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.
- air dry clay
- foam wreath form
- hot glue
How To Make A Mushroom Spring Wreath:
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.
2. Cut a small piece of wire to form the base of the mushroom.
3. Wrap the wire in a small amount of clay, rolling it on the table or in your hands to form the mushroom stem.
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.
5. If you want to, add some gills to the bottom of the mushroom top using another piece of wire to make indents.
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.
8. To create the wreath, start with a styrofoam wreath form, and a couple bags of preserved moss.
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.
9. 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.
10. Tie a ribbon around the top to hang the wreath.
I love how the mushrooms turned out.
For 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.
With a new Mushroom Spring Wreath, life really is a party!
You might also like our Pussy Willow Wreath -find the tutorial here.
Also check out our Bookpage Butterfly Spring Wreath here.
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.
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