Make Your Own Magical Mushroom Lights

In this video we'll be making some really charming mushroom lights!

Here are the LEDs we'll need to make this:

Please note that the LEDs are wired in series on these strips, hence the 12v rating. The LEDs themselves are NEVER 12v individually, and are all in the 1.8v - 3.4v range. Also, if they have waterproofing silicone on top, just peel it off after cutting.

Parts List:

SMD LEDs (links above if you can't find any locally)
Resistors (value calculated in the video)
Clear silicone and watercolour paints
Thin wire and stiff wire
Wood (driftwood, bark, etc)
Battery box for 3x AA batteries, with built-in switch:

Battery Holder:
Battery Holder (UK / EU):

For this project we'll also need need the following tools:

Plastic food wrap
Scissors, wire cutters, and small pliers
Soldering iron and solder

Silicone not drying in your plastic wrap? Try this:

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  • Fictional-Nympho
    Fictional-Nympho5 ปีที่แล้ว

    ...I am legit gonna go build myself a fairy garden right now and just live in it. Like, forever.

  • CottonCandyCorner

    Just amazing I was thinking of making a mushroom with silicone for my videos, then i found this video, thank you for sharing!

  • Denca
    Denca2 ปีที่แล้ว

    ...go to your local Dollar store and get those Solar powered Garden lights! Use their parts for the project, I've done a few and it's amazing! No batteries needed!

  • Tim Frey
    Tim Frey2 ปีที่แล้ว

    I wonder if you could make a giant mushroom like regular desk lamp sized, that would be awesome XD

  • andy scott
    andy scott4 ปีที่แล้ว

    I made some! And they look cool! I made a few mistakes, they are too big, and thus too heavy and needed to be supported by some hidden pins, but overall I am very pleased. I used 20g silicon to 1g cerulean blue, and they are BRIGHT blue. I needed a croccy clippy helping hands thingy (which is used but not mentioned in the video) to do the soldering. Next time I will make the stems neater and thinner, and use wire coloured to match the silicon for the wire to the led so that it is less visible within the stem. Great video, Thanks!

  • Deanoramma
    Deanoramma2 ปีที่แล้ว

    No joke.. I wanted glowing mushrooms my entire life! thank you so much!

  • A E
    A E4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Instead of using tissues and bent up antenna fill the mushroom cup with transparent silicone. Then gently push the stem with LED in. Not all the way up but only to cover the LED. Let dry. This is much easier and you get better water resistance if using in garden.

  • Adam Ward
    Adam Ward2 ปีที่แล้ว

    The way you formed the silicone mushroom caps and stems is utter genius.

  • Frau Merklich
    Frau Merklich2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Wow I've seen this tutorial so long ago, but now I finally get to make my own mushroom lights! :D They're currently in the making, and I'm really excited to see how they turn Out 😄

  • Katlyn Albright
    Katlyn Albright2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Clicks on video

  • lukeybaby45
    lukeybaby453 ปีที่แล้ว

    Repeatedly watched this for years, and it's still one of my favourite THmy videos.

  • Linda D
    Linda D2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Very impressed with this - your explanation and detail was very well done! I’m definitely going to try this for my gnome garden

  • erika erika
    erika erika5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Now this is quality DIY. Not those stupid rainbow galaxy everything videos you see all over THmy!

  • DaisiesN Shhh
    DaisiesN Shhh2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Absolutely stunning! I'll be making these for my tarantula enclosures asap!

  • Jeff McKenzie
    Jeff McKenzie2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Very creative. I didn't know you could cut those type of LEDS like that and solder them like that. Great video also.

  • Anthony Downey
    Anthony Downey4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Very cool video but you gotta be careful what silicone you use as the most common 100% silicone contractor stuff has a powerful acid in it that corrodes metal and if it gets on the resistors legs it will can structure failure where they snap. So be sure to wrap any exposed metal parts with electrical tape or something to prevent your wires from eroding😁😁😁

  • Krawll Unchained
    Krawll Unchainedปีที่แล้ว

    Wow, just wow.

  • Paul Hatzig
    Paul Hatzig2 ปีที่แล้ว

    this was one of the most immersive and incredible DIY videos I have ever seen! Your channel is THmy GOLD!!

  • NobodyKnowsAnything
    NobodyKnowsAnything5 ปีที่แล้ว

    This channel is like... DIY Goals. I came to this video expecting "Step one, buy a lamp from somewhere and get some clay" and nope! It's all solder and voltages and by the way, did you know you can make adorable realistic mushrooms out of

  • Chanelle Kirch
    Chanelle Kirch2 ปีที่แล้ว

    This is literally the coolest craft I have ever seen!🧡🧡🧡