DIY Homecoming Mum Tutorial – Texas Style
The homecoming dance and the homecoming football game is THE Texas Lone Star State way and high school tradition of signaling fall. The Texas homecoming mums are a Texas tradition, and over the years, the modern mums have gotten super elaborate with a large arrangement of ribbons.
Homecoming mums are said to have appeared in Texas during the 1930s, but the first known homecoming mums were worn in Missouri, which also hosted the first-ever homecoming football game in 1911. Some claim the tradition of wearing mums—at the time, made from real chrysanthemums—began before the 1930s.Texas Highways
We start making no-sew throws, spirit sticks, buttons, and the beloved homecoming custom mums during the mum season. It’s never too early to start planning or picking up supplies such as artificial flowers, teddy bears, and specialty ribbons in your favorite colors or tons of ribbon in colors of your high school mascot for your giant mum along the way so that you are completely prepared for your high schoolers homecoming season!
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Today we’re going to show you how to show your school spirit and how to make simple mum and smaller versions for the homecoming game to show your school pride. Some mums for homecoming events can reach the price range of $10,000! Needless to say, those mums and elaborate creations are not for the frugal.
I have a friend who is a professional mum maker that makes homecoming expensive mums for a living. She is super busy at that time of year, but she has the rest of the year to relax with her family.
You can get your new mums for the day of the homecoming game in the form of a single mum and even triple mums, but today we’re going to make a double mum for this traditional Texas rite of passage.
You can get most of your supplies and decorative pieces for your own mums at your local craft store, such as the Hobby Lobby.
But for now, let’s make some homecoming, mums! T even made a video for us:
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Going back to my best friend, on a financial note, this lady brings in thousands a day making elaborate floral arrangements for the homecoming mum tradition in her mum shop. Yes, a day! You have to be very good at what you do, and you have to be willing to do customizing to fit the customer and Texas teens.
It’s not for everyone. She takes orders for the homecoming week years in advance and is quite meticulous about her work. To avoid getting bogged down with her work, she only makes a certain amount of mums for high school students a year.
Her business is very strategically run. I will show you some examples of her time management tips in the future,
Supplies You May Need
- Fake flowers
- Little trinkets
- Different colors of ribbons
- Hot glue
- Accent ribbon in the school colors
- Football themed base ribbon
- Silver ribbon
- Feather boas
- Teddy bear or any other stuffed animal
- Silk flowers
There you have it, all you need to know to make your very own traditional Texas Homecoming Mum and simple corsage for the big game, the great state of Texas way!
Have you ever made one before? Please share your creations in the comments below!