Easy DIY Monster Halloween Wreath {5 Minutes & Free!}

This super easy DIY monster Halloween wreath is inspired by the Cookie Monster and other friendly, sweet, fun-loving little monsters out there!

Made with simple materials like recycled magazine paper and card stock, this monster Halloween wreath is a great kids Halloween craft and great looking DIY Halloween decoration!

Although the artificial boxwood wreath isn’t free initially, it will be a base for so many fun DIY wreaths through the seasons from spring through Christmas!  In that sense, it is like a vase or a backdrop for all the new creations.

Just look at how many DIY Halloween wreaths has come out of it:

Now let’s make our DIY cookie monster Halloween wreath!

Materials and tools to make a DIY Cookie Monster Halloween wreath:

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Check out the video tutorial below, or skip to step by step written tutorial.

How to make a DIY Monster Halloween wreath in 2 easy steps:

Step 1: make eyes and teeth for the DIY Monster Halloween wreath

Cut two circles from the white card stock, each measures about 3 to 4 inches depending on the artificial boxwood wreath size.

Cut two circles from a piece of magazine paper that has a lot of black on it, each circle measures about 2 inches

Glue the black circle onto the white circle. Now we have two eyes!

To make the teeth, fold a piece of 8.5″ x11″ white card stock in half on the 11″ length, draw the teeth shape and cut, so you have the upper and lower teeth.

Step 2: attach eyes and teeth to wreath

Tape a piece of strings or twine to the back of the teeth, and tie the strings to the back of the wreath. I like using duct tape, because it is stronger. I also taped the corners of the teeth to the wreath to hold everything in place. See above photo.

Make a loop with a piece of string and tape it to the back of the eye. This will make it very easy to hang or tie each eye on the foliage of the wreath.

Now the SUPER fun part!  This little monster has big teeth, but he really is a kind and fun-loving monster, which is why he needs a stylish bow tie!

I wanted the bow tie to have black, white, and red in them. Luckily, I found all the colors on some magazine pages and ads in the mail!

The pepperoni pizza photo was totally unplanned yet PERFECT!

Make accordion folds  on the black and white magazine paper. Wrap the red pizza photo into a ring and use tape or glue to secure. Add a piece of string like on the back of the eyes and hang the bow tie onto the monster Halloween wreath.

Isn’t he stylish and handsome with his pizza bow tie?!?

Another fun and easy wreath made from the same boxwood wreath is our flying witch DIY Halloween wreath!

old reclaimed wood fence with magical flying witch DIY Halloween wreath

All three elements in the wreath above is a DIY. You can probably tell I was carried away this year with too much Halloween fun!

To make everything easy to find, below is a list of links to all the Halloween decorations and crafts you see in these photos:

DIY Halloween Cat Decorations with Free Template.

DIY Halloween Bats: super magical decor and craft!

DIY Witches Shoes / Boots: just 2 piece of paper and so many uses, with Free Template!

DIY Witches Broom: free, and so many beautiful ways to decorate with it!

Flying Witch DIY Halloween Wreath with free printable Halloween sign.

Easy & free DIY Halloween Door Decoration with free printable sign.

That was a lot! Hope you have fun exploring! 🙂

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Happy creating!


  1. Love your economical wreathe idea! I have used interesting magazine pictures to punch out shapes with papercrafting punches instead of buying expensive embellishments!

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