Pinterest Inspired Shopping for a Halloween Wreath Project

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Halloween has taken over Pinterest and my board for Halloween projects is full of great ideas for recipes, costumes and craft projects.  Including this one:

 

 

Since I was a kid, one of my favorite costumes for Halloween is a witch.  Remember Maleficent From Disney’s Sleeping Beauty? Beautiful but scary as heck. She’s my kind of witch and if she decorates for Halloween, this is the kind of wreath she would have on her door.

Depending on the day, my kids might say she actually exists. 

 

 

I went to OurBestBites.com to take a look to see how the wreath is made and was happy to see it was a pretty easy process. Basically, it’s strips of tulle tied around a wreath with some decorations glued on.  Sounds easy enough.

 

Let the Shopping Begin

I recently read on AllFacebook.com that a Bizrate Insights study found that 70% of people surveyed look to Pinterest to find inspiration on what to buy compared to 17% using Facebook for that purpose.  I know that I’m part of the 70%, because of this single pin, I shopped at 3 different stores to find the supplies. I don’t use Facebook for inspiration, do you?

From the craft store:

  • 10in straw wreath
  • 2-3 spools black tulle 50 yards each depending on the size wreath
  • 1 large silk flower
  • 2 small  black silk flowers
  • 2 black feather picks
  • 1 green glitter christmas pick
Target:
  • Looked for the bird but no luck (I did some other shopping while I was there of course)
From the dollar store:
  • 1 black bird Halloween decoration (plus other Halloween goodies)

 

 

 

Funny, but none of the supplies for the wreath came from the Halloween section of the craft store. Sara, from Our Best Bites, went above and beyond by using ribbon to make some of her flowers. I bought pre-made ones from the wedding and floral departments.  I wanted some sparkle and some green in the wreath to get the Maleficent feel, so I added some green glittery things from the Christmas asile.  The only thing bought in a Halloween department was the black bird from the dollar store.

 

Putting it All Together

 

 

Sara used an 8in foam wreath for her project but I couldn’t find one at my local craft store. The 10in straw wreath worked just fine and was cheaper. Sara also gave a note of caution in her post. She said “It looks tiny, but in the end it will appear much larger, so it’s better to start out with something small! ”  Boy was she right. My wreath started 2in bigger than hers and by the time the tulle was added it was HUGE! But that’s OK, things are supposed to be bigger in Texas. If you give the wreath a try, be sure to keep this in mind. Also If you use the bigger wreath you will need a little more than 2 spools of tulle.

 

I used a double layer of tulle about 20in long for each piece tied on.  I used a double knot then just squished them together and fluffed it up as I worked my way around the wreath. It took a little over 2 hours to tie on the tulle and just a few minutes to hot glue on all of the other pieces.

Over the past year Pinterest has inspired me to try lots of new projects and recipes including this wreath. This means lots of shopping that I wouldn’t have done otherwise. I wonder how much Pinterest has helped the economy?

How has Pinterest influenced what you buy? Are you part of the 70%

 

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Cynthia Sanchez is a Pinterest marketing consultant and expert. Cynthia created OhSoPinteresting.com, one of the early leaders in Pinterest education for businesses. Contact Cynthia on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthiasanchezrnbsn

  • Ninfa DePalma

    Boy I feel that the Dept. of Commerce should give Pinterest some sort of National Award for encouraging US consumers to get out and shop for all the great Ideas we all get from Pinterest from A to Z! I know that everyone has found ideas for cooking, crafts DIY Home projects and just about anything you can imagine. Yes I feel that Pinterest does inspire shopping!!!

    I ABSOLUTELY love your Halloween Maleficent Wreath it its BEAUTIFUL AND SCARY, just like her!!!

    • http://www.ohsopinteresting.com Cynthia

      I agree! With the holidays just around the corner and with more brands on Pinterest this year, I’m sure it’s just the beginning.

      Now, if I could only figure out an easy way to make a Maleficent costume, I’d be set.

  • Julie

    Cynthia, this wreath is absolutely gorgeous…you did an amazing job!!!!

    • http://www.ohsopinteresting.com Cynthia

      Why thank you Julie, that really means a lot! Do you decorate for Halloween?

  • http://www.fortuitoushousewife.com Lollie ~ The Fortuitous Housewife

    Love this simple & chic Halloween wreath – a perfect craft project for this craft-challenged gal! It’s definitely going on my to do list!

  • http://www.momsgonnafindout.com Laura Wallis

    Your wreath turned out “Malificent”! Really gorgeous. What a great departure from the same ol’ Halloween decorations. Thanks so much!

    • http://www.ohsopinteresting.com Cynthia Sanchez

      Hi Laura

      Thank you, I’m so glad you liked it. I love Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent just captivated me as a kid scary and beautiful at the same time.