Well Homecoming has came again this year. This year our football team kicked butt!
I wanted to share pictures of this years mums that I made. I had so much fun. I ended up going with feathers again this year. Not only because I had so much extra from last years, but I really just love the look they add. But what I did add differently this year was tulle!
It was actually my oldest son’s idea! This is the third time we have done the mums, but it is the first time he really got in on what it was he wanted. He has in the past picked only the colors and just sort of left the rest to me. But this year he basically explained to me how he wanted it done and kept checking on it. It was really neat to hear his creativeness.
The first one I made was pink. This is the one that my son helped with. And the part of this mum that was my idea was the “Silver Heart Wand”. I found it at Michael’s really cheap. The heart is all metal and has a metal stick on it. I think it is actually to go in a plant. BUT I glued a loop of ribbon on the cardboard backing that the flowers were on and put the stick through it so it was removable. Then called it a wand! Because
every girl still wants to be a princess! (wink)
Here is the a picture of the mum in all it’s glory! (wink)
The second one I made was requested by my nieces boyfriend. I was excited to make this one for him (and her).
On this one I went with the same ideas as far as the wand and using the tulle and feathers. But the only tulle I had that would match was a tiny bit of silver and really light purple that was already on a ribbon that my cousin had done to make a tutu for a newborn. She was not done with it and while cleaning out some stuff in her house gave it to me a long with some other stuff. I held it up to the mum and thought PERFECT! So glued it on and I had a little spray of color!
The thing I love about these mums are they are unique along with feminine! And really regardless of what color you do them in adding the right kind of “bling” really helps make them.
And finally here is my son’s mum. I have so much fun doing these as well. My son is NOT into the frilly things. And from what I understand Homecoming day annoys him! ha ha The sounds of cow bells clanking through the halls all day long drives him nuts! (wink)
But he is a good sport and wears what his girlfriend gives him. And I have had the privilege of making his (secretly) and she gives it to him.
This year she asked me to make his Silver and White. She said it is a tradition for seniors to either have them silver and white or gold and white. I wanted to do his a bit different that I have in the two years so I made his be a flower. I still stuck with using a bandana to make the mum but added silver ribbon with wire in it.
I love the way this one turned out even more than the ones previous. And after I learned how to make the flowers I see my girls having big pretty hair bows in the near future! (wink)
Here is the picture of the whole thing.
If you are interested in making a mum, whether for Homecoming at a High School, a gift for a new mother or bride at a shower, or you could even make one for a new mom and dad to hang on their door at the hospital, you can check out my tutorial for some helpful tips. Just click
And for a glimpse of a more traditional mum like I did the first year
I made these you can look at another one of my posts by clicking
Good luck! And I hope the pictures inspire you to create!! (wink)