Last week, my eldest started high school. I was kinda excited about the whole homecoming thing that defines football spirit in Texas. I grew up here, so the mum/garter thing is old hat. Two things caught me off guard, however. 1) Homecoming is the 3rd week of school and 2) The mums (that have always been bigger in Texas) have become outrageously colossal!
Yeah, these mums can weigh up to 30 pounds. So instead of wearing the mum as a corsage, the girls wear them around their necks. And yes, the guys get into the action and wear mums on their arms attached to garters. If you aren’t from Texas, I understand this is hard to believe. But wait…. I was looking up prices, and the garters START at about $50 and the mums $85. Yipes! Not this crafty momma!
Here is what I have made so far this season…
Garter for K&E
Miss Whimsy’s 1st Mum
If you are local (Cypress, Tomball, Klein and Katy) and are needing a more reasonably priced garter or mum, let me know. I can make these in any school colors (or in blue or pink for a mommy and new baby to hang at the hospital). For our high school, the freshman and sophomores have mums in the school colors, red and gold. The juniors have white and gold. The seniors have silver and white. I am having fun making these for friends and family and will work within your budget.
Have a great Labor Day!