Vintage Tin Garden Mushrooms

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This adorable garden project began in the workshop, but even before that it started many years ago in someone's kitchen.

We have been staying home a lot lately and I've been looking for ways to decorate my garden with things I have at home.

I searched the basement and came up with a whole bunch of vintage measuring cups and tins that once, years ago, were found in someone's kitchen.

Some of the tins had handles so I cut them off with a wire cutter. I painted the tins red with craft paint. I gave them 2 coats.

When the red paint dried I painted white spots all over the tins.

The next step was to gather a bunch of driftwood sticks I've been hanging onto.

I made a large puddle of hot glue in the bottom of each tin then held a driftwood stick into the glue until it started to cool.

I sprayed the mushrooms with a coat of satin sealer for protection from the elements.

A little while later they were planted in my garden. These cute little mushrooms were so easy to make and the driftwood stems made them even better.

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  • Pamela - DIY vibes
    on Jun 10, 2020

    This is so clever!! Adorable!

  • Hrdwrknlady
    on Jun 13, 2020

    Thank you for sharing! I make mine from glass, crystal, plastic, whatever. I used a clear vase, filled it with colored glass stones, glued a glass candy dish on top. After it dried, i glued a kids toy grasshopper on top and now sits in my moms garden. These are fun to make! Im going to try your idea and i have everything to make it! Thanks again!

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