Leopard Mum Step-by-Step Guide

It's time to access your wild side with our exclusive leopard mum flowers! We've got so many great ideas to complement these flowers that you'll be able to put into use for your next homecoming, and we've included everything you'll need: item lists, creative flourishes, and photos. But there's no time to waste with words! Let's see an example and how to make it!

Creative Flourishes

If you want some great ideas you can use on all future mums, this is the place for them! See below for just a few:

Weaving Ribbons

The combined ribbon on the right uses two primary ribbon types and interweaves the #3 cheetah into the jute mesh. This allows the jute to be bunched together, giving it a nice 3-dimensional look. We then tied bows from the cheetah ribbon and added a rhinestone in the center and placed these along the length. Finally, a hand bow made from the same ribbon is added as an end cap.

Layered Name Ribbons

As the name ribbons on either side of our mum will usually be the first thing people see on the body of the mum, we wanted to make sure it really dazzled. We did this by layering the acetate satin on top of a decorative backer made of burlap material and glitter stripes. We then cut #3 ribbon in half and made small bows, added rhinestones, and our large cheetah rhinestones for extra flair.

Full Supply List

Below you'll find everything you need to make these mums - from ribbons, bears, rhinestones, and trinkets.

Mum

The four images to the left are layers, beginning with the bottom-most layer of ribbon and working up. Numbers are the item number of that particular ribbon/trinket that can be found by searching this site.

Click any of the item numbers below to be brought to the product page of that item.

RIBBON

Velvet Cheetah Print #9 Ribbon - 4158JT

Acetate Sating #9 Ribbon - Old Gold - 2116MM

Acetate Sating #9 Ribbon - Black - 2116MM

Canvas w/Cheetah Center Stripe #40 Ribbon - 3344JT

"It's a Texas Thang" Imprint #9 Ribbon - Black Ribbon, Gold Foil - 7347LM

Clear w/Footballs #9 Ribbon - Metallic Gold - 278460A

Homecoming Yardage Imprint #9 Ribbon - Black Ribbon, Gold Foil - 7005

Burlap w/Gold & Brown Glitter Stripes #40 Ribbon - 442840JT

Cheetah Leopard #9 Ribbon - 1612504BO

---------------LAYER 2---------------

Solid Glitter #3 Ribbon - Gold - 222600BO

Satin w/Glitter Chevrons #5 Ribbon - Gold - 4404JT

Mustache & Lips Print Imprint #9 Ribbon - 7442

Solid Glitter #9 Ribbon - Gold - 118009JT

Chevette Metallic & Sheer Striped #3 Ribbon - Gold - 185364BO

Burlap Loepard Print #9 Ribbon - Q3143JT

Sheer Glitter Dot Lines #3 Ribbon - Gold - 13470

---------------LAYERS 3, 4 & Accents--------------

Grosgrain #3 Ribbon - Black - 301203BO

Sheer Glitter Dot Lines #3 Ribbon - Black - 1347030T

Faux Fur #40 Ribbon - Chocolate - 4260JT

Cheetah Leopard Jewel #9 Ribbon - Gold - 161754BO

Military Braid 30" - Metallic Gold, Black - 115LM

TULLE

6" Solid Color Tulle Roll - Chocolate - 279690BO

6" Glitter Tulle Roll - Gold - C029BO

TRINKETS & OTHER ITEMS

Texas Heart Triple Backer - 5029LM

7 1/4" Leopard Mums (3 Needed) - Brown & Black - GB1100LDLM

8" Plush Jointed Bear - White - 914165A

9' Cheer Garland - Gold - 230210A

9' Double Heart Garland - Gold - 241400A (Cut for accents on bears)

1 1/2" Diamond Star Charm - Gold - 211040A (Used on boy bear)

4" Flocked Stetson Hat - Black - 18124H

3" Wooden Baseball Bat Charm - 186295A

Brown Baseball Glove Charm - 186285A

Baseball Keychain Charm - 186240