As a child, I had a friend whose family would go up into the mountains and gather fresh mistletoe to sell in little bags to raise money for Christmas shopping. If only I could have the fresh stuff every year!
My mom had a mistletoe or “kissing ball,” as they’re sometimes called, hung in our entryway every Christmas, and so I feel like mistletoe is a must have for holiday decor. Yet I’ve had a tough time finding a mistletoe ball I like — classic and simple like my mom’s. So I did what I always do when I can’t find what I want, I designed this free printable 3-D mistletoe ball.
Here is a festive, free printable to help you Deck the Halls.
I’ve always been fond of mistletoe. As a child, I had a friend whose family would go up into the mountains and gather fresh mistletoe to sell in little bags to raise money for Christmas shopping. If only I could have the fresh stuff every year!
Since I think Mistletoe is a must have for holiday decor, I’ve created a free printable mistletoe template to make this cute, paper mistletoe ball. It’s so easy to put together. The hardest part is cutting out the pieces. I highly recommend using good detail scissors. These are definitely not your kid scissors because they have a nice, sharp point that makes it so much easier to get into tight spaces.
There are two parts to the template, because we’re making a more three-dimensional ball shape, not just flat paper. I recommend you print the solid green page included in the free download file on the reverse side of the template.
You’ll see that there are white, cutting guidelines on Front A and Front B. The one on A goes from top to middle, and B goes from middle to bottom. This will allow the two pieces to fit together in a sort of X shape that will give the mistletoe ball depth.
Use the string to hang as desired… you could even add a bow. I hung mine above the window seat in my new kitchen, and I think it looks darling.
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About the author
Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares what she's dreamed up for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and simple ideas for holidays. She is a single mom of three girls and one boy. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local television. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. During quieter moments, she enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Bettijo lives with her four kiddos in Phoenix, Arizona.