Felt Mistletoe Ornament Tutorial

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This mistletoe ornament is an easy DIY Christmas ornament to make.  Hang this felt mistletoe on your Christmas tree or in a doorway--it's a classic Christmas decoration no matter where it's placed.

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DIY Felt Mistletoe

Mistletoe Ornament hanging in a Christmas tree.

Mistletoe is such a classic Christmas decoration--even if you don't follow the tradition of kissing under it.  Mistletoe's green leaves and white berries are absolutely beautiful.  But real mistletoe can be hard to find.  This felt mistletoe ornament can be used year after year, though.

materials for making a felt Mistletoe Ornament

Materials for Mistletoe Ornament:

Wire being twisted into the basic structure for the felt mistletoe ornament.

Cut three (or more, if you want a fuller look) lengths of the floral wire, each approximately 12" long.

Gather the wire at the center, and twist together just a bit (one or two twists). 

Pull one length of wire out of the bundle, and continue twisting the rest of the wires together (again, one or two good twists).  Pull out a second strand of wire, and continue twisting the rest.  Follow this pattern until you are left with just two wire branches in the center stem.

Create more small branches on each wire branch by folding the wire over itself and twisting small sections.  (See the video for more detail on how to do this.)

Floral wire twisted into branches to make a Mistletoe Ornament

Trim away any bits of wire that look too long after you've made your branches.

Green felt being cut into mistletoe leaves for the Mistletoe Ornament

Cut long leaf mistletoe leaf shapes out of green felt.  They're kind of teardrop shaped, but I like to leave a flat bit at the end of my leaves to help me glue them to the stem.  It's harder if you cut a full point at the end of the teardrop shape.

Felt leaves being glued to a wire form to make a Mistletoe Ornament

Use a low temperature hot glue gun to glue the felt mistletoe leaves to the wire stems.  

white felt balls being glued to the felt misteltoe

Add white berries to your felt mistletoe.  I used needle felted felt balls, but you could easily use white craft pom poms, too.

Felt mistletoe  ornament on a white wooden background

There's my felt mistletoe, ready to hang on the tree!

Felt mistletoe hanging from the ceiling

I first made some felt mistletoe years ago when I decorated my daughters' playhouse for Christmas.

Felt mistletoe hanging from the ceiling of the Christmas Cottage play house.

I love having felt mistletoe in my Christmas decorations!  Where would you hang yours?

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