|

Mushroom Spring Wreath

Mushroom Spring Wreath: DIY mushrooms made from air dry clay and painted pastel colours for spring on a moss covered wreath.
Mushroom Spring Wreath: DIY mushrooms made from air dry clay and painted pastel colours for spring on a moss covered wreath.

The days are getting brighter here, and spring is on its way.  This Mushroom wreath is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of warmer days.

I’m joining in with lots of my favourite bloggers for the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Series.  Be sure to check out lots more spring wreaths at the end of this post.

Materials:

  • air dry clay
  • paint
  • wire
  • foam wreath form
  • moss
  • hot glue
  • ribbon

How To Make A Mushroom Spring Wreath:

Air dry clay mushrooms

Mushrooms

1. First make the mushrooms.  I used some air dry clay to make mine.  It was an open package that was a little on the dry side, so I just submerged it in water, and worked it in my hands until it was pliable again.

Air dry clay DIY mushrooms

2. Cut a small piece of wire to form the base of the mushroom.

wire and wire cutters

3.  Wrap the wire in a small amount of clay, rolling it on the table or in your hands to form the mushroom stem.

how to make clay mushrooms

4. Then make the mushroom top using your fingers to smooth it and form a dome.  Dip your fingers in the water and smooth out any small marks to create a smooth finish.

diy air dry clay mushrooms

5. If you want to, add some gills to the bottom of the mushroom top using another piece of wire to make indents.

Air dry clay diy mushrooms

6. Attach the mushroom top onto of the mushroom stem, taking care that the wire at the top of the stem doesn’t poke through the mushroom dome.  If the top is loose after it dries, add some glue to reattach it.

Use a block of floral styrofoam to poke the stems into so that they can dry over night.

7.  Once the mushrooms are dry, use craft paints to paint them.  We used pastel colours for spring, and added polka dots to some.

painting clay mushrooms

Moss Wreath

8.  To create the wreath, start with a styrofoam wreath form, and a couple bags of preserved moss.

how to make a moss covered wreath

Use a hot glue gun to attach the moss to the wreath.  Feel free to leave the back plain, since it won’t show when it’s hung.

how to make a moss covered spring wreath

how to make a mushroom spring wreath9. Once the mushrooms are all dry, poke the wire at the base of the mushrooms into the styrofoam wreath to attach them.  Feel free to add a little hot glue to the wire if you’re worried about them wobbling.

diy air dry clay mushrooms10. Tie a ribbon around the top to hang the wreath.

how to make a spring moss wreathI love how the mushrooms turned out.

DIY Mushroom Spring WreathFor Indoor Use

Keep in mind that they’re not waterproof -if you were hanging the wreath in an exposed outdoor space, polymer clay mushrooms might be a better choice than the air dry clay ones.  You could make them in the same way, but using polymer clay and baking them.

Mushroom Spring Wreath

With a new Mushroom Spring Wreath, life really is a party!

DIY Spring Wreath

You might also like our Pussy Willow Wreath -find the tutorial here.

Also check out our Bookpage Butterfly Spring Wreath here.

BookPage Butterfly Spring Wreath: this simple and inexpensive DIY wreath is made by cutting your own butterflies out of old books.

You might also enjoy our Spring Mantel here.

Spring Mantel: How to use layers, repeated colours and materials, and different heights to create a beautiful boho spring mantel with lots of plants.

More Inspiration

Today I’m joined by some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their DIY Spring Wreath tutorials with you! Be sure to see what they are sharing (and how they made it!) by clinking the links below the images.

Ombre Tulip Spring & Easter Wreath at The Happy Housie
DIY Moss Wreath for Spring at Modern Glam
Spring Wreath Basket at Rambling Renovators
Woodland Spring Dogwood Wreath at Deeply Southern Home

DIY Spring Hanging Basket at Rooms FOR Rent
Spring DIY Faux Fruit Wreath at Zevy Joy
Moss and Pussy Willow Wreath at Finding Silver Pennies
DIY Unique Spring Wreath at She Gave it a Go

Farmhouse Spring Egg Wreath at Tatertots & Jello
Dollar Store Hanging Flower Basket at Craftberry Bush
Mushroom Spring Wreath at Life is a Party
Rainbow Pom Pom Wreath at Cassie Bustamante

DIY Dollar Tree Lavender Candle Wreath at The DIY Mommy
DIY Wood Shim Wreath at My Sweet Savannah
Modern Dollar Store DIY Wreath at Lemon Thistle
DIY Macrame Rose Spring Wreath at Place of My Taste

Easy DIY Spring Hoop Wreath at Cherished Bliss
Fabric Rag Wreath Tutorial at Hallstrom Home
DIY Dollar Store Lavender & Lambs Ear Wreath at All Things With Purpose
DIY Butterfly Wreath at Paint Me Pink
Spring Starburst Forsythia Wreath at Inspiration for Moms

5 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *