Looking for ideas to make your Homecoming mum even fancier without it costing a ton? Add your own ribbon braids! I’ve rounded up the BEST ribbon braid tutorials and best tutorial videos so you can make your own ribbon braids for your Homecoming mum. These are the ones my daughters and I learned from when we maid spirit braids to add to the Homecoming mums we made for them. It’s so much fun!
Have you seen those fancy ribbons braids on mums, only to be disappointed when you saw their prices in the store? Adding braids to your mum can get pricey in a hurry! But no worry, thanks to the internet there are tons of tutorials on the web so that you can make your own braids.
There’s no need to have to learn lots of different complicate braids, either. You can change up the braids a lot just by using different ribbons. And changing the width can mean it looks like a totally different type of braid!
For my daughter’s high school mums, we made ONLY TWO different types of braids. Using different types of ribbon and different widths changes the look of the braids.
Watch the best braid tutorial videos we used below, then check out my own Beginners tips and tricks for making Homecoming mum braids. [link]
Homecoming mum victory or diamond braid tutorials and video tutorials
On the simpler braids I feel like it’s easier to see how it’s done if you look at step by step photos first. Vintage Scrapping has some excellent step-by-step tutorials for homecoming mum braids. They are fantastic tutorials! It you’re having trouble finding mum supplies, they even sell kits on their site. (I’m not an affiliate and have never purchased one of their kits, but they’ve been on the web for years. If you do purchase from them, let me know how it goes!)
Sometimes it can help to see a video of the actual process. I think the videos by Crafty Bug are some of the best. Here is her video tutorial of the Homecoming mum victory braid.
Here’s another video tutorial where they call it a diamond braid. It’s not quite as easy to see what she’s doing, but it gives you and idea about how when you get faster, not taping down the ends might be easier. Also, you get the idea of what a patterned ribbon looks like.
Best Homecoming mum military braid tutorials and video tutorial
Sometimes it can help to see a video. Here’s a video of the military braid.
Here’s a neat variation on the military braid from Crafty Bug. When you put two different colors back to back, you get different colors on the front and back of the braid.
Best video tutorial for a Homecoming mum double braid
If you feel up to the challenge of a more complex double braid, The Joy of Crafting has this really well done video with lots of explanation and good camera angles.
If you look for more tutorials, another name for the “Homecoming mum braid” is a “ribbon lei.” Also search “graduation leis.”
Here’s one I’ve never seen before, a mum “braid.” I love this idea! Homecoming mum “mums” are expensive and also huge. I would make these out of smaller and less expensive bush mums.
Look how cool this Homecoming braid looks with some sheer ribbon.
Before you start your own spirit ribbon braid for the Homecoming mum you make
Check out my beginner tips and tricks for making Homecoming mum ribbon braids.