DIY Mushrooms from Furniture Legs and Jello Molds

October 31, 2021

Today I am thrift shop flipping again, one of my favorite things to do!


Last time, I shared the Repurposed Wood Shim Table Runner and shared a picture of the supplies I'd be using for the next thrift shop flip.


These are not new thrifted supplies, I've had them for quite some time and actually stumbled across this flip project completely on accident.


I was working on a different project and was looking for a pedestal base of some sort. I rummaged through my supplies and found some short, wooden furniture legs and some Jello Molds to try.


They didn't work out for what I wanted and for some odd reason I stuck a Jello mold on top of one of the furniture legs and voila, an idea popped into my head! And so that brings me to today's project...


DIY Mushrooms from Furniture Legs and Jello Molds


DIY Mushrooms from Furniture Legs and Jello Molds


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Supplies Needed to Make Your Own


Step 1: Paint the furniture legs and Jello Molds


Spray paint the furniture legs and the inside of the Jello molds off-white and the outside of the Jello molds in the colors of your choice. You can also use regular craft paint or even leftover house paint.


I chose fall colors, brown, orange, and green but your standard red would be cute... or pink!


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Step 2: Add a Spacer

Glue a spacer of some sort on top of your furniture leg, this will give the Jello mold mushroom cap some space and make it look more like a mushroom.

I used some spools and a round ball with a flat side that I had. 

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My furniture legs had a little spike on the end so I had to use a spacer that had a hole in it. Your's may not have anything on them and in that case, you can use most anything for a spacer... even a styrofoam ball shape will work.

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Step 3: Add Details

Use an artist's rake brush to paint the sides of the furniture legs. 


This step is optional if you don't have this kind of brush but you can also make a brush like this by snipping out some bristles or just using a scruffy old brush with a light hand.


DIY Mushrooms

DIY Mushrooms

Use the end of a large paintbrush or dowel to add polka dots to your mushroom caps if you desire.

I added them to two of mine and left the other two solid.

DIY Mushrooms

DIY Mushrooms



Step 4: Glue the Jello Mold to the Top of the Spacer

Use the E6000 to glue the Jello mold to the top of your spacer.

If you used a round spacer you can glue the mold on at an angle for some added interest like I did with the tall green one here.

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If you plan to use them outside, give them several coats of sealer and place them in an area that won't get a lot of water.

DIY Mushrooms

DIY Mushrooms

DIY Mushrooms

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  1. These turned out so cute! You have the Best Craft Stash ever!

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  2. Very cute and creative! I've never seen that type of paint brush before so thanks for the introduction.

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    1. Thanks Marie! I didn't know what that kind of brush was called, I had to look it up, lol!

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  3. Very cute little merry mushrooms! Now you have mushrooms all year around!

    Very sweet!

    Come share this at the Homestead Blog Hop if you would like! I believe our readers would love it!

    Glad bless!
    Laurie
    Ridge Haven Homestead
    Homestead Blog Hop
    https://www.ridgehavenhomestead.com/category/homestead-blog-hop/

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  4. Awesome, thanks for sharing with us I'll be featuring you this week when the next To Grandma's house we go link party starts! Happy November!

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