We made the most adorable clay toadstools for our fairy garden.
You won’t believe how easy they are to make.
All you need is :
* Sculpey clay (from a craft store)
* paint and a paintbrush
Break off a small amount of clay (about the size of your fingernail) and mold it into a small half-circle.
Insert a toothpick into the flat side of the clay half-circle.
Bake your toadstools in the oven at 250 °F for 10 minutes until hard.
When they have cooled, set them standing upright in a little clay. This makes them easy to paint.
Paint them in pretty toadstool colors.
When the paint has dried completely, use the back end of a paintbrush to stamp small white paint dots onto your toadstools.
We love them! They look magical in our Fairy Garden.
Here is an easy-to-follow graphic for pinning if you want to save this tutorial for later.
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And be sure to make a Fairy Garden with your little ones and enter it into our Fairy Garden Contest. Not only is it incredibly fun to make a miniature garden like this, but there are such AWESOME prizes this year… worth $435!
Need more inspiration… be sure to check out these Fairy Garden links…
Important Fairy Garden Links :
Fairy Garden Page with lots of photos, links and ideas, tutorials and instructions.
2014 Fairy Garden Contest Rules and Entry Form
Detailed Tutorial on How To Make A Fairy Garden
AWESOME Prizes for the 2014 Fairy Garden Contest
Blessings and magic,
Oh so sweet. Thanks Donni for this tutorial. I think they would look very cute in a small planter as well. Love this space of yours! Have a beautiful day!
Oh yes… they look so sweet anywhere. In fact, my daughter has put hers in our patio pot plant and now it looks like fairies have moved into that pot too :-)
This is more of a love letter than a comment I think, but I hope it fits nicely into this little comment box. I love what you do. I love your blog and your shop. I have bought a variety of gorgeous items from the shop and will continue to do so as need arises (there is always desire to buy every little thing, but that would not be very practical). Your pictures and tutorials remind me to search for the magic and whimsy in everyday life. It reminds me to help my son search for and create his own tiny and magical world. Thank you so much for what you do!
This is one of the most special messages I have ever received. You have made me smile from ear to ear. Thank you so much for the beautiful encouragement and kind words. I’m a happy chappy today :-)
Blessings and magic to you,
L-O-V-E your toadstool mushrooms! Could you please share the specific you used? Working on a art project for my son and looking for this color exactly. Many thanks.
Hi Allison, oops… you left out the color you want more info on. Is it the red?
Yeah.. red would be great! Thanks.
i’m going to make a planter full of just mini to huge mushrooms
What a fun idea, Chris… I’d love to see a photo of it when it’s done.
Adorable. Can’t wait to make loads of them. Hope they turn out as cute as yours.
They will, Dee, I’m sure of it :)
I absolutely love this tutorial! Thank you for making it so easy! So far everything has turned out great except for the painting… My paint is hydrated, but is probably too cheap. I am using an old Accent Acrylic. Do I really need to run to the store or can I make this work somehow? Is there a particular type of acrylic you suggest using?
I haven’t had any problem with the paint. Perhaps try another brand.
I’d love to see how they turned out :)