Introduction

Autumn Centerpiece

Orange, purple, plum and rusty red create a lush fall backdrop to any table setting.

Step 1

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Cut Out Shapes

Trim the petals and leaves using template outline.

Step 2

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Curl

Use the edge of the scissors to curl each petal toward center. Fold the leaves in half and curl edges of leaf.

Step 3

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Stack Petals

Nest four sets of petals inside each other with #1 on top. Glue together with a touch of glue in center of petals #2 through #4. Rotate petals as you glue to stagger.

Step 4

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Attach Leaf

On back of flower glue leaf with the center fold pointing toward you.

Step 5

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Options

To make the mum attachable, glue a hair clip, mini clothespin or flower magnet to back of paper bloom.

Step 6

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Add a Stem

For a stemmed flower, gather floral wire, floral tape and a round green piece of paper. Cut a slit to center in the paper round.

Step 7

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Add Attachment Piece to Stem

Bend tip of floral wire to create a spiral and slide wire through slit of round paper piece.

Step 8

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Glue Stem to Flower

Glue the paper disk onto the back of the flower to hold wire into place.

Step 9

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Wrap the Wire

Wrap floral tape around floral wire starting at base of flower. Pull gently as you wrap to activate the stick.

Step 10

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Display Proudly

Use your paper mums for bouquets, gift toppers, hair flowers or napkin rings.