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DIY Tutorial : Magical Clay Toadstools

We made magical clay toadstools for our fairy garden today.

They are crazy cute!

And easy to make too. Just follow the easy steps to make your own.

 

They are the perfect additions to your fairy garden. They also look magical placed in your regular garden too… they sure do bring out your gardens ‘enchanted’ side. But they also look wonderful placed on a shelf or table in your home as indoor decoration. In fact, I have a feeling that, like us, you’ll be making quite a few for all over the place!
Magic Toadstools

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Here’s a quick step-by-step visual for you to share on Pinterest.

 

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Materials Needed :

  • 1 block of sculpey clay (found at craft stores or online)
  • 3 sticks (6 inches long) picked up from the outside
  • acrylic paint in toadstool colors and white
  • a paintbrush, a Q-tip and a toothpick
  • a knife
  • glue (a hot glue gun or school glue)

 

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Break the block of Sculpey clay into 3 equal portions.

Roll a portion into a round ball and shape into a toadstool cap using your thumb and fingers.

 

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Using the sharp end of a knife, scour toadstool gills into the underside of your toadstool cap.

 

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With the toadstool cap in the palm of your hand, push the stick toadstool stalk into the middle of the underside of the toadstool cap to make a deep indentation.

 

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Remove the stick and bake the toadstool caps in the oven at a very low heat for 15 minutes, according to the directions on the Sculpey packet.

 

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When the toadstool tops have been removed from the oven and cooled completely, use the glue to secure the stick stalks in place.

 

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With a paintbrush, paint the toadstool caps. I used three coats of paint for each toadstool. Be careful when you paint the rim of the toadstool… you want the color to cover all the way around and yet not touch the gills.

 

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To paint perfect white spots, use a Q-tip and a toothpick.

I painted three sizes of white spots… the Q-tip size and for the other two smaller spots, I used the point end of the toothpick and broke the point off one end for a slightly bigger dot too.

Dip the Q-tip in white paint and use it to make a precise spot.

Repeat with the toothpick.

Try to make your white spots seem random… the more random they are, the more natural your toadstools will become.

 

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Voila… now you have the most charming toadstools for your fairy garden. The fairies are sure to have a fairy ball when they see them.

I also have a tutorial for mini clay toadstools.

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And please remember to add your Fairy Garden to this year’s Fairy Garden Contest!

 

Fairy Garden Contest 2015 Entry Form for The Magic Onions

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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