As promised, here's my version of mistletoe.
It's really super simple. I made it one evening using supplies on hand - just my kind of project.
Thin gauge wire
Green felted wool
Step 1: Cut small leaves from felted wool. I used an accidentally felted cable knit sweater, and the cables provided the perfect leaf shape.
Step 2: Cut an 8 inch long piece of thin wire (I used 24 gauge silver craft wire). Thread wire through the leaf using a running stitch, bend the end of the wire towards the back of the leaf to hold leaf in place.
Step 3: Thread white button onto wire.
Repeat these three steps to make as many mistletoe sprigs as you would like; the more, the merrier. Arrange sprigs together and use a small piece of wire to hold the arrangement. Curl the tops of the wire around a pencil. Wrap the cluster of mistletoe with a red ribbon.
I searched several stores for thin red velvet ribbon, but found none. All the large spools of white thread were gone too! I think it's a good sign and must mean that many people are making their own gifts this year.
I hung my mistletoe in the doorway between the dining room and kitchen, and I love it so much I want to kiss myself every time I walk under it. So make yourself some mistletoe and smooch away!