DIY Mushroom Garden

Recently I saw the most beautiful mushroom wood bowl centerpiece at Jennifer Rizzo Design Company. I couldn't get the darn thing out of my mind it was so beautiful. The mushrooms were made by hand and it was just amazing. 

Jennifer shows you in her post just how she made the mushrooms, she is a true artist! 

I wanted to figure out how to make an easy version of the mushroom garden and on my most recent trip to Dollar Tree I knew I found a winner! 

Take a look...

mushroom garden in small dough bowl

My mushroom garden is beautiful but I sure didn't make gorgeous mushrooms like Jenn did. I definitely took the easy way out but it came out adorable and I'm glad it turned out to be a quick and easy project anyone can do! 

dollar tree packs of mushrooms

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I found these packages of mushrooms in the garden section of Dollar Tree and bought 3 of them. 

colored mushrooms

All I had to do was to paint the tops of the mushrooms. I used Fusion Mineral Paint in Raw Silk which is the perfect greyish mushroom color but any light grey/cream colored paint will work. 

painted mushrooms with clover

I let the mushrooms dry then gave them another coat. When the second coat was dry I added tiny spots using the Fusion Mineral Paint color Little Lamb and the back of a paint brush. 

mushrooms with spots

See I told you this was the easy way to do it! 

mushrooms and moss in wooden bowl

I used hot glue to glue the mushrooms into a small wooden dough bowl similar to this one then filled the middle with mixed mosses and some faux clover sprigs I had in my floral stash. 

mushrooms in wooden bowl with moss

I think it came out adorable and it is the perfect decoration for March and St. Patrick's Day. It reminds me of a meadow in Ireland. You could even add mini fairy lights! 

wooden bowl of mushrooms and moss and candle


I had several mushrooms leftover which I added to my tiered shelf that is decorated for St. Patrick's Day with Target Dollar Spot pieces. 

mushrooms and St. Patrick's day decorations

I hope you'll pop on over to Jennifer Rizzo Design Company and see her beautiful work. You will be super glad you did! 

candle and mushrooms in a wooden bowl


mushroom garden with moss


mushroom garden on wooden table runner

You can read how to make a wooden table runner like this one by visiting this post. 

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mushroom garden and overlay


mushrooms in moss

mushroom garden in wooden bowl on table

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mushrooms in moss with candle

Fusion Mineral Paint provided me with the paint, all opinions are my own! 


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. .