Have you ever seen a maroon and yellow Bolete mushroom? I've only seen pictures, but I was inspired by the lovely natural colors and so I made the Two Colored Bolete Plushroom
The cap of this Plushroom is made from a minky maroon fabric. This fungus has pores instead of gills, so those are made with a yellow polka dot cotton fabric. The stems are a combo of yellow and maroon, so I tried both colors with the larges painted with the alternate color for an attempted ombre effect. At the bottom are 2 tags - one with care instructions and the other has this mushroom's names.
In the spirit of fungi, I try to bring trash to back to life when making my Plushrooms. I stuff them with upcycled polyester floof that is a byproduct from a local factory and I divert it from the landfill. I source many of the fabrics from thrift and second hand shops. I wash and check each piece for quality before using.
They are weighted with rice to stand on their own, so that you can have a fluffy mushy growing just about anywhere in your home!
Large mushrooms stand 10" tall and about 10" wide with some extra paint on the stem
Small mushrooms are 8" tall and about 8" wide. Still pretty big for a mushroom!
Mushrooms are rarely seen alone. Collect a whole family!