Recycled Garden Mushrooms

5 Materials
$15
1 Hour
Easy

Want to add a magical element to your garden? But don’t know what to do? Then I have the solution for you! Red cap fairytale mushrooms from items you may have around the house.


These easy to make recycled garden mushrooms are the perfect compliment to every part of your house. Even make great props for a party.


Scroll down for the step outs and video Tutorial.

Sneak Peak of the finished mushrooms throughout my garden!

Supplies


•Cut Tree Stumps ( See next picture)

•Round Bowls

•Outdoor Spray Paint;

•Primer White, Red, Sealer

•White Primer Paint ( Small Can)

•Industrial Glue

•Paint Brush


Step One


Spray the whole bowl with 

white primer spray paint. Let dry. ( See next picture)

Step Two


Spray paint the bowl tops

with red. Let dry. ( See next picture)

Step Three


Spray another coat of red, let dry. ( See next picture )

Step Four


Paint circles with white 

primer paint. ( See next 2 pictures )

Step Five


Paint 2nd coat of 

white circles. Let dry.

Step Six


Apply industrial glue to tree stump top.

Step Seven


Attach bowl. Press and hold 

for 30 seconds. 

Step Eight


Spray mushroom top with

2 coats of sealer. Let dry 

20 minutes between coats. ( See next picture )

Tips:


Spray paint your mushrooms different colors.


Use orange spray paint for Halloween Mushrooms.


Glue 2 bowls together for mushroom balls. 


Try using clear caulk or epoxy glue.


Could use metal or glass bowls too.

Enjoy your garden!


Note.


Tree stumps, small trunks and logs are pretty inexpensive. I used some from old weed trees. But you can find them in most hardware stores, garden centers or sometimes Walmart.


A can if spray paint goes a long way, as do most of the supplies for this project.

Video How To!

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Frequently asked questions

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  • Carol Covino Deeb Carol Covino Deeb on Aug 08, 2021

    What's the purpose of Spraying them with white primer first?Why not just spray them with red primer?

  • Kat Kat on Aug 08, 2021

    These are adorable. 2 questions.

    The same about why primer then red, why not red with primer in paint?

    2 How do you keep them standing in the garden?

    Thanks for the information

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