Mushrooms are everywhere in decorating this year. Let me show you these DIY easy to make moss mushrooms that only cost a few dollars to make and are perfect for adding to your Spring home decor.
How to Make Moss Mushrooms
Let me show you an easy way to make trendy mushroom decor for your home this Spring. Mushrooms are so big in decorating this year and you will be seeing them everywhere. This project is easy to do and you don’t need many supplies to make these moss mushrooms.
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I found the ceramic mushrooms that I am using at Hobby Lobby in the Spring section. They were on sale and around $2 each. Dollar Tree also has cute ceramic mushrooms (garden section) that are already painted that you could use for this project too.
Paint the Mushrooms
There are 3 ceramic mushrooms and I painted 2 of them with brown chalk paint and one with green acrylic paint. The chalk paint did a better job of coating the ceramic mushrooms and I would recommend it over using acrylic paint.
My little trick for speeding this project up is to use a hair dryer to dry the paint quickly. It only takes a couple of minutes!
Adding Moss to the Mushrooms
To adhere the moss to the top of the mushrooms I am going to use Mod Podge applied with a sponge tip applicator.
The preserved moss was in big chunks so I broke the pieces up with my fingers to make it easier to work with and apply.
The next step is to brush the Mod Podge over the mushroom cap,
I am only going to cover the top of the mushroom with moss but you could cover the entire thing if you wanted to.
Once I had the mushroom covered with the moss I used the palm of my hand to press it down to secure it better and form it into the mushroom shape.
Then the mushroom needed a little bit of a haircut! First I trimmed around the base of the mushroom cap to even off the moss.
Then I trimmed the moss that looked too puffy on the mushroom cap.
Easy to Make Moss Mushrooms
Once I had the 3 mushrooms covered with the moss it was time to decorate with them for Spring.
I took the 3 moss mushrooms and arranged them on a small cement tray with a small amount of Spanish moss and a few sprigs of baby’s breath.
Moss DIY Projects to Try
Make a set of moss wall art using unfinished square frames and 3 types of moss for a natural-looking addition to your home.
For an interesting way to fill a vase make your own moss-covered branches using moss and artificial branches. The branches look so nice as a centerpiece on a coffee or dining table.
Using grapevine heart wreaths I covered them with moss and added a few sprigs of baby’s breath then hung them with green velvet ribbon. This grapevine heart project would look beautiful with small round grapevine wreaths for an all-season look.