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DIY Polymer Clay Mushrooms

diy clay mushrooms

These DIY polymer clay mushrooms are fun to create and make the cutest little plant accessories that you have ever seen!  Follow the easy step by step photo tutorial…

How cute are these clay mushrooms?!  Too busy to make them right away?  Pin this post for later!  Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it will be there when you’re ready.

Be sure to check out a few of my other polymer clay projects like these darling Mini Clay Succulents and these adorable Clay Smores!

polymer clay mushrooms

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Supplies that you will need:

clay mushrooms process

How to make these polymer clay mushrooms:

  1. Begin by forming the clay into soft, malleable balls.
clay mushrooms process

2. Roll the tan clay into 3 cm balls. 

clay mushrooms process

3. Form the balls into long cylindrical shapes that are tapered at the top.

clay mushrooms process

4. Curve the stems if desired.  Create a hole in the base using a toothpick.

polymer clay mushrooms

5. Roll the blue clay into balls that are about 4cm thick.  Roll many tiny white balls that are about 1/2 cm in diameter. 

polymer clay mushrooms

6. Press and roll the blue balls into a flat circular shape.

polymer clay mushrooms

7. Press the tiny white balls into the mushroom caps.

polymer clay mushrooms

8. Use the end of a stylus to press the blue circle into a mushroom cap shape.

9. Roll tiny black balls of clay for eyes.

polymer clay mushrooms

10. Bake the clay as directed on the package.  For me this was 20 minutes at 220 degrees.

clay mushroom process

11. When the clay has cooled, glue the black balls to the stems for eyes.

clay mushroom process

12. Add mouths to the stems using a black sharpie marker.

clay mushroom process

13. Paint white dots onto the back eyes.  Tip: I use a toothpick dipped in paint to get the tiny white dots.

polymer clay mushrooms

14. Seal the clay with mod podge.

polymer clay mushrooms

15. Insert a toothpick into the base to create a plant pick.

polymer clay mushrooms

16. Balance the mushroom cap on the stem and place it in your favortie plant pot as a fun accent.  Tip: you may also glue the cap to the stem if desired.

polymer clay mushrooms

These clay mushrooms are seriously so adorable.  They are way easier to create than they look and you can’t kill them like a real plant, so it’s a win/win! This easy craft is a great way to add a spot of whimsy to your garden!

polymer clay mushrooms

My essentials for clay crafts:

polymer clay mushrooms

These clay mushrooms were actually inspired by ones that my grandma (who is 95) made for me out of oven fired clay.  She is a talented potter and one of the most creative people that I know!

polymer clay mushrooms

Grandma’s clay mushrooms are glazed and grace my outdoor planters.  These little polymer clay ones are better suited for inside use.

polymer clay mushrooms

I love that this would be a really easy and fun nature craft to make with the kids!  The combination of colors and shapes could be endless and it would be neat to see what they come up with.

polymer clay mushrooms

Polymer clay crafting tips:

  • Work with a high quality product like sculpey clay.
  • Use plastic wrap in an air tight container to store clay.
  • Score where you want two pieces of clay to stick together.
  • Shape cutters work best on a flat, solid work surface.
  • A craft oven is not needed.
  • Bake at low temperatures to allow the clay to set slowly and prevent cracking.
  • You can find clay of all kinds of different colors at Michaels stores.
polymer clay mushrooms

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polymer clay mushrooms

DIY Polymer Clay Mushrooms

Yield: 3
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

These DIY polymer clay mushrooms are fun to create and make the cutest little plant accessories that you have ever seen! 

Materials

  • parchment paper
  • baking sheet
  • polymer clay in tan, blue, white and black
  • clay cutting and shaping tools
  • toothpicks
  • black sharpie fine tip marker
  • white glue
  • white paint
  • mod podge
  • paint brush

Instructions

1. Begin by forming the clay into soft, malleable balls.

2. Roll the tan clay into 3 cm balls. 

3. Form the balls into long cylindrical shapes that are tapered at the top.

4. Curve the stems if desired.  Create a hole in the base using a toothpick.

5. Roll the blue clay into balls that are about 4cm thick.  Roll many tiny white balls that are about 1/2 cm in diameter. 

6. Press and roll the blue balls into a flat circular shape.

7. Press the tiny white balls into the mushroom caps.

8. Use the end of a stylus to press the blue circle into a mushroom cap shape.

9. Roll tiny black balls of clay for eyes.

10. Bake the clay as directed on the package.  For me this was 20 minutes at 220 degrees.

11. When the clay has cooled, glue the black balls to the stems for eyes.

12. Add mouths to the stems using a black sharpie marker.

13. Paint white dots onto the back eyes.  Tip: I use a toothpick dipped in paint to get the tiny white dots.

14. Seal the clay with mod podge.

15. Insert a toothpick into the base to create a plant pick.

16. Balance the mushroom cap on the stem and place it in your favortie plant pot as a fun accent.  Tip: you may also glue the cap to the stem if desired.

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polymer clay mushrooms

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Hello, I’m Heather!

I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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