Handmade christmas Archives - The Magic Onions

Make a Beautiful Winter Wonderland Snow Globe

We made the most delightful snow globe. It doesn’t snow here in Southern California so, while the rest of the country was experiencing blizzards and snow storms, we set about making our own winter wonderland in a snow globe. Christmas Snow Globe  These are the goodies we needed : A glass jar A tiny deerIf you want to read more…click here

Colorful Felt Christmas Tree Ornament Tutorial

While taking out our Christmas ornaments from last year, we came across a little felt Christmas tree Kitty made. Her eyes sparkled when she saw it and she looked at me and said, “I can’t believe I made this beautiful ornament!’ There are so many beautiful memories in our box of handmade Christmas treasures. HereIf you want to read more…click here

No-Sew Felt Pine Cone Christmas Ornament

Kitty and I have been busy at work making these cute felt pine cone Christmas ornaments. Best of all, they are no-sew and no-glue and take about 5 minutes a pop.   All you need is : felt scissors foam egg form pins Easy!   Tutorial : Use the scissors to cut a 4 inchIf you want to read more…click here

Fairyfolk Sale :: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Weekend

Great news, Fairyfolk Friends… we are having a huge SALE in the shop for Black Friday through Cyber Monday. 10% off your entire order!! Starting NOW!! So, if you are thinking about shopping at FAIRYFOLK this holiday season, this weekend is a good time to do start! To get your 10% off, add the codeIf you want to read more…click here

Handmade Christmas Gifts :: Crazy Crayons

Teddy and Kitty will be giving handmade Crazy Crayon Christmas gifts to their friends this year. Not only do these make super cute gifts, they are a wonderful way to get rid of all of those broken crayons lying around. Although the kids don’t know this yet, Santa will be bringing them lovely new crayonsIf you want to read more…click here

Handmade Chirstmas Gifts :: Painted Peg People

Pin It Kitty and Teddy are each getting a set of themselves for Christmas this year. It’s sweet (and funny) how they often play ‘brother and sister’ and now they can play ‘brother and sister’ with their new peg gnomes. I made them using the little peg people forms you can get at any craftIf you want to read more…click here

Handmade Christmas Gifts : God’s Eyes

I know I am not alone in thinking that handmade gifts are by far the best. All gifts are nice when they are given with love, of course, but to be honest, I’d rather receive a roughly sewn ‘kitchen towel’ with a red potato stamped heart on it (clearly made by a 7 year old)If you want to read more…click here

Folded Paper Christmas Origami Stars

We spent the first day of our Christmas holidays making and hanging our folded paper Christmas origami stars. I love this Waldorf craftThis year we used the Waldorf watercolor paintings that Kitty brought home from school. They are a gorgeous mix of warm colors… yellows, oranges and reds. Perfect for Christmas.  And, we made aIf you want to read more…click here

Handmade Christmas Ornaments :: Dried Oranges

The kids and I are loving making Christmas ornaments this year from simple everyday things. Today, pretty ornaments made from dried orange slices. When we dried our apples to make these ornaments, we also dried some gorgeously orange orange slices too. We hung them outside to dry for a few days. Our Southern California winterIf you want to read more…click here

Handmade Christmas Ornaments :: Dried Apples and Cinnamon

When I was 22, I spent a winter working in the delightful Austrian village called Kitzbuhel. I worked in a little family run pension. My job was to help prepare the food for breakfast and lunch for the hotel guests. In the afternoons, I was off, off to the ski slopes until well after theIf you want to read more…click here

A Child’s Dream Come True GIVEAWAY!

We have our winner… it’s Lauren! Congrats :-)And if you were wondering what Lauren thinks she’ll get with her $50 spending spree, this is what she wrote in her comments…“Hi… I found your awesome Giveaway through Hybrid Rasta Mama’s tweet… I would love to enter:) if I win I would probably get the “Tidy UpIf you want to read more…click here

Tutorial for making a Quite Book for your child.

Melisa from A Little Garden Flower and Waldorf Essentials has created a project especially for us here at The Magic Onions. It is a 3 part video tutorial on making a ‘quiet book’ for your child. A quite book is an interactive book made from wool felt that your child can play with and isIf you want to read more…click here

How to Make a Pine Cone Garland

We had a cold front come to visit from Alaska this weekend. She shed her white cloak of snow all over our mountains and her frozen breath still sits heavy in our Southern Californian air. It’s so cold we’ve had to turn on our central heating in our home which is a drastic step forIf you want to read more…click here

Handmade Christmas Gifts – Paper Mache Nest.

Our granny loves birds nests. She has a collection of discarded nests that she has picked up on her walks. They are so pretty to look at and a wonder to see how intricately the husband birds have woven them together. Her love of nests in mind, the kids and I have made her thisIf you want to read more…click here

Handmade Gifts – Let’s make a Ball.

On our quest to make handmade Christmas gifts this year, we made our girl cousins Flower Fairies the other day. Today, we made our boy cousins wonderfully colorful woolen balls. We used my wool scraps and wet felted them to make the balls. All we needed was wool roving (found online), liquid dish washing detergent,If you want to read more…click here

Let’s make Dried Flower Ormaments.

Some more handmade ornaments are bringing their magic to our Christmas tree. In the Waldorf tradition, we have tried to use natural materials when making our handmade ornaments. Nature is so full of treasures… with a little thought and creativity, just about anything we collect from the outdoors can be turned into pretty ornaments. Today,If you want to read more…click here

Let’s make Flower Fairies

As well as making handmade Christmas ornaments for the tree, the children and I have made a conscious choice to try to make all of our Christmas gifts this year. It’s totally liberating to learn that we can make beautiful things. It takes time and effort, of course, but we have discovered that we haveIf you want to read more…click here

Let’s make Toadstool Ornaments.

We have arrived safely in South Africa after a very long 39 hour journey. It is so wonderful to be surrounded by all the familiar familial things from my childhood. And, so fantastic to see my family again. We have new family members arriving from around the world daily and it’s so meaningful to beIf you want to read more…click here

Let’s make a Felted Wreath Ornament

We are having so much fun on our quest for a handmade Christmas. It’s totally amazing how creativity takes on a life of it’s own… we have an idea, brainstorm it and discover that, yes, we can make just about anything! Kitty, in particular, has grown in confidence… she hardly ever says ‘I cant!’ andIf you want to read more…click here

Handmade Christmas Gifts – Friendship Bracelets

Kitty has made each of her friends a Christmas gift. She sat quietly, with my sewing basket in her lap, and worked peacefully on her own. “What are you making?” I asked her after a while, curiosity getting the better of me. “Christmas gifts for my friends” she replied as she proudly held out aIf 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 little seedpod candles.

There is something magical about a candle… it’s little flickering light adding warmth and glow to the night. We often light a candle at dinner time and the kids take turns to blow it out when we have finished our meal. Beeswax candles are favorites… their warm golden color, their sweet honey smell. We haveIf you want to read more…click here

Let’s make an Acorn Garland for the Christmas Tree.

As you may know, we have embarked upon a journey to make little heirloom ornaments for our Christmas tree. We try to gather the materials from the outside world around us and work out ways to make them into sweet handmade Christmas decorations. I love watching my children delight in the knowledge that nature givesIf you want to read more…click here

Handmade Ornaments – Pincone Gnome.

We made the most delightful little ornaments for our Christmas tree today… Pine Cone Gnomes. Little by little, we are adding our magic to our handmade ornament collection. In the Waldorf spirit, we try to use natural materials that we find around us. We take a basket on every walk and collect wonderful natural treasuresIf you want to read more…click here

Handmade Ornaments – Cashmere and Herb Heart.

Just after A Good Man and I got married, we moved into a tiny little apartment and I set about decorating it with great enthusiasm. My first space as a married woman! Alas, I soon realized that the worn, hand-me-down couch we had inherited from my grandmother, the mismatched dishes we had ended up withIf you want to read more…click here