Happy Valentine crafting.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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.

 

Beautiful watercolor heart garland :: such a lovely thing to do with all the watercolor paintings Waldorf kids bring home from school from The Magic Onions

 

I love watching her come up with her own designs. For years, it was me who directed our crafting… now it is Kitty. It makes a mom proud.

 

Beautiful watercolor heart garland :: such a lovely thing to do with all the watercolor paintings Waldorf kids bring home from school from The Magic Onions

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When she had punched hearts of many different colors from her watercolor painting, she punched holes in each heart and threaded them onto her hand-dyed (by her at last  year’s summer camp) cotton yarn. At first, the yarn frayed and it was difficult for her to get it through the small holes in the hearts. I watched her struggle and get frustrated … I braced myself as she threw down her partially made garland. She sat still for a moment. Then, quietly, she fetched the scotch tape, cut a small piece and wrapped it around the end of her yarn. She cut the end diagonally into a sharp point. Problem solved! The tape helped her thread her yarn beautifully. Creative thinking at it’s best.

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We hung her garland above the fireplace. It looks wonderful.

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 Paper Heart Garland : www.theMagicOnions.com

So pretty and full of happy color.

Blessings and magic,

Donni