Garter Purple and Gold
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Garter Purple and Gold

Homecoming is a special time of year filled with memories and traditions. You’ll be the leader of the spirit pack with this dazzling garter! Personalize your garter with your school colors and continue this homecoming tradition sure to keep school spirit alive.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • To make 12 double points
    1 ½ inch purple ribbon - 1 ¼ yards cut in 4 inch pieces
    1 inch white ribbon - 1 ¼ yards cut in 4 inch pieces
  • 3 cardboard backing circles
  • White mum flower
  • For basic backing streamers
    5 yards of purple 1 ½ inch wide ribbon cut in 1 yard pieces
    5 yards of gold 1 ½ inch ribbon cut in 1 yard pieces
  • 1 ½ inch wide purple ribbon - ½ yard
  • Gold glitter sticker letters to spell Homecoming
  • Ribbons and garlands - each piece ½ yard
    6 pieces of gold curling ribbon
    Braided streamer
    Purple printed with the city, school or team name
  • Plastic trinkets
    3D football player
    2 purple and gold “Homecoming” footballs
    3 purple and gold “Go team” megaphones
    3 purple and gold large “#1”
    5 purple helmets, assorted sizes
    large purple and gold “Charge”
    Large, 3 inch purple and gold 3D star
    Large “Homecoming” ba
  • Purple or Gold garter
  • Hot glue
  • Stapler
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Make about 12 double points - use 4 inch pieces - layer purple 1 ½ inch ribbon with 1 inch white ribbon centered on each point. Staple each point twice to secure and staple to cardboard backing circle spacing evenly around circle.


Step: 2

Prepare flower and attach to the backing with the points.


Step: 3

Make a basic backing with streamers in gold and purple - take 1 piece of each color of the 1 yard ribbons, lay one on top of the other and fold in ½ so that the right side of the ribbon still shows on both sides (the top will form a point). Then staple the point onto a second cardboard backing circle in 1 row of 2 double streamers and another row of 3 double streamers, overlapping slightly.


Step: 4

Make a “Homecoming” streamer - 1 ½ inch wide purple ribbon with gold glitter sticker letters.


Step: 5

Add the following with staples or hot glue
6 pieces of gold curling ribbon
Braided streamer
Purple streamer printed with the city, school or team name


Step: 6

Hot glue or tie the following embellishments or trinkets as shown
3D football player
2 purple and gold “Homecoming” footballs
3 purple and gold “Go team” megaphones
3 purple and gold large “#1”
5 purple helmets, assorted sizes
Large purple and gold “Charge”


Step: 7

Hot glue the following embellishments onto the flower as shown
Large, 3 inch purple and gold 3D star
Large curved “Homecoming” banner - purple and gold
Large, 2 ½ inch gold and purple 3D football


Step: 8

Make a purple hanger loop with 1inch ribbon, 6 inch long. Staple it well to top of backing with streamers.


Step: 9

Hot glue the backing with the points and flower to the backing with the streamers, hot glue a purple or gold garter onto the back of the cardboard backing that the streamers are attached to. When cool, hot glue another cardboard backing on top of that to finish and hold secure.


Tips

Refer to photo to complete garter. Adjust materials to your coordinating school colors.