Create Whimsical Home Decor with Quick DIY Clay Mushrooms

If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

If you a fan of magical and whimsical decor you’ll love these whimsical quick clay mushrooms. As an adult, I decided long ago that my home would be a unique place of magic and joy. If you’ve perused through this website you’ll quickly just how much  I leaned into that idea!   Gnomes, dragons, fairies abound!

So after you’ve read this post check out some of the following posts and room makeover series:  Outdated Kitchen Transformation SERIES,  Budget Bedroom Makeover Series,   Easy Room Divider for a Gorgeous Global Library Laundry Room Combo!,  Whimsical Living Room Series.And one of my favorites is my Whimsical Home Office which you can see below!

Final Reveal of My Whimsical Home Office Ideas!

Supplies

Instructions

Basic supplies are foil for making the mushroom forms with, polymer clay in desired colors, and some pointy sticks. We used toothpicks but a longer thicker stick would be better. Candy apple sticks would be perfect!  If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

First, mold your foil into the mushroom shapes you prefer. Make sure to squeeze it nice and firm.
If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

This is our completed foil forms.
If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

Next, you will take your clay and mold it until its soft then press it around the form starting with the stems. Make sure to go up underneath the cap.
If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

We inserted our stick at this point, but it can be done right before baking also.
If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

Take the top color and knead it until soft then press it over the top of your mushroom.
If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

We used various clay tools to make indents into the cap.We also put lines underneath the cap using a pointed tool
If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

Once you’ve finished covering your mushroom forms they are now ready to bake. You need to stick the mushrooms down into some foil that has been crumpled inside an ovenproof baking container. We used small Ramekins however a muffin tins would work equally as well.
If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

 Bake at 275 for 30 minutes.   Carefully remove from oven and let them cool.
If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

This is our favorite water-based antiquing glaze. However, you can generally only find it at Lowes. Any antiquing should work. I’ve used acrylic paint that has been watered down when I had nothing else.
If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

Antique glaze them once they’re cool and wipe off excess.

 

If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter. If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.Make sure to wipe off the extra glaze immediatly after applying it.
If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

You can see how we lined the underneath of the mushrooms..
If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

You can place your mushrooms in any planter you want. We already had this log planter lying around and decided to use it We needed something in the base that we could stick the mushrooms down into to hold them in place. We placed a tight layer of foil for that purpose.
If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

Once the foil was pushing into the planter tightly, we filled the top with moss. If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

We then stuck the mushrooms down into the foil. It may be possible that you need to glue them into the foil to make them sturdy. It depends on the type of planter you’re using.
If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

This is the finished planter.
If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

You can also stick the mushrooms down into existing potted plants.
If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

 

If you love whimsical decor you'll enjoy our quick DIY clay mushrooms! They're easy to make and can be placed in any planter.

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