Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Making Velvet / Wool Mushrooms


Hi Friends!

I was so inspired by Claire at Pillar Box Blue.

Claire's' Fabric Mushrooms are wonderful

but I ran out of time at Christmas.

She gives a great tutorial,

check out her beautiful creations !

I made my mushrooms a bit different.

I thought I would make mine for Valentine decoration-

Fungi for your Fun-Guys ...sorry really dumb joke ;)

I had some scraps of red wool and pink velvet.

For the stems, I used cotton batting.

My mushroom cap was a 3 1/2'' circle.

The underside of the cap is 1/2''

smaller than the outside.

Pinned together below just for show.

The pins will get in the way when stitching.

Roll a 1/2'' over to the underside of cap material.

Use a blind stitch to complete the circle.

I used some small clear glass seed beads for spots

on the caps.

I used embroidery thread on the underside.

Started in the center and continued around the edge.

Spacing is about a 1/4'' apart.

Ending in the center.

The knots will be covered by the stem.

For the stem, I cut a rectangle about 2'' wide by 3'' long.

Roll the width of rectangle and secure with fabric or hot glue.

Glue to center or cap.

My favorite glue is this Beacon 3-in-1 glue

I added a pinch of moss at the base.

I liked them just laying around-

I put some in an ivy topiary I have-

Then I glued a couple on top of a moss covered stump.

To You


From Me

If you liked these mushrooms, here's a link to my

Thank you for visiting today!

xo Lisa S


  1. These are absolutely delightful! I love the roots on the mushrooms.

    1. Thank you for your kind words!
      I hope you have a wonderful week.
      xo Lisa S

  2. Hi Lisa. These are darling!!! I made some with a base of tree branches. I put them in my house plants. Thanks for posting at Funtastic Friday.

    1. Thank you so much! I want to see yours. Did you post
      and I missed it? I'm coming over to your blog to find them.
      It's a fun bit of whimsy :)
      xo Lisa S

  3. Your mushrooms are beautiful, I saw Claire's too but haven't had a go myself. I also love your joke - it made me laugh anyway!

    1. Thank you Julie!
      I love your mushrooms too. They make me smile. I thought about using a Styrofoam half circle but went with soft and squishy.
      Thank you for being a sweet friend.
      xo Lisa S

  4. I like them in the ivy plant. What a nice accent piece and it adds a touch of color. Thanks for sharing on My Favorite Posts This Week. XO

    1. Thank you Linda!
      I'm going to leave them in the ivy, I liked it too.
      Take care!
      xo Lisa S

  5. You did a great job with this mushroom craft. The detail on the underside of the mushrooms is beautiful. I'm not sure I would have the patience to sew them with such care. I'm featuring you out tomorrow's party. Thank you for sharing them!

    1. Rachelle,
      You made my day with your sweet comment. The stitching goes fast.
      Thank you for sharing my mushrooms. I really appreciate it.
      I will be at the party, it's always awesome.
      xo Lisa S

  6. Your velvet mushrooms are gorgeous! I am sharing them.
    Happy Valentine's Day,

  7. I'd buy these! They are just so perfect.

    1. Teddee Grace,
      Thank you so much! The nicest compliment- ever!
      xo Lisa S


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