This sweet lil’ mushroom house was so easy and so much fun to make! Plus, it’s made using recycled materials — making it a super-frugal project! It would make a great handmade holiday or birthday gift, and there is only a little hand sewing involved.
I used an empty oatmeal canister for the base, and cut out the door and windows using an exacto knife. It’s amazing what a few coats of paint can do to transform an empty oatmeal canister into this fun mushroom house!
The doll was made with some scraps of felt, and a tiny bit of pink wool roving for the hair. She’s very similar to the dolls I made for this felt fairy house. Oh, to have pink hair and live in a lovely mushroom house!! Could anything possibly be better than that?
The cap of the mushroom is a paper plate turned upside-down and covered with a piece of red felt. I stuffed it with recycled newspaper. I stapled the edges to keep the felt in place, which helped to keep the felt from sliding around while I was stitching. Then hand-stitched around the edge of the plate, and removed the staples when I was done. I added the white spots just to make it extra cute!
The best part was seeing the look of surprise on Emily’s face when she came home from school, and then to watch her get lost in her own world of pretend play!!
I had no idea an empty oatmeal canister could make a little girl so happy!!