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« on: December 07, 2008 12:39:43 PM »

Using only what I had to hand,  I created mistletoe! 


What you'll need:

A glue gun
Green felt
Scissors
a styrofoam ball
white wool
some ribbon or thread

So to start with I  Made a medium felt ball.  You could use a styrofaom ball if you want, I just didn't have one. (use the method below to make a bigger ball of felt if you wish to use that and not the styrofoam ball)

Then I cut pieces of green felt into triangles that had concave edges:


Put a decent drop of hot glue in the center of a triangle and fold like this,  you'll need to hold it for a bit:


Start to glue your leaves to the ball, it should start to look somthing like this:


Then once you've got your ball completely covered,  start making the mistletoe berries by bunching up a small bit of wool and wet it with warm soapy water.  Roll into a ball like you would when making buns:




Glue those onto the leaves and voila!  la mistletoe!
 You can use ribon to hang it, or what I did was use thread, since I didn't have any appropriate ribbon.

Its really simple to make, and took me about 30 minutes!

Happy crafting!
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2008 12:55:16 PM »

that's pretty sweet, i dig that

i think i might have some green felt, i will have to try this!

a thought, if you are using actual felt you might even be able to felt the whole thing together at the base with a felting needle which would be wicked neat (i know my flat green felt isn't real wool though, so glue it is! bah)

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2008 01:59:21 PM »

This is such an awesome idea.  Thank you for sharing.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2008 05:21:28 PM »

Thanks!

I'm still afraid of my felting needles.  I'm not so coordinated.  I can deal with glue gun burns, but not with punctured fingers LOL.  But yes, completly felting it would be really neat too!
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008 12:02:11 PM »

oh don't be afraid! just get yourself a sponge mat to felt on and don't hold in your hand while you felt (because that does hurt like a motha, i can tell you!)

i actually used a discarded tshirt sleeve stuffed with polyfil. you will love it! Cheesy
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