How to Make Paper Spider Chrysanthemums for Fall

Purple paper spider chrysanthemums in vase next to books on table

How to Make Paper Spider Chrysanthemums for Fall

Since chrysanthemums bloom in the fall, this is a great flower to make right now. The real flower is also toxic to cats and dogs. So if you love chrysanthemums and want them in your home, it’s a good idea to make this flower out of paper.

You can make your own paper spider chrysanthemums using text weight paper and cardstock paper from PaperPapers. We used four different shades of purple for the petals and a green for the leaves. You can find all of these papers here.

Once you’ve got your papers for this DIY project, download the template below. We’ve included an SVG file if you’re using a cutting machine and a printable PDF if you’re cutting by hand. Since the petals on these paper spider chrysanthemums are pretty detailed, we recommend using a cutting machine.

After cutting your flowers in the colors you like, follow my tutorial to see how to put your paper mums together.


  • Cutting Machine or Scissors
  • Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
  • Paper Curler
  • Pliers/Wire Cutters


  • 8.5″x11″ text weight paper — Stardream Metallic in AmethystKunzite, and Punch & Curious Metallic in Violette
  • 8.5″x11″ cardstock paper  – Basis in Olive
  • 18-Gauge and 24-Gauge Green Paper Covered Floral Wire
  • Green Floral Tape


Visit our site to download the instructions or follow the photo tutorial for these spider chrysanthemums.

Purple paper spider chrysanthemumsPurple paper spider chrysanthemums in vase

Purple paper spider chrysanthemums on wood tray next to purple ribbon

Want to make more paper flowers for fall?

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