x

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!

Materials


Instructions


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2.

Create a teardrop shape from a 4″ green cable tie. 


Step 3.

Pinch the sides to make a point to make it look like a leaf.

Step 4.

Make six leaves total and trim off the ends.


Step 5.

Glue together three leaves, and then in a separate group glue two together.


Step 6.

Cut 8 inches of the craft wire and use round nose pliers to create a hook on one end.

Step 7.

Hook the wire onto the group of three leaves. Twist the wire to secure.


Step 8.

Wrap green wash tape around the craft wire to create the stem of the mistletoe.

Step 9.

Cut (2) 2″ pieces of craft wire.

Step 10.

Form a hook on one end of the wire and thread on (1) mini pony bead. 

Step 11.

Use pliers to lock it into the wire so it won’t fall off.


Step 12.

Create (4) of these and cover the wire with washi tape.


Step 13.

Tape (2) beaded wires together.

Step 14.

Cut a 4-inch piece of wire and create a hook on one end.


Step 15.

Hook the wire onto the remaining group of leaves.


Step 16.

Twist the wire together to secure and cover the twist with washi tape.


Step 17.

Tape the a pair of the beaded wires to the stem from the previous step.


Step 18.

Tape the 3-leaf stem and the 2-leaf steam together. 

Step 19.

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. 


Step 20.

Cut a 3-inch piece of craft wire and make a hook on one end.


Step 21.

Hook the wire into the last leaf. Twist the wire to secure and cover with tape.


Step 22.

Tape the remaining beaded wire pair to the last leaf stem.

Step 23.

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.


Step 24.

Make 4 large stems total.


Step 25.

Tape the bases of the stems together.


Step 26. 

Secure the stems with (2) cable ties, then trim off any excess.


Step 27.

Cut a 12″ piece of red mesh craft cording.


Step 28.

Loop the mesh cording and tie a knot.


Step 29.

Tie a bow around the base of the stems for hanging.



Fuzzy Patriotic Crowns
Fuzzy Firework Rings
Craft Stick American Flag
Mom’s Flowers Frame
“I WHALEY LOVE YOU” Plaque
Heart Stamped Tote Bag
“QUEEN OF THE DAY” Mother’s Day Card
Pom Animal Mother’s Day Cards
“MOTHER” Acrostic Poem Canvas
“I Love You to the Moon & Back” Craft
Tree of Love
“Eye Love You” Handprint Stone
Clothespin Flower Pot
Mom’s Recipe Holder
Pasta Dying
Pasta Globe
Elijah’s Cup
Pasta Cherry Blossom Tree
Pasta Cityscape
Magnetic Pasta Snails
Day of the Dead Skeletons / Esqueletos para el Día de los Muertos
Fuzzy Stick Sombrero
Sombrero Craft
Decorated Egg Art
Wiggly Eyeglass Case
Wood Clothespin “Faith” Cross
Bottle Cap Easter Card
String Art Chicks
Pom Pom Sheep
Mini Craft Stick Chicks
Pinwheel Birdhouse
CD Weaving
CD Suncatcher
CD Spinner
CD Scratch Art Mandala
CD Bunting Banner
Alien CD Spaceship
Hungry Bunny Craft
Cable Tie Clutch
Chain & Cable Tie Statement Necklace
Cable Tie Mistletoe
Cable Tie Birdcage
Cable Tie Snowflakes
Cable Tie Coil Basket
Straw Christmas Tree
Teepee & Native American Pegdoll
Straw Skyline
Multimedia Turkey Art
Straw Texture Brushes
Fall Tree Straw Craft
Silly Monster Magnet
Silhouette Trick or Treat Tote
Spooky Eyeball Bouquet
Felt Masks: Cat & Bat
Craft Stick Witch
Sparkling BOO Sign
Batty Birdhouse
“Always Watching” Halloween Frame
Wire Flower Headband
USA Banner