DIY Cement Mushrooms

Hey friends!!

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.

Ella – Just Ella Bella http://justellabella.co.za/ Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa
Evija – From Evija With Love http://fromevijawithlove.com Isle of Man, UK
Katrin – Kreativ K https://www.kreativk.net/ South of Spain
Leanna – Faeries and Fauna https://faeriesandfauna.com/ Edmonton, Canada
Marie – The Interior Frugalista https://www.interiorfrugalista.com/ Sherwood Park, Canada
Michelle – A Crafty Mix https://acraftymix.com/blog/ Centurion, South Africa
Pili – Sweet Things https://sweethings.net/ Mallorca, Spain

Easter is around the corner and we are having an amazing weather so far, plus my daughters wanted to help me with the idea I had for this month’s theme…

CEMENT

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

  • Cement
  • Water
  • Container and stick (to mix)
  • Molds
  • Paint
  • Twig

That simple.

I love it when there’s a project that requires few materials but it looks awesome when finished.

We started with this.

DIY Cement Mushrooms · Via www.sweethings.net

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.

DIY Cement Mushrooms · Via www.sweethings.net

My daughter filled in the egg shells while I was cutting the twig in small pieces. I’ll tell you more about that later.

DIY Cement Mushrooms · Via www.sweethings.net

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 not too thick…

Once one half of an eggshell was full my daughter stuck a piece of twig in it. The carton was very helpful to keep it straight.

DIY Cement Mushrooms · Via www.sweethings.net

We did the same with the rest of the eggshells we had and took it outside to the sun to dry.

DIY Cement Mushrooms · Via www.sweethings.net

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.

DIY Cement Mushrooms · Via www.sweethings.net

With a Q-tip and some brown paint she made some dots for a more realistic look.

DIY Cement Mushrooms · Via www.sweethings.net

We painted some of them and let them dry while I looked for more stuff around the house to make an Easter vignette.

DIY Cement Mushrooms · Easter vignette · Via www.sweethings.net

The nest was made with some old chairs fillings. Everytime 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 😉

DIY Cement Mushrooms · Easter vignette · Via www.sweethings.net

Aren’t these DIY cement mushrooms cute?

I think they are.

DIY Cement Mushrooms · Easter vignette · Via www.sweethings.net

And inexpensive too.

DIY Cement Mushrooms · Easter vignette · Via www.sweethings.net

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.

DIY Cement Mushrooms · Easter vignette · Via www.sweethings.net

As I told you before I wanted something I could use not only in Easter.

They look great with the plants too.

DIY Cement Mushrooms ·· Via www.sweethings.net

It reminds me of an Amanita Phalloide but without the poison.

DIY Cement Mushrooms ·· Via www.sweethings.net

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.

DIY Cement Mushrooms ·· Via www.sweethings.net

This one grows like crazy. I have several pots with it all over the patio and the terrace.
DIY Cement Mushrooms ·· Via www.sweethings.net

DIY Cement Mushrooms ·· Via www.sweethings.net

I kept two of the mushrooms to paint them red. The process was the same.
DIY Cement Mushrooms ·· Via www.sweethings.net

Just adding white dots when the red paint was dry.
DIY Cement Mushrooms ·· Via www.sweethings.net

Love the pop of color of the red ones!

DIY Cement Mushrooms ·· Via www.sweethings.net

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.

DIY Cement Mushrooms ·· Via www.sweethings.net

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.

DIY Cement Mushrooms ·· Via www.sweethings.net

This rusty cage was a gift from a friend and it holds some tillandsias.

DIY Cement Mushrooms ·· Via www.sweethings.net

Here’s another shot of one of the DIY cement mushrooms with all the greenery behind.

DIY Cement Mushrooms ·· Via www.sweethings.net

They are so tiny they look great with the small succulents.
DIY Cement Mushrooms ·· Via www.sweethings.net

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.

DIY Cement Mushrooms ·· Via www.sweethings.net

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.

DIY Cement Mushrooms ·· Via www.sweethings.net

DIY Cement Mushrooms ·· Via www.sweethings.net

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Pili


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6 comments

  1. Mary says:

    Pili the mushrooms are absolutely adorable. At first I saw the eggs and I thought you were making easter eggs. Haha. This is so much better with the twig in the center it really does look like a mushroom!

  2. Leanna says:

    These are adorable I really enjoy crafts that children can participate in and adults will be able to use in decor as well. So cute

  3. Michelle Leslie says:

    Ahhhh you guys made mushrooms. Love them Pili and they’re so perfect with the succulents. It’s a great idea to use the eggs shells as a mold, they’re just the right shape for something like this.

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