By Lily Doe
If you are looking for a fun and frugal way to dress up your yard, look no further than these bouncy ball mushrooms. With just a few supplies from your dollar store, you can make these whimsical mushrooms perfect for tucking into your flower pots and flower beds. They only take minutes to make, and children will love this craft as will adults. Take a look!
Foam bouncy balls
We found our bouncy ball at our local Dollar Tree store for just $1. There was a selection of colors and patterns, so you could make a variety of these if you wish. Make sure the ball you choose is foam, as any other material won’t work with this project.
Begin by cutting the bouncy ball in half. Start by taking your knife along the seam of the foam. This will ensure that you cut the ball evenly. Slowly cut through the foam until your ball is in two halves. Set aside.
Now, apply two coats of paint to your chopsticks. We used basic white spray paint. You can use whatever you have on hand whether it be spray or brush on paint. Allow to dry.
Now all you need to do is decide where you wish to display your mushrooms.
To display your mushrooms, press the end into the soil. Press it so it is about 3 inches deep. This will help keep it secure. You can stick these mushrooms right into your flower pots, flower beds, even your vegetable gardens. They are fun way to add color and charm to your yard for less.
Lily Doe has written for ImperfectWomen.com since 2009. She has never been shy about sharing her opinion and enjoys writing on a variety of topics. Her life’s focus is sharing good times with family and friends.