Whimsical Garden Mushrooms

We made colourful, wood mushrooms to place in our garden! It’s a great project for a rainy summer day, and they create a magical feel to your garden. We places ours around the flower garden and near our fairy garden.


  • Wooden bowels in a variety of shapes and sizes
  • Logs
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer
  • Sand Paper or sanding blocks
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver


  1. Place your wooden bowls on a flat surface. We scored our wooden bowls from Value Village!
  2. Place bowls upside down on table and sand them to create a rough surface and remove any sort of shine.
  3. Flip bowls upside down and paint the bottom sides a bright colour with acrylic paint. We painted two coats on each bowl.
  4. Allow acrylic pain to dry overnight.
  5. Paint round spots on mushroom caps with contrasting colours.
  6. Allow spots to dry
  7. Apply a clear coat to the caps with at least 2 coats of the Mod Podge clear acrylic sealer. This will help to protect them from the elements and ensure they last in your garden.


Cost: $$
# of people: group
Difficulty: simple
Travel: No
Time: 4h + drying time

Article by Sara

Sara has been working with children for over 15 years holding a Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Child and Youth studies and is an Ontario Certified Teacher, she is passionate about education and excited to be a part of its evolution.