Garden Mushroom Tutorial
I thought it would be fun to create some garden mushrooms. I took a few pictures when putting the mushrooms together, so I thought I would share them in a quick blog post.
One of the unique things about how these pieces are assembled is that the mushroom cap is removable from the stem. This makes them easier to pack and ship, and safer to handle when pushing the stem into the ground (I am always worried someone is going to put garden stakes into the ground by pushing on the glass rather than the stem and risk breaking the glass).
Once the caps are fused and slumped, use GE Silicone II to glue the 3/4" PVC pipe caps to the underside of the mushroom caps, and set aside to fully cure. At my local "big box" store, the PVC caps come in two versions. One version has a slightly domed top, which is what I used for the mushrooms. The flat top would work well, too. Note that silicone fully cures in approximately 24 hours.