$10 Autumn Mum Wreath
$10 Autumn Mum Wreath
Oh how I love the change of seasons! My $10 autumn mum wreath is one way I like to welcome fall.
This easy project combines so many of my favorite crafting elements, which include a trip to the dollar store, a wreath to don our front door, flowers and bows!
I hope you'll try this super fast and easy project to highlight your indoors or outdoors with some seasonal color.
Beautiful Autumn Blooms
As summer flowers are receding and hydrangea bursts are changing color - just in time to dry and decorate with - there are a number of beautiful autumn flowers just blooming.
Here are some seasonal flowers to add to your garden or patio planters.
- Chrysanthemum or mums that I'm featuring here in my wreath project.
- Pansy - these pretty little flowers will bloom again in the spring.
- Flowering Kale - my mother-in-law loves to use kale in all of her containers each fall to enjoy outside of their big picture window. The colors are soothing and lovely!
- Aster - bright purples remind us of summer color, but extend into the fall.
- Flowering peppers and grasses - don't forget colorful veggies and lush grasses that add deep and vibrant colors to your autumn gardenscape.
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$10 Autumn Mum Wreath Materials
A visit to the dollar store or your craft bin is all you need to get started on this autumn mum wreath project.
I ventured out with flowers on my mind and found the perfect ribbon to pair with deep red and ivory colored silk mums.
Here's what you need to make your own mum wreath.
- Wreath base - purchase a wire, foam or straw wreath base or make your own by duct taping a pool noodle or wrapping a round piece of cardboard in newspaper or bubble wrap.
- 4"-6" wide burlap ribbon or other neutral, fall colored ribbon to serve as your wreath wrap
- Mum flowers on the stem. This wreath features 4 stems with 20 blooms in total. Naturally, I bought more than I needed, but used the rest to create a nice centerpiece for my dining table and hutch.
- 2"-3" wide coordinating ribbon for the bow and wreath hanger. I found this lovely, warm, red and ivory gingham, in the Halloween aisle at the dollar store. All of the Halloween ribbons were grouped together with the more fall-focused ones.
- 1 roll sparkle tulle (optional) - I simply love the sparkle tulle that I find at the dollar store every season. I accented the red and ivory gingham with the sparkles.
- Twist ties - I keep a bundle of these in my spice drawer for cooking and crafting. Because I like to reuse my wreath bases each season, I prefer to attach my burlap ribbon to my wreath base with twist ties. These also work great for attaching flowers to the wreath.
- Glue gun and glue stick - I slid the flower stems into the burlap ribbon wrap and secured with just a little glue.
- Scissors for the ribbon/tulle and heavy enough to cut the flower stems and/or clippers
- Craft mat
Mum Wreath Instructions
As always, fire up your glue gun and lay down a craft mat or placemat to protect your table surface.
Next, start wrapping your wreath base in burlap or other natural colored ribbon.
Use a twist tie to secure the first end and another to secure the last end.
Now, have fun placing your mums in an attractive arrangement.
I like to balance my designs with a little burst on the diagonal from the focal point.
Also, determine which side you should cover with your mums and bow and which side should be 'open'.
Decide where you'd like to loop your hanging ribbon as well.
When you've placed your mums, slide the stems into the wrapped ribbon.
I used 2 full stems and cut the rest of the 10 blooms with a clippers to use in my mum burst on the right side.
Give them a little shot of hot glue to secure.
Have FUN designing your wreath! No wrong answers here.
Once you have your mums in place, it's time to make your bow.
With my gingham and tulle, I layered them and then looped three large loops back on each other and secured with a twist tie.
Then I cut 2 'tails' and layered them.
I attached the tails with another small piece of gingham.
To hang my wreath, I glued a strip of gingham with a little loop of tulle that I used to hang on my door nail.
That's it. Enjoy welcoming the season with your beautiful new wreath!