Nicole™ Crafts Mushroom Jar

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by Angela Son, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Mushroom Jar

Can you believe this is a mason jar?

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not includr drying time for the paint.
  • 2
    Remove mason jar lid and insert.
  • 3
    Pour Light Buttermilk paint into mason jar. Rotate mason jar so paint covers entire inside surface. Place mason jar upside down on a paper plate so paint drains out.
  • 4
    When paint is done draining, turn mason jar right side up and let dry thoroughly.
  • 5
    To make mushroom cap, cut Styrofoam ball in half. Carefully cut and scrape out bottom inside with craft knife to fit the lid of mason jar.
  • 6
    Paint mushroom cap Razzle Berry and let dry.
  • 7
    Cut several circles in the shape of a dime, then a penny, then a quarter from White foam. Glue circles to mushroom cap as shown.
  • 8
    Glue insert to mason jar lid and glue to inside of mushroom cap. Place mason jar lid on the jar.
  • 9
    To make grass, cut two 4 inch x 6 inch pieces of Green glitter foam. Cut a zigzag pattern going 2 inches into foam on both pieces of Green glitter foam. Attach both pieces around bottom of mason jar.
  • 10
    Cut a 5 inch piece of 6 mm Medium Blue chenille stem, a 6 inch piece of 6 mm Pink chenille stem and a 7 inch piece of 6 mm Yellow chenille stem. Make flower petals as shown and glue a 1/2 inch pom pom to each center (as shown, project uses Yellow, Pink and Lavender).
  • 11
    Glue each flower onto varying lengths of chenille stems. Glue the other ends of flowers into the grass and curve stems.
  • 12
    To make caterpillar, cut 5 pieces of 6 mm Orange, Green, Pink, Medium Blue, Yellow and Lavender chenille stems that are a half inch each. Roll each chenille stem into a circle. Glue the circles together in a slight wave pattern for the body.
  • 13
    Cut a 4 inch piece of 6 mm Yellow chenille stem. Bend in half and curl ends. Glue to the head of caterpillar for antennae.
  • 14
    Glue wiggle eyes and 5 mm Pink pom pom to the face of caterpillar.
  • 15
    Glue caterpillar to the front of grass.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Ball Mason Jar Quart Smooth 104179536
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 2 pc. 4 inch 104183639
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Razzle Berry 104549543
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Light Buttermilk 104106610
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch White 104258585
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foam Zone™ Adhesive Back 9 inch x 12 inch Sheet Glitter Green 104468071
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm Pastels 25 pc. 104277487
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm Multi-Color 25 pc. 104277481
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 100 pc. 1/2 inch Spring 104276839
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 200 pc. 5 mm Multi-Color 104426508
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 5 mm 220 pc. 104233385
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife with 5 #11 Blades 104135107
  • FloraCraft Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 12 104118907
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Assorted Coins (see step 7)
  • Ruler