Add some fuzzy fright to your front door this Halloween. Green yarn transforms an ordinary wreath into an adorable pom-pom craft. What's scary about that? Nothing until you add the eyes!

By BH&G Holiday Editors
Updated August 07, 2019

Pom-poms made with different shades of green yarn create depth and dimension in this piece of fun Halloween door decor. We'll show you how to easily make a whole batch of homemade pom-poms, and the best ways to attach them to the wreath. Hopefully this monster won't scare away the trick-or-treaters!

halloween monster wreath

How to Make a Monster Halloween Wreath

Supplies Needed

  • Several shades of green yarn
  • Scissors
  • Foam wreath form
  • Ribbon
  • Hot-glue gun and sticks
  • Large googly eyes

Step-by-Step Directions

With a few inexpensive supplies and these how-to instructions, you can create your own monster wreath. Customize your Halloween wreath with your favorite yarn colors like purple, orange, or black.

trimming yarn ball

Step 1: Make Pom-Poms

Start the wreath by making a large batch of pom-poms in several shades of green yarn (swap out shades of another color for a monster that perfectly matches your existing decor). Use our easy hack for creating several pom-poms at once: Flip a chair or stool over and wrap your yarn around two of the legs 20 or 30 times; it will take more yarn than you might think to create full, round poms. Tie off 1- to 2-inch sections with short pieces of yarn or string as tightly as possible. Cut at the midpoint between each tied string so you're left with several yarn bunches tied in the middle. Gently fluff the yarn so it resembles a pom-pom and trim as necessary.

wrapping ribbon around wreath

Step 2: Prepare Wreath Form

Hot glue is the easiest method of attaching the yarn poms to the wreath form, but hot glue doesn't adhere well to foam, so wrap the wreath in ribbon first. Use a ribbon that coordinates with your yarn colors, so the ribbon won't be as obvious if any areas are visible between the poms. Wrap the ribbon around the entire wreath, overlapping the ends; secures ends with hot glue.

green wreath with yarn pompoms

Step 3: Attach Pom-Poms

When the wreath has been fully covered, it's time to add the poms. Add a bead of hot glue directly to the ribbon and gently press each pom into the glue and hold to secure. Alternate between sizes and colors.

googly eyes wreath

Step 4: Add Eyes

When the wreath is completely covered in fluffy poms, hot-glue a set of oversize googly eyes on top of the poms. Use a traditional set of two, or create a super spooky monster craft by adding three or four eyes!

Comments (1)

September 24, 2018
I love this idea! But, it's too expensive to use ribbon to wrap your wreath. Instead, use the cheapest green, cloth fabric and tear/rip it into narrow strips. Very cute idea!