A vice really helps make this an easy project. So does the dremmel.... But if you're not concerned with the longevity of your ornament, you could skip the drilling and just hot glue the two pieces together and call it a day.
- Bag of wood doll heads
- Bag of wood robin eggs
- Gorilla super glue (NOT regular gorilla glue!)
- Eye hook screws
- Dremmel rotary tool
- Sand paper
- Paper napkin or cloth
- Strong rubber band
Using the sanding attachment on your dremmel, drill into the hole to enlarge it and shape it to fit the top of your robin egg.
Test it out. Once you can kinda wedge the robing egg into the mushroom cap, sand both sides. Sanding the edges will make it easier for the glue to bond them together.
Glue the mushroom cap to the robin egg with a little bit of gorilla super glue on both sides. Use a rubber-band to hold the pieces together while they dry. It should take about 20 minutes. If you're working outside, bring the project inside to dry (the cold will mess with the glue).
Once dry, flip your mushrooms over and use the vice to secure them while you paint. I wanted my mushroom to keep the natural feeling of wood so I barely watered down some red acrylic paint and added a layer to the mushroom cap. Once the paint dried I screwed in the eye hook, then I randomly added the white dots in batches so I could sprinkle on some glitter before the paint dried.
And there you have it! A wooden mushroom ornament for your tree, for a package of for someone you love.