How to Make a Toadstool

3 Materials
30 Minutes

Ive always wanted to make a toadstool from tree trunks, There is just something so whimsical about it! Also I love the idea of being able to use them indoors and outdoors!

Ive been working in my garden a lot lately - here is a recent outdoor sofa I built


You’ll first need to source some tree stumps – 3 to be exact.

I live in the city, so unfortunately stumbling across abandoned tree trunks

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The seller who I got in contact with, provided me with tree trunks that had already been dried out , debarked and sanded . Of course, you can do all this part yourself, but be warned, it is quite a long process 

I rubbed the trunk with linseed oil to protect and seal it

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Next the cushion part

I used 33cm mdf circles (about 1-2cm thick) for each stool.

I secured the circle to the wood using a drill

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I then covered the mdf circle with cotton stuffing and then topped with a sheet of fire retardant wadding

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Then add the fabric

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Flip it all over

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I pulled at both the wadding and fabric , and stapled to the underside of the mdf circle using my staple gun. You can fold the edges over as you staple if needed.

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And there you have it! A cute mini toadstool!

If you want to see how I made the table top, click the link at the bottom of this post!

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I also have a another way to make toadstools on the blog using tires - CLICK HERE TO SEE

Suggested materials:

  • WOOD
Medina at Grillo Designs

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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