Saturday, June 30, 2007

Magic Mushroom

So the other day I was in Michael's (they were having some awesome sales by the way), and I came across their section of blank boxes and saw this little round one (shown on top). An idea suddenly struck me; I could change this box into something really cool. A mushroom! So I did. It only took about a half an hour to paint and decoupage the little white circles onto the top. Of course I put a few layers of acrylic gel medium and sealer on it, which took some additional time. But I'm really happy with how it came out. I plan on buying a few more (I'm kicking myself for not buying more when I was there and they were on sale). I figure I can make some different mushrooms, maybe one with a green top, one with a blue, etc... Maybe I will run a short tutorial on how to make these little guys sometime soon. It's really a fun, quick project, and even if you're new to crafting, you would have no problem doing it.

4 comments:

Rosemary said...

I love the idea of painting the mushrooms. I have a few plain jars. I'm going to jazz them up!!I love the links and your ideas! Keep them up!!

Jessica said...

Hi Jackie,

Just stopping in to say hi. Thanks for your email. And this mushroom is cute!

Jackie said...

Thanks for stopping by gals! Yes, I can't wait to make more mushrooms either...it was too easy.

m•riah said...

I absolutely love this, very creative use of a blank box!!