I have had fairy tales on the brain lately, and these easy, little pipe cleaner mushrooms seem to add the perfect cute and magical touch to a storybook setting.
I learned how to make these simple little mushrooms from
this Japanese craft book. (ISBN978-4-277-43144-6)
Start with the base, cut between 1 1/2" to longer, just depending on what you want
the length to be. Make a super tiny little loop on top, to hold the top on of mushroom in place.
The top, was just red or brown pipe cleaner, twisted around. Starting at the top, then wrapping around,
larger as you go. You can wrap this around your pinkie finger to help with the shape, or kids hands are great for this too! The sizes can vary, just so it looks cute on top of the white base.
You've got the top and bottom, so ad a little dab of craft glue to hold them in place.
Then, using craft glue again, the tiniest amount, add some tiny white seed beads to the top.
And there you go!
So many things you do with these now. Add them to a fairytale environment, use in a wreath, add
to little girl headbands or barrettes, or I think they could be gathered into a cool brooch.
They are also pretty cute just to sit around.
They make me pretty happy.