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Showing posts from October, 2014

Homecoming Mums

Well, this year I planned to make a mum for both my son's to give to their dates, make both of them garters, and a mum for myself since I'm now teaching at the middle school.  But, life happens.  I got one mum made.  I still used my frugal techniques from last year.  Read all about it here. *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