Tuesday, November 22, 2011

AEDM Day:22 Late, late, late...

I didn't get a lot of time in my studio today, too many arrangements to make, getting ready for Thanksgiving. But as I was glancing through the latest issue of Country Living Magazine, I came across this page...

    Take a look at these bright little mushrooms, and the decoupaged fox! The bottle brush polar bear is adorable, though a tad pricey a $6 each. I thought the wildlife theme of  these ornaments was great, and even though I don't plan to put up a tree this year, (this is our first Christmas as empty-nesters, and neither of our grown children are able to make it home.) I just couldn't resist making some mushroom ornaments. The article says these mushrooms are painted fabric, but I thought that sounded to difficult, so I sculpted mine from Creative Paperclay.

     Very easy to work with, and they dry super light and can then be painted. As you can see, I am not quite done putting the spots on, and I have yet to add the loops for hangers, but I do think they turned out cute. If I ever have a tree again, these will be a sweet addition. Enjoy...


  1. Very cute indeed! I love that you were so inspired by what you saw that you made it yourself - your way!

  2. No tree? I can't even imagine!

  3. Thanks Lori, I always have been a DIY kinda gal... Janet, I just can't see doing all that work, I miss my kids too much. Mr. How2 wants to leave on the RV trip before Christmas for the same reason...:(