A Christmas Craft – Mistletoes

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This is day five of #12daysofparenting and today is all about Christmas crafts. We made our own Christmas cards this year (with the help of Rowan’s teeny tiny feet) and I thought I’d share it with you. We were really impressed how they turned out, what do you think?

A Christmas Craft. Handmade Mistletoes by Mummy Lala

 

To make your very own Mistletoes cards you will need:

  • Green non-toxic washable paint (or any Christmas colour)
  • Paintbrush
  • Red washi tape (you could use ribbon)
  • Blank cards and envelopes
  • The use of a teeny tiny foot (Rowan kindly lent us his)
  • Bows
  • Glue
  • Green glitter (or any coloured glitter)
  • Red acrylic marker pen (we used red as it showed up really well on the brown card)

Mistletoes Equipment

The cards are really easy to make (although we had to make them in stages as Rowan got a little bored after the first five). You can take this idea and apply it in lots of different ways. Here’s how we made our version:

  • Brush the paint on to a little foot and print a footprint on the card, then wait for them to dry whilst you clean up your toddler!
  • Cut strips of red washi tape which will go from the top of the foot and tuck around the top of the card
  • Glue a bow where the washi tape meets the footprint
  • Write the word mistletoes at the bottom. We found a brilliant red acrylic pen at Hobbycraft which shows up really bright on the brown card
  • Glitter, I couldn’t resist adding it to make up the ‘i’ in mistletoes

Finally, remember to write the card and post them, then wait for lots of lovely comments from family and friends.

Have you made any handmade Christmas cards or decorations this year? I’d love to hear about them or see pictures.

To see some other Christmas crafts why not head over to Rachel at Parenthood Highs and Lows.

Our code word is: Frohe Weihnachten

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11 Comments

  1. 17/12/2015 / 8:59 am

    I LOVE these cards, so sweet, I am definitely doing this next year with Lily if she will keep still for 2 secs!
    X x

  2. 17/12/2015 / 12:13 pm

    Love this idea! Thanks for linking and best of luck with the rest of the series #12daysofparenting

  3. 18/12/2015 / 8:19 pm

    Awww this is so cute! We’ve made footprint cards but they’re nowhere near as good as this. I love the idea of using washi tape too. xxx

  4. 18/12/2015 / 10:48 pm

    They are so sweet! I know my family would love to receive something like that! I may have a go next year with tiny monkey xx

  5. 18/12/2015 / 10:38 pm

    These are just the cutest and look quite easy to do. They will make someones day.

    I’m a bit obsessed with doing footprints of my kids. I made tiles with acrylic paint as a present for my husband and salt dough plaques as fathers day presents.

  6. 19/12/2015 / 12:01 am

    oh this is a cute idea. I could do this with my daughter such a cool idea!

  7. 19/12/2015 / 12:48 am

    Such a lovely idea & so simple. Christmas is a great time to try crafting ideas x

  8. 19/12/2015 / 4:10 am

    We love handmade cards. Absolutely love this one , nice tips too .love your blog too. #12daysofparenting

  9. 19/12/2015 / 10:30 am

    My goodness your Christmas cards are fabulous and I feel guilty as we have done very little Christmas craft, I just haven’t had the time. But they are much more special than bought ones.

  10. 19/12/2015 / 5:08 pm

    Oh wow, mistletoes – how stinkin cute is that! What a fun & festive idea for a craft to do with the kiddies. And, whoever receives them will be delighted to have such a great keep sake. x

  11. 21/12/2015 / 12:10 am

    Aww this Xmas card idea is amazing!! Really lovely!! I haven’t done footprints cards before. I will try this at home as I think this something very special to do. Thanks for sharing, 🙂 xx

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