10 ways to crush your homecoming mum game

Jennifer and Monica of the Mumtastic pop-up shop in the Spring area.
Jennifer and Monica of the Mumtastic pop-up shop in the Spring area.

HOUSTON – If you’re new to the Texas homecoming mum game or you just want to learn more this year, here are a few simple professional tips to make your DIY creation look more polished.

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KPRC 2 spoke with Jennifer Deaton and Monica from Mumtastic in the Spring area. They shared a number of ways to make your mum creation a great one, whether it’s a small project or -- as they usually are in Texas -- a big endeavor. 

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Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Friday, September 22, 2017

Here are the Mumtastic crew’s tips:

1.    You can never use too much hot glue! 
“There will be no mums without hot glue guns,” Deaton said. 
Hot glue should be applied to your mum throughout the process to keep everything together. Press your materials down firmly on the glue to ensure a good seal.

2.    Precut your materials
If you precut your materials, you can focus on the creative element of the mum, rather than the technical aspects of the project. While some cutting may be necessary throughout the project, if the materials are ready to be used, you can let your creativity flow.

3.    Start with a sturdy base
A sturdy, clean base of card stock is a key to getting a good start with your mum. The stock is what you build the project around, so be sure to have a strong enough base, particularly if you’re going bigger with your design.

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