Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tutorial: Whimsical Mushrooms and Berries

Want whimsical, enchanting, different and homey?  Try your hand at making these little mushrooms and berries.  They're actually very easy to do with fantastic results.

The original idea came from The Storque-Etsy's Handmade Blog.  However, Allsorts  made some minor changes to come up with these:

Here are the step-by-step instructions to the Mushroom Tutorial.  Before you begin, read the below changes Allsorts made to the project.

"I created three different sizes and made longer stems. Instead of stitching everything together, I made liberal use of my glue gun, except for gathering the mushroom cap. Also, I wanted the mushrooms to appear to be "growing" onto the branches, so I hot-glued a bent piece of wire into the stem before rolling, leaving the two ends sticking out the bottom. Now the mushrooms could be wired onto the branches!"

She goes on to explain how she made the individual berries.  She bought berry stems from Joanne's and sliced the tape that held them together.  Each berry is attached to an individual wire.  After cutting the tape, she separated all of the berries.  Then, she bent each wire over a pencil and hung on the tree. 

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