Camo Mum Step-by-Step Guide

Have you wanted something new, something eye-catching for your next homecoming? Why not try our exclusive guide to creating the perfect camoflauge mum. We've got everything you'll need: item lists, videos, and photos, and some brand new ideas to make the process fun and inventive, so let's dive right in to some examples of our very own!

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Creating A Camo Mum Flower

Looked all over the internet and haven't been able to find those camoflauge mum flowers? That's because we've experimented with the perfect color combinations to make our own, and now we have pre-packaged the colors you'll need along with the video below explaining how to do it:

Items Needed:

1) White Mum Flower - Sizes vary on your need. Click here for 5 1/2", 6 1/4", 6 1/2", 7", 7 1/4", 8", 9 1/2"

2) Spray Paint Pack of 3 Ideal Camo Colors - This spray paint is designed specifically for silk mum flowers and florist use, which means it dries odorless and has a fine mist for color control, ensuring full color coverage on the flower.

Video Instructions:

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:

Layered Ribbons

The above ribbon combines three separate ribbons cut to size. It starts with a base of faux brown fur, adds a strip of diamond-like rhinestone ribbon cut to approximately 1" wide, and a very small cutting of the dark camo ribbon on top of that.

Ribbon & Wire Bows

Notice the small ribbon labeled #1 above. This is made from item 426040JT, our jute treelimb ribbon, using the wired edge cut thinly and then tied into a wire bow. The wiring makes the ribbon sturdier and moldable if needed. #2 is made from the same ribbon, though it uses a smaller center strip tied into a bow with iridescent rhinestone accents.

Using multiple parts of the same ribbon for bows can add eye-catching accents to your staple mums.

Military Braid Additions

Using just a pull bow and some tulle cuttings (both from the gold sparkle tulle at bottom right and solid brown tulle on top right), this military braid became far more decorative. Layering a camo bow from a cutting of camo ribbon, a gold pull bow, and tied tulle bow, the top bow combination can be easily attached with hot glue. Rhinestones and a gold bell additions make this military braid the focal point of the mum.

Military Braid End Bow

The above end bow was made using gold glitter chevron ribbon found at item number 440405JT.

Full Supply List

Below you'll find everything you need to make these mums and garters, from ribbons, bells, rhinestones, and boas.

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

Jute Treelimb Ribbon - 426340JT

Wired Weave w/Glitter Stripe #40 Ribbon - Moss Green - 330740JT

Stars w/Curly Tails Imprint #9 Ribbon - Hunter Ribbon, Gold Foil - 7630LM

Wired Chevron Burlap #40 Ribbon - Moss Green - 3279JT

Tri-Color Canvas #40 Ribbon - 334740JT

Burlap w/Frayed Edge #40 Ribbon - 310140JT

Canvas w/Jute Edge #40 Ribbon - Moss Green - 419140JT

Acetate Satin #16 Ribbon Size - Hunter - 2116MM

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

Faux Fur #40 Ribbon - Brown - 426040JT

Plaid Imprint #9 Ribbon - Hunter Ribbon, Gold Foil - 7610LM

Chevette #3 Ribbon - Black/Gold - 185364BO

Glitter Chevron #5 Ribbon - Gold - 440405JT

Chevron Imprint #9 Ribbon - Hunter Ribbon, Gold Foil - 7382LM

Camo #40 Ribbon - 74170RR

Sheer Glitter Dot #3 Ribbon - Gold - 13470S

Homecoming Imprint #9 Ribbon - Hunter Ribbon, Gold Foil - 7030LM

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

Wired Woven w/ Metallic Stripes Ribbon (On Backer) - Moss Green - 420540JT

Glitter #3 Ribbon - Gold - 222600BO

Pull Bow - Gold - NPB0108CI

Diamond Dust Curling Ribbon - Gold - 9020LM

Grosgrain #3 Ribbon - Brown - 301203BO

Diamond Like Rhinestone Ribbon - Gold - 850052PI

Solid Glitter #9 Ribbon - Gold - 118009JT - used as an accent along the backer

Military Braid - Hunter & Gold - 115LM

TULLE

Gold Glitter Tulle - C029BO

Brown Tulle - 279690BO

TRINKETS & OTHER ITEMS

Mum Flower 7 1/4" - White - GB1101LM

Camo Paint Set - 718DM

Chandelle Boa - Brown/Caramel/Eggshell White - SF40MZ

Football Garland - Gold - 225H

Double Heart Garland - Gold - 241400A

Beads and Sheer Garland w/ Ribbon - Gold - 2463D - used to make the crown on the bear's head

3/4" 3D Glitter Football Helmet - Gold - 192470A

3/4" 3D Glitter Football - Gold - 192070A

Glitter Megaphone - Gold - 193370A

Plush 4" Bear - White - 914154A

Rhinestone 6mm Sheet - Chocolate - 601186BO

Rhinestone 6mm Sheet - Clear - 601186BO

Rhinestone 6mm Sheet - Iridescent - 601186BO

Garter

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

Acetate Satin #16 Ribbon - Hunter - 2116MM

Wired Woven w/ Metallic Stripes Ribbon (On Backer) - Moss Green - 420540JT

Wired Chevron Burlap #40 Ribbon - Moss Green - 3279JT

Multi Star Imprint #9 Ribbon - Hunter Ribbon, Gold Foil - 7510

Checkerboard Imprint #9 Ribbon - Hunter Ribbon, Gold Foil - 7615

Homecoming Imprint #9 Ribbon - Hunter Ribbon, Gold Foil - 7015

Jute Treelimb Ribbon - 426340JT

Polka Dots Imprint #9 Ribbon - Hunter Ribbon, Gold Foil - 7605

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

Chevette #3 Ribbon - Black/Gold - 185364BO

Camo #40 Ribbon - 74170RR

Sheer Glitter Line and Dot #3 Ribbon - Gold - 13470

Military Braid - Hunter & Gold - 115LM

Sheer Camo #9 Ribbon - Green - S00106BO

Glitter Chevron #5 Ribbon - Gold - 440405JT

Burlap Natural #9 Ribbon - X3147JT

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

Diamond Dust Curling Ribbon - Gold - 9020LM

Grosgrain #3 Ribbon - Emerald - 3012

Grosgrain #3 Ribbon - Brown - 3012

Glitter Sheer #5 Ribbon - Gold - 134805JT


TRINKETS & OTHER ITEMS

6 1/4" White Mum Flower - GB1102LM

Camo Paint Set - 718DM

White Bear 4" - 914154A

Large Chain Garter - Gold - 237500A

Baseball Bat Keychain - 186295A

Baseball Keychain - 186240A

Glove Keychain - 186285A

Double Garter - Gold Lame & Hunter Green - 5042LM

Flocked Stetson 2" Hat - Hunter - 18122H

Soft Gold 1 1/2" Letters - Individual or Block Sheets