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I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus Underneath the mistletoe last night

November 14, 2010

I am keen to have lots of mistletoe around the house. So here’s a few of my efforts!

The beaded mistletoe is the result of me just playing with some beads, this is made with  3mm clear glass beads with a pale green lining and a larger silvery bead for the berry. The beads are all threaded on green 28 gauge wire from impex. The fnished result is about 3 1/2″ high, plus the hanging loop.

 

 

 

The mistletoe sphere is made with the same method as the larger one, but using mill hill seed beads for the leaves. The sphere around it is made with children’s metal bangles in silver and turquiose, held together with 28 gauge wire. These are slighly squished to fit together. The idea for the sphere comes from Creative Jewish Mom, she has some gorgeous gold ones on her blog.

Lastly I cut out a mistletoe shape on paper then cut out 10 shapes from felt. I then took a piece of 28 gauge wire in green about 8″ in length, folded it in half sliding a pale green seed bead on one side of the wire, then passed the white bead for the berry on both sides of the wire. The felt piece was placed between the two pieces of wire and twisted together to keep felt in place and form a stem. Once this was done I twisted the mistletoe together in bunches of 5. and tied ribbon round the wire.

Other Mistletoe Ideas

Martha Stewart has  mistletoe gift seals and for nearer the time a real mistletoe kissing ball

Felted wool mistletoe from a foothill home companion, I think this would work with standard felt too.

There’s some information on the history behind mistletoe here.

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