Spider Mums are part of the chrysanthemum family, a late blooming flower that I just adore to see this time of year. It’s a flower I have wanted to make in paper for a while and I finally came up with a design I am happy with! The long, spindly petals of a spider mum can be daunting to cut but with a cutting machine it could not be simpler. I have included a PDF of this patterns as well because, although it will be time consuming, the pattern itself is a simple one to cut by hand.

I used a variety of lime green, golden yellow, mandarin orange and botanic green in metallic paper for my paper spider mums and leaves. The chrysanthemum is such a retro flower in my mind so I wanted to play on that with this round of the design. As ever though my paper flowers can be made in any color and as long as you use a text-weight paper (card stock does not curl as well) the end result will look just gorgeous. Try them in whites for a simple yet elegant paper wedding flower, or in a variety of soft pastels for a cute window display.

Once you have your pattern cut, follow the instructions below to make your paper spider mums. And please do share your pictures with me – I love to see my paper flower designs out there in the world! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by! ~ Lia