I decided to bring the fairy magic of the red mushrooms to the entryway of our home this spring. Maybe some extra fairies will find a home with us this year!
I made the small toadstools using baking clay from Hobby Lobby. First I molded the mushrooms, added a piece of floral wire out the bottom. To bake with the wire in, I cooked them on a cooling rack over a cookie sheet, with the wires stuck thru the holes of the rack. I got the idea off here.
I then painted them. Sadly, no pics of this step. My kids wanted in on the magical mushroom painting, and then I got distracted and camera got left. Sorry. I used acrylic craft paints, 2 shades of red a beige, and a metallic white.
First I filled this little vintage wall basket (a thrift store find) with floral foam and moss. I used the moss out of the modeling section from Hobby Lobby. I think its much more fresh and realistic looking than the dried stuff in the floral section.
After it was all assembled I decided it needed a touch more red, so I distressed the basket. It would have been a lot easier before I put the garden in. This hangs on the coat hooks right as you enter our from door.
To add the magic to the front door, I took a small plain grapevine wreath and added 1 little mushroom and some moss. I wanted to add 3, but the wreath was too small for that, it was just too crowded. I thought I was done, but then looking back at the after photo, it was too plain.
So a few more dried small fungus later we have the perfect fairy resting stop on our front door.
I have a few more plans for these little mushrooms, so stop back and see where they end up.
If you want to see the rest of the spring entryway, you can find it here.
Hope a spring fairy finds us soon!
UPDATE: you can find a few more mushrooms hiding around my house here.
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