Some years I love fall mums and some years not so much. This is one of those years that I am wild about them and can’t get enough! I want them to decorate the outside of StoneGable and the inside too! Mums are the quintessential fall flower! They love growing in this area and almost grow like weeds! Today I’m going to share a few tips about decorating with mum !
Today is DIY tips and tricks! I love this series! I get to work with some of my very best friends and fabulous bloggers. Make sure to check out the bottom of this post to see what brilliant tips and tricks my friends are sharing!
I have a few smart tips to help you style mums beautifully!
ALWAYS PUT MUMS IN A CONTAINER
Most mums come in some kind of plastic nursery container… and they are U-G-L-Y! Keep them in their original container but make sure to slip that container into something pretty or fun or classic or whatever! This is the first and most important step in styling a mum!
If you can replant them in a pot or urn or whatever even better, but now always necessary!
I put these big mums in a large white bowl. The mums sit on my breakfast nook table and the white bowl ties the look into my kitchen. Easy peasy! But don’t stop there…
How often do you use your champagne bucket? You know the one you got for a wedding gift? I love to use it as a planter!
ADD A BASKET OR TRAY
Put the pot or bowl that hold the container into a basket or tray to create a fun vignette. Baskets and trays add lots of interest and tons of texture. Add a few fall elements like apples or little pumpkins to the tray. Again so so easy-peasy! This will change the entire look of your mums! They go from “nice mums” to “fabulous fall vignette”.
I used a tobacco basket to corral my mums and mini baby boo pumpkins!
I put these soft white mums in a big heavy urn and then put the urn in a more formal gold tray. Don’t they look so pretty? Much better than if they stood alone!
If you have a gap between a container and the bottom of the blooms and the black mum container shows, use a grapevine wreath to bridge the gap and give your mums a brambly look! Wreaths are wonderful to fill in the gaps!
If mums plants are a little small for a container I add more fall sticks and twigs and pine cones and pumpkins and gourds, and bittersweet and leaves and any other sort of fallish thing I can find! A little bit of embellishment makes a huge difference!
This petite pot of mums were put in a chamber pot. I added an ornamental cabbage and other fall “fluff”. It became the centerpiece for al fall inspired table.
A duo of mums were popped into galvanised metal container and put in a galvanised tray. I embellished the mums with asparagus fern and bittersweet… and lots of little pumpkins!
This olive bucket has white mums peeking over its top.
It’s just one of the fall embellishments of odds and ends in the bucket!
BONUS TIP… BUY A COUPLE CONTAINER OF MUM AND CUT THE FOR A HUGE BOUQUET
Why spend lots of $$$ for fall cut flowers when you can buy a couple big pots of mums for under $6.00 and create a gorgeous big arrangement of cut flowers! And if you change the water often, mums last a long long time!
I tucked a few berries in this arrangement!
I hope this makes you look at mums in a whole new and different way! This fall decorate with mums!
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