It was my niece's 2nd birthday party, and my best friend agreed to a woodland themed party (yay!). I'm so glad she did because it turned out so cute and absolutely perfect! :). I decided to help create some of the decor.
I got a couple of small bird houses to hang around the kitchen. They were plain wooden birdhouses when I bought them. I coated them in gesso and busted out some brown, white, and green acrylic paint (I mixed a tiny spot of green paint with white to give it a light mint green hue). Once they were dry, I decided to use my glue gun and glue some little clumps of moss to them.
I knew I needed some toadstools. I was also going to cut and sew some toadstools from felt, but I didn't quite get that far.....So I got some red and white fimo and carefully used my fingers to create these little guys. I created them in a couple of different sizes. My words of wisdom when using fimo: Make sure you cut your finger nails before you dig in! Trust me.....First I shaped all the stumps and caps separately, then carefully pieced them together. Lastly, I added the little white polka dots. Once they were ready, I threw them into the oven to cook for about 15 minutes. Overall, they really didn't take very long to shape.
As you can see I did mount 2 of the birdhouses onto dowels. I ended up having to glue the dowels to the glass to keep them upright. Once I put the birdhouses in the vases, I then filled the bottom with white rocks, placed some little ferns in the back ground, placed some moss on top of the rocks, and placed a toadstool in each. Like so:
Here are some of my creations all together. I ended up doing a similar type centrepiece with a round glass bowl. But with these toadstools, I did end up gluing them to some river rocks. I also added some ivy leaves to the top of the moss.
All in all, I would say the party was a success!