Do you want to make a DIY mushroom for your yard or garden? Look no further! With just a few items from the dollar store, you can create one that glows.
Sometimes growing your own mushrooms might not be in the cards, whether it’s the humid environment, cooler temperatures, or growing medium, these might be the right mushroom DIY for you.
DIY Mushroom materials
DIY Mushroom materials
DIY Mushroom Instructions
1. Remove the labels from the bowls and Vases
I removed the labels from the bottom of all of the bowls I would be using. It’s important to remove as much as possible as the bowl will become the top of your garden mushroom, and the solar panel will need to get clear access to the sun through the bowl.
I also removed the labels from the bottom of all of the vases. This isn’t as important as the bottom of the vases will be on the ground. Ultimately, it’s up to you if you want to remove them or not depending on where you’ll be putting your mushrooms.
2. Remove the stake from the solar light
I removed the bottom half of each of the solar lights. You can discard them or use them for another project if you like. I also removed the top of the solar light, pulled out the battery tab, and then replaced the top of the solar light.
3. Add Rocks inside the vase
I placed some dollar store rocks and marbles into my vases. You can use other items like shells, sand, regular rocks, etc. This is to add some weight to the vases so they’ll stand up and won’t fall over outside in the elements.
4. Place the solar light on top of the vase
5. Glue the bowl to the solar light
I added some glue dots to the top of my solar light. You can use other glues like hot glue, E6000, silicone, epoxy, super glue, gorilla glue, etc if you’d rather. I wanted to pick a glue that I can easily remove when it’s time to replace the solar light inside.
I turned the bowl upside down, centered it up, and placed it onto the glue dots to become the top of the mushroom.
I placed them out in my dish flower garden, and I love how they turned out!
They light up at night beautifully and this garden is really low maintenance. Make your own diy mushroom, put it in a good place, and it will last a long time. It’s a great way to decorate your yard or garden, save water, and they bit of light to keep critters away.
You can find my other different kinds of mushrooms and dish garden tutorials here:
- Watering Can Yard Decor
- How To Make Garden Dish Flowers
- Garden Flowers Made From Dishes
- Super Easy DIY Garden Mushrooms on a Budget with Video
Check out my other solar light projects!
- Re-purposed Wine Rack to Solar Yard Decor
- Solar Silverware Flowers
- Candle Holder to Traveling Solar Holder
DIY Mushroom Video
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Easy Dollar Tree DIY Mushroom Solar Light Decor with Video
- 1 Glue Gun
- 4 Colorful Bowls
- 4 Colorful Vases
- 4 Solar Lights
- Rocks or marbles
- REMOVE THE LABELS FROM THE BOWLS AND VASES
- REMOVE THE STAKE FROM THE SOLAR LIGHT
- ADD ROCKS INSIDE THE VASE
- PLACE THE SOLAR LIGHT ON TOP OF THE VASE
- GLUE THE BOWL TO THE SOLAR LIGHT