Fall is officially here! If you’re looking for a gorgeous fall flower to craft, try making these paper spider chrysanthemums. Since this flower blooms in the fall, it’s a great DIY to start right now. It also symbolizes optimism and joy, which is something everyone could use as we shift into a new season.
Everybody and Their Mum Will Love This One
Our designer Krista made these gorgeous paper spider chrysanthemums using four different shades of purple metallic paper from PaperPapers. And thanks to our friends at PaperPapers, we’re giving you this DIY project for FREE.
Once you’ve gathered the tools and materials below, head over to PaperPapers for your free template. We recommend using a cutting machine for these intricate petals, but you can always cut them by hand, too. Then follow our instructions below to make your own paper spider chrysanthemums for fall.
When you’re done with this DIY, we’d love to see how your mums turned out. Make sure to share your paper crafts with us on Instagram using the hashtag #MadeWithLia. We may just repost them!
- 8.5″x11″ text weight paper — PaperPapers Stardream Metallic in Amethyst, Kunzite, and Punch & Curious Metallic in Violette
- 8.5″x11″ cardstock paper – PaperPapers Basis in Olive
- Green Paper Covered Floral Wire — Lia Griffith 18-Gauge and 24-Gauge
- Floral Tape — Lia Griffith Fern
- Gather tools and materials.
- Visit PaperPapers for your SVG file or printable PDF. Cut paper pieces according to template. (The tutorial shows the chrysanthemum in the color Punch.)
- Fully curl the edges of all the smaller petal pieces using a curling tool or the edge of a pair of scissors.
- Curl just the tips of the 3 biggest petal pieces.
- Stack and glue the smaller matching pairs, each layer rotated.
- Stack and glue all the 3 pairs. Maintain the tightest curl in the center of the mum.
- Glue together the last 3 layers, smallest to largest, each layer rotated.
- Glue together both halves of the mum to finish the bloom.
- Bend the tip of 18-gauge floral wire 90° with pliers. Slide on the circle backer and glue in place.
- Glue the wire and backer onto the underside of the mum.
- Begin to wrap the wire stem with green floral tape.
- Fold the mum leaf in half and curl edges under. Glue the end of a length of 24-gauge floral wire into the fold of the leaf and pinch closed.
- Wrap the base of leaf and wire with floral tape.
- Attach leaf to flower stem by wrapping the wires together with tape, all the way down the stem.
- Bend the flower stem. Gently pull down the bottom petal layers to give the mum more shape.
Like this project?
We’ll be sharing new fall flowers and other fall décor projects on our social pages. You can find us on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
If you want to see other versions of mums we’ve made over the years, you can find more mums here. You can also browse all of our fall DIY décor on the site if you need more ideas.
While this flower is a freebie, you can become a member to access all of our DIY projects. Membership includes printable patterns, SVG files, easy tutorials, and more. Head on over to our membership page now to see our membership options as well as the full list of membership perks. Happy crafting! ~Lia and team
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
After making the spider mums in the frosted papers class, I found these on your site. I downloaded the SVG on paper papers site and it isn’t a 12×12 pattern. It also cannot be altered because it is 1 image so I can’t duplicate and move things around. This pattern appears to produce a larger flower with more layers which I would like to make. Can you provide the SVG to do so? The leaves are included on the SVG on the paper papers file…who wants purple leaves? Thank you!
Hello! This was a project sponsored by Paper Papers and the paper used was 8.5×11, so the SVG was created to fit that size. Only the smaller group of petals are locked though, so you can still move around the larger petals. The leaves are included in the SVG already and are also not locked– just be sure to UNGROUP everything when you upload the design on to the canvas 🙂
Hi, where I can find SVG file? 🙁
There’s a link in the post to Paper Papers site where you’ll find the PDF and SVG.
I have tried many times to download the svg file of the spider chrysanthemums and it just won’t download. It just keeps jumping around. Do we have to belong to PaaperPapers tp get this pattern?
It’s a free pattern so it should just download to your computer. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with more details and a screenshot of what you’re experiencing so we can help you better!
Hi I’m having the same problem as well. Its only giving me the list file.
The link in the post will take you to Paper Paper’s site, who is hosting the SVG and PDF downloads (located at the bottom of the post). https://www.paperpapers.com/news/spider-chrysanthemums/
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