Pinecone Monster Halloween Wreath Tutorial

Love this Halloween Monster Wreath made with pinecones. The texture is perfect!

DIY Monster Halloween Wreath 

Yay for October! That means I can FINALLY put my Monster Wreath on my front door! I had the idea to use pinecones to create a monster Halloween wreath for over a month now, but I’ve been so busy helping with Davis’s new dental office here in Chesterfield, VA that I just barely had a chance to make it! But I’m so excited to show him off! I wanted to create a monster wreath for Halloween that had some fun texture. So I thought and thought about materials that had fun texture and when I saw a pinecone on the ground, I knew that was the perfect material to use for my Monster wreath!

Halloween door - Monster Wreath, Boo vinyl decal, pumpkins, and mums. So easy, so cute!Mr. Green Monster is definitely on the cute side of spooky! He turned out so fun with his festive bow tie and wonky eyes. Oh and did I mention, he’s really heavy? I was surprised at how heavy a pinecone wreath can be! Granted I did use HUGE pinecones I found at the park, but still. Lots heavier than you would think. So if you make this wreath, definitely use a wreath hanger on your door or something that can handle a heavy wreath.

Pinecone monster Halloween Wreath idea. Super cute and easy DIY wreath! The texture is awesome. I started my photo shoot of Mr. Green Monster and decided my door needed some Halloween vinyl. So I whipped up this simple ‘Boo!’ design in Silhouette Studio and cut it out with my Silhouette CAMEO. All in a matter of minutes. {Check out more about it on my Instagram!}

Have an Old Christmas Pinecone Wreath that has seen better days? This would be perfect for it! Give it new life and turn it into a Halloween Monster Wreath!

How to Make Pinecone Monster Wreath


  • 12″ found foam wreath form
  • Pinecones, in a variety of sizes
  • 2 – 2″ smooth round foam balls
  • Black Marker
  • Green Spray Paint {I used almost an entire can}
  • Hot Glue gun with lots of extra glue sticks
  • 6″ x 18″ piece of Orange Fabric
  • 3″ Black and White striped ribbon
  • White foam board
  • Scissors

pinecone wreath tutorial 1. First you’ll glue your pinecones to your wreath form. Attach the large pinecones first and then fill in with the small and medium pinecones. Tip: I put my very largest pinecones around the outer edge. DIY pinecone wreath 2. This is what your wreath should look like at this point. Notice that you can see the white wreath form a little bit and that’s ok. After the next step, you won’t see notice it anymore.

Turn a pinecone wreath into a monster wreath

3. Place your pinecone wreath on cardboard or a large piece of kraft paper and completely cover the entire wreath with green spray paint. It took about 3 coats and almost the entire can of spray paint to cover my pinecone wreath.

NOTE: While I was doing this, I wondered if it would have been faster/easier to just paint dip the entire wreath in a bucket of paint. If you have the paint and a big enough container to do that, I would love to hear how it worked for you!monster eye 4. While the last coat of paint is drying on your pinecones, use a black marker and draw eyeballs on the 2 foam balls. I did my black eyeballs different sizes for a bit of a goofy look.

5. Using scissors, cut out 3 teeth from the white foam board. Mine are all different sizes.

6. Make a bow tie with the fabric. To do this, I folded the fabric in half with right sides together so that it measured about 6″ x 9″. Then I sewed around the 3 sides leaving a 3″ hole. Then I turned it right side out, hot glued the hole shut. Then I wrapped the black and white ribbon around the center and hot glued in place. {sorry I didn’t get a picture of this step! I had to redo the bow tie and forgot to take pictures of the one that worked.}

7. Place the eyeballs, bow tie, and teeth on the wreath and then hot glue them in place.

halloween-door Hang your wreath on your front door and enjoy your awesome new Pinecone Monster Halloween wreath!

More Ideas: I’m sure there are all kinds of fun variations you could do on this wreath. Here’s a few I had: You could use purple spray paint instead of green. Give him 3 eyes or just 1 eye. Or make it a girl instead of a boy by putting the bow on top instead of the bottom of the wreath. Just some fun ideas to help you get started on making it your own!

Pinecone Monster Wreath tutorial. One of the cleverest Halloween wreaths I've ever seen!>>>If you make pinecone Monster Wreath, send me a link or tag me on social media and I’ll share or feature it! :)

Don’t stop there! Find more Halloween Craft ideas on my Pinterest board!

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 2

    This is the cutest Halloween Decoration we’ve seen yet this year! Thank you for sharing!

  2. 3

    This is awesome! I love this idea and will look to re-create it in the future. Since we will not be moving into our home until December, I may have to do for next year. But this WILL happen! Thanks for posting!

    Eboni ||

  3. 4

    I love this idea! Cutest wreath for Halloween ever!

  4. 5
    Alison Packer

    Linda, this is adorable!! Totally makes me want to get crafty!! :)

  5. 6

    LInda, this is fabulous! so clever! and the kids will LOVE it! thanks for sharing your creativity with us!
    xo – kristi

  6. 8

    This is so clever and cute! Thanks so much for sharing this fun wreath!

  7. 10

    Oh. My. Goodness!!! I think this has to be the cutest Halloween wreath I’ve ever seen! And I love your idea of painting it purple and making it a cute monster wreath. I’m thinking I’ll be going to the park tomorrow to gather some pine cones! Oh the ideas!!! Thank you for sharing this with all of us! I can see this being the newest sensation!! :)

    1. 10.1

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Alicia! :) I hope you do make a pinecone monster wreath! And if you get a second, I’d love to see it!

  8. 11

    Unbelievably cute! I have waaaaaay too many pinecones in the yard and think I might give this a whirl. Maybe I’ll try making a whole family :-) Love Craftaholics Anonymous!

  9. 12

    Oh my gosh Linda, this wreath is so stinking adorable. I love it! I get so sick of seeing the same ideas recirculated, but this is definitely a NEW take on the pine cone wreath for sure. Great job! xoxo

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  11. 13

    Hey…check out Mom’s Got Ink on Facebook. She stole your photos from this post and gave no credit.

    1. 13.1

      Thank you sooooo much for the heads up!!! That makes me so angry that they would not only steal my images, but would crop off my watermarks. UGH!

  12. 14
    Cristina Prata Neves

    I’ve simply loved this Monster Wreath. I will do just as you said: take an old Christmas Wreath and recycle it!
    I like the way you explain, its very clear and yet consise, And the pictures are fantastic.

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  14. 15

    I absolutely love your wreath and I can see how it can be done for other holidays by changing the colors. It inspires me to make a Christmas one with a red bow. I agree that the possibilities are many. Love it!

  15. 16

    What beautiful and amazing creative items you have made. Thank you
    for inspiring me. I retired last year due to health reasons and lost
    my imagination. I kept trying to rekindle it and many ideas sort of
    dropped into my head but sputtered out before I could translate
    the sparks into action. Then I saw your Monster Wreath – which is
    super cute (sorry , it didn’t scare me) and thought immediately of
    using the same idea to make a snowman wreath. With everything
    in sparkly white, a felt carrot nose and even a Top Hat. I can’t
    wait to get it going. So thank you again,

  16. 18

    My daughter’s class has a monster theme this year! I’ll definitely be making this as a gift for the teacher! Thanks for the tutorial.

    1. 18.1

      Awesome!! It would be perfect!

  17. 19

    Loved the Halloween wreth

  18. 20

    What color green did u use? Have tried a couple can’t find match..please help..

    1. 20.1

      I believe it was Palmetto Green by Valspar. But I could be wrong.

  19. 21

    My 7 y.o. & I had a blast making our Monster. We’ve named him Stanley. Thanks for the tutorial!

    1. 21.1

      Awesome!! That is so great you got your 7 yo involved in the project! I love hearing that!

  20. 22

    Hi Linda! This is the most fun wreath I’ve ever seen. Especially attractive to me because we have three girls and they love participating in Crafts. Someone gave us over 100 pinecones and we’ve been searching for ideas. I’d love to make a video of the girls and credit YOU for the idea!

    1. 22.1

      Will you use my images in your video?

      1. Hi Linda. I can do whatever you’d like. If you’d like to see your original photos with credits back to your site than we can do that. Otherwise we’ll mention the website & project name (which will appear online in the video) with a link in the video description. Whichever you prefer.

        1. I’d prefer you did not use my images. Everything else sounds great :) If you send me a link when it’s live, I’ll share it on social media for you. Thanks!

  21. 23

    I was so inspired by this adorable wreath, I took your advice on the variations and made a purple one with 3 eyes. This is such a great craft! I linked back to your tutorial on my blog so others can make this adorable wreath! Thanks! :)

    1. 23.1

      Awesome! Thanks, Melissa!

  22. 24
    Candace Jedrowicz

    This is soooo cute! Just popped over from a link on Spooky Little Halloween and I’m so glad I did!

  23. 25
    Judi Johnson

    Hi I used to be a subscriber and do not know how I stopped being one. I filled out the form to re-subscribe but nothing happened so not sure if it went through. Can you check and if not add me to your list