Make a festive Grinch wreath this Christmas that is full of whimsy, color, and fun! This Christmas wreath will look amazing on any front door, porch, or wall and is easier to make than you think!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is one of the most beloved classic Christmas stories, so why not make a Grinch wreath for your front door this Christmas?
Fellow Grinch lovers will know that it can’t be just any old wreath to be Grinch-worthy.
A Grinch wreath HAS be a bit wacky, whimsical, and feature the grumpy green guy himself.
I’m so excited to share with you how to make your very own holiday wreath featuring the old grump himself.
This Grinch wreath might look intimidating and complicated, but trust me, it’s actually really easy to make, just like our candy cane wreath!
It might just become one of your favorite pieces of Christmas decor.
You can also surprise loved ones and give Grinch wreaths as gifts this year!
VIDEO- Grinch Wreath Tutorial
Make sure to watch BOTH tutorial videos below before reading all the instructions!
You can see exactly how I made the wreath in any easy way, then read all the step-by-step details below.
I had to break the tutorial up into 2 different videos, so make sure to watch both for the complete directions.
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Grinch Wreath Supplies
Here is the list of supplies you’ll need to make your wreath.
I bought my supplies from Michaels and Amazon.
- round wire wreath form + green garland (I used 2- 9′ garlands) OR a plain green wreath
- bright green spray paint
- large pre-made bow (if you don’t want to make your own) OR red and white striped ribbon (a few inches wide)
- Christmas ribbon (a few inches wide in a few different patterns)
- curly glitter picks
- fake glitter berries and small holiday picks
- swirly fake candy picks
- mini ornaments
- glue gun + glue sticks
- Grinch mask– don’t skip this one, this Grinch mask from Amazon is what really makes the wreath stand out!
How to Make a Grinch Wreath
Feel free to add to or subtract from any supplies that I used.
Make this wreath your own and have fun with it!
If you love the Grinch, check out our amazing experience at “Grinchmas” at Universal Studios!
Creating the Wreath Base
If you are using a plain green wreath, feel free to skip ahead to the spray painting section.
If you can’t find a plain green wreath in stock anywhere like me, then you can improvise like I did!
I used a wreath form that I already had and bought 2- 9′ long pieces of greenery for just a few dollars each at Michaels.
The greenery comes flat and packed down, so use your fingers to pull apart all the wired pieces.
Fluff up the greenery so it looks nice and full and the greenery is going in all directions.
Wrap one of the wired ends around your wreath form so it’s nice and secure.
Start wrapping the greenery around the wire wreath frame so you’re wrapping across the wires.
Make sure the greenery is nice and tight, and that you aren’t leaving any gaps in between.
Once you finish wrapping, secure the wire end in place with either wire or hot glue.
Painting the Wreath Green
To make the wreath look a bit more Grinchy, I sprayed a few light coats of a bright green Grinch-colored spray paint on my wreath.
Make sure to put something down under your wreath and to paint outside.
Use thin, light coats, and make sure that you cover all of the wreath that will be seen.
I used one can of spray paint because I wanted it to have more of a bright green tint to it.
If you’d like an ultra bright green wreath, then spray more coats of paint until you get your desired look.
Let it dry completely.
Adding the Large Bow
I found the perfect red and white striped pre-made bow at Michaels, so I just used this instead of making my own.
It was huge and worked perfectly!
I used my fingers to fluff up all the loops, then twisted the attached wire to tie it to the bottom center of my Grinch Christmas wreath.
If you can’t find a pre-made bow you love, then try making your own with some thick ribbon and wire.
Creating the Ribbon Decorations
To add some bright colors and patterns to the wreath, I used some Christmas ribbon that I scored for 60% off.
I bought a handful of different patterns and styles that were a few inches thick to add variety.
To find the right length, cut a piece of ribbon, then tie a knot in the center.
Fold the piece in half lengthwise, then trim the ends so that the edges are longer.
See how long you would like your pieces to be, then cut a bunch of pieces that are same length in the different colors and patterns.
Knot all the ribbon pieces and trim all the ends.
Tuck the pieces into the wreath and use hot glue to hold them in place.
Aren’t they fun?!
They really add a lot to the Grinch wreath and create the perfect base for us to keep building on.
Adding the Embellishments
Next I used hot glue to attach a few holiday picks that looked like swirly peppermint candies.
If you can’t find these exact same decorations, that’s okay!
Just improvise and use similar items that you can find.
Then I hot glued some glittery curly wired pieces that looked whimsical and fun.
They remind me of those old-school curly bows that little girls used to wear.
Remember those? Maybe I just aged myself…
Next I glued down the glittered berries and mini ornaments.
Make sure that as you are gluing you are checking that the wreath is balanced.
You want to add some of the same types of decorations and colors throughout the whole wreath.
Try not to clump too many of the same things together.
When your DIY Grinch wreath looks nice and full, then it’s on to my favorite part!
Adding the Grinch
Our wreath just wouldn’t be complete without the Grinch, so I added a large smirking green Grinch face!
This was actually the easiest part of making the Grinch wreath, and the one that has the most impact.
I bought the perfect Grinch mask on Amazon for cheap, and then added the Grinch’s face to the center of the wreath.
First, I used scissors to cut off his extra hair that poked up on the mask.
Then, I just tucked the mask in the center of the wreath how I wanted it, then added little bits of hot glue to the sides to hold it securely in place.
Isn’t it FUN?!?
Now the Grinch wreath is completely finished and ready to hang.
I like to use a wreath door hanger and attach the wreath using the wire on the back of the wreath.
More Grinch Wreath Ideas:
Here’s some more ideas of things that would look great on a Grinch Christmas wreath-
- jingle bells (in different colors and sizes)
- colors lights (to make your wreath light up)
- a wooden sign (can say “Merry Grinchmas”)
- Grinch hands
- large ornaments
- fake candy canes
- Grinch Christmas decorations