DIY Mushroom Decor | Needle Felting for Beginners

by | Apr 27, 2023 | Crafts, Decor

Trend Alert! Let’s Talk Mushrooms…

We saw the prediction of this year’s fungi trend and I have to be honest, I wasn’t real sure what that was going to look like. But home decor designers are all in on decorating with mushrooms this spring, summer and probably well into the fall season.

There’s a few different directions this look can go. The fantasy style that ties in really well with all those gnomes you’ve been collecting for the last few years. Vintage, which is another trend we’re seeing a lot for 2023. And apothecary, embracing natural and even medicinal uses in the aesthetic space.

 

Let’s DIY It…

Today I’m going to show you how to create your own mushroom decorations with one of my favorite DIY hobbies, needle felting!

For this project, I’m going the “fantasy” route but these techniques can be applied to any of the styles listed above. I’ll be applying my felted mushrooms to a yellow tablecloth which will tie in the other kitchen decor items I picked up from Home Goods and Hobby Lobby.

This is going to be so much fun! Let’s get started!

 

Where I Shop

My most favorite felting supply company is Living Felt. I get 99.99% of all my supplies from this Austin, TX based, small, family owned business. Mari Spaulding is fabulous and I learned everything I know from her. I highly recommend you check them out here.

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These [Living Felt links] are not affiliate links. I use these products in my own projects because I love them so much. Great quality, great customer service, and always fast. Other links used do include affiliates – I may earn compensation when you click on the links; at no additional cost to you. Please see the disclosure policy for more information. All opinions expressed are my own.

Instructions

This project is great for all levels of needle felters! Whether your brand new or have been making fiber art for a while, you’ll find joy in this colorful and whimsical craft activity.

If you have never felted before, I highly recommend starting with a kit. I discuss why I believe kits are so great for beginners in my post about Quilling for the first time, you can read that here: “Quilling for Beginners and Kit Review”

Watch the video below for the step-by-step instructions and tutorial: 

Where to Display the Finished Product

Now that you’ve got these fabulous mushrooms, ready to showcase, let’s talk about your options for displaying.

For my project, I wanted to apply them to a tablecloth. My original thought was to felt them directly to the material (oh yea, you can totally felt to a tablecloth), but when I saw the magnet option my mind was blown!

Think of all the possibilities magnets offer:

  • Decorative towels
  • Removable pillowcases
  • Refrigerator
  • File cabinet
  • Metal wall frame

The list goes on! Tell us where you have your mushrooms displayed! You can find us Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest – be sure to tag us (@talk2thehands) because we don’t want to miss a thing! Happy felting friends!

For more great craft and decor projects,

here are some past posts I think you’ll enjoy:

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