Some time before Christmas I was looking around online for a bargain on spun cotton mushrooms. In my search I came upon this awesome tutorial by The Fabled Needle for making your own, using paper clay. I saved it so I could come back to it and make some after the holidays and this morning I did just that.
I didn’t have any paperclay but I did have Sculpey’s Ultra Light so I used that instead. I did have to bake them, but I just stood them up inside a cup that was oven safe and once they had cooled I could paint right away. I love that you could make so many colors and sizes, and really one pack of clay can make a lot of mushrooms. I made 17 and didn’t even come close to using half of the clay (which cost me $9.99) So really they end up being far cheaper then buying the cotton spun ones.
I still need to clear coat mine to give them a bit more shine, but it was such a fun project! My youngest had his own ideas for the clay. :)