I made crepe paper mushrooms in this post, and wanted to use them to make fun spring decor as a mushroom wood bowl centerpiece for my kitchen table. I love the idea if woodland based decor moving into spring! There is a video with this post you can watch the entire process of creating the centerpiece. See how to make the mushrooms here.
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To create my centerpiece, I used a long wood serving platter I already owned as the base and bought years ago, but any wooden bowl will work. This one is really cool, has a great shape and is almost 32 inches long. You can find other supplies like moss here.
I wanted to make sure I could still use it for food in the future, so I cut out a piece of cardboard from a box I had on hand and taped it in place along the sides so it would stay clean with all of the moss. I love preserved moss, but it can be really messy. I love making crafts and decor out of moss because it’s such a great medium, such as this giant moss wall abstract art hanging.
To the top of the tapes cardboard, I hot glued dry floral foam cut in half. For my long bowl, three bricks cut into 6 pieces fit perfectly. I used an extra brick to cut out some smaller pieces to fit in the ends.
Covering the entire mound with white craft glue, I added three different kinds of moss to the top and pressed them into the glue, adding more as needed to give it that “woodsy” effect. I used regular green preserved moss, a bright green Reindeer moss, and dried Spanish moss for some texture and variation.
Once the all of the foam was covered, I carefully pushed my wood dowel mushroom stems into the moss and dry floral foam at different heights, placing the smallest ones on the outside ends and the biggest ones clustered in the middle to give it a natural feel.
I styled it over a natural fiber runner for easy to removal at meal times or when we want to use the table.
These paper mushrooms are so cute, and I’ve also decided to assemble some cute terrariums. I’ll share that project with you too! These are so super sweet and make a fun and inexpensive accent. For another wood bowl centerpiece idea with moss, see how I created this faux orchid display on a dining room table.