The recent rain in Texas raised a troop of mushrooms just in time for Halloween! 🍄💀
I did a bit of foraging and created some witchy specimen jars. So can you!!
What you’ll need:
- Printed labels
- Spray paint
- Spray adhesive
- Peat moss
- Fabric (optional)
- Twine (optional)
- Tweezers, tongs or gloves.
- Dehydrator or tray
Let’s get started!!
- First gather jars. The best place to look is in your fridge! I used sauce containers.
- Soak the jars to remove labels in hot water. Use goo gone or a bit of baby oil to remove any residue.
- Allow jar to dry completely.
- Spray paint your printed jar lids. I went with an antique bronze.
- Print out spooky potion labels or create your own! Chalk labels are also trending!!
- 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.
- Add peat moss in the bottom of your jar for cushion and interest.
Foraging & drying:
- Grab a bucket and a pair of tweezers, tongs or Gloves. You don’t want to touch the mushrooms.
- Wear appropriate footwear! It might be muddy!
- Enjoy the outdoors and search for your specimens; Mushrooms, moss, lichen, etc!
- 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.
- Make sure they are completely dry & add to your jars.
- 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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