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Paper Mum Printables + Tutorial

Continuing with my paper flower series. . . here is a gorgeous fall favorite, the mum also known by its longer name, the chrysanthemum. I love the rich plums and orange colors this flower comes in as it goes so well with fall decorations and entertaining.

I will be using these mums in more upcoming projects including a printable Thanksgiving table decor kit. The printables for these plum and orange mums are available at the end of the post or you can use your own colored paper to make these simple blooms. I printed them onto text weight copy paper. The back prints in this rich watercolor image to add some variations in color to your flowers. Cheers! ~Lia



Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer. Find more of her creative inspiration at liagriffith.com.

  1. Preciosas flores, gracias por compartir.Saludos.

  2. Awesome! Can’t wait to see what you’ve done with them. Thank you for the template.

  3. These are absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for sharing and I cannot wait to make some. I am new to your blog though am totally loving it and look forward to your posts. Have an awesome weekend!

  4. I love all the DIY I’ve seen on your blog, the’are gorgeous and inspiring! The blog is perfect, I don’t know what you are doing on the BYW Boot Camp ;P
    Hugs :)

  5. So cool! I will try them once I buy new printer cartridges… did you use special paper for them? Looks shiny.

    • Thanks Lora, I used plain copy paper but on a laser printer, that adds the shine.

      • Oh… :) Sooo I guess I could experiment with shiny paper on my inkjet printer. I hope the ink lasts. I will let you know how they turned out. Thanks a lot for the lovely things you offer us!

        • You could. I don’t think these need to be shiny to look pretty. Also, try using a colored paper with the PDF as a template. That will save a lot of ink. :-)

  6. I wandered over here from BYW. I love a good paper crafting project. These are amazing!

  7. Hi Lia,
    finally I discovered now also your blog and my eyes are just getting bigger and bigger by brosing through the different DIY ideas! It is amazing and I am just glad I found your blog via BYW :)

  8. Oh, they are just lovely! I’m partial to crysanthemums because they are the flower of my birth month, November! I will make a cutting file for my Silhouette to do the heavy lifting, so to speak, and make a lot of them. They’ll look so cheerful on our breakfast room table, or if I make enough, on a new fall wreath for the front door! Thank you for all the lovely things you so generously give away!

  9. Absolutely love your blog. I am making the paper mums for Thanksgiving!
    Whenever I open my e-mail and see one from you I can’t wait to see what creative and beautiful thing you have made. Thank you so much!

    • Awww. Thanks Linda! That makes my weekend. I am doing a Thanksgiving table setting with more printables that will coordinate with these mums.

  10. These look brilliant! Thank you for the tutorial and downloads x

  11. Another beauty, Lia – thank you! The sheen on the paper adds to the loveliness. I just shared the link over at All Things Paper on Facebook and it’s already making quite a splash. :)

  12. These are so delightful! So excited to have discovered your blog. Thanks to ‘All Things Paper’.

  13. Your printable flowers are the best, my friends and I made one of the others and I can’t wait to make this one too.

  14. Hi Lia!
    LOVE your mums, but wondered IF you have the file available in just outline form, so that I could possibly print on shiny paper or, better yet, to be able to cut these on my Boss Kut Gazelle machine? Need to learn to use it, but haven’t gotten to that level yet! Regardless, thanks so much for sharing; I’ll definitely see what I can do with these!

  15. I particularly love the photography and how you utilized it in the DIY layouts you provide. Really nice. And since that was one of our lessons in BYW class, I’m starting to pay attention to those details. Hope you are enjoying class as well! ~ Jodi

  16. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing.. Your photos are amazing!


  17. Lia – l’m loving your blog! Photos are excellent, style is great and I love tutorials for making stuff. …hopwe the BYW course is going well for you

    Ginger :-) (BYW)

    • Hello Ginger. Thanks for your sweet note! I am totally enjoying the class, just bummed I don’t have more time to spend on the assignments. I am sooo behind. :-) Popping over to your blog now!

  18. So gorgeous and yet you have made it so simple. Thank you so much for sharing.


  19. Hi Lia! do you have it in pink? Thanks!!! :)

  20. I love your flowers and the fact that you put the tutorials out for us all to try. I was wondering if you want to put stems on some of these flowers, how would you go about it? I really want to try making bouquets out of all the flowers you are teaching me how to make. Thank you so, so much

  21. Thank you so much. I don’t know how I missed that one. I went out a purchased some paper today and all the goodies with it. Now that I am unemployed, I have plenty of time to practice and who knows maybe I can do something with it. Living in the Coeur d Alene area, we have lots of Farmers Mkts and Art on the Green.

  22. I actually was thinking about that last night when I was trying to sleep. Instead I had visions of flower blossoms in my head.

  23. Well I did it. I made the mum but used card stock to play with. Using a stylus (ok the back of my crochet hook) i curved the petals and gave the petals some texture. I also added a center to cover the wire. It turned out pretty good. I also tried on of the roses and put it on a stem as well and added leaves to the stem.

  24. I love all of the flowers I have found to make. Please tell me a good colored paper I can use and that will still curl well. Thank you!

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