Cable Tie Mistletoe
Christmas may be over, but it's never too late to be kissed under the mistletoe! Create a mistletoe that lasts all year long from cable ties!
- Private: Gold Beading Wire 24 Gauge
- Private: Mini Pony Beads Tub
- 4" Lime Green Cable Ties
- Scissors or Wire Cutters
- Lime Green Washi Tape
- Round Nose Pliers
Step 1. Gather your supplies.
Create a teardrop shape from a 4″ green cable tie.
Pinch the sides to make a point to make it look like a leaf.
Make six leaves total and trim off the ends.
Glue together three leaves, and then in a separate group glue two together.
Cut 8 inches of the craft wire and use round nose pliers to create a hook on one end.
Hook the wire onto the group of three leaves. Twist the wire to secure.
Wrap green wash tape around the craft wire to create the stem of the mistletoe.
Cut (2) 2″ pieces of craft wire.
Form a hook on one end of the wire and thread on (1) mini pony bead.
Use pliers to lock it into the wire so it won’t fall off.
Create (4) of these and cover the wire with washi tape.
Tape (2) beaded wires together.
Cut a 4-inch piece of wire and create a hook on one end.
Hook the wire onto the remaining group of leaves.
Twist the wire together to secure and cover the twist with washi tape.
Tape the a pair of the beaded wires to the stem from the previous step.
Tape the 3-leaf stem and the 2-leaf steam together.
Twist the tape tightly as you make your way to the end of the stem. Leave an 1 1/2″ of the craft wire uncovered.
Cut a 3-inch piece of craft wire and make a hook on one end.
Hook the wire into the last leaf. Twist the wire to secure and cover with tape.
Tape the remaining beaded wire pair to the last leaf stem.
To complete one large stem, tape this stem near the bottom where the uncovered wire starts. Tightly twist the tape to keep the width consistent throughout the whole stem.
Make 4 large stems total.
Tape the bases of the stems together.
Secure the stems with (2) cable ties, then trim off any excess.
Cut a 12″ piece of red mesh craft cording.
Loop the mesh cording and tie a knot.
Tie a bow around the base of the stems for hanging.