These little glowing mushroom battery tea lights make magical stocking fillers and are easy to make if you have a glue gun to hand.
A glue gun
A battery powered tea light
Red velvet or other fabric
White embroidery thread
Red cotton thread
The size of your pieces will depend on the size of your tea light, and how tall/wide you’d like your toadstool to be.
Draw around the base of your tea light for the green felt circle.
Stitch white French knots or dots onto the red velvet top using embroidery thread.
Once you’ve finished your white spots, add on the underside of the cap using blanket stitch. A subsequent running stitch drawn together and then secured with a finishing off stitch will give the cap more of a hat shape.
Blanket stitch the sides of the stalk together.
Cover the edge of the tea light with the green felt, adding a little glue as you go around.
Position the green felt circle onto the tea light and then secure with a little glue.
Now you’re ready to assemble the toadstool pieces together.
Put a little glue onto the flame part of your candle and then swiftly add the stalk on before the glue dries.
Place a blob of glue in the middle of your cap and position on top of the stalk.