Do you like to hang mistletoe in your home over the holidays? If so, we recommend crafting your own since the real plant is poisonous. In the past, we’ve made this frosted paper mistletoe as well as a cute felt version. Since we like to try out different materials for our projects, today we’re sharing the tutorial for our DIY crepe paper mistletoe.
Hanging mistletoe for the holidays is a long-standing tradition. Some say it has mystical powers that bring good luck into your home. Others say it’s a sign of love and friendship.
However you feel about mistletoe, the real thing is toxic—so a DIY crepe paper mistletoe will be safer for your pets and children to be around. T0 craft this version, you’ll need the tools and materials listed below as well as our mistletoe pattern at the end of this post. Then just follow our step-by-step photo tutorial.
We can’t wait to see what you create for the holidays! Remember to use the hashtag #MadeWithLia on Instagram so we can spot your pictures. Or you can post them on our Facebook page. Happy holiday crafting! ~Lia and team
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- Lia Griffith Double-Sided Crepe Paper — Ferns + Moss
- Green Floral Wire — 24-Gauge and 18-Gauge
- Green Floral Tape
- 1/2-inch White Beads
- Red Ribbon
How to Make Your Own Crepe Paper Mistletoe
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the SVG file or PDF template at the end of this post.
- Using your scissors or cutting machine, cut crepe paper according to the template notes.
- Then, use your paper curling tool to curl your mistletoe leaves.
- Cut 30 two-inch pieces of your 24-gauge cloth-covered stem wire.
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