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How To Make Wet Felted Rocks :: Needle Felting Tutorial

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On cold winter days like today, when (alas) it rains instead of snows, the best thing to do is to take out my (huge) bag of wool and get creative… it felt like a wet felted rock kind of day, especially since I collected a bunch of river pebbles on our hike yesterday.

 

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Do you see my new table. Oh. My. Gosh. Isn’t it wonderful! I turned 44 last week and this was my gift. Sometimes My Good Man hits it out of the park. The blues, greys and teals are so lovely against the naked wood and it’s the perfect balance between chic and rustic, don’t you think?

 

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A set of felted rocks to match it was definitely in order. Not only are felted rocks so lovely to look at with a wonderfully woodsy look, I often use them as a natural diffuser for essential oil. A drop or two of oil onto my felted rocks and the wool sends healing and calming oil molecules into the air. Teddy’s class has been battling flu, so my preferred oil at the moment is ‘On Guard’… a protective blend that is an immune booster and has so far kept us all flu free. I’m a doTerra Wellness Advocate, so if you want to chat with me about how oils can help your family, please don’t hesitate to contact me. If you want to simply buy an essential oil (like On Guard) or find out more about why I love doTerra oils, I have a whole PAGE full of oil information.

Hmmmmmm… it smells soooooo good here… with hints of clove and orange.

 

Tutorial How To Make Wet Felted Rocks with www.theMagicOnions.com

 

Felted rocks are super easy to make. All you need are some river pebbles, wool roving in your favorite colors, a felting needle, soap and warm water.

I recommend getting your wool roving  and other felting supplies from a gorgeous shop called A Child’s Dream. They have a HUGE selection of wool with so many beautiful colors to choose from. Their Corriedale wool is a great choice for this project as it is easy to wet felt and produces beautiful felted rocks. Don’t be too shy to browse around as they carry all sorts of other awesome crafting goodies.

Simply cover the rocks in wool roving, wrapping them tightly and wet felt the wool around them using hot soapy water and agitation.

 

Tutorial How To Make Wet Felted Rocks with www.theMagicOnions.com

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I love putting little white veins onto my felted rocks. The white lines make the felted pebbles so wonderfully realistic and extra special. I use a needle felting needle to secure the veins in place.

 

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Couldn’t resist showing you the colorful toadstools I made the other day to match my new table too… and a little robins nest too.

 

Tutorial How To Make Wet Felted Rocks with www.theMagicOnions.com

 

After felting the wool over the pebbles so that it covers the pebbles tightly, the colorful felted stones become smooth and dreamy with such a lovely texture and weight in your hands when you hold them. You won’t want to put them down.

 

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I sometimes use my felted rocks when I meditate too. When I’m not feeling like ‘still’ meditating, I spend my 20 minutes balancing the rocks on top of each other enjoying the gorgeous essential oil scent they effuse. Have you ever done this? It’s an awesome way to center your being and clear your mind of daily clutter. It’s not as easy as it looks and requires patience and perseverance.

 

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Happy crafting,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Handmade Spring Fairies :: DIY Felt Tutorial

Spring has arrived to Southern California and we have been busy making felt spring fairies. They bring such sweet enchantment to The Sunny House.

I have made them from wool felt in pretty pastel colors and I’m happy to share the DIY tutorial with you, below. Aren’t they the sweetest!

 

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Here is an easy step-by-step graphic for you to pin to Pinterest to save this tutorial for later…

 

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Materials ::

You will need –

– pipe cleaners

– thread and a needle

– beads or crystals

– plant dyed wool felt from A Child’s Dream

– small wood balls

– 3/4 inch white felt balls from The Magic Onions Shop

– brown wool roving from A Child’s Dream

– feather butterfly from The Magic Onions Shop

– scissors

– glue

 

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Let me tell you about the felt I use. I think it’s vital to use the highest quality felt with all felting projects. You can buy the most beautiful wool felt at an online shop called A Child’s Dream. The owner, Debbie, has been a ‘fiber friend’ of mine for many years and I can vouch that her felt is always superb. She offers beautiful, high-quality felt in such lovely colors. My favorite of all are the organic, plant dyed felts…  there’s nothing quite as lovely as the natural hues you get from nature. I use nothing but 100% wool felt for my crafts. There really is a BIG difference between cheap felt and high quality wool felt. If you are going to spend valuable time and effort making something, you owe it to yourself , and your creations, to use the best possible materials, always. The outcome will be SO MUCH more beautiful.

 

Method ::

 

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1.  Draw a stencil on a piece of paper to help cut the felt. My fairies are 2 inches wide by 2 inches long. You will double the stencil for the front and back of the fairies dress.

2.  Cut out the stencil and pin it to the felt. Cut around the stencil to cut the perfect shape from the felt.

3. Unpin the paper, leaving the felt dress.

 

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4. Fold the dress in half and snip a tiny hole in the middle for the neck.

5. Fold a pipe cleaner so that it is the right length for the arms (about 1 inch each) and joining at the neck. Twist the neck pieces together.

6. Position the pipe cleaner arms inside the dress and the neck through the neck slit.

 

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7. Sew the sleeves of the dress together with a needle and thread. Sew the seam to about half way down the length of the dress.

8. Use the sharp ends of the scissors to carefully make a hole in the felt ball. Put a little glue onto the top of the neck pipe cleaner wire and insert it into the hole in the felt ball. Her head is now in place. Use glue to stick on the small wood beads for her hands.

9. Use glue to stick on the wool roving for her hair. Cut a long, thin piece of felt for a headband. Use glue to stick it in place. Use needle and thread to sew a hanging thread through her felt ball head.

 

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10. Use glue to stick the feather butterfly onto her back for her wings.

11. Use glue to stick a bead or crystal onto the front of her dress.

12. Hang your pretty spring fairies somewhere special.

I’ve picked a few bare branches from my peach tree to put in handmade pretty yarn mason-jar vase from a DIY tutorial a few years ago. My felt fairies are dancing on them with joy. I’ve also put a few felt blossoms on the branches and some additional feather butterflies. They all look so beautiful on my windowsill.

 

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Happy Spring!

Please also have peek at my other sweet spring DIY tutorials.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Needle Felted Valentine Fairy :: Tutorial

Meet Valentina. She a Valentine Fairy. Isn’t she sweet?!

 

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I know you’ll want to make a gnome just like her, so I am sharing a step-by-step tutorial with you. Here it is :

 

Needle Felted Valentine Fairy Tutorial

 

Look at her pretty pink hair and her sweet gnome hat…

 

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Here are some of my other needle felting tutorials.

Here are some of my other Valentine’s Day crafts.

Happy crafting.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

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Crafts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up, fast and furious. Here’s a compilation of some of the ‘Love Day’ crafts we’ve done in the past.

I have to say that the ‘hoop art treasures‘ are my favorite. Both of my children LOVED them so much and both still have them on the wall in their rooms. I smile whenever I see them and remember the little mites that they were.

 

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1. Hoop Art Treasures with Favorite Old Clothes

2. Pretty Pom Pom Flowers

3. Watercolor Heart Garland

4. Wire Love Letters

5. Needle Felted Heart

6. Needle Felted Valentine Gnome

7. Wax Paper Stain Glass Hearts

 

I have something special for you coming up too. I have put together my first needle felting video tutorial :: Needle Felted Mini Hearts. I’ll be sharing it with you soon. You’ll be able to watch as I needle felt magical little mini hearts and you’ll be able to work along with me too.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

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Felting Kits Galore

Have you tried needle felting?

It’s a wonderful craft, awesome because you can transform a handful of fluffy wool into a beautiful little something in 20 minutes or less. Of course, you can make your creations as intricate as you wish but if you are looking for simple and quick, needle felting can achieve this too.

You start with a big bunch of colorful, un-spun wool that resembles cotton candy.  Then you poke the wool many times until it takes on the form you are aiming for.  It works because wool fibers have tiny, microscopic barbs, similar to the barbs on a feather.  The sharp felting needle has tiny barbs too… these barbs grab the wool fibers and interlock them, tighter and tighter, until a firm, needle felted shape is achieved.  It’s truly like magic; starting with fluffy wool and ending with a gorgeous treasure!

You’ll love the happy colors of the wool, the noise the needle makes as it enters the wool, the unlimited possibilities of the things you can make. Felted goodies have such an awesome texture and a warmth that radiates outwards.

Here are some kits from The Magic Onions Shop for you to try…

 

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I have so many needle felting kits for you to choose from.

Have you visited my Needle Felting page where I share lots of FREE needle felting tutorials?

Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

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Needle Felted Cactus Pot Tutorial

I’m so excited to share a new kit in the shop.

Yes! YOU can make this MOST ADORABLE felted desert cactus plant in a terracotta pot (all by yourself) at home!

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Here are the goodies you’ll get in your kit…

 

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I’m excited to teach you EXACTLY how to make this felted cactus, from start to finish. The kit includes a detailed step-by-step tutorial with color photographs to guide you through every step.

It’s not difficult, I promise.

You’ll feel SO rewarded with what you have created… needle felting is THE BEST!

 

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Make this needle felting project for someone special this Christmas? They’ll be impressed for sure!

Or, give this kit to your crafty loved-on to make for themselves?

It’s set to be a favorite gift under the tree!

 

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I have other needle felted succulent kits to go with this cactus plant… please find them in The Magic Onions Shop in the Needle Felting Kits category. You’ll see LOTS of wonderfully creative kits available there.

 

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Blessings and magic,

Donni

 

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Felted Succulent Delights

I’ve been having so much fun coming up with a line of felted succulent plants for The Magic Onions Shop.

Don’t you just love succulents?

Strange, because there was a time when I didn’t love them at all… I thought they were ugly and prickly and I far preferred roses.

But, succulents must be an acquired taste as they might just be my most favorite pants now.

They come in such wonderful shapes and sizes… and colors of course… all shades of greens, yellows and silvers.

Here is my collection that you can find in The Magic Onions Shop…
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Please feel free to browse around The Magic Onions Shop … you’ll be sure to find all sorts of treasures.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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gorgeous needle felted pebbles

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.

 

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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.

 

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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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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.

 

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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 make these sweet Easter eggs if you want the Easter Bunny to put them in your little one’s baskets too .

 

DIY Felted Easter Egg Tutorial

 

They are quick and fun to make and the delight on the children’s faces on Easter morning as they compare their eggs is wonderful.

Happy Easter

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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