Yes I covered the mushroom stems in jute.
And to go along with the totally fake mushrooms is some totally fake grass!
Here’s how I made them:
1. Start with paper mache mushrooms. (Michaels $1.50 each)
(It’s stain and poly in one but I don’t like it for furniture, very sticky to work with, but great for crafts.)
7. Wrap stem in jute, begin at base of cap, dab a little hot glue every so often.
I used the same method for the jute pears here.