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DIY Projects 07.22.14

Whimsical Toadstools For Your Garden

With a little paint and some wood, salad bowls, you can make these adorable toadstools for the yard or garden. Hello, Spring!
#SpringColors
Transforming these boring wood, salad bowls into whimsical toadstools is pretty easy. The first thing I do is paint the bowls some fun colors. This time, I chose some spring colors (last time, I chose more primary colors).
After two coats of paint, it is time to add the “spots” to the toadstools. To do this, I use a circle foam “pouncer” and some white paint. If you don’t have a foam pouncer, you could use a wine cork or just free hand some “spots” on the bowls.
I think these toadstools really start to come to life after I add the “spots”. Hello, spring colors!!
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  • Debby Boyle
    Debby Boyle Necedah, WI
    Very cute idea!! I love it!!
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  • Denise M
    Denise M Pinopolis, SC
    Love this idea!! Got some that are about "over the hill". Great recycle project. Love the colors you chose!
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  • Lindsay Eidahl
    Lindsay Eidahl Cedar Rapids, IA
    Thank you Denise!
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  • Meliss Etner
    Meliss Etner Santa Clarita, CA
    Yes, gnomes in deed must go with this setting! Normally i'm not a big gnome or flamingo fan, but here the gnomes would amp up the charm factor. And clearly a kid friendly space, i'm sure they would love it as well...maybe a fairy or two as well. We're in
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  • Lindsay Eidahl
    Lindsay Eidahl Cedar Rapids, IA
    Your welcome. We are fairy lovers around here. My daughter would love to see them around the toadstools! Congrats on the adoption!!!
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  • Kathleen M
    Kathleen M Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Lindsay Eidahl, I LOVE your adorable spring mushrooms! Can you explain how you make the stems for them? I see you use tree branches but do you glue them together? Are they attached to a
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  • Lindsay Eidahl
    Lindsay Eidahl Cedar Rapids, IA
    Here is the link to my blog post where it explains it all! http://www.mycreativedays.com/diy-whimsical-...
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  • Jessica Artz
    Jessica Artz Puyallup, WA
    I always see these bowls at goodwill for cheap and wondered who would buy those?! Now I will...thanks for the idea!
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  • Karen Schlese Munson
    cute idea....
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  • Lindsay Eidahl
    Lindsay Eidahl Cedar Rapids, IA
    Your welcome!
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  • Kathie taylor
    Kathie taylor Largo, FL
    PERFECT!!!! I have two of those old bowls kicking around in here....They will be a great addition to my Gnome garden! Thanks, you are very clever!
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  • Theresa
    Theresa Canada
    Great idea! I have a whole bunch of birch logs lying around doing nothing!
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  • Bonnie Monell-Gates
    Bonnie Monell-Gates Three Rivers, TX
    Awesome
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