DIY Paper Mistletoe: Deck the Halls with Christmas Kissing Balls

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No holiday decor is complete without a Christmas Kissing Ball! Use this free SVG DIY paper mistletoe kissing ball template to create your own on a Cricut cutting machine.

The joy of the holiday season brings no shortage of crafts. Paper poinsettias (including giant poinsettias) and star lanterns are just a few of the holiday crafts available on this blog. Now we can add DIY paper mistletoe kissing ball craft to our collection with a Christmas kissing ball and FREE templates!

This DIY paper mistletoe craft is not only super easy but also a fabulous alternative to an actual sprig of this Christmas favorite. Real mistletoe, whether white-berried or red-berried, can be toxic to pets, wilts fast, only lasts one year, and could stir up allergies. Creating easy Christmas paper crafts such as DIY mistletoe is ideal, safe, and can be used in your Christmas decorating year after year.

You can also use this same Christmas-style greenery with a poinsettia table arrangement – made with my new Snowy and Mistletoe Poinsettia Flowers!

This paper mistletoe kissing ball is a simple, festive craft that fits in perfectly with Christmas decorations like a white wood Noel sign, reindeer, and Christmas trees.

DIY Paper Mistletoe Christmas Kissing Ball

A festive green paper mistletoe Christmas kissing ball sits on top of yellow construction paper, surrounded by Christmas ribbon and crafting supplies. This tutorial and free SVG mistletoe template make the holiday crafting easy and fun!

Before you start any project always prepare your creative area by making sure you have a sufficient and clean space to work, and you have gathered all your supplies. Here are all of the items you need to make DIY Christmas mistletoe.

Supplies to make DIY Christmas mistletoe kissing ball:

This finished paper mistletoe Christmas kissing ball is elegant and looks incredibly festive, held up in front of a decorated Christmas tree with white and gold lights.

Download the Free DIY Paper Mistletoe Templates

Download these free paper mistletoe templates by signing up via the form below. If you are already a member, log in right here and find it by searching ‘mistletoe’ or Design #69. Need help entering the vault? Read this helpful post here. 

Christmas Kissing Ball Video & Picture Tutorial

Once you’ve gathered your supplies, you are ready to create your homemade mistletoe decoration! For more in-depth instructions, watch the step-by-step video tutorial linked below. I have also included a step-by-step picture tutorial so you can begin to make your own Christmas paper mistletoe craft right away! Don’t forget to check out my other holiday tutorials at the end of this post.

Kissing Ball Video Tutorial: Watch Below!

How to Make a DIY Christmas Kissing Ball Step-by-Step (with Pictures)!

Use these photos with the step-by-step instructions to make a Christmas kissing ball you will love all holiday season!

A grid collage of 9 images shows the steps for making a DIY mistletoe kissing ball with paper, including cutting out the mistletoe leaves, forming the kissing ball, and tying a festive holiday ribbon around the finished craft.
  1. Gather all your supplies.
  2. Prepare your kissing ball by using the free Christmas mistletoe SVG templates provided and, using your cutting machine, make mistletoe leaves in varying colors. You can also cut out some berries. There is no exact number of leaves to cut, so prepare as many sprigs as you need to create the fullness you want. Using a couple of different colors for the leaves provides extra depth in your finished product.
  3. Wrap your foam egg in green tissue paper using your glue gun. Start at the top of the egg and gather the tissue paper around the rest of the egg form. Glue the tissue paper to the bottom of the egg. You may need to remove some excess paper. This is ok as long as the majority of the egg is within the green paper.
  4. Start with your largest Christmas mistletoe greenery and glue it over the top of the egg, letting it fall down the sides. 
  5. Continue to place greenery piece by piece until the mistletoe fills out. 
  6. Add in your berry sprigs last, so they stand out. 
  7. Twist a 3-inch piece of wire into a loop. Shove it into the top of the egg with a bit of glue to secure it. 
  8. Finish off your DIY paper mistletoe craft with a red ribbon and hang it up!
DIY Paper Mistletoe (Christmas Kissing Balls)

DIY Paper Mistletoe (Christmas Kissing Balls)

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Deck the halls with this festive DIY paper mistletoe kissing ball! This easy to make paper mistletoe is the perfect homemade Christmas decoration for the holidays.

Instructions

    1. Gather all your supplies.
    2. Prepare your kissing ball by using the free Christmas mistletoe SVG templates provided and, using your cutting machine, make mistletoe leaves in varying colors. You can also cut out some berries. There is no exact number of leaves to cut, so prepare as many sprigs as you need to create the fullness you want. Using a couple of different colors for the leaves provides extra depth in your finished product.
    3. Wrap your foam egg in green tissue paper using your glue gun. Start at the top of the egg and gather the tissue paper around the rest of the egg form. Glue the tissue paper to the bottom of the egg. You may need to remove some excess paper. This is ok as long as the majority of the egg is within the green paper.
    4. Start with your largest Christmas mistletoe greenery and glue it over the top of the egg, letting it fall down the sides.
    5. Continue to place greenery piece by piece until the mistletoe fills out.
    6. Add in your berry sprigs last, so they stand out.
    7. Twist a 3-inch piece of wire into a loop. Shove it into the top of the egg with a bit of glue to secure it.
    8. Finish off your DIY paper mistletoe craft with a red ribbon and hang it up!

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How to make paper mistletoe Christmas kissing balls to add to your seasonal decorations and spread the love this holiday season. Image shows a DIY paper mistletoe kissing ball and all the supplies needed to make this fun and festive Christmas craft!

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