Fake Fungus

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 Remember the terrarium I made? Well, one of my favorite parts of having one has been switching out the decorative items inside, and I'm always on the hunt for miniature animal figurines.

I decided to make some cute mushrooms to change things up, and I arranged them in a cluster to mimic how they grow in real life. You can paint these however you'd like, and make them as large or small as your terrarium will allow.

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1. Mold your clay to desired stalk size/shape (the 'stipe' if you want to get nerdy).
2. Mold your mushroom cap to desired size/shape.
3. Attach the cap to the stalk and meld the clay together at the base where they join.
4. Poke a piece of wire through the bottom of the stalk (you will use this to stick in the dirt).
5. Bake according to packaging.
6. Once cooled, paint however you'd like.

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A new mini-terrarium I made in a thrifted jar!
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24 comments:

  1. that is so cool and so pretty.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

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  2. SO cute! I love this idea. I need more terrariums in my life.

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  3. Love this! You are so damn creative.

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  4. that is SOOO cool! I want some little mushrooms! :)
    forlaurenandlauren.blogspot.com

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  5. So cute!!! You are so crafty and creative. Have a lovely weekend :)

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  6. Kelsey WilburnJune 07, 2013 9:32 AM

    this is adorable!

    kw ladies in navy

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  7. Lol, so cute! As a kid I found these little clay mushrooms my sister must have made. They had pipe cleaners in them instead of the wire. I put them on our Christmas tree that year and that made them official Christmas decorations ever since.

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  8. This is so cute- you have the best DIYS every week!

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  9. Can I tell you that I am always amazed at the things you make. Seriously, I would have assumed you just bought the mushrooms. Not that you handmade them. I guess that shows how lazy and uncreative I am!

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  10. Aww, they are so cute! They really stand out against your greenery!

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  11. Ginny.mossman@doane.eduJune 07, 2013 10:45 AM

    So cute! I used to sculpt with Fimo dough growing up, I'd make beads, animals, etc. it was so much fun. I love how you used this clay to make these cute mushrooms.
    Ginny

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  12. This is too cute! I wish I was as crafty and creative as you!

    -Sharon
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  13. Oh, this is so cute- you did just a good job!

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  14. So cute! Mushrooms always remind me of Alice in Wonderland! lol
    ~Sara

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  15. How cute... :)

    Julia @ www.livingoninspiration.com

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  16. Ahahaha! I love it! Such a cute little fungus ;)

    Trendy Teal

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  17. Rosely CarrascoJune 07, 2013 1:18 PM

    They look so cute.

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  18. Megan, that is so cute! I love the little mushrooms. You have an awesome weekend my friend.

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  19. well, that's just perfect, dear Megan. my favourite posts from you are definitely the DIY ones and I still believe that one day I can open your blog and actually try something! let's hope, hehe.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  20. This is adorable and sooo easy to do!
    xoxo
    Birdy
    www.thetwirlteam.blogspot.com

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  21. This is super cute! You have the best DIY's!
    ~Jessica

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  22. You and your cute DIY posts! This shrooms are lovely =)


    Hope you are having a fab weekend!


    Corinne x
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  23. Cute! Reminds me of Super Mario Bros.

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  24. You always impress me


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