FloraCraft® Metallic MushroomsBack to category
FloraCraft® Metallic Mushrooms
Feel like decorating something other than a Christmas tree this holiday season? Differentiate your holiday décor by making FloraCraft® Metallic Mushrooms!
- Time:1 hour
1Cut the 4 inch and 5 inch balls in half. Use the metal spoon to scoop out each half ball to create four hollow half balls. Scoop the ball out evenly so that you have about a 3/8 inch thick shell.
2Completely coat the half balls with modeling paste. Modeling paste can be applied to foam a couple of different ways; with a spatula or with a flat paint brush. Be sure to mix the material before using. When using a spatula, apply a small amount of the modeling paste to the foam and spread it out evenly in all directions, working it into the cells of the foam. If using a paint brush, load material onto the brush and spread it onto the foam smoothing out the lumps as you go. Let dry. Sand each half ball for a super smooth finish.
3Paint a 5 inch half ball and a 4 inch half ball with Copper acrylic paint and the other two halves with Bronze. Use the stencil sponge to create the spots on the mushrooms in opposite colors as shown or as desired. Let dry.
4Cut a 36 inch length of burlap. Cut the burlap lengthwise into three strips about 1-1/2 inch wide. Glue one end of one strip to the bottom of a 9 inch cone. Begin wrapping the burlap around the cone overlapping as you go. Glue the end where you stop. Glue the next strip in place and continue wrapping to completely cover the cone. Repeat to cover the 6 inch cone with burlap.
5Cut the top 4 inch off the remaining 9 inch cone (this is the smallest mushrooms stem). Cut 1 inch off the bottom of the remaining 5 inch of the cone. Cover both of the stems by wrapping them with wired sisal rope, securing the ends in place with glue.
6Glue each mushroom top to the cone base with low-temp glue.