Easter Archives - The Magic Onions

Edible Dyes for Easter Eggs :: DIY Tutorial

We have a family Easter tradition of dying eggs with natural, edible, dyes. We’ve used just about every natural dye we can find… blueberries, onion skins, beets, turmeric, to name just a few… and each year, our results are always a little different. This adds to the excitement – what will they do this year?If you want to read more…click here

DIY Pom Pom Blue Bird Craft :: Easter and Spring Crafting

I was recently visited by an inquisitive momma bird as I sat drinking my coffee. It was an unusually warm and sunny morning and the arrival of my feathered friend cheerfully announced what I had suspected… Spring is on the way!     I love to watch birds build their nests and prepare for theIf you want to read more…click here

An Easter Story.

  Happy Easter everyone. I hope you are having a wonderful day, filled with joy and reverence and lots of love. I have a little story that I love to tell the children at Easter time. It’s from Easter when Kitty was 3 and Teddy was still a twinkle in my belly.     ItIf you want to read more…click here

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

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally

  It’s always so amazing to see the gorgeous colors that come from natural dyes. Each day of the week leading up to Easter, my kids get to choose what color egg to eat for breakfast. It’s become a super-fun family tradition! I must say, I’m happy knowing that no artificial dyes are going intoIf you want to read more…click here

No-Sew Yarn Chick That Kids Can Make

  Are you looking for a fun Easter craft for your little ones? They are sure to have fun making this yarn pom-pom chick. Quick and easy and so much fun to play with when they are done.     The full tutorial is here :   Yarn Pom Pom Easter Chick Tutorial   HappyIf you want to read more…click here

Felted Easter Eggs : Needle Felting Tutorail

  I’ve been hard at work making magical felted Easter eggs for the Easter Bunny to put in my children’s baskets.     I’m thankful that, while they do get chocolate eggs from the Easter Bunny, he also fills their baskets with lots of fun candy alternatives. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to makeIf you want to read more…click here

Nature-Inspired Easter Crafts

Here is a link to some of the past Easter crafts that we’ve enjoyed the most…     Click on the photo above to see the tutorials for each craft. Blessings and magic, Donni

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 andIf you want to read more…click here

My List of Natural Easter Crafts

Here’s a list of our favorite nature inspired Easter crafts. Best Easter Crafts : Please click on the image to see the tutorial. Happy Easter Crafting, Blessings and magic, Donni

Planting Mini Pansies in Egg Shells for Easter Decorations

We visited our local garden shop yesterday to buy strawberry plants to plant in the cinder-block holes of my new ‘bunny-proof’ vegetable garden. Before I left home, I voiced my intention NOT TO BUY ANYTHING BUT STRAWBERRY PLANTS to my Good Man (I’m a well-known impulse plant buyer and hoped that if I committed toIf you want to read more…click here

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, Magic Friends! Look whose coming to our Easter party… it’s Baby BunBuns! Although he lives free in the back yard, he does spend a lot of his time in the house. He has a favorite spot where he reclines happily on the rug and watches the bustle go on around him. He continuesIf you want to read more…click here

Wool Easter Eggs

I’m not a fan of the little hollow plastic Easter eggs everyone seems to go mad for. In fact I can’t stand them! They are all… um… plastic! Yuck! They are usually garish colors and hard and cold to the touch…  not warm and fuzzy like all things Easter are supposed to be. And theIf you want to read more…click here

Our Best Easter Egg Crafts

Here are 12 of our best Easter Egg crafts all in one place… Dyeing Eggs with Natural Plant Dyes   Decorate Eggs with Pressed Flowers Dye Eggs using Silk Scarves Make Egg Candles using Eggshells Decorate Eggs with Stickers Dye Eggs with Pretty Designs Paint Eggs with Watercolor Paints   Dye Eggs with Dad’s SilkIf you want to read more…click here

Easter at Fairyfolk

Hi Magic Friends, Did you know that Easter is early this year… March 31st… exactly 4 weeks from today! If you’re looking for special Easter goodies, look no further than my sweet shop, Fairyfolk :-) Here are a few of the gorgeous felted treasures you’ll find there : 1. Easter Bunnies in Felted Easter EggsIf you want to read more…click here

New Needle Felted Easter Treats at Fairyfolk

Fairyfolk is full of new needle felted Easter goodies. I had a little helper in the form of my beautiful Teddy in the photo studio today. It was such fun working with him… his quirky joy infused our photos and made everything look even more beautiful than ever… even if half the time he wasIf you want to read more…click here

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, beautiful people :-) Blessings and magic,Donni

Easy Easter Egg Dyeing

With the arrival of Spring last week, we celebrated with a little BBQ with friends on Sunday. Our hard boiled eggs needed a bit of dressing up to get in a festive mood. To color the shells blue, we used some blue food coloring. To make the white lines in the blue, we wrapped someIf you want to read more…click here

Dyeing Easter Eggs With Neck Tie Silk

  We dye some eggs like this every Easter and it is always such an excitement to see how they are going to turn out. First, we visit a thrift store and stock up on a number of bright and colorful silk neck ties (they usually only cost us a dollar or two). They needIf you want to read more…click here

Easter Finds.

I love all of my sponsors! I sometimes find myself browsing through their beautiful shops, amazed at the beauty and creativity I find there. There is something for everyone… toys, silks, kits, crafting supplies, jewelry… so please my friends, if you are in need of something special, pop on over to their buttons in theIf you want to read more…click here

A Baby Bunny

 We have had a real happening in our home. A totally unexpected delight that has brought us so much joy! It all started on Kitty’s 8th birthday at the end of December last year. My darling brother and his sweet wife were visiting us for Christmas. They said to Kitty, ‘If you could choose ANYTHINGIf you want to read more…click here

More Easter Egg Dyeing

Teddy had so much fun dyeing hard boiled eggs last weekend (you can read all about it and see the gorgeous colored eggs we dyed in this post) that he requested we do it again this weekend. Four-year-olds love to repeat things over and over again, don’t they… OK, I said, lets dye eggs forIf you want to read more…click here

Easter SALE at Fairyfolk

Fairyfolk is having an Easter SALE, exclusive for my precious readers. If you use the coupon code EasterOnions at Etsy checkout, your total will be recalculated to give you a 15% discount on your entire order. This weekend only, Friends, so don’t leave it too long :-) And this discount isn’t only for Easter goodies,If you want to read more…click here

Watercolor Painted Easter Eggs

Today, we painted some eggs with watercolor paints.Here is a tutorial of how we blow out our eggs for Easter crafting. How pretty our eggs became. Such gentle and pastel colors. To keep our eggs steady for painting, Kitty had a marvelous idea to use playdough we had in the fridge as a base. HappyIf you want to read more…click here

Natural Dyes For Easer Eggs

I think Teddy and I have a new obsession (yes, to add to all the others!). We spent the weekend dyeing white eggs with natural dyes from goodies we already had in our fridge. My word, it’s amazing what colors you can get from things we eat… some colors we expected and others were aIf you want to read more…click here

Pretty Colored Easter Eggs

 Yay for all the Easter crafts! Easter is only about a month away (gasp!) We always make the mistake of getting into Easter crafting too late and then, blink, it’s over and there’s no reason to blow eggs, paint eggs, dye eggs, crack eggs…Not this year… we are already well into our Easter crafting andIf you want to read more…click here

A Needle Felted Easter

The Fairies at Fairyfolk have been hard at work getting ready for Easter. “Easter?”  you may say… ‘but the year’s only just started, it can’t be Easter already!’ Well, friends, yes, it is! Easter is only about 6 weeks away. Unbelievable as it might seem, it’s true… Easter is on our doorstep. If you areIf you want to read more…click here

Tutorial :: Needle Felted Spring Wreath

I’m so excited to share this Spring Wreath Needle Felting tutorial with you. A wonderful woodland project for fun home decorating.Pin It Here’s a little info on Needle felting – Needle felting requires three tools; wool roving, a felting needle and a protective foam board. Wool roving looks like cotton candy. When the sheep isIf you want to read more…click here

Tutorial :: Needle Felted Robin’s Nest

I am so excited to share this Spring robin’s nest needle felting tutorial with you. With Spring coming up, there is so much to inspire our creativity. For me, there’s nothing quite as indicative of my favorite season as a robin’s nest filled with sweet little blue eggs… just like this nest I’ve made. EvenIf you want to read more…click here

Pine Cone Bunny.

With Easter fast approaching, we are deep into bunnies in our house. Teddy wants his peanut butter sandwich shaped like a bunny, Kitty hugs her beloved calico bunny to sleep every night and the bunnies who live in the garden (lol, their names are Mine and Yours) are being fed copious amounts of carrots andIf you want to read more…click here

The Prettiest Easter Eggs.

We have been making beautiful heirloom eggs to decorate hour home for Easter. This craft makes such pretty eggs… we used transfers to color our eggs beautifully. All we needed was white blown egg shells (tutorial on how to safely do this is here) and transfers that we found at a craft store… both theIf you want to read more…click here

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs

What fun we had using silk scarves to dye Easter eggs! I was totally amazed at the result… such stunning patterns on our eggs. These are heirloom Easter eggs for sure! And so easy to make. All we needed for this craft was: * egg shells (here is a tutorial on how to blow theIf 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

WIP – Fairyfolk

Here are a few of the little goodies I’ve been working on for Easter… Easter Bunnies Easter Nest Easter Chick If you want to see some more little needle felted Easter cuties, visit my shop, Fairyfolk. Blessings and magic,Donni

Let’s make an Easter Basket.

We are at the grocery store. Kitty : Mom, we really have to get these Cadbury’s Chocolate Eggs! Me: I don’t think so, Kitty, it’s not Easter yet. Kitty: But Mom! (I can see her little brain working furiously) Mom, I want make an Easter Basket and we can keep them in my basket untilIf you want to read more…click here

Silent Saturday.

Uncanny that K chose her Nativity Set to play with in her Fairy Garden today. Blessings and magic for a happy Easter.

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

Make Fun Easter Candles

Making sweet Easter candles has become an Easter tradition in our family. We make a few variations and save them all to put on our Easter table. It is a treat for the kids when they are, at last, allowed to light them… each child taking turns with the taper. The anticipation of having savedIf you want to read more…click here

Make a Mossy Spring Wreath.

To welcome Spring into our home, we made a Mossy Spring Wreath to hang on our front door. It has a golden bow, little spring-colored paper roses and a tiny nest with robin’s eggs inside it and we say ‘Hello Spring’ whenever we open our door! This is what we need: * A wreath frameIf you want to read more…click here

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Irish Bunny wishes you a happy day with all the luck of the Irish. Blessings and magic.

A Hummingbird’s Nest.

Please enjoy a post from Spring last year. * * * A Good Man and I were having our coffee on the deck yesterday morning, basking in the warm spring sun and feeling very excited for the day ahead. ‘LOOK!’ whispered A Good Man, pointing to our ‘wool tree‘. There, hovering in the air wasIf you want to read more…click here

This Nest is Best.

Please enjoy a post from last Spring… * * * We have been watching the birds building their nests. We see them dashing around with little twigs and sticks in their beaks and we hope, with all our might, that one might choose our tree next to the deck as the perfect spot for aIf you want to read more…click here

Decorate an Easter Egg with Pressed Flowers.

Today we continued our Easter Crafts and used our pressed flowers to make a beautiful flower Easter egg. We pressed the Black Eyed Susan’s about two weeks ago. K had great fun collecting the best specimens from our vine for pressing. She chose pretty orange flowers and lovely green leaves. She arranged them neatly onIf you want to read more…click here

Making Waxed Easter Eggs.

I love the lead up to Easter… there are so many sweet crafts that Easter inspires… nests, birds, bunnies, eggs… today, we decorated eggshells. We painted the eggshells we blew out the other day. If you haven’t done it before, here is a tutorial on how to clean out an egg shell. As we loveIf you want to read more…click here

Easter Giveaway!!

Oh my GOSH, Friends… am I excited for you guys!! The generosity of this Giveaway! I’m almost tempted to come in with an alias to have a chance to win this one!!! $85 worth of pure cuteness! In celebration of Easter, Gretchen from TLC Blankets and Things is offering you a chance to win yourIf you want to read more…click here

Savory Crepe Recipe.

As promised, my yummy crepe recipe… Best way to use up all those eggs from the egg blowing! Crepes, * two eggs * 1 cup flour * 1/2 cup milk * 1/2 cup water * 2 Tbsp melted butter * 1/4 t salt In a bowl… beat the eggs, mix in the flour, add milk,If you want to read more…click here

How to Blow Eggs for Easter Crafts.

As we are going to be doing a few different Easter crafts using blown out, clean, eggshells, I thought I’d do a ‘how-to’ post on blowing eggs. It is a technique in which you blow out the contents of the egg shell, leaving the shell in tact and ready for all sorts of fun crafts.If you want to read more…click here

Make a Pretty Spring Nest.

We had so much fun yesterday making our ‘Blossoms for Birds‘ tree and really started to think about nests… how they are made and how eggs are laid. K longs for a bird to make a nest where she can watch him. She is so hoping a bird will make a nest in the jasmineIf you want to read more…click here

Blossoms for Birds.

Here in Southern California, Spring has definitely arrived! Our nights are cool, our mornings are crisp and our days are warm and sunny… it’s lovely weather, my favorite time of the year. The squirrels come out, the jasmine blooms and the birds start collecting treasures to build their nests with. We have a spring traditionIf you want to read more…click here