Add some color and a whole lot of cuteness to your garden with these clay pot mushrooms. Learn how to turn ordinary clay pots into colorful eye catching pieces of art.
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A garden is a colorful place, full of blooming flowers and green foliage. Between seasons, when flowers might be dormant, a garden could use a few added pieces of art. Adding a few decorations creates a magical scene that adds color and life to any area. And keeps that area interesting year round.
Let me show you how to create a set of cute clay pot mushrooms that can be tucked into any garden large or small. Use these on a patio or balcony too! They work just about anywhere.
- Clay pots in varying sizes
- Clay saucers in varying sizes
- Craft paint in red and white
- Paint brushes
- Round sponge brush
- Clear spray sealer
- Paint the outside of each clay pot white and set aside to dry.
- Paint the bottom and sides of each saucer and set aside to dry.
- Using a circle sponge brush and white paint, add spots to the red saucer.
- When all the paint is dry, sprayer the inside and outside of each piece with a clear sealer.
- Let dry, and set outside in your garden.
When you are making a piece that will be outside, you need to make sure it is painted and sealed properly. You can learn about how I seal painted pots here. For these mushrooms, use any craft paint you’d like, get creative with color combinations and designs. I like the red and white combo, but you can choose colors that work best in your space.
Sealing the clay pots and saucers is key to helping these mushrooms hold up to the elements and last a long time. I love this sealer! Be sure to spray it inside and outside to cover every part of the clay. This will stop any moisture from seeping into the clay and cracking the paint.
These mushrooms sit under a large flowering bush in my front yard. My youngest quickly turned the area into a fairy garden, adding little trinkets and fairies. It’s a magical little corner that adds some color to a large green space.
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