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  • Tracey Hairston

How I Created My DIY Mushroom Stools

Every now and again, I get the urge to be creative. I mean, REALLY creative. I find inspiration in so many places, whether it be on social media, Pinterest or magazines. I try to made it my own and put my own special spin on things. I never know how they create it or what it took for them to create it. That's where my personal creativity comes in and I figure it out on my own.

The Inspiration

I had envisioned these for my home but I wanted an easy way to recreate them so I snapped some pics as inspiration ( See those prices???? That's why I wanted to make them myself! Lol!) So I thought long and hard and said to myself "How would Tracey make these??" This is what I came up with- I went to Home Depot and the fabric store to find some products that I could use that would mimic the look of these cool mushroom stools. Below is what I used-

I found a concrete cement tube mold that I used as the base. It's pretty sturdy but not sturdy enough to sit on everyday so I added heavy duty tape to the bottom. I made one stool using a heavy duty twine to make it even stronger. I took a piece of plywood that I already had and cut out some circles. The other mushroom, I just double up fabric around the base. I got 6 round foam pieces that were the same size as the plywood rounds and then it was time to get started.

Here is how I assembled each mushroom-

  1. I cut my tube to the desired height.

  2. I took my jigsaw and cut out a circle to the same size as my foam circles.

  3. I took my glue gun and glued the twine all around the tube.

  4. I stacked all 3 foam circles and glued them with a spray adhesive to avoid slipping.

  5. Then I used an electrical bread knife to shape the foam circles into a mushroom top.

  6. I used spray adhesive again to lay down a layer of batting and then applied my fabric over top.

  7. I stapled it all down and pushed the excess fabric in the top.

  8. Finally I took some screws to attach the top to the base.

And there you have it! All in all, these were actually fairly easy to do and they are sturdier than I thought! I hope inspired you to make some for yourself. Let me know in the comments below what you think!

Until Next Time,


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