Boo! It’s A Monster Of A Wreath Tutorial

For the last few years, I’ve proudly hung my original TuTu Halloween Wreath on our front door to get into the Halloween spirit, but since I made-over our blah white front door into a “boom!” black one, I knew I’d have to come up with something a little more colorful this year.

And since the kids are getting older, it’s fun to put up something with a bit of whimsy… and teeth.

I made this Tulle Monster Wreath using the same concept as the TuTu Wreath, but added a few touches that brought him to life.

Here’s what you’ll need if you want to make your own:

1 styrofoam wreath (mine was 14″)
2 styrofoam balls (size of your choice, depending on how big you want the eyeballs)
100 yards of tulle on a spool (I grossly overestimated how much of this I’d need and bought 200 yards/2 spools)
black paint and paint brush
1 sheet of white foam
scrap fabric and ribbon for a bow-tie
hot glue gun
2 toothpicks

The first thing you want to do is paint the eyes. Just put a little circle of black paint in the center of each styrofoam ball and then set them to dry on some cups. This set-up looks like it could also double as a college drinking game of some sort.

Next, cut your tulle. I was smart this time, and wound the entire spool of tulle around a box I had laying around. I swear, Mr. Postman, I’m not abusing your supplies! This box will surely ship something… at some point…maybe.

This is SO. MUCH. EASIER. and wayyyyy faster than the previous methods I’ve used to cut the tulle strips. I cut the tulle down both sides of the box, making the strips about a foot long each.

Next, I tied the tulle to the wreath just like I did with my original TuTu Wreath. Click through for the tutorial and pictures.

I managed to squeeze all 100 yards on it, and it was quite fluffy when I was done.

The eyes should be dry by now because it’s probably taken you at least 45 minutes to tie all that on…. or 4 days if you get distracted easily. Use two tooth picks to attach them to the wreath.

It’s alive!!!

Next, lay it face down and cut down the foam pieces to fit inside it’s “mouth” with enough room to glue it around the edges.

Before gluing it down, cut out the teeth. I just freehanded this part and made some basic triangles.

I also used a small scrap of fabric and a piece of scrap ribbon to make a giant bow tie for him and hot glued that to the front.

He looks quite lovely on our front door. I’ll have to get the kids to help me name him today.

Several people have pointed out to me that this could easily double for a Muppet-inspired wreath. Turn this guy into Elmo or Cookie… or even Oscar if you’re hosting a Sesame Street themed party at your place. I’d skip the teeth.

  

  • Trina - I LOVE it! Thanks for the instructions!ReplyCancel

  • scout - This is soo cute!! I love it and it looks wonderful on your door!!ReplyCancel

  • Script Gift Co. - Totally going to make one of these!ReplyCancel

  • Dana McIntyre - This is so cute! I am heading to Hobby Lobby in a minute to get supplies so my step-daughter and I can make one this weekend. I was also thinking of how cute this would be to make a white one for Christmas and make the abominable snowman from the old Rudolph movies from the 1960’s. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • sarah - Did you wrap the wreath with tulle or ribbon? I checked back to your previous post and it looks like you used ribbon. Just wondering what you did here. We are making a purple monster.ReplyCancel

    • Jill - Nope! Not this time around since I used a styrofoam wreath. If you tie enough tulle around it, you won’t be able to see the wreath under it anyway. Have fun!ReplyCancel

  • Alessandra Gatti - Very cute and easy. I’m having five 12-year olds over on Saturday and I have now found how to occupy them. Thanks and wish me luck with the tweens :0.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Hernandez Savoie - You are soo sweet to share. I absolutly love, love it. I am making it this weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Niki - What was the width of your tulle? I saw different widths at the craft store wanted to make sure I picked up the right size! Thanks, super cute!ReplyCancel

    • Jill - I don’t think it makes much of a difference. I believe mine was 4″ wide. Have fun!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Duhaime Schabel - I just hung mine on my front door! Even my 8 year old declared it “really awesome”! Thanks :)ReplyCancel

  • Emma Eaton - A friend sent this to me and I am so making it tomorrow. I just have to find the tulle. ReplyCancel

  • Kierstyn Flahive - Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Shanda Leffelman - Where did you get your Tulle? I can’t find this color or this size spool in our town so I am going to have to order. :/ReplyCancel

  • Karly - I made two of these, one for my front door and one for my classroom door. I saved at least 50% by cutting the foam wreath form in half which made bases for TWO wreaths. I also cut the styrofoam balls in half and hot glued felt to the backs of them to cover up the messy backs of the eyes. Thanks for the great tutorial and adorable idea!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - Cute idea!! love it!!I was just wondering how you hung it on your door.ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Malone Newsom - This could be easily altered for a Sesame Street party!ReplyCancel

  • Como hacer una corona para Halloween | Decoración Hogar, Ideas y Cosas Bonitas para Decorar el Hogar - [...] el tutorial en babyrabies.com Archivado en: Decoración Halloween Tagged With: corona halloween, manualidades [...]ReplyCancel

  • Marie - Adorable!!!! Looking for a new wreath idea, this might be it!ReplyCancel

  • Beth @ Hungry Happenings - Eeek, I love it. We might have a monster themed Halloween party next year and this is perfect. I’m pinning so I remember.ReplyCancel

  • Linda - My grandaughter, who is now a young mother of a new baby, was nicknamed “Monster Baby” long time ago. This due to her ability to getinto one mischief before our ability to get her out of another, very busy child. Now she will haave her own “Monster Baby to hang on her front door. I intend to make her “seasonal” Monster Baby” wreaths, for year round. Thank you for sharing this, it really hit my heart.ReplyCancel

  • Nick Tallent - Saw this on Pinterest and wanted to let you know that I think it is great and say thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Monster Wreath | My Life, Such as it is... - [...] It didn’t take very long to cut or tie the tulle. I used the original creator’s, Jill at BabiesRabies.com, suggestion of wrapping the tulle around a box and cutting it instead of trying to measure out [...]ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - I made my Monster Wreath over the weekend using your tutorial and wrote about it (see link is posted too)! Everyone who sees it compliments me on it. Your instructions were spot on!

    I wanted to name ours Henry but Charlie declared that was unacceptable. He wants to name it Mr. Ghost Vampire.ReplyCancel

  • 6 Fabulous Fall Wreath Ideas and Simple DIY Tutorials - [...] but it’s so cute we couldn’t resist sharing it. It’s a tulle monster wreath by Jill at BabyRabies.com and it’s so simple to make but so creative! It could easily be reused at Christmas by adding [...]ReplyCancel

  • Amy Carrillo Davis - this is so cute! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - Mine looks like the yup yup uh uh aliens on Sesame Street. Which I guess isn’t terrible. I think my tulle was too long. Gonna try again with black instead of purple and no glitter this time. I will be cleaning up glitter forever!!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Sparks - I got ALL of the supplies for this project on sale at Hobby Lobby tonight. They have the green tulle in like FIVE different departments, in different amounts, at different prices, but the Christmas 100 yd one is the cheapest. Normally $9.99, on sale for 50% off.ReplyCancel

  • lynet witty - That is cute! Great idea JillReplyCancel

  • Monster Wreath Video Tutorial | Baby Rabies - [...] did I know that night I stayed up late tying tulle and pinning eyeballs onto a foam wreath that my Monster Wreath would blossom into such a popular [...]ReplyCancel

  • Cute monster desserts and crafts | Chickabug - [...] 5. Tulle monster wreath tutorial by one of my faves, Baby Rabies [...]ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Chickabug - Hi Jill! I shared your wreath on my blog today in a round-up of monster theme ideas:

    http://www.chickabug.com/blog/2012/10/cute-monster-desserts-and-crafts.html

    Thank you for the inspiration!! I just love this wreath! : )

    HeatherReplyCancel

  • Tammy - I absolutely fell in love with this moster when I saw it on Pinterest. I just KNEW I had to have one of my own. Of course, I had to make mine Purple. And I painted both the teeth and eyes with glow in the dark paint instead of just leaving them white. He turned out so cute!! Thanks for the tutorial. The versatility of different colors for different occasions, even just as wreaths (without teeth and eyes) has gotten my wheels spinning. I can see me doing many of these.ReplyCancel

  • Web-Wander Wednesday: Fall Wreath Edition | A Lovely Place To Land - [...]  Baby Rabies Project:  Monster Wreath Photo by Baby [...]ReplyCancel

  • DIY: Halloween Monster Wreath « ballinonabudgetblog - [...] followed the amazing tutorial (linking HERE) and this has got to be the easiest and coolest DIY I have ever tried out! Here is my [...]ReplyCancel

  • Louisa - I am having so much fun making this! Thank you so much for this tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • My Halloween Treat? A New Camera - [...] and make sure you check in tomorrow! If you loved my Monster Wreath tutorial and are sad to take yours down, fear not. I have something equally cute that you can make this [...]ReplyCancel

  • Thom The Turkey Tulle Wreath Tutorial - [...] is behind us and the Monster Wreath is safely tucked away for next [...]ReplyCancel

  • Santa Tulle Wreath Tutorial - [...] For directions on how to best cut your tulle, refer back to my Monster Wreath post. [...]ReplyCancel

  • Krystal - If you added Ivy arms it could be the wreath from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”ReplyCancel

  • Yu-Hsin Xu - Hi, Jill

    I’m an EFL teacher in Taiwan. I just saw your post of Monster wreath and really love this great idea! I am wondering if it is welcome that I share this monster wreath tutorial on my facebook page with a photo and a direct link to your blog with other EFL teachers? It will certainly inspire most of them!

    best,
    KateReplyCancel

  • Julie B - This is awesome! I just used your tutorial to make an Easter bunny wreath. Come by and check it out at http://www.ahouseofbrown.blogspot.com/2013/03/bunnicula.htmlReplyCancel

  • Ashley - I am having a monster themed baby shower for my little man. This is perfect for the front door. Im goint to also make a welcome sign to hang from him. I can also justify spending the money on it becase i can save it for halloween. :) Thank you for the idea!ReplyCancel

  • Blackberry - The device has a bigger display than the previous version of Android called Gingerbread, which is available in the market namely Blackberry
    Bold 9900 has thicker dimensions measuring 115 x 66 x 10.
    The screen is good enough for you to see your friend with a single touch.
    However, my winner is definitely the number one Android phone
    – and in this way by finding out the best mobile web browsers.

    The blackberry S series, each slightly different from
    the typical hard snap on case.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Chickabug - Wow! What a memorable monster – cute, but not too cute. : )ReplyCancel

  • Install Snow Leopard on PC - Moreover, players can play for free and for real money without any
    difficulties or problems in receiving the money.
    This is good as it makes navigating a whole lot easier.
    In extreme cases the Java freeze-ups error requires full uninstall and re-install of the plugin.ReplyCancel

  • andrea madrid - me encanta todo sobre los monster university aunque en colombia casi no se consigue para fiestas infantilesReplyCancel

  • Kathrin - Ahaa, its nice discussion about this article at this place
    at this weblog, I have read all that, so now me also commenting here.ReplyCancel

  • article writing program - When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time
    a comment is added I get several emails
    with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service?
    Appreciate it!ReplyCancel

  • Making monsters | Bottle Branch - [...] one cloudy day last week, we decided to take this project on. We followed this tutorial, substituting 10’ wreath forms so they could be used on bedroom doors or as indoor decorations. [...]ReplyCancel

  • Patti Blankenship - I used ping pong balls for the eyes, cheaper than the foam. This is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing with us.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - I was inspired by this tutorial. My son is going to love his “Blue Monster”/Sully wreath to look at! Thank you for the inspiration!

    http://i44.tinypic.com/2kkp4p.jpgReplyCancel

  • Kylee - I just finished ours, but I was wondering how to make the bow tie? Did you do a traditional bowtie or a makeshift one?ReplyCancel

  • Monster Halloween Wreath | Endless DIY - [...] is a project we love at Endless DIY, a do-it-yourself monster Halloween wreath. This is another great project for you to complete with your children and it is perfect for those [...]ReplyCancel

  • Kim Moshier - What did you use to hang it? I mean, what did you attach to the back of it to hang it?ReplyCancel

  • Bixby The Black Cat Halloween Wreath Tutorial - [...] Are cats not your thing? Perhaps you should make a monster, instead. Click on through to check out last year’s Halloween wreath DIY. [...]ReplyCancel

  • Sara - How much roughly did all the supplies cost?? If you don’t mind me asking.ReplyCancel

  • Halloween Monster Wreath: Purple People Eater Tutorial - [...] by the popular Monster Wreath made by Baby Rabies last year, this Purple People Eater Monster Wreath is fun and easy to create. Let’s gather [...]ReplyCancel

  • 10 DIY Halloween Crafts - Mrs. Monologues - [...] 1. Monster Tulle Wreath [...]ReplyCancel

  • What’s been going on? | Love's the Finest Thing Around - [...] in the world of crafts, I followed the Baby Rabies’ tutorial to create my very own monster wreath. I honestly probably spent more on the craft supplies [...]ReplyCancel

  • 20 Creeptastic DIY Halloween Decoration Ideas - [...] DIY Monster Wreath Kinda reminds me of Oscar from Sesame Street! via babyrabies [...]ReplyCancel

  • Cool Finds: 5 Outdoor Halloween Decor Ideas | Mom Spark™ - A Blog for Moms - Mom Blogger - [...] Tulle Wreath via Baby Rabies — This easy DIY makes a big impact from the street. Be sure to check out the other wreaths [...]ReplyCancel

  • Devin Yokeley - I have a question. When ur wrapping ur Tulle to cut. DO you cut at both ends of the box. Or just the one side. I dont want my Tulle to end up too long and waste. Thanks for any help.ReplyCancel

  • Experiment 20: Monster Wreath | pinterestingexperiments - [...] pin linked to the blog Baby Rabies. The instructions on the site are GREAT! She gives a list of the items needed to complete the [...]ReplyCancel

  • photo booth wedding ideas - The house I familiar with reside in had something
    like this inside the basement. It was great.
    I forget it within my new home.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Craft to doReplyCancel

  • Sheri K - I totally made me one!! Mine is purple and kinda looks like the cookie monster but I love him!!!!ReplyCancel

  • 35 + Monster Crafts & Treats - Lolly Jane - […] Tulle Monster Wreath |Baby Rabies […]ReplyCancel

  • 10 easy DIY Halloween decorations to make with your kids - […] Invest in a styrofoam wreath, stryofoam balls, and some green tulle and make one of these ridiculously cute monster wreaths I found on Baby […]ReplyCancel

  • Lasso the Moon - 10+ Fall Kids' Crafts: Spiders, Monster, Mummies... Oh My! - […] Tula Monster Wreath – Baby Rabies This monster wreath is SO easy, and huge. A spooky hit every year. Pin it for later | See full instructions […]ReplyCancel

  • dana - just cut all my tulle using a box as a guide and it is too short at 14 inches a strip! i purchased the straw wreath since the store didn’t have the firm styrofoam circles and that leaves about 3 inches of tails. even if i find a much thinner foam ring, the strips are still going to be way short. that’s $20 of tulle down the drain. bummer.ReplyCancel

  • DANA - FIGURED OUT a work around-using a small hula hoop which makes for a bigger wreath overall and gives the pieces bigger tails. but now I need one more roll of tulle to complete the circle. will have to wire on the foam eyes.ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra Flecker - i can see the knots on mine but have only tied on about 4 is there a special technique or will the knots disappear in the tulle after putting them all on? please reply im struggling. ReplyCancel

    • Jill - Hey! Sorry for the late reply. They all disappear into the fluff after you have a bunch on there.ReplyCancel

  • Not-so-scary monster party ideas for Halloween - […] go for store bought. As far as DIY projects, I’ve seen a lot of knock-offs, but the original DIY Monster Wreath Craft from Jill at Baby Rabies is just fabulous. (Also, why the knock-off crafts you see around the […]ReplyCancel

  • Halloween Monster Wreath ‹ The Pinterest Wife - […] only had a picture of this wreath and not a tutorial, I went to my trusty friend, google and found this AMAZING tutorial on making a monster wreath.  With that being said, if you’re not […]ReplyCancel

  • 15 Decorations for an Un-scary Halloween - […] Monsters don’t have to be the stuff of nightmares. This friendly face is made of tulle and will make those younger trick-or-treaters smile with its toothy grin. (via Baby Rabies) […]ReplyCancel

  • Baby Rabies | Simple, Whimsical Halloween Decorations - […] course, it all starts with THE Monster Wreath. Often recreated (or blatantly ripped off by Target, but […]ReplyCancel

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

*

*