DIY Velvet Mushroom Craft: make your own Anthropologie inspired velvet mushrooms perfect as decor, or as an ornament.
This DIY Velvet Mushroom craft is a fun, and quick sewing project. I was inspired by the Antropologie ones that were available this past Christmas. My version is quick project, and really fun to make.
Today I’m joining with some of my favourite bloggers. We’re all sharing summer craft ideas as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series. Be sure to check out all the great projects at the end of this blog post.
I made three of these sweet velvet mushrooms and used them to create a velvet mushroom garland that I hung in my tool shed. There’s lots of fun ways you could use them. I thought that they’d be really sweet in the tool shed with some beautiful vintage mushroom botanical prints. It feels like the perfect spot to do a little computer work, or garden planning.
I used some pink, white, and beige velvet to create these mushrooms. You could make them in any colours to match any decor.
DIY Velvet Mushroom Materials:
- mushroom cap pattern (free for subscribers in our Free Printable Library -subscribe below for access)
- pink velvet
- beige velvet
- white velvet
- white thread
How To Make A Velvet Mushroom
Cut three matching pieces of pink velvet to create the mushroom cap, using the pattern. Sew the three pieces together. Start with two matching pieces, back to back, with the velvet facing inward and sew halfway, stoping in the very middle. Next fold the top piece in half and add in the third piece, also with the velvet facing in. Continue sewing the top piece onto the third piece to finish the semi circle. Next sew the other two pieces together to finish the mushroom cap. To get the free mushroom cap pattern, subscribe here and gain instant access to it in our Free Printable Libuary.
Next, sew some small beads on to the top of the mushroom cap.
To make the inside gills of the mushroom, cut a strip of white velvet that’s about 1 1/2 inches wide. Sew a long running stitch on one side of the velvet strip, and slightly gather the material all the way along. Measure the gathered fabric around the outside of the mushroom cap to get the perfect length, and then cut it to length, and tie off the running stitch.
Sew the strip for the mushroom gills to the mushroom cap, with the good sides of the velvet facing each other. Finish it by sewing the side seam together.
Trim the gill piece slightly, if neccesary, so that the length is enough to nearly meet in the middle. Then stitch a running stitch along the other white velvet edge, and gather it tightly to create the mushroom gills. Finish it by timing it off tightly, and trimming and loose threads.
To create the mushroom stem, cut a small piece of beige velvet into shape, when folded along one side. Stitch it together with the velvet sides facing in. Use a chopstick to help turn it right-side out. Stuff it with stuffing. Sew the stem to the mushroom.
Mushroom Art and Botanical Decor
These little mushrooms turned out so cute. They’re perfect for my little tool shed. I was able to find some free printables for some vintage botanical drawings of mushrooms here. I printed them and pinned them up for the perfect backdrop for my DIY velvet mushrooms. You can read all about how we created this garden and built the little garden shed here.
This is one of my favourite little spots. Perfect for a little computer work.
These would be adorable in a kids room or nursery, or just as part of any botanical themed decor. The Antropolgie version that helped inspire this craft were used as Christmas decorations, which would be beautiful too.
More Summer Craft Inspiration
This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Summer Seasonal Simplicity Series: DIY/Craft Project Hop. Be sure to check out all of the creative summer DIY ideas by visiting the links under the images below.
DIY Crate Succulent Planter at The Happy Housie
Poppy and Fern Front Door Planters at Inspiration for Moms
DIY Beaded Garland at She Gave it a Go
DIY Tic Tac Toe Board Game at Modern Glam
Summer Decoupage Concrete Coasters at Tatertots and Jello
Popsicle Stick Picnic Tables at Clean & Scentsible
Summer Basket Wreath from a $3 Thrift Store Find at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
DIY Custom Hoodies for Summer Fun at Rambling Renovators
DIY Pedestal Bowl at Paint Me Pink
Dollar Store Hacks at Hallstrom Home
DIY Velvet Mushroom Craft at Life is a Party
Free 4th of July Printable at My Sweet Savannah
DIY No Sew Outdoor Tablecloth or Picnic Blanket at A Pretty Life
DIY Egg Shell Art at Dans le Lakehouse