Halloween ๐Ÿ„ Foraging

The recent rain in Texas raised a troop of mushrooms just in time for Halloween! ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ’€

I did a bit of foraging and created some witchy specimen jars. So can you!!

What you’ll need:

  • Jars
  • Printed labels
  • Spray paint
  • Spray adhesive
  • Peat moss
  • Fabric (optional)
  • Twine (optional)
  • Tweezers, tongs or gloves.
  • Bucket
  • Dehydrator or tray

Let’s get started!!

Containers:

  1. First gather jars. The best place to look is in your fridge! I used sauce containers.
  2. Soak the jars to remove labels in hot water. Use goo gone or a bit of baby oil to remove any residue.
  3. Allow jar to dry completely.
  4. Spray paint your printed jar lids. I went with an antique bronze.
  5. Print out spooky potion labels or create your own! Chalk labels are also trending!!
  6. Use spray adhesive on the back of your new label. Before you adhere to the jar allow the adhesive to become tacky for a few minutes.
  7. Add peat moss in the bottom of your jar for cushion and interest.

Foraging & drying:

  1. Grab a bucket and a pair of tweezers, tongs or Gloves. You don’t want to touch the mushrooms.
  2. Wear appropriate footwear! It might be muddy!
  3. Enjoy the outdoors and search for your specimens; Mushrooms, moss, lichen, etc!
  4. If you have a dehydrator allow at least 4hrs to dry your mushrooms. Or use a tray lined with paper towels & arrange your mushrooms so they do not touch. Place in a warm ventilated area to dry overnight.
  5. Make sure they are completely dry & add to your jars.
  6. Glue the jar lids on if you are worried about children ingesting the mushrooms!

Final touch (optional). cut a square of fabric larger than your lid. Use twine to secure it over the top of lid.

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