I love to display mums around our home. And I love to dress up their planters too. Here’s how to up the game on a fall mums arrangement.
You know fall has arrived when you start to see pumpkins and mums everywhere. I love it. I love the colors, I love the feels, the textures, and just the overall gist of fall. I love to have a variety of pumpkins on hand, and I love to surround myself with mums. Lots and lots of mums.
A lot of times I’ll change out their pots, or I’ll add them to a fall container garden. Sometimes, though, when they’re sitting there all by themselves, I like to add a little arrangement to the mums to up their game.
Yes, they’re beautiful on their own, but sometimes these beauties look a little bare. Like they need a little zhuzhing up. Maybe adding an accessory to the already lovely outfit. Much like how I created with a jazzed up poinsettia, I decided to try and do the same to a couple of the fall mums we have blooming here.
How To Up The Game On A Fall Mums Arrangement
The proof is in the dried flowers, because after all, the goal is for the zhuz (and the mums) to last all fall. No need to make things complicated. Add even more fall textures and color. Perhaps a spray of pumpkins, berries and leaves, a bundle of dried pampas grasses and wheat. Perhaps a spray of faux fall leaves. Add a pinecone on a stem, or three, and you have the makings for some whimsy; a bouquet accompanied by a bouquet. A fall craft that takes just a few moments to create, and has a high impact, showcased in an aged terra cotta pot.
Here’s what you’ll need:
This bundle variety of dried pampas grasses and wheat (there’s enough here for a few arrangements!)
Ribbon of your choice
With all of this dried beauty now at your fingertips, it’s time to arrange. With a stem of grass in one hand, add another on this side, then on the other, keeping a tight hold with your fingers. Add to the front, and to the back; pull a stem out longer while reeling in one to make shorter. Add a spray of pumpkins and berries and tuck in a pinecone here and there. Remember to group in odd numbers.
Once you’re happy with the arrangement, use one of the heavy gauged wires to wrap around to keep the dried florals in place. Then, wrap another wire around keeping a long tale at the end to secure in the dirt of the mum. Tie a nice bow to hide the wire ( or add another embellishment, if you wish ) and you’ve now upped the game on a fall mums arrangement.
Keep the mum(s) watered, not letting them dry out completely, and you’ll have this jazzed up mum all the way through Thanksgiving!
And that’s the best kind of fall craft, in my opinion. Adding color and texture to an already pretty mum, that will last all the way through the autumn season.