After a woodland holiday break and some annual toadstool friends popping up in my garden, I feel like I’ve been surrounded by fungi lately. Whatever your feelings about the real thing, you’ll find it hard to resist these crafts and DIYs featuring kawaii mushrooms and toadstools.
This mushroom and toadstool look like the cutest Autumn friends and you can make them yourself with the affordable amigurumi crochet pattern by A Little Love Every Day.
And any crocheters into the cottagecore trend are going to need a toadstool beret! Get the pattern from Porcelain Lamb who also have a matching shoulder bag pattern.
Felt sewing is easy to pick up and this adorable Little Amanita toadstool ornament at Trellis & Thyme is fairly easy to stitch up with some embroidery too.
Or try your hand at a pincushion that could also be used as a decoration. The free tutorial at The Little House By The Sea includes patterns for a Toadstool Cottage and Mushroom House with sweet floral embroidery.
Super Mario mushrooms are a classic and the free patterns at Kandi Patterns can be used for cross stitch, perler beads and other grid-based crafts. There’s so many different options to choose from including Pokemon, Kirby, food and flags.
There are lots of different ways to make origami mushrooms but I like these by kamikey. You can add dots for toadstools or just draw on a happy face.
Or if you feel like a challenge, how cool are these 3D paper mushrooms by Happy Bum TV? They’d make really cute decorations.
If Nova’s Totoro Fairy Garden tutorial inspired you to make one earlier this year, why not change things up for autumn and add some mushrooms? Dream Up Art shows you how to make mushrooms from air dry clay, which can easily be customised to match your theme.
Not everyone likes eating real mushrooms, but how about Meiji’s Kinoko No Yama biscuits! You can try making them yourself with the DIY kit that includes moulds and 3 colours of chocolate so you can create some unique varieties. It’s currently unavailable at a lot of sites but StarryMart (UK) have stock.
If those all sound like too much effort, download a super cute free polka dot mushroom colouring page from Sugarhai and take a break.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.