*Edit: So, tonight after the Homecoming Parade, I decided to go home and make myself a mum. I've added those pictures at the bottom.
I still had leftover ribbon from last year and I buy ribbon whenever I see it on sale throughout the year. I found a few unusual ribbons in the clearance section at my craft store that give the mum a one of a kind look. I also re-used a few ribbons from my son's garter from last year.
I'm just going to add some details with the pictures. Please comment if you have any questions.
|I like using a variety of plain loops and "awareness loops" around the flower. My plain loops are purple with gold curling ribbon. The awareness ones have 3 ribbons, purple white, and gold curling ribbon.|
|The black "Marble Falls Mustangs" was recycled from the son's last year garter. The feather boa is half a boa that I found at Dollar Tree.|
|I just bought a few trinkets. This guy is attached to a military braid.|
|Make loops and staple to a ribbon for the fancy chain on the right. The mesh yellow ribbon is one of my clearance bin finds.|
|I used old scrapbooking stickers to add the names.|
|Scrapbooking stickers for the school name, too.|
|Several "church bells" on curling ribbon. (Don't buy the expensive cow bells in the mum department. Look around your store for bells in other areas. I bought a dozen "church bells" last year for the price of 1 cow bell.|
|The purple beads were a child's necklace that came in a pack of 3 from Dollar Tree.|
|My son requested just a plain flower this year. I kinda think it needs more but it does have a beautiful simplicity.|
And now, for my mum. Since I'm a teacher, I decided to only put 18 inch ribbons on my mum vs. the 36 inch ribbons that the high school girls have on their mums.
|Here it is!|
|My loop chain was made from leftover gold mesh from gift wrapping mixed with purple and gold.|
|I swear this is the easiest chain to make. I learned how to make it in elementary school with paper. It stretches out real easily so I looped it back up to the top.|
|I actually made this chain a week or so ago and not tonight back when I thought I would be making more mums.|
|I love the tiger striped ribbon and I added a trinket with hot glue.|
|Here you can barely see the purple mesh ribbon but you get a better view of the yellow mesh ribbon.|
|Glued another trinket on. I love that wired polka dot ribbon; the back side is purple stripes.|
|I used these stars on wire from the party store around my flower for that special bling.|
|Son's date's mum. I hope she likes it.|