It’s the third Monday of the month so it means The Int’l Bloggers Club time!! You may already know that a group of ladies around the world meet up to bring you each month a different craft or DIY, like the last one I participated which was “Paper”.
Let me introduce them here and you will see their projects at the bottom of this post, don’t forget to visit them to see what they’ve come up to with this month’s theme…
Easter is around the corner and we are having amazing weather so far, plus my daughters wanted to help me with the idea I had for this month’s theme…
I have been wanting to jump on the bandwagon for quite a long time and I thought this was the perfect opportunity.
I am going to share some affiliate links for your convenience with you in case you want to make your own DIY cement mushrooms. You can read the full disclosure here.
I knew I wanted to make something I could use as home decor for Easter but at the same time enjoy it all year round.
How to make DIY cement mushrooms
- Container and stick (to mix)
I love it when there’s a project that requires few materials but it looks awesome when finished.
We started with this.
Then we thought that as we were going to use cement we could use some stuff we already had to see if it worked well too.
The planter mold was a success, you will see a picture of it withing this post. The letter molds were an epic fail but I don’t give up, I just need to do some research or change the type of cement I used.
My daughter filled in the eggshells while I was cutting the twig in small pieces. I’ll tell you more about that later.
By the way, we did the cement mix by eyeballing it. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find the correct consistency, not too runny nor too thick…
Once one half of an eggshell was full my daughter stuck a piece of a twig in it. The carton was very helpful to keep it straight.
We did the same with the rest of the eggshells we had and took it outside to the sun to dry.
Instructions said you could manipulate the cement up to three hours later so we let them dry for 24 hours.
We removed the shell, it was really easy. I noticed we pushed the twig down so much that in some of them you can see it on the top. Oh well, we know what not to do for the next time.
With a Q-tip and some brown paint, she made some dots for a more realistic look.
We painted some of them and let them dry while I looked for more stuff around the house to make an Easter vignette.
The nest was made with some old chairs fillings. Every time I upholster an old chair I find that stuff inside so I keep it in a bag because “you never know when it can be handy”. And yes, for those KonMarie followers, it brings joy to me 😉
Aren’t these DIY cement mushrooms cute?
I think they are.
And inexpensive too.
If you have noticed the cement I used was white. It doesn’t seem too strong but I have never used the gray one so I can not compare.
As I told you before I wanted something I could use not only in Easter.
They look great with the plants too.
It reminds me of an Amanita Phalloide but without the poison.
I don’t have a proper garden and also I use to kill my plants because I forget to water them so succulents are most of the things I can have.
This one grows like crazy. I have several pots with it all over the patio and the terrace.
I kept two of the mushrooms to paint them red. The process was the same.
Just adding white dots when the red paint was dry.
Love the pop of color of the red ones!
The twig size was perfect for little pots but I am thinking to make some more with a longer twig so they can be seen better among the bigger plants.
The lily and the citronella plants don’t need any care from me. I guess the lily likes its spot a lot and the citronella grows like crazy too. Can I say I am lucky? I guess I am.
This rusty cage was a gift from a friend and it holds some tillandsias.
Here’s another shot of one of the DIY cement mushrooms with all the greenery behind.
They are so tiny they look great with the small succulents.
I used an old tureen I found in a flea market as a planter. Do you notice the small geometric planter? Yes, that’s the one we made with the pink silicone mold.
I hope you like both versions, one can be used for Easter and the other all year round in the garden. You can Pin your favorite below.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
And don’t forget to see what the other ladies have created too.
Michelle from A Crafty Mix
Anita from the blog Unique Creations by Anita
Sam from Raggedy Bits
Marie from The Interior Frugalista
Leanna from Faeries and Fauna
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