Thursday, October 13, 2011

Willy Wonka-like Mushroom Decor Tutorial

This is sort-of, kind-of a small break from all the wedding decor I have been posting. This was still for the wedding but it was for the cutely themed candy table. As you may remember from the place card post, all of the tables had a movie instead of the usual table number. The candy table was no exception and, as you may have guessed from the title of this post, the table was "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" {only changed slightly which will be shown in a later post}. 

The Bride wanted mushrooms and loli-pops and large wrapped candies. So, I did just that. 
 Here are the mushrooms and how to make them.

You will need the supplies below:
Foam Disc
Foam Cone
Glue Gun/Sticks
Piece of paper
Spray paint or regular paint

Spray paint or hand paint the foam cones and let dry.

Cut out a circle that is about an inch smaller than your foam disc.

Cut a hole in the center of your paper and then hollow out the center of your foam disc. {Make sure the hole in your paper lines up with the hole in your foam disc}.
 Set your paper aside

Place your "stuffing" between your fabric and the foam disc.

Begin gluing your fabric around the foam disc just like in the pic below.

I ended up cutting the excess material off after making sure I had enough length to glue to the disc.
You can shape the stuffing with your hand inside the open ends until you get the look you are going for. 

Your mushroom should look similar to this on the bottom when it is all glued and secure.

Glue the piece of paper after lining up the holes. This will cover the bottom and make it look a bit cleaner. {Not that anyone sees this}.

Glue the ends of the cones into the hole at the bottom of the mushroom.



  1. Super cute! I've been looking for that special something for my WW birthday party! :)

  2. These are super cute. What kind of glue or foam did you use? It has been my experience that glue melts Styrofoam, so that won't work. I am working on props for the musical Willy Wonka.

  3. I did use hot glue. I glued it to the underside of the foam so if it melted, it didn't really change anything especially, since I covered the bottom with paper to clean up the look of it. The stem sticks in far enough so the melted part again doesn't show. Hope this helps.


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