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Onion Flower Video Lesson

carved purple onion flowerHere is a free lesson showing how to carve an elegant onion flower from purple onions. Of course the same carving techniques can be used to carve flowers from white and yellow onions, too.

These can be used as garnishes on large serving platters or an part of an elegant centerpiece.

Onion Flower Lesson Part 1

In Part 1, you’ll see how to carve this lovely onion flower design.


Onion Flower Lesson Part 2

Part 2 of this Onion Flower lesson will show you how the common mistakes to avoid and a couple of other tips that you’ll find useful.

You’ll see:

  • An important mistake NOT to make
  • You’ll see the carving from a different angle that may be a clearer for you to see.
  • What happens when you carve too deep.
  • What happens when you don’t carve deep enough
  • What you can do with your scraps
  • A trick for getting the small of onions off your hands.


You can see a how one carver used these onion flowers in an arrangement for a pretty and elegant wedding centerpiece. The color theme of the wedding featured purple and magenta.

You can get your own Thai knife in our online shop.

If you want to see more free lessons (that are not in the public areas of the blog) and receive emails with carving ideas, tips, and photos, make sure to sign up for the free lesson in the upper right hand side of this page.

purple and white onion flowers

These onion flowers can be made a day or two in advance when wrapped in plastic and kept in the refrigerator.

For those of you that may have some problems with playing the videos above, try the same videos in different players by clicking here.

Learn to carve like a pro

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21 Responses to Onion Flower Video Lesson

  1. Winston Hayes September 24, 2014 at 5:48 am #

    Hi Nita, I cannot open the lesson.

  2. Nikki September 24, 2014 at 7:04 am #

    Good morning,
    I was so happy waiting to receive another free beautiful lesson “Onion lesson”
    but unfortunately I have been try and trying, but I only see the photo, the video part it doesn’t work, I hope it will in the near future?

  3. Janette September 24, 2014 at 7:13 am #

    I got the email for the free lesson on Onion Flower but there is no where to open to see the lesson.


    • Nita Gill September 24, 2014 at 11:31 am #

      Oops. Sorry about that. Our mistake. Thanks for letting me know. It’s all fixed now.

      My apologies to everyone who tried to access the lessons and couldn’t. If you still cannot see the videos, hold down the control key on your keyboard and press the F5 key. This will refresh your screen.

      Oh and by the way, if you like the lesson, let me know in the comments section here. Thanks.

  4. Nikki September 24, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    OK, now is OK I can see it and it is so beautiful Thanks. I was not using a mobile to see it, just my regular table computer but for some reason, the page was right there with your pictures and apparently ready to start but it would not open!! I am sorry I can’t call you on phone I did not hear your entire telephone number. Thank you again, I will try again this evening and if there are back the problem I will let you know. You are so very great, Nikki

    • Nita Gill September 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

      I’m glad you are now able to access the lessons now that we have fixed the problem. Enjoy!

  5. Cindy Rozich September 24, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    Hi Nita,
    I was excited to hear that a new free lesson was coming. I enjoyed it very much and can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much!

  6. Barbara Waplak September 24, 2014 at 10:40 pm #

    Nita this is very very nice i like so much onion flower have good time Nita

  7. Mildred Rucker September 25, 2014 at 6:35 am #

    Can’t see free red onion flower video

    • Nita Gill September 25, 2014 at 8:06 am #

      You may be seeing a page that your browser cached. Try this – While on this page hold down the Control Key and click F5 to clear the cache for this page. The videos should play fine. If you are using a device other than a PC, clear your cache for the page. If you don’t know how, look it up in Google. Let me know if that works for you.

  8. Janette September 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    Thank you for another lesson…I never thought it would be that easy…thank you so much

  9. trinhtopham September 26, 2014 at 6:52 am #

    I love onion flower carving very much ,thank you and have good time Nita Gill

  10. Sarah September 26, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

    Good Morning NIta
    i love it! it so nice

  11. Nisha Bhargava September 29, 2014 at 12:44 am #

    Hi NITA,

    I loved this video ,it was so exciting,explained in a very easy way.Thanks a lot for this video.
    Have a nice day.

  12. sujani December 14, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    thank you so much mam…… I’m highly appreciating your free lessons

  13. Vijaya Bhaskara Prasad Kunapuli June 25, 2015 at 1:08 am #

    Hi Nita,
    Pleased to see your onion carving video. Oh you are a genius. Hope I get more video lessons.

    Vijaya Bhaskara Prasad

  14. Rosalinda August 22, 2015 at 11:08 am #

    Hi Nita

    I am alrdy your long time follower & i’ve learned a lot of designs alrdy from your videos & sent photos .

    They are extremely beautiful carvings which i ‘ve been using as my guide when making my own carvings & own designs .

    Btw..i want to sent you the photos of my carvings for your comment & advice on how or where to improve.I will send it to your email by attachment .

    I am so grateful that i hv found you & your website ..

    Thank you so much for all the update news & sending new designs & most specially thank you for all the free lessons .

    Your avid follower
    Rosalinda C.Bacani
    From Philippines

  15. Anita September 19, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

    Hermoso gracias Nita

    • Nita Gill September 19, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

      YOu’re welcome. De nada 🙂

  16. Luann April 14, 2019 at 8:31 am #

    I absolutely love your instructions, they are simple & easy to understand.
    I look forward to every one of your posts.

    • Nita Gill April 20, 2019 at 2:41 pm #

      I’m so glad that you enjoy the instructions! Thanks for letting me know.

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