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12 Days of Holiday Crafts, Day 10: Felt Mistletoe

It may be felt, but it works like the real stuff (and doesn’t have to be shipped to your door)!

I made two versions of felt mistletoe: one to hang in the entryway, and a smaller version to pin on a coat lapel. This project is again one that is simple and quick to put together.

You will need:

  • green felt
  • scissors
  • white beads
  • a needle and green thread
  • hot glue
  • ribbon for hanging

Cut mistletoe leaves (a basic teardrop shape with a blunt end, see the photo for guidance) out of green felt. I used three leaves per bunch. Either stitch or hot glue the blunt end of the leaf, pinching the sides together to give each leaf shape.

Sew or hot glue three leaves together, then add beads (also sew or glue—whatever you’re comfortable with).
If you’re going to pin the mistletoe to a lapel, simply use a safety pin. For hanging your mistletoe, tie a ribbon around the end of the bunch, and use a thumbtack to hang it in a doorway.

I also like the idea of turning these into ornaments or package decorations. I hope your mistletoe treats you well!


Artist and crafter Maggie Wolcott writes about craft events in and around Spokane, as well as her own adventures in creating and repurposing. Her DwellWellNW posts include project and decorating ideas, recipes, reviews of events, and interviews with local artists. Maggie spends her days as an English professor, and when she’s not grading papers, she can generally be found with a paintbrush or scissors in hand. She can be reached at