Straightforward DIY Paper Mistletoe (+ Free Printable!)

Where did this month go?! I can’t believe Christmas is just days away today. Today is my LAST Christmas post for you guys, so I do not understand what to do with myself today. For your last-minute vacation plants, this cute, easy DIY paper mistletoe is fantastic for hanging doors or even with as a photo prop for sweet moments with your family, friends as well as in my case, cats (see below, ha!)) This year. Together with my free printable template, then you are able to create your own mistletoe within minutes. I understand how mad this week could be, therefore easy crafts are a must!  

Obviously, we had to get a few pictures with all the cats under the mistletoe. Penny simply wanted to eat it.  

Now it is recorded into the doorframe of the bedroom. I am unsure of the source of mistletoe, but I think the concept may be cute or creepy based on who you are standing under in with. Lucky for me I have Andrew, who is also ready to put to a button-up and shoot pictures of me when he would likely rather enjoy playing video games. He’s a keeper. We’re looking forward to some very family-filled Christmas this past year with a little driving. As my family goes for Christmas, it is my favorite time of year, and even as an adult, I never sleep well on Christmas Eve because I am too excited.  

OK, now let us create some mistletoe with nothing but paper and ribbon!  

Time: 5 minutes


  • Green cardstock paper, 2 colors of green
  • White or gray cardstock
  • Glue stick
  • Ribbon
  • Mistltoe template in PNG or PDF 
  • Scissors or a cutting machine 

If you’ve got a cutting device, such as a Cricut, utilize the PNG template and adjust to desired size.  

Measure 1: Cut the 4 parts of mistletoe from each shade of green cardstock with the above mentioned. Cut three small circles from white or gray cardstock.  

Measure 2: Layer the mistletoe bits in addition to one another, and stick the stems with a glue stick.

Measure 3: Glue the “white berries” on the leaves in random places.  

Measure 4: Tie a piece of ribbon around the stems.  

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Then you’re able to tape the paper mistletoe to frequented places like doorways! Merry Christmas, friends!