Felted Pebbles for Earth Day

 

Happy Earth Day!!

What better day to tell you about my earth-friendly products in The Magic Onions Shop?

The Magic Onions Store is filled with beautiful, hand-crafted creations that are as much an honor to own as they were a joy to make.

Everything I make for the shop is handmade from natural, eco friendly materials… materials that you can feel happy to love on Earth Day.

As everything comes from nature, it is biodegradable, non-toxic and carries the magic of nature in its essence.

Look how gorgeous these felted pebbles are. They are handmade from real river pebbles and 100% natural wool in wonderful earth-friendly colors.

They make super whimsical gifts and children love playing with them too.

 

photo of needle felted pebbles

 

If you are more of a do-it-yourselfer, I offer DIY kits that will teach you how to make your own felted pebbles.

It’s a fun and rewarding craft that your kids will love helping you with.

 

DIY felting kit photo of needle felted pebbles

Take a peek at the Felted Pebble Section and the DIY Kit Section of The Magic Onions Shop.

And, next time you are looking for that perfect gift for a loved one, please consider shopping with me. Your package will come filled with Magic Onion magic and some special surprises too.

 

enchanting packaging

 

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

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Home Inspiration : Rustic Chic

Rustic Chic is one of my favorite home decorating styles.

It fits in so well with my family because we love the natural textures and colors of wood, stone, feathers and felt.

Like this inspiration board…

Rustic Home Decor : The Magic Onions : www.theMagicOnions.com/shop

 

You can find these gorgeous goodies here :

1. Felted Billy Ball Flowers from The Magic Onions Shop

2. Watercolor chicken feather print from Amber Alexander

3. Gorgeous wood table

4.  Arrow Print on Wood from Moose Berry Shop

5.  Felted Pebbles in mossy green from The Magic Onions Shop

6.  Queen Ann’s Lace photo from Beneath Northern Skies

7.  Cactus photo from Gbrosseau

8.  Felted yellow toadstool from The Magic Onions Shop

9.  Felted wool balls from The Magic Onions Shop

 

Such gorgeous treasure!

 

Please remember to stop by at The Magic Onions Shop the next time you are decorating your home or looking for that special gift.

I will be honored to answer any of your questions or chat about custom ideas for you.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Nursery Inspiration : French Lavender and Robins Egg Blue

What could be more fun than decorating a nursery?!

Oh, that sweet feeling of bringing a new bundle of joy into your family and home. The wonderful blank slate ahead of you and the knowledge that the world is full of endless possibilities.

My baby days are done but I’m so lucky that my business lets me think of babies and nurseries and all the magical things I can create for them.

Here is a collage of some of the felted goodies I make for nurseries and kid’s rooms… along with some beautiful treasures made by other artisans.

The theme is French lavender and Robins Egg Blue.

 

Nursery Inspiration : French Lavender and Robins Egg Blue

 

 

1. Butterfly and Owl Baby Mobile – The Magic Onions Shop

2. Newborn Cheesecloth Wrap – Lisa Photo Prop

3. Needle Felted Flowerpot – The Magic Onions Shop

4. Billy Ball Felted Flowers – The Magic Onions Shop

5. Teal Nursery Felt Bunting – Ordinary Mommy

6. Violet Crown – Beyond Enchantment

7. Teal Armchair – Joss and Main

8. Needle Felted Acorns – The Magic Onions Shop

 

Please remember to stop by at The Magic Onions Shop the next time you are decorating your nursery, kid’s room or looking for that special baby or shower gift. I will be honored to answer any of your questions or chat about custom ideas for you.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Winter Magic Craft Boxes Avaliable Now!

Excitement abounds!!!!  Hundreds of Winter Magic Craft Boxes are on their way to lucky children all over the world.

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, butterflies, glittering fairy dust and sparkling stars!

This is a reminder to all of you whose children will be receiving a Magic Craft Box… please let your child open the package. Opening the box will be an experience all on it’s own and is sure to be a treasured childhood memory.

Winter Magic Craft Box : www.theMagicOnions.com

Winter Magic Craft Box : www.theMagicOnions.com

The new crafts in the Winter boxes are ENCHANTING!

Here they are…

(….. drum roll, please!)

1. A fluffy wool snow owl perching on his natural branch.

2. A set of three enchanting winter wonderland gift tags.

3. Two wonderfully rustic Tomten gnomes.

4. A felt, wood and walnut shell nativity set.

My own children had had hours of fun with their Winter boxes and are so proud of the gorgeous goodies they have made.

Here are some photos to tempt you to buy your own box for your little ones this Holiday season…

Fluffy Wool Owl Ornament

Fluffy Wool Owl Ornament : Handmade Christmas : www.theMagicOnions.com

Wool Owl Christmas Ornament : www.theMagic Onions.com

Winter Wonderland Gift Tags

Woodland Gift Tags : Winter Magic Craft Box : www.theMagicOnions.com

Woodland Gift Tags : Winter Magic Craft Box : www.theMagicOnions.com

Woodland Gift Tags : Winter Magic Craft Box : www.theMagicOnions.com

Rustic Woodland Tomten Gnomes

Tomten Gnomes : Winter Magic Craft Box : www.theMagicOnions.com

Tomten Gnomes : Winter Magic Craft Box : www.theMagicOnions.com

Stick Tomtem Gnomes : Winter Magic Craft : www.theMagic Onions.com

Felt, Wood and Walnut Shell Nativity Set

Handmade Nativity Set : Winter Magic Craft Box : www.theMagicOnions.com

Baby Jesus in a Walnut Shell : Winter Magic Craft Box : www.theMagicOnions.com

Click here to find out more about how the Magic Craft Boxes work.

Click here to purchase your own Winter Magic Craft Box.

Winter Magic Craft Box - https://themagiconions.com/shop/product/the-magic-craft-box-winter/Happy Holiday crafting,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

Pine Cone and Felt Gnome Christmas Ornament

There is a special kind of magic that radiates from a handmade felt Christmas Ornament… it is like the effort and love that went into making it is shining forth from it’s own heart.

Making ornaments has become a Christmas tradition in our home and I treasure the time I spend with my children as we create together. When I was 21, I spent a Christmas in an Austrian home. They had such a beautiful Christmas tree, decorated from top to bottom with handmade ornaments. There was an ornament I remember on that tree that was even more beautiful than all the rest. It was a pine cone gnome… quite the sweetest thing I had ever seen. My children and I have made one just as I remember it and each time I look at him, memories of that wintry white Christmas in Austria come flooding back.

I’d love to share my DIY tutorial with you so that you can make one for your home too.

 

Tutorial :: DIY Pine Cone Gnome Christmas Ornament.

Pine Cone Gnome Christmas Ornament

Pine Cone Gnome Christmas Ornament : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

Materials and Tools required to make our Pine Cone Gnome Ornament

  • A small pine cone for his body (foraged from nature)
  • One white,  1- inch, felt ball for his head (found at craft stores or on Etsy.com. A 1- inch wooden ball will work just as well)
  • One red, half-an-inch, felt ball for his pom pom on his hat
  • Two white, half-an-inch, felt balls for his hands
  • A piece of green wool felt for his hat and scarf (found at craft stores or on Etsy.com or you can use a felted sweater)
  • Green thread and a needle
  • A tiny button for his scarf (found at craft stores)
  • Glue (a hot glue gun works the best but any glue will work with a little added patience)

Pine Cone Gnome Christmas Ornament : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

We will make the sweet little hat first. Cut the green wool felt into a triangle. Each side of the triangle should be about 3 inches long.

With your needle and thread, sew two sides of the triangle together. When the two sides are sewn together, flip the little hat inside-out to hide the thread.

 

Pine Cone Gnome Christmas Ornament : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

To finish off his hat, take the red felt ball that will become his pom pom. Before we stick it onto the green felt hat, we want to make a thread loop from it so that our little gnome can hang on the tree.  With your needle and thread, pass the thread up through the center of the red ball and again down through the center, knotting it where the two loose ends of thread meet and leaving a hanging loop at the top. Add a bit of glue to the bottom end of the red pom pom and stick it onto his green hat.

 

Add a bit of glue to the inside of his green felt hat and stick it onto the larger 1-inch white felt ball that is his head.

 

Use your glue to stick the head onto the base of the pine cone. Your gnome has a body!

 

Pine Cone Gnome Christmas Ornament : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

He needs a scarf. Cut a narrow length in the shape of a scarf from the scraps of the green wool felt left over from his hat, about 5 inches long, and drape it cozily around his neck. Dab a little glue in the spot where the two ends of the scarf cross over at the front of your gnome (or you can sew it together).

 

My son Teddy held it tightly in place while the glue dried.

 

Pine Cone Gnome Christmas Ornament : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

We glued the tiny button right in the middle of the scarf. Then, we glued the two small white felt balls on the sides of the pine cone for his hands and there he is… the cutest little Austrian pine cone gnome for your Christmas tree. He is sure to delight!

 

Pine Cone Gnome Christmas Ornament : www.theMagicOnions.com

 

He is sure to delight!

 

Pine Cone Gnome Christmas Ornament : www.theMagicOnions.com

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 aren’t the crafting type but want to purchase a Christmas ornament similar to this little gnome, please visit The Magic Onions Shop.

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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Fairyfolk Shop still open for Christmas Delivery!

Hey you last minute shoppers, Fairyfolk is still open for Christmas delivery!! Everything you order by Monday the 17th of December will arrive in time for Christmas Day.

Fairyfolk is packed full of beautiful, magical and unique Christmas gifts.

We have lots of lovley TOYS to choose from… all made by me to last from, natural materials.

 For the girls in your life, my Flower Fairy NECKLACES (made from my original Flower Fairy photographs) are sure to enchant…

 For the creative souls out there, Fairyfolk has a huge array of crafting and needle felting DIY KITS to appeal to young and old.

And, if your Christmas tree still needs a little magic for Christmas Day, Fairyfolk has many whimsical and woodland ORNAMENTS and GARLANDS to choose from…

CLICK HERE to browse Fairyfolk for unique and magical jewelry, toys, kits, enchanting home decor items, whimsical woodland treasures. You are sure to find maigc in FAIRYFOLK this weekend … and yes… for Christmas delivery!

Blessings and magic,

Donni