Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Shhh... Mums the Word: A Texas Tradition Part II

It's that time again...MUM time:

"Homecoming mums are a Texas tradition that began in the 1920s. Fresh Chrysanthemum Flowers were originally used with a few ribbons and were given to boyfriends and girlfriends. In the 1960s, homecoming mums began being made from silk flowers with additional items added to signify what activities the students were involved in. The Homecoming mums have become a huge tradition in Texas and many girls keep the Homecoming mums to adorn the walls of their room to remember the year."
This year, I got to make the male version.  The males wear a smaller version of the mums on their arms.  Here is what I came up with:

Seniors wear white mums, but my daughter wanted me to add some colored accent pieces.

Go Lonestar!

A closer view of all the braids.

A closer view of the trinkets.
And here is a link to last year's post:

Shhh... Mums the Word: A Texas Tradition

There is a link to tutorials on how to make the different braids.  The military weave is my favorite.  Enjoy!

Good Luck Lonestar!!!


  1. This is so pretty! I still have one of my old mums in a sealed box up in my closet rack.

  2. Did you find out yet if your daughter is the Homecoming Queen?? Good luck to her!!

  3. I never knew this was a Texas tradition. You did a wonderful job!

  4. Cassandra and I were just talking about Homecoming Mums and I didn't know it was a Texas Tradition. I would have loved one! No one around here ever heard of them and I can't remember how I did. Great job. Your daughter is a Senior? No way...

  5. Wow this looks impressive. I've never heard of this tradition before!


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