Vintage Tin Garden Mushrooms

This adorable garden project began in the workshop, but even before that it started many years ago in someone's kitchen. 
DIY Vintage Tin Garden Mushrooms

We have been staying home a lot lately and I've been looking for ways to decorate my garden with things I have at home. I searched the basement and came up with a whole bunch of vintage measuring cups and tins that once, years ago, were found in someone's kitchen. 
Garden mushrooms made with vintage tins
Some of the tins had handles so I cut them off with a wire cutter. I painted the tins red with Fusion Mineral Paint in Fort York Red. I gave them two coats. 
Red and White Garden mushrooms made with vintage tins
When the red paint dried I painted white spots all over the tins with white chalky  paint. 
Vintage tin and Driftwood Garden Mushrooms
The next step was to gather a bunch of driftwood sticks I've been hanging onto. 
DIY garden mushrooms made with driftwood stems
I made a large puddle of hot glue in the bottom of each tin then held a driftwood stick in it until the glue started to cool. 
Vintage Tin Garden mushrooms made with driftwood.
The hot glue hardened quickly then I turned the mushrooms over and gave them a coat of satin spray sealer
Red Garden mushrooms made with driftwood.
A little while later they were planted in my  garden. 
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Red Garden mushrooms made with things around the house
These cute little mushrooms were so easy to make and the driftwood stems make them even better! I made similar mushrooms using champagne corks for house plants a while back, check them out by visiting the bold link. 

Vintage Tin Garden mushrooms made with things around the house
 Today I spent the day planting flowers and mulching my flower beds and these little mushrooms are a welcome addition. 
Repurposed Garden mushrooms
The best part is that they were free to make from things I already had around the house. See the sunflowers I made for the garden using another vintage piece. Now I'm ready for my next project will be power washing the fence! 
Red and white garden mushrooms made with things from home
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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .