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  • Design Session: In person

    Please include your school/ date of homecoming in the notes section. Choose your preferred time to talk. The Designer will approve your request or suggest an alternate time shortly. You may wear a mask, if you prefer. Please self-screen for illness for all in- person meetings. Thank you so much!

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  • The Best Guide to Finding Your Dream Mum Maker

    After being in Texas for the last 10 years, I have realized just how important this TRADITION is to the Texas teenage experience. If you've read my About Me page, you know that I have sons that have graduated from high school in Texas, and that I own a small business making Mums as a professional Mum Maker. Through that process, I talk to so many families about this tradition and the importance of creating these memories. What I have learned as a Momma of kiddos in Texas, choosing a Mum maker, for some, is a daunting task and can be overwhelming. Luckily, you have me! I've got a few pointers to help you narrow down and choose the right one for you. My first tip is to Start Early! Many Mum makers start taking orders 4-6 months before your Homecoming. The most popular designers tend to sell out quickly and often require 4 weeks or more notice just to place an order. I, personally, open my reservations in May for September homecoming dates but, I have clients that pre-book with me a year in advance. Second, make a Mum Vision Board. My favorite way to do this is on Pinterest. Start with a simple search of "homecoming mum". Make a Board and call it "Mum Vision Board" and save anything that you like. Pin images with color combinations, number of flowers, bears with outfits, ribbons, lights, themes and bows that you like. Feel free to search other terms like "purple and black homecoming mum" or "senior homecoming mum". This is where your Mum "style" will emerge. Third, in Pinterest, search for "Mums Inc." This will bring up thousands of pins by professional Mum makers from all over the state of Texas. (You'll see many of my pins in there, too). You may even recognize some familiar Mums by businesses that you've pinned to your Vision Board. Feel free to pin more beautiful mums to your board from there, too. The best part about finding Mums, Inc. is that they have a website that has some super helpful information. Go to Mums, Inc/find-a--mum and you will find a list of businesses in your area that make Mums and Garters. Just click on your town and start scrolling. There will be easy links to their websites and Facebook pages with information on how to get in touch with each maker. Some makers will ship or deliver a Mum, others will not. Keep that in mind when you are choosing your Mum maker. Fourth, make a short list of Mum makers that you really like. Take a minute to go onto their social platforms and Follow/ Like/ Comment on their content. We use these channels to give the most current information about orders and our products. By staying engaged with your potential Mum maker, you will be the first to know when to place your order. Head on over to their websites and take a look at their prices. Jot price ranges down for the type and size of Mum that you'd like to have. Fifth, choose a budget. I know, this isn't the fun part but, it's important to know these numbers when you enter into the Mum conversation with your designer. Mums can cost upwards of $1000 for very large custom shapes and premium ribbons. If your budget is $75, be honest. Prices will vary based on the size of the Mum, skill of the designer, area where they are located, and quality of materials used. But, please remember, the price is the price. Do not haggle over price with your Mum maker. If you can't pay the price you are quoted, order something less or find someone in your price range. Order process and Delivery type are the next things to consider when choosing your Mum maker. Each designer has a process that is unique to their business. Most of us have some form of website, Facebook business page, ECWID or Etsy site that will walk you through the ordering and delivery process. There are businesses in which orders are placed exclusively online and the final product is shipped or picked up at a later date. There are also shops that have Ready-made Mums that can be purchased off the rack. On the flip side, there are businesses (like mine) who offer personalized consultations in order to design your Mum. As for delivery of the Mum, some makers will ship or deliver a Mum, others will not. You may need to plan on picking up your Mum at their Studio. Keep that in mind when you are choosing your Mum maker. Again, there is no wrong choice. It's all personal preference and what works for your schedule. Now take a look at your list. The best Mum maker for you will have a style that you've pinned often, a price that you can afford, the location that you desire, the order and delivery type you need and the availability to make your Mum and get it to you in time. If you still are having a hard time whittling down your list, I suggest just giving your potential Mum makers a call. Sometimes, personality factors in to making the final decision. You will "click" with the right designer. Your Dream Mum Maker will be the one who checks all of those boxes. They will make you feel comfortable and confident in their skills to make you a fantastic Mum that you'll love. Happy Homecoming, Melinda

  • The Great Texas Tradition: Homecoming Mums & Garters

    In 2013, my family and I were transplanted to the Great State of Texas. Son #2 was a Sophomore at our local high school. He conveniently forgot to bring lunch money one Friday, so I picked up his favorite CFA nuggets and headed up to the school. I walked into the school to meet him on his way to lunch. Now mind you, this was back before the school front offices were walled in like the "fish bowls" of today. Passing period was just starting and that's when I heard it. Clang, clang, clang... What is that??? The front desk receptionist looked at me and smiled at the shocked look on my face. "You're new to Texas, huh? Just stand here and watch". And that is when I saw them. The beauty and wonderous Texas tradition called the Homecoming Mum. Students were packed, shoulder to shoulder in the hallway, excitedly displaying probably one of the most over the top, quintessential Texas things I've ever seen, Homecoming Mums and Garters. To this "uneducated Carolina girl", (don't come for me, native Texans) I thought they were wearing wreaths. I could see flowers, gorgeous bows, sparkling rhinestones, huge cowbells and feathers galore. Wow, was I ever wrong! My first exposure to Mums was definitely a life altering experience. Surely, you can't buy something like this at a store??? I had to know more! Internet to the rescue! A quick search led me to pictures of college and high school ladies and gents wearing chrysanthemum flowers adorned with ribbons, bears, bells and bows. I learned that the earliest sightings of the Mum tradition in Texas can be traced back to the late 1930s. During homecoming, it was popular for corsages of real chrysanthemum flowers to be given to young ladies by their dates as a symbol of affection. The flowers were often adorned with just a few ribbons. But, in the 1990s, as all things do in Texas, the tradition got just a little bit bigger. Fresh chrysanthemum flowers were exchanged for faux silk type flowers, more bells, ribbons and letters made from pipe cleaners were added. Since then, the exchange of Mums and Garters have developed into a major Texas teenage Rite of Passage. It is most common to see them given as tokens of affection amongst couples and from parent to child. Groups of friends are also known to get together to make Mums to wear. They are worn to school and sometimes to the homecoming football game but, NEVER to the dance. In the last 10 years, Mums have really started becoming more glamorous and personalized. Bears in custom clothing, wired ribbon, and glitter cardstock cutouts became popular. Recently, in addition to all of that, we're seeing more feather boas, lights and custom monograms. High-end designer ribbons are being introduced to elevate Mums to even greater heights. Professional Mum makers strive to offer their clientele the newest braids and bows to make that perfect Mum. I believe that fashion trends and personalization will continue to drive the evolution of Homecoming Mums. The tradition's roots haven't changed but the expression of the tradition through Mums and Garters have definitely changed since its inception nearly 90 years ago. My family and I have enjoyed becoming a part of this tradition and I hope you do, too! Happy Homecoming, Melinda

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  • Homecoming Mums | Cypress, Texas | My Mom's Mums || Gallery

    From the Homecoming Mum Design Studio Some of Our Most Requested Extras Lightweight LED Lights Dance/ Cheer Bow & Deluxe Frame Custom Acrylic Keychain Custom Acrylic Keychain Scallop Glitter Letters, Bling Everything Package & Cascading Mums White & Fashion Color Boas Glitter Theme Cutouts & Monograms Large Curly Hair Bear Cheer Bear Team Zipper Pull Custom Outfit Bears Cheer/ Dance Bow Football Trainer Bear Popular Packages Big Momma- Single Grand Momma- Double Mini Momma Team Mum Big Daddy- Garter Great- Grand Momma- Quad Grand Daddy- Garter

  • Homecoming Mums | Cypress, Texas | My Mom's Mums || About Us

    About Me... My name is Melinda. I am the owner and designer of My Mom's Mums. Originally from the mountains of North Carolina, where the majority of my family still resides, my husband and I moved to Texas in the summer of 2013. I am the proud momma of 3 adult sons and one son still in middle school. I am an RN and love spending time with my hubby, kids, and, on occasion, my ornery cat. She is also known as the Project Manager. A Creative Beginning... My love of all things crafty began early in life. Some of my fondest memories from childhood include making salt dough ornaments and painting ceramic figures with my mom and grandmother. They passed on the love of handmade gift making. Both my mom and grandmom are very talented painters, crafters, and seamstresses. I am so fortunate to have such an amazingly talented family. Growing up, I remember helping my parents on the weekends with small building projects, home improvements, and interior painting/ wallpapering. Having little home improvement projects to do makes me feel like home. ​ I began making diaper cakes and bridal shower decorations for friends and family, early in my crafting career. This blossomed to a short stent of cake baking & cupcake making craziness. Fast forward through the years, I settled into my true crafting love... with my glue gun. Mums, Inc Just a Girl and Her Glue Gun... In the summer of 2013, my family and I were transplanted to the great state of Texas. I have always been a “crafty” and creative lady so, seeing my first Homecoming game at the Berry Center in the Fall of 2013, I was instantly hooked. A larger than life tradition that students and parents alike were excited to take part in every year? Sign this girl up! All I had to do was find a crafty Texan mentor. Enter my friend Shauna. She is one of the most talented decorators/ crafters I have ever met. We instantly connected and she showed me the beauty and tradition of Texas Homecoming Mums. I spent my first Texas homecoming year in 2014, learning the traditions and styles by volunteering with my sons' high school mum making organization. There, I learned the grass root basics, current trends, and some tricks of the trade. At the end of the season, I found out that my son was telling his friends that "My Mom" was making mums. Thus, the idea struck! My Mom's Mums was born. ​ I spent 2015 making mums for two of my sons' dates, a handful of their friends, and some folks that heard about my endeavor via word of mouth. At Christmas time, that same year, I decided that I would take the plunge and apply for my business license. Best business decision, EVER! 2016 became the year of new beginnings. I have never been so happy in my crafting life. A fun activity that I can use hot glue AND glitter?!? YAY! I’ve been making mums and garters in the Texas tradition ever since. ​ In 2020, I joined the esteemed group of Mums, Inc. which was "founded on the principles of sharing and professional growth within the Homecoming Mum industry". This group of ladies and gentleman are a supportive collective of the best and brightest minds, elevating the Mum industry. We are comprised of some of the largest and most talented designer mum makers in the state of Texas. "Founded as a Facebook group in 2012, we came together to discuss trends and supplies. Over time, we developed more than just tips. Focused on a professional community of respect and sharing, the ultimate goal of Mums, Inc. is to unify the Homecoming Industry to, not only keep the tradition alive, but to bring professionals together to better the industry as well". Please check out the link if you'd like more information on Mums, Inc. We live and work by the motto #BetterTogether. We believe that achieving greatness within our own individual companies starts with a healthy, supportive, professional community in which we all prosper. #CommunityOverCompetition Design Appointments Melinda

  • My Mom's Mums

    To get the most up to date info for HOCO 2023, follow me on Instagram and Facebook! Design Appointments 2022 Showcase Mum 2023 Showcase Mum Coming Soon 2023 Reservation Application Reservations will re-open in May 2023 for Homecoming 2023. For all other orders, please text 361-420-0058. First & Last Name Phone Date of Homecoming Email Retype Email Address Recipient's Name & Grade Recipient's school, colors, mascot & activities Continue Contact us updated covid-19 policy PLEASE READ: In addition to in-person Design Sessions, we are offering contact-less ordering options and Design Sessions via Zoom. Secure online payment options are available. Please self-screen for illness prior to in-person sessions.

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