Once you get into the flow of creating these fun mums, it's easy to just keep going. In addition to topping gifts, they can also be strung into garlands or incorporated into other DIY projects. No one has to know how simple these seemingly intricate mums are. In fact, after shopping for the felt, you probably have all the other supplies around the house. Perfect!
Start with 8x10-inch pieces of felt. The number of pieces of felt determines how many mums you will create. Go for fun colors, or colors that are part of a theme. Cut each piece of felt into 10-inch strips. Each strip should be wide enough to fold in half.
Fold each 10-inch strip in half lengthwise. Hand-stitch along the long edge so the strip remains folded in half. (We used a simple straight stitch.) To make the mum petals, make cuts 1/4 inch apart all the way down the strip. Be careful to not cut through the stitching.
Once the cuts are made the entire length of the strip, roll the strip into a tight coil. Add a stitch to keep the roll in place. To hide the coil for a more polished effect, cut out a circle of felt the same size as the coil. Use a few dabs of hot glue to attach the circle to the bottom of the mum, covering the coil.
Three steps later, and you are ready to change your gift-giving game. Pro tip: Make your felt mums in varying sizes for to change up the look of your packages. Or try creating petals of different sizes by making your snips farther apart or closer together.