Friday, October 26, 2012

Homecoming (past & present)- DIY Baby Corsage!

Homecoming in Southeast Texas is bigger than Christmas... okay maybe not, but almost! All the schools get early-out, businesses shut down, main street is blocked off for the parade showcasing tons of black and gold floats, girls wear corsages that weight at least 20 pounds and some cost well over $200. The entire town goes to the football game and Vidor has an amazing halftime show-- complete with lights-out, glow-in the dark band & dance team, twirling batons on fire (personal favorite), and of course the firework show! This year was especially perfect since we annihilated our mortal enemy (PNG) 49-13!! Basically, homecoming is a day we live for.

Past Homecoming
Annabelle was only six-days old on her first homecoming! She definitely won the "Littlest Pirate" award.

DIY Corsages/Boutonnieres
Kayla had the grand idea to make our babies corsages! They turned out adorable and were made in about an hour, plus two hours of chatting:)
 Step 1: Cut a cardboard circle for the corsage backing
Step 2: Hot glue ribbons to the bottom half of the cardboard
Step 3: Scrunch ribbon together and staple periodically to create the ruffle behind the mum
Step 4: Hot glue the mum to the center of the ruffle, then glue that to the cardboard circle
(For the boy's boutonnieres, my mom glittered Pirate skull chipboard pieces)
Step 5: Trim the ribbon pieces to fit the little person and presto... an adorable corsage! 

Present Homecoming

Team Tolman



  1. So so so sweet! I was just scanning the photos on my computer and came across the 'Annabelle' album. These pirate photos were adorable! Beautiful family!!

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