Make Your Own Magical Mushroom Lights

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

Parts list below, including links to suitable LEDs.

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Here are some LED strips from which you can utilise the LEDs:

(choose ‘non-waterproof’)


Worldwide (ships from China):
(choose the 5630 model, and no waterproofing)

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 Box – USA:
Battery Box – 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:


Dan Swan says:

Very nice job sir  🙂

Jamie Nobis says:

So, I got a cable with 2.4A and the LEDs need 5A? I mean doing the calculations.. but then again, that’s the whole strip. How do I get the amperage of just one led?

lynn blevig says:

This is an amazing idea! But can you have them outside all year around?

Александр Федоров says:

Хорошо получилось

Wayne Richmond says:

These are excellent! Really good video, these look like a lot of to make and have in the garden. Thanks says:

i would have never found this video at all thankyou for replying to my comment on this old tony subscribed and liked

Olga García says:


stuntedmonk says:

What are “mooshroom” lights?

Alex Noob says:

this project is too smart for my dumb ass

M. Emanuela Rossi says:

WOW! I wish I was able to make my own magical garden… You’re very talented, and I love your accent! <3

Fresh Meadow Bleach says:

Mine would be a fire hazard knowing myself… can someone make them for me? XD

Lonesome FPV says:

Make sure to use GE “silicone I” NOT GE “silicone II” because the silicone II does not dry unless exposed to air, therefore it will not dry in the rap, I learned this the hard way!!!

Twingenieer says:

what camera did you use, I love the shots you captured, i can’t stop staring at them!

Mardy26 says:


Robert Coffey says:

those are surprisingly neat

Jemmica Monty says:

do yhey det damaged of it rains

Ella May Fawkes says:

I have no idea how I got to this video but I love it

Tonni Lerche says:

Really love this !

Btw – the song at 8 minutes – whats the title? 😀

A J says:


Simon Baines says:

Fantastic. My little girl will love these. I was thinking of creating her a fairly grove or something. This will add a really nice feature.

Dimitri Roginski says:

Superbe réalisation merci :-))

T Helmy says:

Beautiful, clear, creative. Thank you, will follow.

Lem UroV says:

Hi, can I use something instead watercolour paint ?

l says:

nice job!

barcelonapeverini says:

realy nice idea .
tanks for posting this video.

Cassieanna Mackhrandilal says:

i like how he says blob

logan Saunders says:

how make them blink

Connor M says:

Hi Matthew, I have only recently discovered your channel and it is awesome! So many awesome projects that I want to try, these mushrooms have to be my favourite! I am also a big fan of the music you use in your videos and I am wondering if you would please be able to tell me what the name of the song from 7:55 – 8:25 and possibly where you get your music from? Its just stunning and I would love to get hold of some of these tracks! Keep up the great work!

Bryant John says:

is it possible to wire a separate on off switch that could be mounted on the wood? if so how can I do this?

brr johnson says:

These are really so charming & whimsical. Interestingly I have everything I need to create these right now, including the artful bark. I only need to choose a color I suppose, hmm..what to do

Giu says:

Wooow I want something like that for my aquarium!!!

miloradvlaovic says:

0:16 Lemon balm ( Melissa officinalis )
0:21 Forget me not ( Myosotis spp. )
0:24 darn it… perhaps the Watercress ( Nasturium officinale ) ?

On to the project. The resistance calculating and each wire testing bits are a drag… the rest is demanding but also fun. Imho. But nevertheless, what an amazing, creative and wonderful project, and what a great job you did. This looks like a super fine and fancy present, if properly done.

Jean Myers says:

i hope you are not offened but i will take your advise on make mushrooms but without lights and use them for scenery for my taxidermy hobby thank you for sharing

Rodrigo Mafra says:

that is so beautiful….please more projects like this!!!!!!!

Ray Nightmare says:


Kim Chaw says:

Ima just eat it mothfckas

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