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Monday, September 25, 2017

Pumpkin Stem Mushrooms

I couldn't wait to share the mushrooms I made today using pumpkin stems.

This was such a fun project......

When my pumpkins are thrown away at the end of the season,   I always save the stem and let it dry to use in projects.

I will try to share plenty of close up photo's in case you might want to try your hand at making some to use in your fall decor.

I used my mushrooms in a vignette I have on the pass thru facing the family dining room.....

The first photo shows the dining room side and the second photo shows the kitchen side.    Since both sides have "common" pieces that sit in the middle,   I try to use similar decor on both sides.     I used white owls on both sides this time.

In the center of the pass thru,   I have an old barn canvas picture and a peely tool box..     I filled the tool box with a nest,  two baby owls,  and more pumpkin stem mushroom.

Here's a close up of one of the mushrooms in the tool box.......

and here's the other one.

I have the good side of this pastel pumpkin facing the kitchen side of the pass thru,    and the rustic side is on the dining room side.

Two more pumpkin stem mushrooms are perched on the top of the pumpkin......

These two pumpkin stem mushrooms are at the base of the big pumpkin well as another white owl couple.

I also added two white owl couples to the centerpiece I used last week for my tablescape.

You can see I've cleared the dishes away since last week.  
 I also had to change out the vignette on the pass thru because all that dried stuff around the rooster was falling on the floor.      

If you make any Pumpkin stem mushrooms,   let me know!     I would love to see them!


  1. Those mushrooms you made are adorable, I love it. I will be saving pupkin stems from now on. I also could see a fairy house scene using the mushrooms. CUTE,CUTE CUTE.

  2. Hard to find pumpkin stems here in Fla so I use things like cinnamon sticks, driftwood, even stiff wired beds and feathers.

  3. I think I make almost the same comment every week but I am just always floored by your ability to think outside of the box. I never would have thought to keep the pumpkin stems for projects.

  4. Brilliant! Clever girl! Will be making these for our home! Thanks for sharing! Happy Fall!

  5. I'm so inspired to use my driftwood collection. So adorable.Thanks for inspiring.

  6. That is such a neat idea and they look lovely!
    Karen B.

  7. Clever idea! Those mushrooms are so lovely
    Hugs Alessandra

  8. You always come up with new ways to make the cutest things, I love the mushrooms!! Those are the biggest pumpkin stems I have ever seen, that must have been a huge pumpkin.
    Thank you for sharing your home on OMHGFF this week!
    Hope you have a great Sunday and fantastic week!

  9. Well aren't they the cutest things!! Who would have thought it? But we are glad that you did!!LOL! I love those sweet owls too!!

  10. Those pumpkin stem mushrooms are the cutest things and what a fabulous idea! Glad you shared them.

  11. Another great use for pumpkins. Thanks for sharing this project on #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!

  12. Unbelievable!! Love them. Best wish3s, Linda craftsalamode

  13. What did u use for the tops of the mushrooms? I really want to make them also.

  14. Never thought about saving pumpkin stems...what a clever idea! Looks like you sort of made a fabric yo-yo for the mushroom tops. They're really cute in your vignettes!

  15. Pumpkin steam mushrooms is a fantastic idea. I saved a few of my pumpkin stems last year but I haven't decided how to use them yet. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning

  16. So fun and whimsical!! I'm bringing back my Monday link party @ DIY Home Sweet Home (first one will be Oct. 16th) and I would love for you to stop by and link up your mushrooms!


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