Spring Magic Craft Box : 2015 Available NOW!

Hi, Happy Friends… I have some exciting news for you. The Spring Magic Craft Boxes are on their way to lucky children all over the world!


THEY ARE ENCHANTING!
The Spring’s Magic Craft Box is delighful. It is filled to the brim with the wonder and newness of Spring!

As usual, the fairies, elves and I have paid great attention to the feeling of enchantment that you and your children will get when you open your Spring box… it will, quite literally, feel like you have opened a package from Fairyland itself, complete with moss and butterflies and fairydust. Just imagine the wonder your child will experience!

 

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Every Magic Craft Box contains 4 Spring-inspired crafting kits, including all the materials and instructions you’ll need to make each magical project.

Here are photos of my own children enjoying each kit. Oh, what happy guinea pigs they were! We perfected each craft until it was just right for your little ones.

 

1. Make Woolen Chicks in a Nest

 

Spring Chicks in a Nest

 

2. Make Colorful Easter Eggs using Scraps of Pretty Silk

 

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Silk Dyed Easter Eggs

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Scraps of colorful silk are used to make the most wonderful patterns on Easter Eggs.

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3. Make a Sweet Fairy Garden and with a Mini Washing Line for Hours of Spring Play

 

A tiny Fairy Garden made with magic Emerald seeds from Fairyland.

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A Spring craft that keeps on growing.

 

4. Make a Gift for the Birds so that they can make wonderfully colorful and comfortable nests this Spring.

 

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A special Spring gift for your birds to help them make enchanting nests.

 

Many Magic Craft Boxes are on their way. Some may have arrived already… some may even be in a mail-man’s truck on their way to your lucky children. Once again, our fairies and elves have alerted fairies and elves everywhere to ensure that there will be excited fairyfolk fluttering around your children as they open their Magic Craft Boxes… watching the delight unfold on their beautiful faces as they behold their packages from Fairyland.

If you haven’t purchased your Magic Craft Box yet, don’t fret, there are still many Spring Magic Craft Boxes available.

If you are ready to purchase your Magic Craft Box, please click the orange box below.

 

4 Seasons :

 

 

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For more detailed information about the Magic Craft Box, please CLICK HERE!

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Here are of the messages I’ve received from those who have purchased Magic Craft Box in the past:

“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

Blessings and magic,

Donni …and the Fairies and Elves

Mini Clay Houses : DIY TUTORIAL

I have always been utterly in love with little clay houses.

They are so tiny and sweet and make me think of fairies and gnomes and magical wishes.

I have collected a couple of sets over the years and display them on windowsills throughout the house. You can see my first set here (warning… you will swoon!)

But, the truth is, you can never really have enough. I think I could become a mini-realestate tycoon and, still, I would want more. In fact, every windowsill needs a mini clay house!

 

Make mini clay houses and trees using Sculpey clay with this DIY Tutorial :: They are adorable.

So, Kitty and I thought it would be fun to make some of our own.

 

Make the most adorable CLAY HOUSES and TREES using Sculpey clay. They look so cute on my windowsill and would be perfect for a FAIRY GARDEN.

Materials we needed :

* sculpey clay (found at your local craft store)

* a butter knife

* kitchen utensils with the right shape for a door and windows (chopsticks worked well for us)

 

DIY Min Clay House : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

We rolled the clay into a ball.

With the flat end of the butter knife, we carefully shaped our clay into a house shape. Aim for sharp angles.

We used the larger end of the chopsticks to make a door indentation and the smaller end of the chopsticks to make two window indentations.

We also shaped three balls of clay into little pine trees.

Then we baked our clay house and trees in the oven as per the Sculpey instructions (200 degrees F for 10 minutes)

After our house and trees had cooled, we painted them with acrylic paint. A few coats were needed for a wonderfully bright finish.

 

DIY Min Clay House : www.theMagicOnions.comDIY Min Clay House : www.theMagicOnions.comDIY Min Clay House : www.theMagicOnions.comDIY Min Clay House : www.theMagicOnions.comDIY Min Clay House : www.theMagicOnions.comMake mini clay houses and trees using Sculpey clay with this DIY Tutorial :: They are adorable.

 

Just look how sweet!!!!

 

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Of course, now we have to make a village!

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

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Felted Love Delights

 

Here are some sweet suggestions for your Valentine’s Day decorating… from the Magic Onions Shop.

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Valentine's Day Home Decor : www.theMagicOnions.com/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

 

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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’ll enjoy having them around so much that you’ll decide to keep them out year round. I do.

 

Felted Wool Pebbles : The Magic Onions Blog

 

I am fond of making them. There’s something so magical about working with the natural materials… and choosing the colors of the wool is always exciting.

My favorite part is adding the special little touches at the end. I love how including little white veins make the pebbles so wonderfully realistic and rustic. And, of course, a small needle felted heart here and there adds to the fun.

 

Felted Wool Pebbles : The Magic Onions Blog
It’s always amazing to see how they change from fuzzy little wrapped bundles to smooth colorful pebbles. Felting is quite magical.

 

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At this time of year, the red pebbles are the most popular.

Which is your favorite color?

 

Felted Wool Pebbles : The Magic Onions Blog

 

You can purchase my felted pebbles, in any color,  at The Magic Onions Shop.

And, also I offer DIY kits in the shop – you can make your own, if you are so inclined. Kids love helping too.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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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!

 

Magic Craft Box Winter 2014 : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com/shop

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

 

Winter Magic Craft Box : www.theMagicOnions.com/shop

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Patchwork Indi Arts Show

On Sunday, we packed up the little shop and set it up again for the Patchwork Indi Craft Market in Long Beach, CA.

It’s my favorite market. It’s such fun getting to meet all the lovely shoppers. And see their delight as they Ooo and Ahhhh at my magical felted goodies.

I had three helpers… Kate, Teddy and my Good Man.

Here are a few photos of my booth…

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And, when I went for a break and a browse around the market, look what I saw on my return… My Good Man, NEEDLE FELTING!

He’s hooked.

 

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If you missed the market, don’t fear. We will be at the Santa Anna Patchwork Market on November 30 too… details here.

If you see something above that you love and just have to have, you can visit The Magic Onions Shop too. You’ll be able to find just about everything in my shop.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Halloween Giveaway : Pumpkin Witches!

Look who just flew into the shop! Two of the plumpest Halloween witches.

They flew in on their little rustic broomsticks and are giggling naughtily. I’m sure they are up to some mischief in there!

So… I’m wanting to test something in my Etsy shop and I’m hoping you’ll help me. To thank you, I’ve decided to hold a Halloween GIVEAWAY!

YES, you’ll have a chance of winning a witch of your choice PLUS autumn acorns and a little moss.

 

Halloween Pumpkin Witch, Needle Felted : The Magic Onions Shop

 

To enter the giveaway, I’d like you to visit my Etsy shop and do two things…

1. ‘favorite’ my shop.

2. ‘favorite’ the little witch.

Click to enter my shop HERE (or by clicking the photo below) and follow these two easy steps…

This shouldn’t take you longer than a few moments.

 

Halloween Pumpkin Witch : Needle Felted Doll : The Magic Onions Shop

1. click on the heart to favorite my shop.

2. click on the heart to favorite the witch.

Come back here and leave a comment… Voila, you have entered.

A winner will be chosen on Sunday evening. This GIVEAWAY is open to everyone, everywhere.

Here are some more photos of the Halloween witches…

Halloween Pumpkin Witch, Needle Felted : The Magic Onions Shop

Halloween Pumpkin Witch, Needle Felted : The Magic Onions Shop

Halloween Pumpkin Witch, Needle Felted : The Magic Onions Shop

Halloween Pumpkin Witch, Needle Felted : The Magic Onions Shop

Halloween Pumpkin Witch, Needle Felted : The Magic Onions Shop

Halloween Pumpkin Witch, Needle Felted : The Magic Onions Shop

Halloween Pumpkin Witch, Needle Felted : The Magic Onions Shop

 

If you win… keep her for yourself or let the Pumpkin Fairy leave her for your lucky little one in exchange for all the candy s/he has collected on Halloween night.

Thank you for your continued support… you really are the best!.

Giveaway has been won by Jessimer who said ‘

Donni, these are the cutest little witches I ever did see. I just found your website and so far have lost myself in your inspirational posts and crafts. Still new to Waldorf, my eyes are bigger than saucers, beaming with the endless creativity and learning that there is to be had!

Thank you for sharing these plump, festive darlings with us. Your shop is beautiful and I look forward to following you on your creative adventures.

Thanks all for playing along :-)

Good luck too.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Work in Progress : Toadstool Pots

I’ve been working of these sweet toadstool pot plants for the shop.

I LOVE how they have turned out… whimsy and magic and cute, cute, cute…

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Here are a few work-in-progress photos…

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You can find them in The Magic Onions Shop.

What other colors should I make?

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Fairyfolk Weddings

Did you know that I make wedding decorations?

I have an Etsy shop called Fairyfolk Weddings.

There’s something so utterly magical knowing that this-little-thing-I-am-making is going to be a part of someones most special of days. I can’t help but flood extra love into something that a bride, or flower girl, is going to be holding as she walks down the isle.

It’s such an honor.

And thinking up new wedding creations is one of my favorite things to do. I have the best job on earth, don’t I!

Here are just a few of the whimsical wedding goodies I make…

 

Butterfly and Silk Flower Bridal Bouquet : Fairyfolk Weddings : www.fairyfolkweddings.etsy.comColorful Craspdeia Felted Flower Bridal Bouquet : Fairyfolk Weddings : www.fairyfolkweddings.etsy.comButterfly Bridal Bouquet : Fairyfolk Weddings : www.fairyfolkweddings.etsy.com

 

Felt Billy Button Grooms Boutonnieres : Fairyfolk Weddings : www.fairyfolkweddings.etsy.comWheat and Feather Grooms Boutonnieres : Fairyfolk Weddings : www.fairyfolkweddings.etsy.comFelt Billy Button and Feather Grooms Boutonnieres : Fairyfolk Weddings : www.fairyfolkweddings.etsy.com

 

 


Needle Felted Owl Wedding Cake Toppers : Fairyfolk Weddings : www.fairyfolkweddings.etsy.com

Needle Felted Squirrel Wedding Cake Toppers : Fairyfolk Weddings : www.fairyfolkweddings.etsy.comBride and Groom Deer Wedding Cake Toppers : Fairyfolk Weddings : www.fairyfolkweddings.etsy.com

 

Robins Nest Escort Cards : Fairyfolk Weddings : www.fairyfolkweddings.etsy.comVintage Key Wedding Escort Cards : Fairyfolk Weddings : www.fairyfolkweddings.etsy.comButterfly Wedding Escort Cards : Fairyfolk Weddings : www.fairyfolkweddings.etsy.com

 

 

I also make Bridesmaids and Flower Girl accessories, Wedding Table Decorations, Wedding Garlands, Wedding Ring Pillows, Wedding Favors.

And, I LOVE custom orders.

So, if you know anyone who is getting married soon, please let them know about Fairyfolk Weddings.

Thanks!

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Needle Felted Cloud Mobiles and Garlands

When it comes to product photography, Kitty has been my summer helper. I’m so glad we’ve found this common enjoyment. She stopped wanting to be in front of the lens quite a while ago and I really did miss her being with me as I worked.

But now she’s discovered that she enjoys being behind the scenes. It’s creative. She arranges the goodies we are working with, holds the lights for me and often makes small adjustments to composition.

I’ve loved working with her.

She helped me with this photo shoot for my new felted mobiles and garlands. She loved that we were working in her room and took charge.

It’s humbling to witness our children blossoming in front of us. What a gift parenthood is.

Here are our shots…

 

Felted Golden Star Cloud Mobile : The Magic Onions Shop : www.theMagicOnions.com/shopFelted Golden Star Cloud Mobile : The Magic Onions Shop : www.theMagicOnions.com/shopFelt and Crystal Cloud Mobile : The Magic Onions Shop : www.theMagicOnions.com/shopFelt and Crystal Cloud Mobile : The Magic Onions Shop : www.theMagicOnions.com/shopFelted Rainbow Star Mobile : The Magic Onions Shop : www.theMagicOnions.com/shopFelted Rainbow Cloud Mobile : The Magic Onions Shop : www.theMagicOnions.com/shopFelted Mobiles and Garlands : The Magic Onions Shop : www.theMagicOnions.com/shopFelted Rainbow Garland : The Magic Onions Shop : www.theMagicOnions.com/shop

 

I’m the luckiest mom to have such a wonderful helper.

Thanks, Kitty.

All of these mobiles and garlands are available in The Magic Onions Shop.

Blessings and magic,

Donni