Linda kelley
by Linda kelley
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I was at the dollar tree today, and as I was scoping out the aisles for ideas, I saw this plastic bowl.
I instantly thought of a mushroom. I then came upon this
These together looked like a mushroom! I did have Rustoleum Red Spray paint, brown spray paint with metallic in it. I used Acrylic paint on this, because I knew I was going to put a clear coat spray that seals and protects. If you don't want to apply a sealer, then be sure to use outdoor paint. Anyway...I sprayed the bowl then the vase.
When the bowl was dry, I took a pounce and dipped it into the white acrylic paint then onto the bowl, randomly.
I cleaned it up a bit...the white...then applied another coat of the white circles. It was easy to do with the sponge pounce.

I used 'Goop' multipurpose glue. It would be better if I used Goop Marine glue, but I didn't have it on hand.
You could use a branch for the bottom, but that might have a problem with water.

Thank You For Looking....Enjoy!
Suggested materials:
  • Plastic Bowl/Vase bottom   (dollar store)
  • Outdoor Red, Brown Spray Paint   (home improvement store)
  • White acrylic paint, pounce   (walmart)
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  • Jean Ferrara Jean Ferrara on Jul 20, 2016
    Love this! Could you use a non-wood type spike (inside the base) to keep it from toppling over?

  • Nell Nell on Aug 09, 2016
    On your hometalk post you said to use a vase bottom for the mushroom. It looks like you have it (vase) "planted" . Is it plastic as well.?

  • Rwr7957539 Rwr7957539 on Aug 12, 2016
    Since the two pieces are clear would it not have been easier to paint the inside eliminating the need for a clearcoat ?

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  • Car11546494 Car11546494 on Sep 11, 2016
    Great job in repurposing ,,it looked great.!!! How beauty is made spending less yet looking expensive. Keep creating

  • Sheila Matheis Sheila Matheis on Jun 24, 2020

    I made these too but glued on gems over the spots and added butterflies. I also filled my vases with the rocks from Dollar Tree so they don't blow over. Worked great.