I was so inspired by Vintage by Crystal’s spun cotton candy box Tinsel Trading workshop that I came home and started making spun cotton ornaments:

spun cotton mushroom folks in progress

These became mushroom clip ornaments, and were inspired by the German glass mushroom clip ornaments I love, old fashioned “mushroom men,” and by the ornaments Hosanna Houser made on the Martha show last year.

Spun cotton mushroom clip ornaments

These mushroom folks are from 2″ to 3 1/2″ high, hand-painted, sport red stamen-like noses, and have a tuft of feather greenery tucked in the vintage clip.

Spun cotton mushroom clip ornament

This earnest fellow is looking forward to his first Christmas.