Sunday, 13 July 2014

A Tiny Mushroom World!

Hello lovely people!

Ages ago I purchased a bell jar from a wee shop in Chester and I have finally gotten around to turning it into a cute ornament! This is an awful picture of it and I do apologize.

The Victorians loved to display things in jars and frame lots of weird and wonderful objects so with this in mind I hunted around for things to display.  I had lots of wooden hemispheres and bobbins left over from a previous project so I began to play with them and build them on top of one another.  I have become a bit obsessed with mushrooms at the moment, no idea why tho?  This is what I came up with...

My own little mushrooms! :D I just used a glue gun to stick everything together.  I made quite a few...

I had lots of different sizes and some were already painted but that was ok because acrylic paint would cover that up.  I had a small cardboard flower pot and a bit of foam that I began to position the mushrooms on to of.

I kept playing around with these and placing the dome on top of the display but it just didn't look quite right.  I had a image in my head and I wasn't able to create it.  So I left it for a few days and looked at it with fresh eyes.

Then I decided that it didn't look special enough.  I had some wee mushroom ornaments that had tiny doors and windows carved into the stalk!  They had been sitting on my bookshelf for ages and I decided to try these in my dome.

This was what I wanted and set about covering the flower pot in some wool felt and glue gunned it all down.  I then cut out a circle of cardboard and did the same to it. I wrapped some green thread around the stump a few times to add some detail and interest.

Next I began placing the mushrooms and making sure it all fit under the dome .  Then I glued them in place.

I went to Hobbycraft and saw some wee people that are normally used on train models and thought they would be perfect for my tiny mushroom world.

These were then stuck down around the houses along with some white lace flowers to finish it off.

What do you think of my tiny world?  I love it and would like to make some more...just need to buy some more bell jars! 

Dittery Dot

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