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Easter Candles The Kids Will LOVE!

These little Easter egg candles are such fun to make.     All you need is a little beeswax, candle wick and a few eggshells (you can buy beeswax in The Magic Onion Shop). The full tutorial is here :   How To Make Beeswax Easter Egg Candles   Happy Easter, Blessings and magic, DonniIf you want to read more…click here

Recipe for Natural Beeswax Wood Polish

One of our rainy-day activities in our home is to bathe all of our beautiful wood in gorgeous beeswax polish. The kids and I LOVE this task… there’s something so rich and rewarding in working with the natural goodness of beeswax. Our wood drinks it in too and everything looks wonderfully woody and happy whenIf you want to read more…click here

Fall Nature Crafts for Kids

Fall is just starting to show her pretty face here in Southern California… the leaves are starting to turn Autumn shades and there is an abundance of nature bits to be collected to craft with. We set out into the wild places with boots and a basket and find all manner of treasures. Fall craftingIf you want to read more…click here

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

Glittered, Wax Dipped, Pinecone Christmas Ornaments

With Christmas coming, our crafting has gone into overdrive. We love finding goodies from nature and turning them into handmade Christmas gifts and ornaments. Four of our very favorite things all in one craft… beeswax, pine cones, glitter and Christmas. This weekend we made some wax-dipped and glittered pine cones to keep for our ChristmasIf you want to read more…click here

Let’s make a Beeswax Suncatcher.

This weekend was supposed to be a spring cleaning weekend for Kitty. Her wardrobe has become cluttered with favorite clothes that have, alas, either become too small or too holey! Sadly, she is very averse to patches… apparently, they itch! So, it was with a heavy heart that we set about cleaning out her drawsIf you want to read more…click here

Let’s make Easter Candles.

With Easter just around the corner, we have been saving all of our egg shells. When we have an omelet, I crack the egg from the top by knocking on it with a spoon… then I carefully make a hole in the egg shell, a hole just big enough to allow the egg and yolkIf you want to read more…click here

Let’s make wax-dipped Pine Cone Ornaments.

As you may know, we wish to someday have a Christmas tree that is entire decorated with handmade ornaments… some collected, some made by us, some found at thrift stores or yard sales. We know that it will take many years to collect and make such treasures but we are delighted that we have startedIf you want to read more…click here

Let’s make beeswax leaf ornaments.

How excited I was to find a little silicone leaf mold at a garage sale the other day… I think it’s for chocolates but, of course, all I could see was beeswax! Here are the beeswax leaf ornaments we made today… aren’t they darling? First, we melted our beeswax in a homemade baine-marie (if youIf you want to read more…click here

Preserve Autumn Leaves with Beeswax.

When we go for our daily walks, we always take a basket for our special finds. Lately, it has been all kinds and colors of Autumn leaves. Today, we preserved our favorites, dipping them in melted beeswax. Aren’t they beautiful… To preserve leaves in beeswax, you will need; *Beeswax (buy online or at craft stores.If you want to read more…click here

Preserve Autumn Leaves in a Beeswax Bowl.

Here in Southern California, the leaves are just starting to turn. We call it The Golding of the Leaves. It’s a magnificent time of year… natures last hurrah before she has to button down for the cold months of winter. When we go on our daily walks, we take a basket and fill it withIf you want to read more…click here

How to restore a grotty wooden bowl.

I have a penchant for old wooden bowls. I search for them everywhere; estate sales, junk yards, garage sales… I even found one in the trash a few months ago! Why, you might ask… look how horrid they look, all dirty and moldy and grimy. Yuck, you would say if you were my husband.Just wait,If you want to read more…click here

Beeswax Easter Egg Candles.

Today we made another version of our Easter candles… sweet-smelling beeswax eggs! We needed: * playdough * a boiled egg * about an egg sized amount of beeswax (see melting tutorial here) * candle wick (from a craft store) * a toothpick * a tiny drop of olive oil * a recycled eggcup * aIf you want to read more…click here

Making Beeswax Acorns.

When we made our Beeswax Valentine Hearts yesterday, we had a little melted wax left over. I remembered such a fun project making beeswax acorns and y’all know how crazy I am about acorns. It didn’t take much convincing to get K excited too. Aren’t they just adorable? To make our little beeswax acorns, weIf you want to read more…click here

Make Beeswax Hearts for Valentines Day.

I love working with beeswax… it’s golden glow, it’s honey aroma. Especially on a snowy or rainy day, when we are stuck inside… it’s a wonderfully warming craft. Beeswax is a natural material so rich in sensory gifts. When K sees me getting it out, she rushes to smell it. She breathes in it’s honeyIf you want to read more…click here