Fairy Garden Mushrooms Made From Salt & Pepper Shakers

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Creating a Fairy Garden is fun for all ages. Accessories are so fun to add so when I saw these Mushroom Salt and Pepper Shakers at the Thrift store my vision was Fairy Garden Mushrooms! You are going to love the Before and After! 

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I have teamed up with a group of creative bloggers to share our latest Thrift Store Makeover projects! Be sure to scroll all the way down and find some nice ideas for your thrifty creative spirit too!

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The price sticker says 3.99 but these babies were half price so cha ching! I instantly knew there would be Cheap Fairy Garden Mushrooms coming soon to my house when I saw these.

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As with all thrift store purchases, I began with a good cleaning. They are pretty cool, aren’t they! As a product of the 70’s, I remember all the mushroom decor of those days.

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All cleaned up and ready to paint, I began by giving the tops a coat of white as I knew those vintage colors would be hard to cover. After the white paint was completely dry, I placed the puffy stickers in random patterns on each mushroom.

Then the tops were painted Christmas Red and the bottoms were painted Beige. It still took about three coats of red even though I had used the white paint as sort of a primer. That vintage paint was really good!

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Next I very carefully painted each of the puffy stickers white using a small brush. After all of the paint was dry, I finished off my new Fairy Garden Mushrooms with two coats of Lacquer. 

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They turned out great and fit well with a few of my large Fairy Garden pieces. This little Fairy Garden is situated in a pot of Geraniums which tend to lean forward reaching for the sun so the entire backside was begging for a Fairy Garden. 

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The flower container is an upcyle project using a vintage blue speckled canning pot. See that post here where you will find my trick for flower pot filler to save some bucks on soil. 

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11 Comments

  1. I can’t believe the transformation. The original mushroom shakers are really ugly but the red mushrooms in the fairy garden are so beautiful!

  2. Shirley, Amazing what new life can come from old discarded pieces. The mushrooms salt and pepper shakers transform beautifully into fairy garden pieces! Love the idea of the puffy stickers, I think they make the project! Great job and they look beautiful in your fairy garden planter. Pinned

  3. So stinkin’ cute! That was a great find to repaint into fairy garden mushroom. And the puffy stickers for the mushroom spots is genius. Love it!

  4. These are great, Shirley and wonderful additions to your fairy garden. Great tip about using a white base coat as a primer for those old pieces. I’m going to be on the hunt for those old salt and pepper shakers for my fairy garden.

  5. What a fantastic find! These are super cute! Half price items are an even better find. Now I’ll be on the lookout for items to upcycle into a fairy garden.

  6. Wow Shirley! You were really lucky to find those salt and pepper shakers to transform into fairy garden mushrooms! What a creative idea! And they turned out amazing! Just perfect for your adorable fairy garden! So cool!

  7. Oh, my goodness! What a CLEVER idea! I haven’t played in my fairy garden for a while now, but suddenly I want to! 😉 Thank you for this wonderful inspiring post! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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