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Garden mosaic mushrooms
Here is the how-to for the smallest of these super nifty garden mushrooms! You can of course take this how-to and tweak it, this is a pretty forgiving project. The measurements I've given are just a guideline and you can use whatever size pots, and saucers you want, given of course that they fit together. Since the The how-to for these mushrooms is pretty long the directions for the two larger mushrooms are posted on my blog.

Posted by Artemis from Lincoln, Nebraska, United States • Published See Artemis's 3 projects »
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  • Step 1

    To make the base, or the stem of the mushroom take the smaller of the two terra cotta pots (make sure it's clean first!) and using the ceramic tile adhesive, glue it onto the larger pot (just like you were stacking them together ). Let dry for 24 hours.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mosaic Mushrooms - Step 2
    Step 2

    After the stem pots dry for 24hrs, paint the mushroom stem with acrylic paint. I used a tan base coat, let that dry then applied a lighter creme or tan color. Using a dry sponge I dragged the lighter shade down the sides for a layered effect, it makes it look more like a real mushroom stem. Let paint dry.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mosaic Mushrooms - Step 3
    Step 3

    After paint is fully dry, affix the terra cotta saucer, for the mushroom cap, to the base pots with a liberal amount of ceramic tile adhesive, let dry for 24hrs again.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mosaic Mushrooms - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now using the tile adhesive again begin applying the flat marbles and pebbles on to the top of the mushroom cap, and down the sides, in whatever pattern or colors you wish. You can substitute more flat marbles for the pebbles if you want to. When you begin affixing the marbles and pebbles to the sides of the mushroom cap, they might slide a little, so sometimes you have to hold each marble or pebble in place for a few seconds until it sticks by itself. Let dry for 24 hrs again.
    (This image is actually the cap of one of the larger mushrooms, I apologize, but I didn't have any pictures of the top of the small mushroom).

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Mosaic Mushrooms - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using grout on the mushroom's cap is optional, I chose not to, but if you like that look go for it! If you are putting your mushroom outside make sure to spray it using a water resistant clear gloss, or matte spray coat.

    Congratulations! You are now the proud parent of a beautiful baby garden mushroom :)

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marielle  s.
marielle s.
AWWW THERE SO CUTE =D
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
woooow they look soooo reall but kitschy too, love this, i want to make some of my own for when i have been moved, what a great idea of yours, sooo pretty and adorable!!!!
thank you for the great how to of yours and the sharing!!!!!;-D
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blufairy
blufairy · Sherman, Texas, US · 3 projects
cute thanx these are so cool
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Jayme
Jayme · Jackson, Mississippi, US · 10 projects
Awww man these are so awesome! I totally have to make these to put in my herb garden.
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IceDragon
IceDragon · Lowestoft, England, GB · 3 projects
I so have to make these lol
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Artemis
Artemis · Lincoln, Nebraska, US · 3 projects
Hey, the more mushrooms the merrier..I always say!
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DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
dangit! lol. I was about to upload some pictures of my mushroom creations that I'm selling [earings, necklace, putting it on hemp, etc.], and HERE YOU COME, with your big shiny cool mushrooms and make me feel like a copier! And a bad one at that!

Dangit! They are awesome and you are a joo Happy [in the nicest way possible, lol]
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beryl
beryl · Apache Junction, Arizona, US · 36 projects
great! I love your mushrooms!
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Teresa H.
Teresa H. · Fort Polk South, Louisiana, US · 12 projects
These are so very cute !! The marbles really do add a magic look to them. Great job. Happy
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Candice C.
Candice C. · Wylie, Texas, US · 49 projects
I have to do this! so adorable!
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