Monday, August 27

Felt Flower Tutorial + GIVEAWAY!! (3 WINNERS!)


So guys, I NEED to introduce you to this lovely lady, Jodi. She owns a shop called Mia and Mackie in the Mirror. She makes lovely hair clips and flower headbands perfect for newborns and little girls! She also has ADORABLE Baby Cakes Gift Baskets  for new little boys too! She also raises money for the Danny Did Foundation by selling these precious bottle cap necklaces made by her daughters and nieces. Read more about it here


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Hi, my name is Jodi and I am a wife to a handsome and hard working husband Matthew, a mother to two very intelligent little girls, both with very strong personalities, Mia (6) and Makenna (3) and an artist. I create unique, one-of-a-kind hair candy for all ages, hand painted furniture,  and a lot of other fun personalized gifts.

While growing up I was always drawn to arts and crafts. I was surrounded by artists, from my mother, to my grandfather, brothers and cousins, everyone had their own niche in the art world.  To this day my cousins are still heavy involved in the art community, my mother is still a brilliant painter and poet, and my grandfather's sculptures carry his legacy.

After I had my first little girl Mia, in December of 2005,  I found that all the headbands I put on her head would leave indentations on her fragile skin and all the clips were too heavy for her fine hair. I started by dissecting store bought bows and attaching them to soft cotton headbands, and soon after I bought my own ribbon and fabric and got to work.  And thus, my company was born but still unnamed, until one day I was brainstorming with my mom, and baby Mia crawled over to her mirror and started to kiss herself as she so often did, it was a no brainer, Mia in the Mirror it was!.

Shortly before Mia was eight months old, I met with a hip baby boutique in one of the trendiest areas of Chicago, and was pleasantly surprised when they placed an order and put my products up for sale in their store.  And it didn't stop there, I went to a few boutiques around the North Suburbs where I'm from and they too took orders and put my products in their store as well. Since then I have done dozens of art shows, charity events and had my products selling in boutique's and hair salons across the Chicagoland area.

In 2009 baby Makenna graced us with her presence and of course she needed to be added to the name of my company, Mia and Mackie in the Mirror. I love having two girls to dress up, and for the time being, they love it too.

My company is not just a business, it is a passion. I put great effort into each piece I create, it takes time to make things just right. My motto is that every princess deserves to be the fairest of all, therefore every piece I create should be fit for a princess.



Materials Needed
*Felt
*Scissors
*Something Circular to trace (cup, vase, or in this case the cardboard used to protect the icing in a cinnamon roll package...yumm!)
*glue gun/ glue stick
*around 4.5 inches of 3/8 inch grosgrain ribbon
*alligator clip (any beauty supply store will have them and if you buy a big box you will save yourself $)

STEP ONE: Start by folding your felt so that you can fit your circle three times across. You want six circles when you are done cutting. **Trick, if you press down hard enough with your circle you will get an indentation that you can easily trace your scissors with, no need to draw on your felt! 



STEP TWO : Cut your circles, you will need five for your petals and one to use as a base.  


STEP THREE: Take one circle and fold it in half 


STEP FOUR:  Fold the circle in half again, but before you do put a dab of glue down


It should turn out something like this, I think it looks like a fortune cookie...yumm! 


STEP FIVE: Do this with five of your cut out circles, remembering to leave one just the way it is.


STEP SIX: Put a dab of glue in the middle of your "left alone" circle and place one of your fortune cookies down like so


STEP SEVEN: Continue to do it with three more fortune cookies. It should look something like this.


STEP EIGHT: Put one more dab of glue in the middle and place your last fortune cookie on top.


And Voila -- you are done with your flower!


Now to line that alligator clip!

Cut your ribbon around 4.5 inches, it should be good, I am going to let you all in on a little secret --- I never measure anything, Yep that's right, I craft without measuring!

I always slide my ribbon in place before I glue, like so. Once it is all lined up place a small line of glue on the ribbon that is in between the prongs of the clip.


Bring up the ribbon around the glue and press for a few seconds.


Finish gluing the ribbon down along the rest of the clip



Add a little glue the  top portion of the clip, place your flower down and you have yourself an easy DIY felt flower hair pretty!


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It's time to give this beautiful headband/clip set away along with two other prizes: a $15 shop credit and a 50% off voucher for any (one) item!!

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50 comments:

D. Lynn @Purple Kale said...

AWESOME!!! My little girl needs some cute hair thingys!!!

proud parents said...

I love MMinthe mirrow bows. what a great tut. And loving your blog :)

Elizabeth Borah said...

Cute! My little girl has so much hair and needs it tamed!

Mary Duffy said...

Great, unique quality products and thank you for the tutorial! Also, it is wonderful that Jodi gives back by supporting a charity and raise Epilepsy Awareness in her nieces' names. Mia and Mackie in the Mirror is truly special and items are made with love!

Miranda said...

So cute! I love pretty clips in Sadie's hair

Young At Heart Mommy said...

I LOVE the personalized bow holder! My daughter has a ton of bows that need to be organized :)

Beatty Perry said...

How CUTE are THESE?!! Thank You for such a Great idea! I can't wait to try these with our little girl! Your blog is GREAT!!! Bea www.peanutbutterhair.com

Karalo said...

My girls love them all!! I like you and me together and the emperess.

Karry said...

Fiona rose sweet petite clip looks adorable

Maegan Morin said...

I really like this one: http://shop.mminthemirror.com/All-Hallows-Eve-FFFH-17.htm
Its soo cute :D

Teresa H. Miller said...

I like the triple rose headband.

Erin said...

i like Wonderful World

Naomie said...

I love the Buzzing Bees

Dakarimom5 said...

Ilove your Dancing Zebras bow!!

.ambre. said...

Country Spring Flowers
adorable!

Jessica Grigsby said...

I love the Pink Picnic bows

Tolovska said...

http://shop.mminthemirror.com/Pink-Picnic-OTTB-1.htm

Unknown said...

The Bow Organizer Pink and Brown Flower Party is probably my favorite because I've been too lazy to make a good bow organizer. (katie.mcanally@gmail.com)

Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I like the Over The Top Bow In Pink Picnic!

SalemMomma said...

I like this one: http://shop.mminthemirror.com/Polka-Dot-Party-OTTB-16.htm

Tiana Short said...

I hope I get this!

Sam Stamp said...

Baby Cakes Gift Basket (Small)

Melissa Kelly said...

Great for directions...thanks

heather abbe said...

I love this headband: http://shop.mminthemirror.com/Breakfast-at-Tiffanys-FFFH-6.htm

My Name: Heather Abbe
My Email: abbegirl1977 at gmail dot com

heather abbe said...

Tagged M&M in a FB post here: https://www.facebook.com/awesomegiveaways/posts/459447017410705

My Name: Heather Abbe
My Email: abbegirl1977 at gmail dot com

ani hearts japan said...

Great giveaway! I love the bow hanger!

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Diana said...

I love the personalized bow holder
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Diana said...

I follow on GFC
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Raina said...

I love A Sailor Went to Sea Fancy Headband.

Linda said...

I love the gray kufi hat with the pink flower and ribbon.

mommysap said...

http://shop.mminthemirror.com/Mini-Punk-Princess-AB-17.htm Everything is gorgeous, but I LOVE these!!!
mommysap@gmail.com ( Bocomomma O Frey )

McKenzie said...

I like the Charcoal Gray Kufi Hat in "Stormy Rose"!

Anne D. said...

Pink Picnic is my favorite:)
anne

KM said...

Coral reef is my fav!
kristen
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Sarah Yurga said...

Charcoal Gray Kufi Hat in "Stormy Rose" is my favorite
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Nichole Bentley said...

Absolutely LOVE Gray Kufi Hat in Pink Starlight!!

Amanda said...

I like the Cheetah's in Love hair bow.

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Penny Minding Mom said...

I like the Pink Picnic Bows.

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S C said...

Classic Minnie mouse
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Brittany Boardley Renaldi said...

I like the baby cakes gift baskets.

Karen Hewitt said...

Lollipop Lollipop is adorable

Jeni Mitchell said...

I really like the Autumn Sunflower.

Lindsey West said...

I love the personalized bow holder!!!! very awesome!!!

cassandra said...

My favorite item is the baby cakes gift set!
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bstanek said...

I love the bottlecap necklace with the rainbow

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Donna said...

I like the Danny Did Bottle Cap Necklace (15)
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Kristie said...

I like the Danny Did Bottle Cap Necklace (12). So pretty. And the Baby Cakes Gift Basket (Medium). kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Jenny18286 said...

I like the buzzing bees petite clips jenniferpeaslee at gmail dot com

Kristie said...

Pinned: http://pinterest.com/pin/23010648067173258/

kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Kristie said...

Tagged in Facebook post. https://www.facebook.com/kristiemorrison.donelson/posts/478965768789484

kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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