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AMAZING Prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest on FairyGardens.com :: 2016

Prizes for The FAIRY GARDEN CONTEST : 2016

AMAZING Prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest on FairyGardens.com :: 2016

 

WOW!

 

Here are the Prizes for the 2016 Fairy Garden Contest.

(click here to see the 2016 Fairy Garden Contest. The contest is open for entries through August 5, 2016)

Am I excited to share this news with you!

The Fairy Garden Contest PRIZES this year are utterly AWESOME.

The Magic Onions has teamed up with Garden Sparkle and FairyGardens.com to bring you the most amazing line-up of magical prizes.

 

First Prize : $100 Gift Card from Garden Sparkle

2nd Prize : $50 Gift Certificate to FairyGardens.com

3rd Prize : $25 Gift Certificate to The Magic Onions Shop

4th Prize : $25 Gift Certificate to Fairy Gardens.com

 

AMAZING Prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest on FairyGardens.com :: 2016

 

First Prize

First Prize comes from an enchanting fairy garden shop, Garden Sparkle.

$100 Gift Cart to spend as you wish.

You must browse through Garden Sparkles’ magical fairy garden goodies :: creating beautiful Fairy Gardens to inspire and nourish the imaginations of all. Garden Sparkle; nurturing the heart and creating precious memories.

Oh my… there are so many magical treasures to choose from.

 

AMAZING Prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest on FairyGardens.com :: 2016

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Second Prize

Second Prize comes from FairyGardens.com, bringing your fairy garden enchanting little details.

$50 Gift Cart to spend as you wish.

FairyGardens.com has the most delightful DIY fairy garden accessories kits to set you and your little fairy gardeners on the path to making magical fairy gardens.

 

AMAZING Prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest on FairyGardens.com :: 2016

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Third Prize

Third Prize comes from The Magic Onions Shop : where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a special gift.

$25 Gift Cart to spend as you wish.

The Magic Onions Shop if filled with handmade treasures for your natural home. There are lots of goodies for fairy gardens and crafting too.

AMAZING Prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest on FairyGardens.com :: 2016

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4th Prize

4th Prize comes from FairyGardens.com, bringing your fairy garden enchanting little details.

$25 Gift Cart to spend as you wish.

FairyGardens.com has the most delightful DIY fairy garden accessories kits to set you and your little fairy gardeners on the path to making magical fairy gardens.

AMAZING Prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest on FairyGardens.com :: 2016

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So, now that I have you CRAZY excited, head on over to FairyGardens.com and enter your fairy garden.  The contest is open for entries through August 5th, 2016.

There are many ways to enter and all the contest information is on the entry page.

Please note that shipping costs form part of the gifts.

Share with your friends and family… let’s make this the biggest contest yet!

 

Enter the 2016 Fairy Garden Contest from The Magic Onions at www.FairyGardens.com

 

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AMAZING Prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest on FairyGardens.com :: 2016

 

Happy fairy gardening

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Make a delightful mini SUNFLOWER for your fairy garden with this easy DIY tutorial on The Magic Onions blog

Miniature Sunflower Pot Plant for your Fairy Garden

I promised I’d share tutorials for all the sweet little additions in our teacup fairy garden.

Here’s how we made the sunny sunflower pot plant.

 

Make a delightful mini SUNFLOWER for your fairy garden with this easy DIY tutorial on The Magic Onions blogMake a delightful mini SUNFLOWER for your fairy garden with this easy DIY tutorial on The Magic Onions blog

 

Materials you’ll need :

  • – Mini terracotta pot
  • – Reindeer moss
  • – A dried flower
  • – A 4 inch twig
  • – Hot glue gun and glue

 

Method :

1.   Assemble supplies. They can all be foraged or purchased at your local craft store.

2.  Fill the mini terracotta pot with glue and insert the twig. Keep holding it upright until the glue sets a little and the twig will remain in place.

3.  Before the glue sets completely, stick in some preserved reindeer moss around the base to twig.

4.  Stick the pretty dried flower to the top of the twig.

Put your darling sunflower pot plant in your fairy garden.

 

Make a delightful mini SUNFLOWER for your fairy garden with this easy DIY tutorial on The Magic Onions blogMake a delightful mini SUNFLOWER pot plant for your fairy garden with this easy DIY tutorial on The Magic Onions blogMake a delightful mini SUNFLOWER for your fairy garden with this easy DIY tutorial on The Magic Onions blogMake a delightful mini SUNFLOWER for your fairy garden with this easy DIY tutorial on The Magic Onions blogMake a delightful mini SUNFLOWER for your fairy garden with this easy DIY tutorial on The Magic Onions blog

 

Here is a link to the tutorial for how we made the DIY teacup fairy garden, including the plants we used and some special tips.

 

Make a delightful mini SUNFLOWER for your fairy garden with this easy DIY tutorial on The Magic Onions blog

 

Here’s a link to the other tutorials to make the rustic fairy garden accessories you see in our teacup fairy garden :  DIY mini toadstool tutorial and a DIY rustic fairy sign.

Visit the Fairy Garden page for lots of other adorable fairy garden ideas. And, we have the most magical fairy garden shop too, with the MOST MAGICAL fairy garden kits imaginable.

Did you know that this year’s Fairy Garden Contest is open for entries from April to August, 2016.

Please visit the gorgeous gardens entered and enter your own. All the rules and instructions on how to enter the contest are clearly stated on the contest page.

 

Fairy Garden Contest 2016 :: The Magic Onions :: www.FairyGardens.com

Look at the MAGICAL prizes you can win! We’ve teamed up with Garden Sparkle to bring you the cutest fairy garden goodies ever.

 

AMAZING Prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest on FairyGardens.com :: 2016

Happy Gardening.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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How To Make Mini Toadstools for your Fairy Garden :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com

DIY Mini Toadstools for your Fairy Garden

There are many reasons why your fairy garden needs to include a few toadstools.

Firstly, they are the cutest little things to add to your magical garden. There is something delightful about the bright red caps speckled with white dots. Somehow, they make us feel happy inside. They make us think of fairies and magic and enchanted things.

Secondly, fairies LOVE toadstools and having them in your fairy garden will entice the fairies in your neighborhood to move right in. Having toadstools in your fairy garden will make your fairies feel welcome.

Folklore has it that toadstools grow where fairies dance and, clearly, there will be a lot of dancing in your fairy garden. Don’t be surprised if more toadstools appear each night.

 

How To Make Mini Toadstools for your Fairy Garden :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com

 

I’ve made mini toadstools using many different materials over the years… mini clay toadstools, mini felted toadstools, even acorn cap toadstools.

But for my teacup fairy garden, I wanted quick and easy toadstools. I used tiny white pebbles and painted them.

 

How To Make Mini Toadstools for your Fairy Garden :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com

DIY Tutorial :: Make Delightful Mini Toadstools for your Fairy Garden :: www.theMagicOninons.com

 

Materials ::

  •  –  small white pebbles
  •  –  red and white acrylic paint
  •  –  paint brush
  •  –  hot glue gun
  •  –  twigs
  •  –  garden scissors
  •  –  Sculpey clay
  •  –  wood skewer

 

Method ::

 

  1. Assemble supplies.
  2. Select three pebbles that are round and have flat bottoms. Cut three twigs into 3 inch lengths.
  3. Roll Sculpey into a snake. We will use the clay to keep the toadstools upright for easy painting. Put a little glue onto the ends of each twig and stick the pebbles onto the twigs. Stick each toadstool into the Sculpey to keep it steady for painting.
  4. Paint the white pebbles with red acrylic paint. You may need more than one coat for a bright and even finish. Allow the paint to dry completely between coats.
  5. Use the wood skewer to make white dots on each toadstool with white acrylic paint. Dip the tip of the skewer into the paint and dot it onto the toadstool cap. Try to effect a random spacing and size with the white dots. Random always looks more natural.
  6. Place your magical mini toadstools into your teacup fairy garden and marvel at how sweet they look.

 

How To Make Mini Toadstools for your Fairy Garden :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.comHow To Make Mini Toadstools for your Fairy Garden :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com

 

They are so delightful!

 

Miniature Toadstools in my Fairy Garden in a Teacup :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com Miniature Toadstools in my Fairy Garden in a Teacup :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com Teacup Fairy Garden :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.comTeacup Fairy Garden :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com Miniature Toadstools in my Fairy Garden in a Teacup :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.comTeacup Fairy Garden :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com

 

We (and the fairies) are utterly in love with out DIY teacup fairy garden. I’m sure you want to make one too. Here’s a link to the other tutorials to make the rustic fairy garden accessories you see in our fairy garden : DIY Sunflower Pot Plant and a DIY rustic fairy sign.

 

Fairy Garden Contest 2016 :: The Magic Onions :: www.FairyGardens.com

Don’t forget enter the Fairy Garden Contest this year. The contest is open from April to August, 2016. Look at the GORGEOUS prizes you can win! We’ve teamed up with Garden Sparkle to bring you the MOST magical fairy garden goodies ever.

 

AMAZING Prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest on FairyGardens.com :: 2016

 

Visit the Fairy Garden page for lots of other adorable fairy garden ideas. And, we have the most magical fairy garden shop too, with the MOST MAGICAL fairy garden kits imaginable.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Don’t miss out on fairy garden tips, news and special offers. Sign up to the Fairy Garden E-club today!




 

Fairy Garden in a Teacup :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com

A Fairy Garden in a Tea Cup :: A Miniature DIY Tutorial

Calling all English, tea-loving fairies… we’ve made the most delightful fairy garden habitat for you… in my favorite teacup.  Please move in.

 

Fairy Garden in a Teacup :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com

 

It all started when I broke the saucer to one of my favorite teacups. I wanted to cry. I’ve had this beautiful tea set for many many years. Each cup and saucer has a different English flower painted on it and the teapot is a combination of all the flowers together. I’ve loved it so much over the years.

And then, the other day, the saucer just slipped out of my hand and shattered on the ground.

Kitty to the rescue. Mom, don’t be sad, she said. We’ll turn it into something better. What? I asked with a quavering voice? A FAIRY GARDEN she said, always knowing how to cheer me up.

 

Enter the 2016 Fairy Garden Contest on FairyGardens.com

 

So, fairies, here it is… your very own miniature fairy garden in my favorite teacup.

 

Teacup Fairy Garden :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.comMiniature Toadstools in my Fairy Garden in a Teacup :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com

 

I’m sharing our DIY tutorial so that you can make a miniature fairy garden in a teacup too…

Materials ::

  •  – teacup
  •  – stones
  •  – activated charcoal
  •  – tiny succulent plants (we used Leafy Stonecrop)
  •  – magic

How-to ::

  1. Clean your teacup.
  2. Ease the plant out of their container and loosen their roots gently with your fingers.
  3. Put an inch of pebbles into the bottom of the teacup. These pebbles will help with drainage as our teacup has no drainage holes in the bottom. Put a layer of activated charcoal on top of the pebbles. The activated charcoal will help keep the roots toxin and bacteria free.
  4. Plant the miniature succulents on top of the activated charcoal.

 

Fairy Garden in a Teacup :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com

 

TIP :: Miniature succulents are the perfect plants for a teacup fairy garden. A teacup has no drainage holes in the bottom and therefore plants that require regular watering will not thrive in a teacup. The water will drain through the soil and stagnate in the bottom of the cup, rotting the roots.

Succulents require sparse watering and therefore excess water will not pool in the bottom of the teacup. The activated charcoal will protect the roots of your succulents from disease.

Leafy Stoncrop, the variety of succulents we used, is very delicate and needs to be planted with great care.

 

Fairy Garden in a Teacup :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com

 

Adorn your teacup fairy garden with a few magical accessories to entice the fairies in our neighborhood to our teacup fairy garden. You can purchase fairy garden accessories from FairyGardens.com or you can make them yourself, like we did.

 

How To Make a Fairy Garden in a Teacup :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com

 

I’ll share the DIY tutorials for each sweet creation in the days to come.

Look how magical they are…

 

Miniature Toadstools in my Fairy Garden in a Teacup :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com Flowerpot in my Fairy Garden in a Teacup :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com Teacup Fairy Garden :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com Miniature Toadstools in my Fairy Garden in a Teacup :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.comMiniature Teacup Fairy Garden :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com Teacup Fairy Garden :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com

 

Kitty’s favorite is the glowing sunflower. Mine is the ‘Fairies’ sign. What’s yours?

 

Teacup Fairy Garden :: DIY Tutorial :: www.theMagicOnions.com

 

Here are the tutorials to make the cute goodies you see in our teacup fairy garden,

DIY mini toadstool tutorial, DIY sunflower pot pant tutorial , DIY rustic fairy sign.

Remember to check back regularly to find tutorials for all the other magical details that make our teacup fairy garden so super cute.

Visit the Fairy Garden page for lots of other fairy garden ideas. And, we have the most magical fairy garden shop too.

And did you know, this year’s Fairy Garden Contest is now open for entries from April 1st to August 5th, 2016.

 

Look at the MAGICAL prizes you can win!

 

AMAZING Prizes for the Fairy Garden Contest on FairyGardens.com :: 2016

 

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Don’t miss out on fairy garden tips, news and special offers. Sign up to the Fairy Garden E-club today!




Fairy Garden Contest :: 2016

Hooray! It’s April and the start of the Fairy Garden contest. This is the most exciting news we’ve heard all day, isn’t it. If you and your little ones are avid fairy gardeners like we are, there will be excitement for sure.

 

Fairy Garden Contest 2016 :: The Magic Onions :: www.FairyGardens.com

 

If you don’t know about the contest, you are in for a treat. The Fairy Garden contest runs from April to August each year and is the highlight of the fairy garden community.

People from far and wide flock to the FairyGardens.com to enter their magical creations and browse the pretty gardens already entered. There have been DELIGHTFUL fairy gardens over the years. Here is a sweet sampling of what you can expect…

 

Gorgeous photos of fairy gardens on The Magic Onions Blog

 

If you want to see more enchanting fairy gardens from years past (and the winners from each year), please visit the Fairy Garden Page. You’ll be delighted at what you find.

This year’s contest is, once again, being hosted on www.FairyGardens.com. Please pop on over there to read the contest rules, enter your gardens and start the fairy garden fun.

If you are looking for the best fairy garden know how, please have a look at my delightful Kid Friendly Fairy Garden Tutorial.

Don’t forget to visit the Fairy Garden shop for the best fairy garden accessories and kits.

Let the fairy garden fun begin.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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