Easy DIY Mushroom Lights with Just Hot Glue and Fairy Lights!

Calling all mushroom lovers! Are you looking for the perfect way to incorporate mushrooms into your home decor?

We have a simple and cheap way to create these DIY mushroom lights!  These mushroom lights will add a whimsical touch to any room in your home, and the best part is that you can find all the supplies at your local dollar store.

With just a few supplies and a little creativity, you can create charming and enchanting light decor that will give a soft glow to any room.

It’s a fun and simple project suitable for crafters of all ages and skill levels.

Get ready to give your space a charming touch with these delightful, handmade mushroom lights.

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I made these diy mushroom lights in a variety of sizes and used a back of a paint palette to create the top of the mushroom giving it the perfect shape.

You can make this easy DIY by using just fairy lights and hot glue, they’re easy to customize and can be used in a variety of ways to bring a little bit of enchantment to your home.

If you’re a fan of all things magical and nature-inspired, then these mushroom lights are the perfect mushroom décor to your home décor.

Here’s what you’ll need

To make your own DIY mushroom lights, you’ll need just a few simple materials:

  • Fairy lights (yellow or white light bulbs work best)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Round Base (I used a plastic lid of a glass jar that I used for another diy project.)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glass jar or vase of your choice
  • Faux green moss

I found this glass candle holder with wood base that I got for 50% off sale from Michaels, but you can also shop at thrift stores for glass vases or bowls to hold your mushroom lights. I knew that I wanted to have a cottage core vibe and that’s when I got the idea for an easy home decor craft. 

Step-by-Step Instructions for DIY Mushroom Lights

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hot glue drying to make mushroom caps

Step One

Begin by creating the mushroom caps. To shape mushroom caps and prevent damage to the top, I used nonstick cooking spray on the back of a paint palette to create a dome mushroom shape.

Use your hot glue gun and make circles in various sizes, depending on how big you want your mushrooms to be.

Once the glue has dried, peel the mushroom caps off clean off the spray residue and set aside.

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Step Two

Glue or tape your fairy lights to the base, then start twisting the wire up to stem.

I twisted my fairy lights closer together to make the whole mushroom stems light up.

Repeat the process until the string lights are all used. Glue or tape down your stems on your base how ever you like.

adding glue to stems

Step Three

Use your glue gun to run hot glue along the stem, covering the base and all sides.

hot glue caps to stems

Step Four

Once the glue is cooled on all the caps and stems, place a dot of hot glue in the center of the bottom of the mushroom caps and attach to the stems.

diy mushroom lights in clear glass vase

Step Five

Place your diy mushroom lights in a glass bowl with the battery pack down first, then top with faux green moss to give it a whimsical cottagecore vibe.

Ways to Customize your DIY Mushroom Lights

  • Experiment with different sizes and shapes of mushroom caps for a more varied look.
  • Add glitter or other embellishments to the caps for a bit of sparkle.
  • Use your mushroom lights in a terrarium, on a piece of wood or as part of a fairy garden display.
  • For a warm and natural feel, you can put them on a windowsill or a mantelpiece.
diy mushroom fairy lights displayed in a clear glass vase

I remember the first time I saw mushroom lights on Tik Tok and I know they would compliment the cottage core look that I wanted.

They looked like something straight out of a fairy tale book, and I knew I had to have them in my home.

I was happy to find out that these little mushroom lights were actually quite easy to make, and I ended up creating one for my mom as well.

diy mushroom lights with green moss in a glass vase

They add such a cozy and enchanting touch to any room, and I always get compliments on them when I have guests over.

Did you know that mushrooms are part of the fungi family? These unique organisms do not possess roots, leaves or flowers like traditional plants do. 

Believe it or not, more than a thousand distinct types of mushrooms, some of which can be eaten, while others are poisonous, and they come in different shapes and sizes.

Have you ever made any DIY lighting or glass mushroom lamps for your home décor before? What was your favorite project and why?

Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or just looking for a fun and easy project to try out, these DIY mushroom lights are sure to delight.

With just a few simple materials, you can create charming and whimsical lighting that will bring a touch of magic to any room in your home.

So why not give it a try? And if you’re looking for more inspiration, be sure to connect with Rock Painting Guide for the best craft and rock painting ideas.

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