|Homecoming ART Mum by Alton DuLaney September 2015|
Originally the tradition started out as a corsage given to any girl in the Homecoming Court by her date, which was usually no more than a live Chrysanthemum embellished with a few ribbons. But overtime it has adopted the Texas motto of "Bigger is Better", and girls across campus and across ages compete to see who has the biggest and most beautiful mum. And these things get very expensive, as any trip to a craft store will attest, with girls and their mothers putting together a signature concoction. After recently viewing the phenomenon myself at flower shops and crafting stores, I decided that I, too, would try my hand at this Texas hobby.
|Homecoming Mum supplies photographed by Alton DuLaney September 2015|
|Homecoming Mum, getting started, photographed by Alton DuLaney September 2015|
|ART Mum How-to by Alton DuLaney September 2015|
|Braided Ribbon for Homecoming Mums photographed by Alton DuLaney September 2015|
As you continue to add different cuts of ribbon and decoration, glue each strand to back of disc to add to the thickness of the Mum.
|Rear view of Mum with paper fan folds by Alton DuLaney September 2014|
|The Homecoming Mum flower by Alton DuLaney September 2015|
|Homecoming Mum detail by Alton DuLaney September 2015|
|ART Homecoming Mum by Alton DuLaney September 2015|
|Homecoming Mum Garter by Alton DuLaney September 2105|
For more creative ideas and crafty how-tos check out my affiliated Paper Arts class on craftsy.com
Happy Crafting and Art Making!