Friday, September 23, 2016

Creative ways to make mushrooms for your party

We decided to go with a mushroom theme for our Alice in Wonderland party, but these could be used with many types of party themes.

The large mushrooms are dollar store bowls with white contact paper spots and paper towels at the base.

Here's a colander from the dollar store with a dollar store vase underneath.

The small mushrooms were from the dollar store.  I painted them with metallic red paint.

Here they are in the yard.

I also found these cute mushrooms at the dollar store. 
 I painted the background with metallic red also.

Plus we made mushroom cupcakes.  The stand was also made with dollar store plates and dollar store planters.  See below.

I bought a small and a large "wood" planter, and a small and a large black plate at the dollar store.  I glue gunned them together for the cupcake stand.  It cost me $4.

Here are some other great red mushroom ideas that I have found on the web.  Just click on the picture to go to the link.

Whimsical mushrooms.

fabric mushroom pattern by red brolly3

Cupcake Liner Mushrooms - Kid Craft:

Rock Mushrooms

Mushroom House

Mushrooms made from egg cartons.  I'm freaked out by used egg cartons, but this is sooooo cute! :):

Clay Pot Fairy Garden House

My kids couldn't believe their eyes when they saw this.:

tiny mushrooms, made from scrap fabric and can be used as brooch, magnet, hair tie etc:

Use plain wooden drawer pulls to make mushrooms for the fairy garden.:

Paper Plate Mushrooms - Kid Craft:

tiny acorn toadstools Summer Camp Week, Day 1: Nature Camp Crafts + Giveaway:

Wonderland Mushrooms:

Learn To Grow: Mushrooom Toy Craft: toilet paper tube rolls and cupcake liners:


Homemade Obsessions: Mushroom House Project and Gnomey Has been Found!:

Vintage Mushrooms!  Wouldn't this be great for kitchen accessories & how about a colorful quilt or throw? These designs are perfect to make items to sell at bazaars and craft shows. The Mushroom and the Name are separate designs so you can decide whether to use them. They come in Small, Medium, Large and Jumbo and the complete set contains all 4 sizes.:

Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter Party Decorations

For this post I want to fill you in on some of the fun decorations we did for our party. Most of them were dollar store and thrift store finds.  

This was a thrift store dish and teacup filled with dollar store items. The Alice I bought in a set and JC Penny.  The pocket watch I bought on Amazon.

We tied thrift store tea cups (except for Chip) from the light fixutre with colorful ribbon.  This was so cute that we didn't want to take it down at the end of the party.

Thrift store watering can with dollar store flowers 
and an old paintbrush.

Dozens of card stock clocks printed from Google images.

Strings of cards and clocks with an "Eat Me" sign.

For food I served chicken and waffles.  They were a hit!

The Grass is from the dollar store.  The Alice in Wonderland figures from JC Penny.  The Card Soldiers are from my blog.  Just click here to see how to make them.

The large pocket watch is made with a pie tin painted gold.  The face is printed to the size of the pie plate.  Gold twisted braid is placed around the edge of the face.  A gold chain is attached to the top of the pocket watch.

We also did a banner with the bride's name on it.  Over the banner with a sign labeled "off with her gifts. 

We made a Mad Hatter Hat from a flower pot.  I forgot to take a good close up.  I got the idea from Pinterest, but I don't know where it originated.  Here's a picture of the one from Pinterest.
Maryann Pagano's Planter-Pot turned Mad Hatter Flamingo Pot :):

I made mine very similar, but I used green metallic paint.
We used the pot for people to money and cards in.

I printed out the sign above and attached it to the hat.

Mad Hatter Money

I printed the money out on green paper and attached it to the hat.
I left one of the moneys blank so that you could fill it in with your party idea.