Thursday, April 14, 2011

"M" is for Mushrooms

Jute covered mushrooms.

Yes I covered the mushroom stems in jute.

And to go along with the totally fake mushrooms is some totally fake grass!

Or should we take it outside in the real grass?

Here's how I made them:

1. Start with paper mache mushrooms. (Michaels $1.50 each)

2. Prime the mushroom caps.

3. Paint caps red, leave underside white.
4. Paint beige 'gills' on underside.
5. Paint white spots on caps.

6. Stain entire mushroom cap, I used Minwax polyshade antique walnut.
(It's stain and poly in one but I don't like it for furniture, very sticky to work with, but great for crafts.)

7. Wrap stem in jute, begin at base of cap, dab a little hot glue every so often.
I used the same method for the jute pears here.

Have fun and decorate with them.  They'd be perfect for a party.

Inexpensive, fun and so darn cute.

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  1. These are so cute! Martha had some felted mushrooms on last month, but I have to say ... yours are much cuter!

  2. Those are so cute! My son is having a Mario Bro's party this month and I have to find a way to incorporate these! You linked these up to the VIP party right? :P

  3. Love love your jute mushrooms! They are adorable. Thank you so much for taking the time to share them. :)

  4. these are the cutest things EVER!!!! love them!

  5. Very cute jute! Now all you need are some Smurfs living in them ;)

  6. Those are too freaking cute! I'm going to have to run by my neighborhood Michaels and see if they carry those cute little things!

  7. I love these for spring! adorable!

  8. As a child in the seventies, I remember family kitchens featuring owls & mushrooms. BUT, I never saw mushrooms as adorable as these! Funny thing how what's old is new again! I also really love your recurring theme, using a letter to feature a project! I hope you won't mind if I use that on my blog sometime in the future. And also, a big thanks for sharing the tutorial....

  9. Those are adorable. I don't know why, but I really do have a thing for mushrooms.

  10. Absolutely my favorite craft linked up for the "Earthy Essentials"!!! I saw those mushrooms at Michael's and just knew there was some magic to be made with them. Your creations are fantastic!

    New follower,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  11. What a cute idea! Red is one of my favorite colors and the polka dots just make them even cuter!.

  12. What a fun project, thanks for the tutorial. They add such a bright whimsical feel to your garden, wonderful!

  13. Sweet & fun garden decor! Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's xoox, tracie

  14. Hi, Jaime! These mushrooms are so pretty! Can you please join us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? The link is at

  15. These are stinkin' adorable!! The possible uses for these are limitless -- thanks for posting these cuties!

  16. Love your blog and this project - so fun and unique! I also included this project in my roundup of jute craft projects here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist