Project Overview

This flower pot mushroom house is a fun and easy project that will look great in your garden. You can make as many as you like and create your own mushroom village.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Paint pot with undercoat
2 Give saucer an undercoat
3 Paint the saucer
4 Decorate the pot
5 Add the detail
6 Glue on the roof
7 Make more pot houses
  • Step 1. Paint pot with undercoat

    Start applying a generous amount of the white undercoat and leave to dry. Kids should wear gloves and goggles for painting.
  • Step 2. Give saucer an undercoat

    Paint the saucer, but just cover the underside and then leave to dry.
  • Step 3. Paint the saucer

    Paint the saucer in your chosen colour and set aside to dry before doing a second coat. Then paint some spots on with a lighter colour.
  • Step 4. Decorate the pot

    Turn the pot upside down and paint on the door and window. Use a darker colour for the door and window frame, and a lighter colour for the window’s glass. You’ll probably need to paint two coats.
  • Step 5. Add the detail

    Once the pot is dry, use a sharpie pen to draw on the door knob, and outline the door and window to finish off.
  • Step 6. Glue on the roof

    Apply some PVA glue to the base of the pot. Place the upturned saucer on top and hold it in place for a few second, then leave to dry.
  • Step 7. Make more pot houses

    Grab a few more pots and make other mushroom houses in different sizes and colours. Then, you can build a little village out in the backyard and let your imagination run wild.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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