My son's birthday is in December but since we're doing a monster theme I decided to make some decor early that I could use for Halloween as well. Searching for cute monster/Halloween wreath tutorials, I found so many that I decided to make three.
I'm going to share the fastest one today and will share the other two over the next few days.
I made one with fur, one with feather boas, and one with tulle. The fur wreath was the quickest and cheapest to make but definitely the messiest. Prepare to have bright colored fur everywhere! But it's so cute and totally worth the mess.
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Cute Furry Monster Wreath
The fur and big eyes makes this little monster look a little bit like a Sesame Street puppet. I used three eyeballs to help it look more like a monster than a puppet. (If you're looking for a Cookie Monster wreath, here's a great tutorial with stuffed chocolate chip cookies!)
This wreath is perfect for getting in the Halloween spirit, hanging on your door to welcome guests to your monster birthday party, or even a fun addition to your monster-themed nursery.
- Time: 15 minutes
- Cost: $15 (That's without coupons. The wreath at $9 was the most expensive but craft stores have frequent discounts. The fur was $4.50 for a quarter yard at regular price. Joann is my favorite fabric shop when you're looking for a discount.)
- Mess: Lots - the fur from the cut edges gets all over everything.
- Foam wreath (mine is 12")
- Fur (a quarter yard should be plenty; mine was $18/yard)
- Foam balls for eyes (1-3)
- Black paint
- White foam sheet for teeth
- Toothpicks, one per eyeball
- Super glue
- Floral pins (8-10)
- Scrap ribbon, around 5" for hanging
- Hand held vacuum or lint roller (optional buuut you need it)
* To cut down on the mess, vacuum your piece of fur first. I didn't think of this until later and it really helped. I ran a handheld vac up and down my whole piece of fur paying extra attention to the cut edges.
1. Make the eyeballs first so they can dry. Paint black dots onto your foam balls. You can use any number of eyes though I recommend 1 or 3 to look the most monster-like. (Tip: Place them on cups or cut up toilet paper rolls.)
2. Cut your fabric into 3" strips. I used 3 strips total on my 12" wreath.
3. Secure the end of one strip to your wreath with a floral pin at the back of the wreath and wrap the strip tightly around, pinning the end to the back. Repeat, pinning both ends, until your wreath is covered. Try to keep the fur going in the same direction and all pins in the back of the wreath.
4. Lay your foam sheet inside the wreath and sketch how you'd like your teeth to look. I used one sheet for two different wreaths so I only used a scrap for this wreath, thus the two baby monster teeth.
5. Cut out the teeth and then attach to your wreath with a floral pin.
6. Attach the ribbon to the back with a floral pin.
7. Poke one end of a toothpick into the back of a foam eyeball. Add a little super glue if you'd like. Then poke the rest of the toothpick into the wreath. Repeat for all eyes.
8. Admire your cute creation!