DIY Handmade Christmas Mistletoe Headband

Considering a headband for ugly Christmas sweater party? This DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband not only pairs with a Christmas sweater but it will give you more chance of winning the price for worst (best!) sweater! It is made with felt and ribbon and you can cut with scissors or Cricut.

Lifestyle blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares how to make a DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband for ugly Christmas sweater party. It is made with felt and ribbon and you can cut with scissors or Cricut.

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If you’re going to a Christmas party this cute headband made with felt and ribbon is going to be the envy of everyone else. I made it to go with my handmade tacky Christmas sweater.

Lifestyle blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares how to make a DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband for ugly Christmas sweater party. It is made with felt and ribbon and you can cut with scissors or Cricut.

You’re going to need a headband, some ribbon, hot glue, a lighter, alligator clip, green felt, a bow, pipe cleaners, pompoms, and fabric adhesive. You can cut with scissors or Cricut, so you’ll need one of those too.

How to Make this Felt Mistletoe Headband

Once you have all your DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband materials to hand, you can start making it. There are more detailed instructions below – this is just a glimpse of what you’ll be doing.

Lifestyle blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares how to make a DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband for ugly Christmas sweater party. It is made with felt and ribbon and you can cut with scissors or Cricut.

Cut the ribbons into lengths and use a lighter to seal the ends. You will then wrap the ribbons around the headband, gluing them in place. This isn’t tricky at all. Think of it like braiding your hair!

I like to use 2 different shades of green along with white since green and white are Christmas colours and contrast nicely with the red bow.

Lifestyle blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares how to make a DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband for ugly Christmas sweater party. It is made with felt and ribbon and you can cut with scissors or Cricut.

Next up you need 3 sizes of leaves and you can cut with scissors or Cricut. Layer the felt mistletoe leaves together. Now you can add the pompoms and ribbon. Twist your pipe cleaners and glue the leaves on the end. Let your headband for ugly Christmas sweater party dry and then head to your party!

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Lifestyle blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares how to make a DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband for ugly Christmas sweater party. It is made with felt and ribbon and you can cut with scissors or Cricut.

What Kind of Headband Works Best?

I’d recommend a 1 inch (2½ cm) wide headband – a moulded type not one of those stretchy ones. Get the kind without the little spikes that help it stay in place, since they will be covered with ribbon anyway. Just a plain, cheap simple headband is ideal.

Lifestyle blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares how to make a DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband for ugly Christmas sweater party. It is made with felt and ribbon and you can cut with scissors or Cricut.

Since the whole headband is going to be covered with ribbon it doesn’t make much difference what colour the headband is. You can pick one up cheaply enough if you don’t have one lying around.

The ribbon makes it a bit slippery to wear so you can either glue some felt inside the headband to hold it in place, else spritz some hairspray on the inside so it grips better to your hair.

Lifestyle blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares how to make a DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband for ugly Christmas sweater party. It is made with felt and ribbon and you can cut with scissors or Cricut.

This fun headband made with felt and ribbon should stay in place regardless of how enthusiastically you’re dancing to the Christmas hits!

Lifestyle blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares how to make a DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband for ugly Christmas sweater party. It is made with felt and ribbon and you can cut with scissors or Cricut.

Where to Get the Materials for This

You can simply head to your local craft store and find most of the items you need in there. They should have the felt, bow, pompoms and ribbons anyway. The headband you can get from any drugstore or even a well-stocked grocery store.

Lifestyle blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares how to make a DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband for ugly Christmas sweater party. It is made with felt and ribbon and you can cut with scissors or Cricut.
Lifestyle blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares how to make a DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband for ugly Christmas sweater party. It is made with felt and ribbon and you can cut with scissors or Cricut.

Since you can cut with scissors or Cricut don’t worry if you don’t have a Cricut maker. Any cutting machine will do or a pair of sharp crafting scissors works just as well. If you already like crafting, I’m sure you already have at least one pair of good scissors for such projects.

Lifestyle blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares how to make a DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband for ugly Christmas sweater party. It is made with felt and ribbon and you can cut with scissors or Cricut.

It doesn’t take long to make a DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband but it’s worth getting everything in plenty of time so you don’t have to rush. The glue will take a while to dry but you can speed up the drying process using a blow dryer. I’d still recommend not leaving it to the last minute though!

More Ways to Accessorize

So you’ve made a DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband with felt mistletoe and you have an ugly sweater to match. How else are you going to make sure you stand out? Well, you already will, but there are always ways of taking your Christmas costume to the next level!

You will have some materials left over from making the headband for ugly Christmas sweater party and the sweater itself. Your crafting doesn’t have to stop there!

Lifestyle blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares how to make a DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband for ugly Christmas sweater party. It is made with felt and ribbon and you can cut with scissors or Cricut.

So, what about making a bracelet by braiding some leftover ribbon and adding some little decorations? You can thread on some little bell ornaments or similar.

Craft stores carry all kinds of Christmas-themed things throughout the holidays so shop for these at the same time. Consider some festive leg-warmers and attach pompoms and felt mistletoe decorations. There are plenty of accessories made with felt and ribbon to think about. 

Lifestyle blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares how to make a DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband for ugly Christmas sweater party. It is made with felt and ribbon and you can cut with scissors or Cricut.

You can even buy (or make!) festive earrings. Stick to shades of green, red and white so they match your sweater and DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband.

Lifestyle blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares how to make a DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband for ugly Christmas sweater party. It is made with felt and ribbon and you can cut with scissors or Cricut.

So get ready to make your very own DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband. You’ll be the best-dressed person at a Christmas sweater party.

Lifestyle blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares how to make a DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband for ugly Christmas sweater party. It is made with felt and ribbon and you can cut with scissors or Cricut.

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DIY Handmade Christmas Mistletoe Headband

DIY Handmade Christmas Mistletoe Headband

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 headband
Author: Bella
Considering a headband for ugly Christmas sweater party? This DIY handmade Christmas mistletoe headband pairs with a Christmas sweater perfectly! It is made with felt and ribbon and you can cut with scissors or Cricut.
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Ingredients

For the headband 

  • 1 inch headband 
  • ⅜” Ribbon (used green, green and white), cut 40” inches in length  (white can be cut to 80”) 
  • Hot glue + hot glue gun 
  • Lighter 
  • Alligator Clip 
  • Felt (I used 100% Polyester in these colours from Michael’s):  Kelly Green 9”x12” – 2  Pirate 9”x12” – 1 Apple Green 9”x12” – 1 
  • 1 Red Bow 
  • Pipe cleaners (1 white and 1 green) 
  • White pom pom’s ⅜ inch 
  • Transfer tape (optional) 
  • Wax Paper (optional) 
  • Aleene's Fabric Fusion Permanent Fabric Adhesive 
  • Mistletoe SVG / PDF downlooad in post
  • Paper scissors and sharp fabric scissors  OR Cricut Maker 
  • Rotary Blade 
  • Standard Grip Mat* (see FAQ’s) 

Instructions

Numbered Instructions: Headband 

  • Cut four ribbons at 40” in length (I used green, green and two lengths of white). 
  • Seal the ends using a lighter. 
  • Glue two lengths of ribbon together at ends, overlapping by approx .25”. (I used white and white together, and green and light green together.) 
  • Glue the middle of the ribbons together to make an “X” shape. 
  • Glue the middle of the “X” to the inside end of the headband (still forming an X when looking at the tip of the headband.) 
  • Take the top right ribbon and bring it across the front of the headband. 
  • Take the top left ribbon and bring it across the front of the headband and then bring it back around across the back. 
  • Take the remaining single ribbon and weave it across so all ribbons are on the same side.  
  • Lift up the top-most ribbon out of the way to bring the ribbon below that across the front. 
  • Take the ribbon that was out of the way and weave it between the two remaining ribbons and around/behind to the other side. You should have two ribbons on each side. 
  • Starting with the ribbon that is the last one you brought over, weave it over and across the front to the left. 
  • Repeat starting with step 8 until you run out of headband. 
  • Clip the ribbons in place using an alligator clip as you work along the headband.  
  • When you get to the end leave ½ of ribbon to glue onto the end and trim any excess. 
  • (See instructions about cutting leaves in sweater post). 
  • Cut 1 large leaf, 1 medium leaf and 1 small leaf all at 2 inches smaller than original size. 
  • Layer the set of leaves together and glue using fabric glue or hot glue gun. 
  • Glue on white pom poms.  
  • Glue on ribbon. 
  • Twist two pipe cleaners together. 
  • Glue leaves onto one end of pipe cleaners. 
  • Twist the other end of the pipe cleaners around the top middle of the headband and use hot glue at a low setting to adhere. 
  • Bend pipe cleaners with mistletoe a bit forward. 
  • Accessorize and party!  

Notes

  • What are some tips and tricks with fabric glue? 
  • Apply a drop to the felt and then press onto fabric, holding with pins or masking tape until set. 
  • Use a hair dryer to speed up the drying process. 
  • How can I wash the sweater? 
  • Turn inside out, wash on gentle cycle; dry in a low temp dryer or lay flat to dry. 

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Even if you’re not going to a sweater party you can still wear all your DIY crafted clothes and accessories. Christmas only comes once a year so it’s worth going all-out and what better way to shine than make your own Christmas sweater and matching headband?

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  1. Mimi wrote:

    Such a cute idea I need to make it for when I’m at work

    Posted 12.6.21 Reply
  2. 5 stars
    What a fun little holiday DIY this would be great for Christmas party.

    Posted 12.7.21 Reply
  3. Sharon wrote:

    5 stars
    This headband is so cute and easy to make. Great for holiday parties.

    Posted 12.7.21 Reply
  4. Tisha wrote:

    5 stars
    This is a cute little headband! My nieces would love this!

    Posted 12.7.21 Reply
  5. Jasmine Martin wrote:

    This is such a cute idea for Christmas. I am definitely going to have to make this diy craft.

    Posted 12.7.21 Reply