Saturday, September 1, 2012

Homecoming Mum Idea - Tulle Ribbon

So, I am getting started on my mums for this year and thought I'd be brave and try something different (at least for me!).  My youngest loves anything sparkly so I am using glitter tulle for the decoration around the flower. (See my last post for how to get a super cute cheerleader!)

This particular mum is a small one - about 4" in diameter.

I started off folding the tulle in half (about 4" strips), kind of bunching each strip together, and layering the colors.  This was not my favorite so I went back to the points that I used last year.

I cut approximately 4 -4 1/2" strips, folded each in half and then in thirds (with the raw edges on the inside). I then just folded them like I normally would to make the points.

I love how sparkly it turned out! As a warning, glitter does come off of the tulle and there were (are) sparkles everywhere!

Hopefully, I will have pictures of all the streamers soon! These are links to my other homecoming mum posts with more details about attaching everything.

I have not attached the cheerleader yet, but I am planning on lots of hot glue!!

mum #1- smaller mum and point details
mum #2 - looped ribbon for mum
mum #3 -larger mum and finishing
mum #4 - another mum idea


Unknown said...

Hi there! Do you make for others? You are so created and talented. I would be interested in hiring you. Thank you.

Cottage In The Sun said...

I would be happy to discuss a mum idea with you. You can contact me at :)