Garter Red and Blue with White
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Garter Red and Blue with White

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 14 double points
    1 ½ inch red ribbon - 1 ½ yards cut into 4 inch pieces
    1inch blue ribbon - 1 ½ yards cut into 4 inch pieces
  • 3 cardboard backing circles
  • 7 Silver glitter star stickers
  • White mum flower
  • For basic backing streamers
    5 yards of 1 ½ inch red ribbon - cut into 1 yard pieces
    5 yards 1 ½ inch blue ribbon - cut into 1 yard pieces
  • Embellishment for flower
    Large Blue and red curved “Homecoming” banner
    Red and white “#1”
    Blue and white “We are #1” football
  • Streamers and garlands - ½ yard each
    Metallic red and white “gum wrapper” braid
    8 each color assorted printed red, blue and clear streamers
    2 silver star garland
    4 Silver curling ribbon
    2 Wide Silver mesh ribbon
    2 Wide blue mesh ribbon
  • Plastic trinkets and other embellishments
    Several silver cowbells
    Large 3D red star
    Large blue and white 3D football
    Blue football helmet
    Blue and white “touchdown”
    Red “#1”
  • Blue garter
  • Hot glue
  • Stapler
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Make about 14 double points - Layer 1 ½ inch red ribbon with 1inch blue ribbon on top. Staple each point twice to secure and staple to cardboard backing circle spacing evenly all around. Add a silver glitter star sticker to every other one.


Step: 2

Prepare flower and attach to the backing with the points.


Step: 3

Make a backing with basic backing streamers in blue and red - Take 1 piece of each color of the 1 yard pieces and lay one on top of the other. Fold in ½ so that the right side of the ribbon still shows on both sides (the top will make a point). Then staple the point onto another cardboard backing circle in 1 row of 2 and 1 row of 3, overlapping slightly.


Step: 4

Add onto flower with hot glue
Large Blue and red curved “Homecoming” banner
Red and white “#1”
Blue and white “We are #1” football
Stuffed horse head with silver star garland for bridle
Large silver horseshoe “Good Luck”


Step: 5

Hot glue or staple onto streamers
Metallic red and white “gum wrapper” braid
About 8 assorted printed red, blue and clear streamers
2 silver star garland
4 Silver curling ribbon
Wide Silver mesh ribbon
Wide blue mesh ribbon


Step: 6

Hot glue or tie the following embellishments as shown
Several silver cowbells
Large 3D red star
Large blue and white 3D football
Blue football helmet
Blue and white “touchdown”
Red “#1”


Step: 7

Hot glue the flower/point backing circle to the streamer back. Hot glue the garter to the streamer back. Hot glue the 3rd backing circle to the back of that to finish.


Tips

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