Easy spring decor idea: DIY mushroom garland

By Tamia Miller and Kelly Castor on February 27th, 2023
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Maybe the kids need a craft to keep busy during all those spring showers. Or maybe you’re looking for a new spring decor idea to bring the good vibes inside.

Either way, this adorable DIY mushroom garland is perfect to decorate for spring (or an excuse to hang cute mushrooms everywhere).

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How to make a DIY mushroom garland

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Crayola® Model Magic (we used white, terracotta and bisque colours)
  • Clay modelling tools
  • Small jump rings
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Craft paint
  • Paintbrush
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Step 1: Mould your mushrooms

Use the Model Magic to shape the mushrooms. Have fun and get creative with different shapes and sizes for the mushroom stems and caps.

To make the mushrooms look more realistic, we used traditional clay tools to add details like mushroom gills.

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Step 2: Put a ring on it

Once your mushrooms are shaped to your liking, twist a jump ring into the top of each one. This will help us string them together for the garland later.

Leave your Model Magic mushrooms out to dry overnight.

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Step 3: Add some color

Once your mushrooms are fully dry, use some craft paint to give them color. We went with different shades of red, gold and blue, but use whichever hues are calling your name.

For a more detailed look, we also added a few white dots on top of some random mushrooms. Wait a few hours for the paint to dry before the next step.

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Step 4: Make your mushroom garland

Once the paint has dried, string the mushrooms together using twine or ribbon.

Tip: To keep them from sliding around on the string, you can tie a knot around the jump ring. This will hold them in place when you hang up your garland.

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Now you’ve got your own piece of spring magic to marvel at! Hang it in the living room, a bedroom or anywhere that could use some fun earthy vibes. We’re partial to the idea of an indoor spring picnic party.


Looking for even more spring inspiration? See our ideas here: