Have you ever wanted to make some DIY garden mushrooms? All you need is a few items from the thrift store and you can make some on a budget.
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DIY Garden Mushroom Materials
- Thrift Store Dishes, vases, candle holders
- E6000, Silicone, or Hot Glue
- Fillers – Sand, Decorative Rocks
DIY Garden Mushroom Videos
How do you make glass mushrooms for a garden?
DIY Garden Mushrooms Instructions
1. Mix and match dishes at the store
I like to go to the thrift store and mix and match vases and candle holders as the base, and different bowls and candle holders as the tops of the DIY mushrooms.
2. Wash your dishes
To make these glass mushrooms, start by washing all of the items you purchased and remove tags.
3. Fill your base for stability
For this particular glass mushroom, I’m using a small vase and I filled it with white decorative sand.
4. Add adhesive to the base
You’ll select your adhesive based on where your glass mushrooms are going and what your weather is. For this one, I am using E6000, and I placed it on top of the vase.
5. Place your bowl on top of the adhesive on the base.
I placed a bowl upside down on my adhesive on top of the vase.
I let this dry for 24 hours.
How do you make solar mushroom lights?
For this one, I am recycling an old candle jar. I removed all of the wax residues and washed it. I added decorative rocks for weight in the base.
I added hot glue to the top of the glass candle holder because I will want to get into this glass mushroom in the future to replace the solar light.
I placed an upside-down bowl on top of the hot glue. I let it cool and this DIY glass mushroom is ready.
Depending on your weather you can place this outside. In Colorado, we have sun, rain, wind, and snow. With a stable base, mine have held up outside just fine.
How do you make yard mushroom art?
If you don’t want to use glass, you can find plastic dishes that look as good as crystal. Here is how I made this yard mushroom art:
- I placed a plastic glass upside down
- I put E6000 on the base of the glass
- I put an upside down plastic bowl on top of the glass
- I let it dry for 24 hours
How do you make garden toadstools?
I made 2 different toadstools, one out of glass and one out of plastic.
Plastic Toadstool Instructions
- I painted a plastic cup white and let it dry
- I tipped the glass upide down, added some E6000 to the bottom of the glass
- I placed an upside down red plastic plate onto the cup and let that dry.
- I used a stencil brush and added spots to the toad stool using Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in the color white to the top of the red plate.
- I let the paint dry completely
Glass Toadstool Instructions
- I placed Pledge floor cleaner into a small vase, swirled it around and dumped out the excess
- I placed white glitter into the vase, swirled it around until it coated the whole vase, and dumped out the excess.
- I placed Pledge floor cleaner into a small bowl, swirled it around, and dumped out the excess.
- I placed green glitter into the bowl, swirled it around unti lit coated the whole bowl, and dumped out the excess.
- I let both items dry completely.
- I added E6000 to the top of the vase
- I placed the bowl upside down on top of the vase
- I let the adhesive dry completely
- I used a stencil brush and added spots to the toad stool using Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in the color white to the top of the glass bowl.
- I let the paint dry completely.
Super Easy DIY Garden Mushrooms on a Budget Video
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