Moss Rock Wreath decked out with spring mushrooms

You may or may not remember my Moss Rock & Pumpkin Wreath from last fall. I knew I wanted to update it for spring, and had an idea to add a few colorful mushrooms. Then, Rebekah Meier created these awesome felted mushrooms with wine cork stems and they were perfect for my Moss Rock Wreath. I added a few little flowers and a butterfly, and voila, my wreath is now ready for spring.

How to make a Moss Rock Wreath

how to make a Moss Rock Wreath with felted mushrooms

With a few updates, my Moss Rock Wreath is ready for spring.

You’ll start by making the Moss Rock Wreath. Shop your local dollar store for the moss rocks – that’s where I found mine. When I decorated the wreath, I used pins and toothpicks to add the decorations so they would be easy to remove.

make a moss rock wreath using dollar store moss rocks

Follow the original tutorial to make a Moss Rock Wreath.

Next, you’ll need to felt a few mushrooms. I like the bright, red and white, but you could go with a more natural palette, too.

tutorial for felted mushrooms with wine cork stems

The felted mushrooms stand on wine cork stems.

To make Felted Mushrooms, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 1”, 1-1/2” and 2” balls
  • Wool roving: Red and cream
  • Wine bottle corks
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; pencil; felting needle*; dental floss OR serrated knife

*Note: The higher the needle number, the finer the needle and the smaller the hole left in the project. Felting needles are extremely sharp; always use caution.

To make Felted Mushrooms:

1. With sharp pencil, draw a line around the middle of a ball. To cut the ball in half, use dental floss or a serrated knife:

  • Place dental floss directly on the scored line. Pull floss tightly, cutting ball in half.
  • If cutting with a serrated knife, wax the knife blade with a bar of soap or old candle. Cut the ball in half on the scored line.

2. Using thumbs, gently push on the cut side of the ball, creating an indentation. Glue wine cork into indentation. Let glue dry.

3. Place a small piece of red roving on top of the mushroom, and felt it to the foam ball using the felting needle (remember, the needle is extremely sharp!). Continue adding fiber and felting until the mushroom cap is covered.

4. Felt the cream roving on the flat, under side of mushroom.

5. Roll very small pieces of cream roving into balls. Place balls on the top of mushroom. Needle felt to secure, creating polka dots.

6. Repeat steps, creating several mushrooms.

add felted mushrooms to the moss rock wreath

Nestle your mushrooms and flowers among the moss rocks.

To decorate the Moss Rock Wreath for spring, glue on mushrooms, small flowers and a butterfly.

DIY a spring moss wreath with mushrooms

Here comes spring!

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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17 Responses to Moss Rock Wreath decked out with spring mushrooms

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  2. rmpkrp1@hotmail.com says:

    I just adore your wreath. I can not wait to make this project with my “5 year old friend”! We have been reading about fairies & gnomes. So, when I saw your wreath I immediately thought a gnome would want to live there. Thank you for such a wonderful project.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! So glad you’re inspired and sharing your love of crafts and fantasy with your friend. I can imagine the little village tucked amongst the rocks and mushrooms on that wreath. Happy crafting! Sharon

  3. Mariana says:

    Great job Sharon! I love the spring wreath!!!
    I don’t know were to buy the moss rocks, here in Spain… can you give me some producter name or some web adress? Thank you very much!!!

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  5. I love the spring updates you made to the wreath! The mushrooms are cute! I’m pinning your wreath!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
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  6. Vel says:

    super cute!!!! thanks for sharing!

  7. jet Hammes says:

    beautiful work, lovely , well done, and thank you for the sharing and the how to;XD

  8. Oh my goodness! I am in love with this wreath – especially the mushrooms!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you so much, Brittany. It was an easy one to make (and it’s one of my favorites, too). And I’m on a mushroom kick right now . . . Happy Easter to you! Sharon

  9. LisaM says:

    Now those are cute. The mushrooms are so fun.

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks, Lisa. I had plans to make a few decoupage mushrooms for the wreath, and then Rebekah designed these cuties and they were perfect for the wreath. Glad you like them, too. Sharon

  10. Martha Castle says:

    Some of Sharon’s ideas coud be changed into Christmas or Thanksgiving ideas with different holiday symbols. Think of you both often. Hope all is well.

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