Grab a few glass bowls, jars, old vases, colorful glass gems, and dollar store solar-powered yard lights to make these fun DIY Garden Mushrooms!
This DIY is budget-friendly and a great craft for adults and teens.
Check your kitchen cupboards for old glassware you can upcycle. Yard sales, thrift stores, and Dollar Tree are also good places to check. I found most of my glassware at my local Fleatique for just a few dollars each.
I’ve seen toadstools and mushroom garden decor made in different ways. I decided to spray paint mine with frosted glass spray paint and glue on colorful glass gems. I also added Dollar Tree solar lights to them. If you add solar lights, just remember to put your mushrooms in a part of the yard that gets sun during the day so they can charge up!
So let’s get to the fun part and make some beautiful glass mushrooms! Check out the video and details below to get all the details.
DIY Garden Mushrooms – How-to Video
- Glass bowls, jars, vases (clear bowls if adding solar lights)
- Glass gems with a flat back
- GE GE500 Silicone 2+ Window and Door Caulk
- Frosted spray paint for glass – Frosted Coral, Frosted Orchid & Sea Foam Green (optional)
- Solar stake lights (mine are from Dollar Tree)
How to make DIY Garden Mushrooms in 3-Easy-Steps
1. Spray Paint(optional)
Start by spray painting your glassware with frosted spray paint. I spray painted the inside of the bowl to reduce paint wear from the outside elements. Above are links to the spray paint I used. This is an optional step.
2. Decorate with Glass Gems
Next, glue on glass gems in any pattern you like. Anything goes here so be creative and put your own spin on it!
I recommend using GE GE500 Silicone 2+ Window and Door Caulk to glue everything because it’s waterproof and good for outdoor use. I got this tip from The Empress of Dirt website. If you’d like to check out her complete glue guide, click here.
Take your time with this. Some of my gems slid right off so I tried to glue them in stages to give the adhesive time to set up a little.
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3. Add Solar Lights
Glue a solar light to your mushroom top. Depending on the glassware you have, you can glue the top of a Dollar Tree solar light to your vase (here I flipped my vase over and glued the light to the bottom) or fill your jar or vase with gems and sit the light inside.
To secure everything, glue the mushroom tops to the bases with a solar light in between.
Another photo of my garden mushrooms at dusk.
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