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DIY Felt Mistletoe is a Perfect Christmas Craft

Learn how to make felt mistletoe – this is so easy to make and so pretty for the holidays, and you can use it year after year!

Skills Required: None. You can make this Christmas decor in just a few simple steps. You’ll be painting, cutting felt, and gluing.

How to Make Felt Mistletoe for a Perfect Christmas

Hello!  I’m Jennifer from Brave New Home. Today I’m sharing an easy felt mistletoe craft that can save you a few bucks each year if you usually purchase fresh mistletoe. You can reuse this for every holiday!

This felt mistletoe is not only great for a doorway or a mantle, but it would also make a great felt Christmas ornament. You can make it any size that you like, so you can have a whole tree of these “sprigs” if you want to.

(If you like this DIY mistletoe, you’ll also like these nordic felted Christmas gnomes!)

Twigs, cotton thread, green paint, cotton ball, and green felt

If you’re a serial crafter like me, it’s very possible that you already have all the materials for this project already on hand (or in your backyard!). Note that this is a great Christmas craft for kids, too! It’s really easy and you’ll have fun making this mistletoe as a family project.

Learn how to make it below.

Felt Mistletoe

Gather These Supplies

  • Green felt – two sheets in your choice of color
  • Several stiff twigs
  • Green acrylic paint or spray paint
  • Cotton ball (or small white pom poms)
  • String
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Green painted twigs, green felt pieces, and small white pom poms

After trimming your twigs down, give them a coat of green paint to match your felt. Then cut out a bunch of felt leaves and make smaller cotton balls from your regular sized one.

Pull off a piece of cotton and roll it between your palms. I was able to make the nine small cotton balls for this project from a single cotton ball and I still had cotton left over (if that gives you any idea about the amount of cotton to use for each small ball).

Red and white baker's twine, cotton thread, and felt mistletoe

Hot glue your felt leaves to your twig, taking cues from the natural shape of your twigs. Then hot glue the small cotton balls in sets of three. Use your fingers to roll the ends of the felt to give your leaves a more natural look.

DIY felt mistletoe for Christmas

Hot glue your twigs together to hold them in place then tie them together with your string. I added some red and white bakers twine to hang my felt mistletoe, but if you don’t have any you could easily take a red marker to your white string.

I’ve done it before, just make sure to let your string dry completely before you start to handle it or you’ll get red ink everywhere!

Felt mistletoe

I’ve never decorated with mistletoe before (it always seems kind of expensive for something that won’t last that long), so I’m extra excited to hang my faux version up this year.

How to make felt mistletoe for Christmas

And I have the perfect door for it, too.

Yield: 1 mistletoe

Felt Mistletoe

DIY felt mistletoe for Christmas

This mistletoe craft is so fun and easy for Christmas! Learn how to make a mistletoe branch with felt and twigs. You can re-use it year after year.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2


  • Green felt - 2 sheets in your choice of color
  • Several stiff twigs
  • Green acrylic paint or spray paint
  • Cotton balls (or small white pom poms)
  • String
  • Baker's twine


  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors


  1. Choose the twigs you'd like to use for mistletoe; trim them down with scissors.
  2. Give the branches a coat of paint to match the felt. Let dry.
  3. Cut out several felt leaves and set aside.
  4. Make the mistletoe berries with the cotton balls. Pull off a piece of cotton and roll it in your fingers until it becomes a ball. Alternatively, you can use small white pom poms.
  5. Hot glue the felt leaves to the twigs, taking cues from the natural shape of the branch.
  6. Hot glue the cotton balls in sets of three.
  7. Hot glue the twigs together, then tie them with string.
  8. Use red and white baker's twine to make a loop for hanging.

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If you like this felt mistletoe decoration, check out these other Christmas projects I also think you’re going to love:


Sunday 12th of December 2021

Very easy steps to follow! Thank you so much.

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