This beautiful project has been a member favorite for the last year, so we have decided to make these in a LIVE video craft-along which is open for all to join and ask questions along the way. The workshop will be on September 8 at noon Pacific Time, so mark your calendars! If you are unable to join us, you can also watch the replay here.
For a fun “Halloween Lite” craft, 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.
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.
To get started, check out our supplies list below and cut the pieces according to the template. This is a hand-cut project, so no cutting machine is needed!
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 – Snowflake
- 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 photo tutorial available below.
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