Ok! I'm wiping the tears away and trying to pull it all together, because this week will be the craziest of all! I have so much to get ready for the boys' party on Saturday! But before we even get to that, Kit, my parents, the boys', and I will kick off this weekend celebration at our alma mater's homecoming game this Friday. And to get us all in the spirit, I decided to create little mini-mums/garters for Jack and Logan. These are so cute and actually really easy! I was a little intimidated to take on this project because the ladies who sell mums and garters for homecoming typically charge anywhere from $35 to $200. I figured the cost must reflect the price of materials and the great effort and skill it takes to make these beautiful adornments. But to my pleasant surprise, the supplies were affordable ($15 for two mini-mums) and my effort minimal! Those are the best projects! So, if you haven't already ordered your mum or garter, I highly suggest you try this one for yourself! You can even get the kids involved and have them decorate their own. Just make sure you're there to supervise with the hot glue gun and scissors! Safety first!
How to Decorate a Homecoming Garter
What You Will Need:
5' fat ribbon
2' skinny ribbon
1 circle paper base
1 fake flower
1 small bell
hot glue gun
1. Cut 10 six inch strips of the fat ribbon and wrap into a cone shape. Staple into place.
2. Staple the fat ribbon cones onto the paper base in a circular motion.
3. Hot glue the flower to the center of the paper base.
4. String the small bell through the two feet of skinny ribbon.
5. Staple the bell ribbon to the back of the paper base.
6. Staple the garter over the skinny ribbon, onto the paper base.
7. Use the hot glue gun to attach the decorative charms to the center of your flower. Ta Da! Gorgeous!
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