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A Little Mistletoe

December 10, 2010

Its’ the last day of  A Handmade Christmas , and for my last project I am sharing a little DIY mistletoe love.  Because who doesn’t need more kisses in their life?

mistletoe headband 1

Growing up we had mistletoe hanging in the kitchen doorway year round.  I absolutely loved it.  A few days ago I got this idea, and I am so excited about how it turned out!  But the best part about it?  I already had everything I needed on hand.  I love a free project!

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This is made from a little wool felt, a few felted balls and some vintage velvet ribbon.  I attached mine to a headband, but you could turn it into a brooch, or a hairclip as well.

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I had some creamy wool roving that I turned into felt balls (here’s a similar tutorial on how to do that), but you could use little mini pompoms, or buttons, or pearls.  My little balls are between 1/4″ and 1/2″ across.  I only used about a half inch of roving for each one, and I let them dry overnight before I started this project.  Whatever you use, make sure it’s an odd number.

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Cut 4 or 5 circles from green felt.  Mine are about 4 inches across, I used a drinking glass as a template.  Then cut each circle into a flower shape to make the mistletoe leaves.  Fold each flower into thirds of fourths.  Use a scrap of felt for the base and stitch the leaves on covering up your stitches as you go.  Continue adding your green felt flowers until you’ve got a good little pile of leaves.

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Using matching thread, stitch the felt balls (pom poms, buttons, pearls) onto the leaves, making sure you go all the way through to the backside so everything is secure.  I ran the needle through the bead, and then went back the other way, so I had a tiny little indent on the ends of each wool bead, kind of like real mistletoe.

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After you’ve stitched on your berries, add a cute little bow.  I used vintage velvet ribbon that my mom gave to me.  I am pretty sure that it was a scrap left over from her wedding.

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Next trim your base scrap of wool down and hot glue it to a headband (or a pinback or a clip).  Then cut another piece and glue it on the opposite side of the headband to cover up all those little edges, and hide the stitches, the glue and the headband.

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And in just 30 minutes (aside from making the felt balls) you’ve got a festive hairpiece to wear to a party!

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Now wear your handmade mistletoe with pride.  And pucker up.  There are kisses to be had.

19 Comments leave one →
  1. December 10, 2010 7:07 pm

    I will share this with my fren and I will make one for my gf.

  2. December 10, 2010 8:17 pm

    Eskimo kiss, love it!!! You are both so adorable. This headband takes the (chocolate peppermint) cake, e!

  3. December 10, 2010 8:53 pm

    so cute!

  4. December 10, 2010 10:47 pm

    Why is it the last day?! I’m totally bummed. I thought you were going to spell out ALL of my Christmas gifts for me all month long. Now what do I do? Subscribe to Martha Stewart Living?

  5. heidikins permalink
    December 11, 2010 7:21 am

    Gasp! I want one!! So cute!

  6. December 11, 2010 8:55 am

    I want one too!

    I love the little velvet ribbon touch. And I have never done those little felted balls before… I actually don’t even have any real felt either (horrible, huh?)

    Your posts convince me again and again I need to get some.

    And hello Creamie!

  7. December 11, 2010 8:52 pm

    This is ADORABLE! But it would never look as cute on me as it does on you.

  8. December 11, 2010 10:23 pm

    Oh my SOUL, this is cute!!! Beautifully done!

  9. December 13, 2010 4:19 am

    Adorable! And what a good choice on who to kiss under it! I need to make some headbands….they are in right now! Where’d you get the plain ones?

  10. December 13, 2010 9:19 pm

    This is incredibly creative and a sure-fire way to get some lovin’ during the Christmas season. I shared about this in my mistletoe post on my craft blog, Onesie Twosie:

    http://onesietwosie.blogspot.com/2010/12/blame-it-on-mistletoe.html

  11. December 18, 2010 4:04 pm

    I love this!

    ♥Erica
    thepinkestowl.blogspot.com

  12. December 18, 2010 10:40 pm

    This is sooo cute!! One can never have to many kisses! ;)

  13. December 22, 2010 5:47 pm

    eKkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk i soooo would want one!!!!!
    im putting this under projects to look forward to after school & all that jazz
    gigglefest

    HAPPY HOLiDAYS to you & your family o^~^o

  14. Renee permalink
    December 23, 2010 7:13 pm

    I absolutely fell in love with this headband when I saw your post, and had to make one for myself! It turned out so well, and I LOVE it! Thank you so much for the awesome idea! Merry Christmas!

  15. December 24, 2010 1:09 pm

    LOVE!!!!

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