natural materials Archives - The Magic Onions

Make a Spider Web With Wire and Sticks

Here’s one of our favorite spider crafts from the archives… a wire and stick spider web for Halloween…     Here is the full tutorial : how to make this stick and wire spider web.   Happy Halloween crafting, Blessings and magic, Donni    

6 Nature Inspired Fall Crafts

Hi Friends, It was 90 degrees F  (33 degrees C) here in Southern California at 9am this morning. It reached into the 100’s on Friday, Sat and Sun… and is expected to do the same today, tomorrow and the next day. Wow… we are melting!! We don’t have air-conditioning in the Sunny House… my GoodIf you want to read more…click here

Cute Autumn Gnome Peg People

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Autumn Gnome. They are on their way a gathering and are dressed in their best fall colors. Don’t you just love Mrs. Autumn Gnome’s wild hair? She gets entirely frustrated with it when she grooms it in the mornings. She thinks she’d look better with it neat and tidy. She wishesIf you want to read more…click here

8 Handmade Christmas Ornaments From Nature

Over the years, we’ve made many beautiful Natural Christmas Ornaments. Crafting with my children is a lovely holiday tradition and seeing their excitement at having their own handmade ornaments on our tree is magical for me. Here’s a list of our favorites … 1. Beeswax dipped mini pine cone ornaments. 2. Pine cone gnome ornaments.If you want to read more…click here

Felted Wool and Pine Cone Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial

DIY Tutorial :: Felt Ball and Pine Cone Christmas Tree     Note : If you don’t have all of these materials on hand, you can order this craft kit from my shop. In our family, we are deeply inspired by Mother Nature and all of the beautiful treasures she bestows upon us. My childrenIf you want to read more…click here

Let’s Make an Autumn Leaf Acorn Fairy with Fall Leaves

We had another glorious weekend camping. Each trip yields new adventures, new discoveries and new creations; like the wonderful Leaf Fairy Teddy and I made. I’m a collector. I can’t seem to go on a walk without bringing back some sort of treasure I’ve come across along the way. My children are the same. WeIf 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

Let’s Make An Autumn Fairy From Natural Materials

Autumn must surely be the most generous season of all. When we go out for our walks, one thing we make sure to remember is our basket to carry the multitude of treasures we find along the way. Our basket quickly fills up with pine cones, acorns and beautifully colored leaves, along with the customaryIf you want to read more…click here