Wednesday, March 19, 2014

DIY Toadstools!!

I saw this pin from Martha Stewart I thought it would be perfect for my daughter's woodland fairy bedroom. My husband had just recently cut down a birch tree in the backyard. The previous owners of our house had not taking care of the tree. It was terrible placed (growing over our neighbor's roof). I was sad to cut it down but it had to go. At least I could use it for a few project. I knew the paper white bark would be perfect for the trunk of the toadstools. For the round seat I used the tops of 2 wooden kitchen stools I picked up at a garage sale for $5. I just had my husband remove the legs, so I was left with just the seat. I picked up some foam from Walmart.  I cut and shaped, with scissors, the foam making sure to give it a dome shape. I had my hubby screw the tops to the logs first and then I glue the foam to them (this way I could hide the screws). I covered the foam with batting and then some red fleece. I used a staple gun to attach it to the underside of seat. I cut away the extra fleece. Lastly I added white dots white fabric paint in different sizes to complete the look. I used the Martha Stewart paint dabbers, they made perfect circles. I love how they turned out.

1 comment:

  1. This looks really great! I love how rounded and puffy it looks when you use foam and fabric rather than a wooden bowl as I've seen many times before. Nice job!