If you’ve looked at this month’s collection, you know it’s a beautiful mix of spooky seasonal projects and cute woodland crafts. This project sits right in the middle. I designed them to look like a poisonous Death Cap mushroom, which promises to cause mayhem if eaten. I added a couple of paper moths to give these pretty but haunting paper mushrooms an added Halloween vibe. Otherwise, you could easily keep this project out all year long.
To get started, check out our supplies list below. Then follow our PDF photo tutorial.
Moths, mushrooms, and moss, oh my!
I just love how these paper mushrooms look like a piece of art on display. Plus they are very simple to make! Using honeycomb paper for the textured mushroom tops gives them such beautiful detail, and the crepe paper adds a soft, delicate look to the stem. Since I am using heavy crepe paper and simple forms, I do not recommend a cutting machine but instead simply cut the crepe and honeycomb by hand.
Once you’ve crafted your paper mushrooms, you can adhere them to the base of a glass dome and toss in some dried moss to give it a more realistic touch. You can also glue a paper moth somewhere inside and outside the dome.
Skill level: Beginner
- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors
- Pinking Shears — Zig Zag
- Needle-Nose Pliers/Wire Cutters
- High-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Needle-Nose Tweezers
- Lia Griffith Heavy Crepe Paper – Eggnog
- Honeycomb Paper — Cream
- Floral Wire – 24-Gauge Paper Covered White
- Thick Paper Covered Stem Wire
- Art Glitter Glue
- Glass Domes 7-inch and 10-inch
- Dried Moss
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
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