Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fairy Toadstool Welcome

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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11 comments:

Mrs. Handyverger said...

I adore your little toadstools! So cute. I may have to try my hand and make some of my own.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my, take a bow!

You've put a "spring" in my step with your creative loveliness.

Have a blessed day!

Kristin@ A Vintage Fairy said...

Thanks for checking me out! I liked your little bunny on your basket too! Stop back soon!

Kristin@ A Vintage Fairy said...

They were quite easy, give them a try!

Eclectically Vintage said...

That's the funnest fungus among us! Love those cute little guys! And your entry is fabulous - especially your kids silhouette!
So glad you joined our Cinch party!
Do you plan on having Linky followers or RSS feed? I can't follow via GFC anymore since my Wordpress move.
Kelly

Kristin@ A Vintage Fairy said...

Thanks Kelly! I think I added both those methods for followers...I'm new to this and still got lots to learn in blog world! So a huge thanks for that recommendation. Let me know if I didn't do it right :)

Peggy57 said...

How adorable I love them. I haven't tried making anything with clay you've inspired me to try. TFS Peggy

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love your little toadstools! How cute are they! Thanks for making me smile and linking to our party!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

blessings,
karianne

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Those little toadstools are simply adorable! Just love them ...

Thanks so much for linking it up at our "It's a Cinch" party!

:)

Linda
www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

Love those little adorable toadstools. The wreath is great!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

oh my goodness how cute are those toadstools!! Thanks so much for linking up to our party!
Karah

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