Monday 9 August 2021

**RERUN** Crafting With Cats ~ Part XIX ~ Easter Special ~ How We Made The Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom and Mini Faux Lawn

 Welcome to

Supurr Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks for joining us for a rerun of our 2020 Easter Crafting with Cats Special. Mew know we have so much fun making all this stuff for feline enrichment, and we hope mew enjoy seeing it and/or making it too! 

If mew missed any of our previous CWC posts, stop by the Crafting with Cats Page to see all our previous projects, and mew don't have to be an expert in anything to make any of them. Plus we offer workarounds and no-sew projects for those who don't like to sew.

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This time we're making a pawesome

Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom and Mini Faux Lawn

Crafting with Cats Easter Special ©BionicBasil® Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom and Mini Faux Lawn

What Mew Will Need:

Fur the Shroom: 

empty cable reel

sisal rope - we used 10 metres or 10.94 yards


faux fur green

white felt square

fabric of your choice - we used a piece of raw silk dupion in candy pink for the top of our shroom 

cotton - needle - scissors - optional sewing machine - staple gun - glue gun

For the mini faux lawn mew will need:

faux fur in green

backing fabric


**see our previous tutorial on how to make the mini faux lawn**

Let's Get Started

Crafting with Cats Easter Special ©BionicBasil® How To Make The Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom

1. Dad had thrown this empty data cable reel out, but the P.A. spotted it and squirrelled it away in the craft room for future use, and this week an idea finally struck after a long dry spell in the creativity department. 

2.  Cut your wadding/padding to size and place atop the soon to-be-shroom. We used double thickness for extra softness and comfort.

Crafting with Cats Easter Special ©BionicBasil® How To Make The Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom

3. Take your felt and cut as many circles as mew want, we made 5.  Place them on your fabric and pin them in place.

4. Sew either on a machine; we used a simple zig-zag stitch or sew by hand, or if mew're not into sewing glue in place. 

5. Mew should now have something that looks like this.

6. Place atop the wadding and position for best effect.

Crafting with Cats Easter Special ©BionicBasil® How To Make The Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom

7.  Flip your shroom and staple the fabric in place, pulling gently to keep it taut. If mew're not sure about this step, watch our chair renovation video - fast forward to 6 mins and mew'll see exactly how to do it. Mew can also glue this step if you don't have a staple gun. Cut off any excess fabric near the inner core.

8. Mew should now have something that looks like this. It's starting to look Shroom'a'licious! MOL

9. & 10. Take your faux fur and mark around the reel cutting your circle about 2" or 5 cm wider.

11. Measure the width from the inner core to the edge, mew can then cut out the exact size circle so your fabric looks like a doughnut and fits around the core purrfectly. 

12.  Glue the faux fur to the reel, then flip offur and glue the remaining overlap to the underneath.

13. & 14. Take your sisal rope and begin glueing so it covers the staples.

15. & 16. Wurk your way along the full length of the core glueing the sisal rope in place until mew reach the faux fur.

And mew should now have something that looks like this, and is covered in cats! MOL

Crafting with Cats Easter Special ©BionicBasil® The Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom with The B Team

Pop to our Instagram feed to see the video - scroll through the pics on that post as the video is in the middle.

The B Team love it!

The Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom took approximately an hour to make but should take mew less time as we didn't have any instructions.  And mew can make it without using a staple gun or doing any sewing whatsoeffur - how epic, epically epic!  Mew can also use any colours mew like and that goes fur the faux lawn too, it's just that we used these colours to match our Valentine's Cottage

And that furiends furry sadly brings us to the end of our Crafting with Cats rerun, we do hope mew liked it and if mew decide to make your furry own Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom and Mini Faux Lawn we'd love to see, tag us on your social media @BionicBasil. 

We'll be back on Wednesday with another fun Cat-formation post so do stop by to see what we have in store for mew this week.

Epic crafty purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team 

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  1. You're so crafty. This is so beautiful too. Your kitties are lucky to have such a crafty mom.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to all the kitties and a hug to mom. ♥

  2. I love this post! That is the cutest little mushroom - but I don't see any cats getting in the way, how nice is that?!

  3. That one is so colorful and pretty!

  4. That's so cool!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  5. Your mum is so talented. I love the mushroom. XO

  6. Cute mushroom and I love the faux lawn! Very colorful!

  7. Lets pretend to be fairy-kitties, and we can sit on the mushroom and enjoy a summers day in the shade of a nice bush...

  8. That is so very cool. We want one for inside the house!

  9. How creative!
    Thanks for sharing at

  10. Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥


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