Homecoming Inspired DIYs!

One of the most fun things about Homecoming is the cheer gear! Who doesn’t want to have their own pom-poms to shake at the big game!? Or to be decked out in school colors to show their spirit!? Well, today is you’re lucky day! I’m going to show you how to make some of your own cheer gear for homecoming! Pom-poms, spirit hair ribbons and Benji the Bengal ears!

To start off you can get all of these materials at a local craft store or Target! I got mine at Target and Walmart for super cheap!


Here’s what you’ll need:



Mini Glue-gun

Tissue Paper (your school’s colors)

Hair Ties

Ribbon (design of your choice)




The Pom-Poms are quick to make! And super cute to help cheer on our Bengals!



Step 1: Get one orange sheet of tissue paper and one white sheet of tissue paper

Step 2: Place the white sheet of tissue paper on top of the orange one and fold them in half “hotdog” style.

Step 3: Fold over the tissue paper over and over into a rectangle with the open end at the bottom.

Step 4: Take your scissors and cut strips up about ¾ of the way up.

Step 5: Roll the tissue paper so all the tassels are hanging at the bottom and tie the top handle part with a string.

Step 6: Shake ‘em like a Polaroid picture!



Spirit Hair Ribbons:

These hair ribbons are the easiest to make! We use this design for our racing ribbons for the Cross Country team as well!

Step 1: Gather a hair tie, and your pieces of ribbon.

Step 2: Tie the first piece of ribbon in a single knot around the hair tie.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 with each piece of ribbon in the same place as the first knot so that each knot covers the one before it.

Step 4: Rock that spirited ponytail!


Benji Bengal Ears:

Who says kitten ears are for Halloween only?! With a mascot like Benji everyone’s got to unleash their inner Bengal!

Step 1: Let hot glue gun heat up

Step 2: Cut a piece of ribbon (or material) to cover the headband.

Step 3: Glue ribbon/material to the outer part of the headband, cutting off any excess ribbon.

Step 4: Cut two triangles out of your cardboard.

Step 5: Glue excess ribbon to the triangles.

Step 6: Glue cardboard triangle ears to the top of the headband.

Step 7: Let dry completely.

Step 8: Throw on your Bengal ears and get a selfie with Benji! Who know’s maybe even he’ll be jealous!