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Meet the Team

About Mad About Plaid Wreaths by Sharon

Sharon Fuentes, Owner & Artist


My Husband, VP of Transportation and Security


Hi I'm assuming you want to know a bit more about this person who designs these crazy things. So... here goes it! My name is Sharon and I was born and raised in Florida. I guess you can say that I have always been a creative person. I went to a performing arts high school and then even pursued acting in New York for a bit in my twenties. But while I loved Theatre, I hated the whole auditioning process, eating ramen noodles every night, and sharing a one-bedroom flat with three other out-of-work actors. So, I moved back to Florida where I started writing children’s stories which I hired other actors to help me act out at preschool shows and elementary schools. The funny thing was that I realized I enjoyed making the props and puppets we used to bring the stories alive more than performing. It should have been a huge clue as to what I was passionate about, but I wasn’t ready to see that yet. Instead, I started focusing more on the writing part, which I also enjoyed. I have written and published a book, have had multiple essays appear in several different Chicken Soup for the Soul Books, and have had articles appear in the Washington Post as well as several different local  and national magazines.

I love writing... but during the pandemic when everyone was stuck in doors, the words on paper seemed to get stuck as well. I had a major case of writer’s block and the lack of having a creative outlet was making me even more anxious than I already was. I knew I had to challenge myself, so I decided to learn a new skill and make something. I taught myself how to make a deco mesh PLAID wreath for my front door. The physical act of making that wreath brought me such a sense of comfort that I decided to make another. And Another. And before I knew it, my living room was filled with my wreaths and my husband jokingly told me that I either needed to open an Etsy shop or we needed to move into a new house with more doors. The Etsy shop idea was cheaper, so I went with that! That was how Mad About Plaid Wreaths started. 

Before I knew it I had people contacting me about making custom wreaths. It was a request for a Freddy Krueger wreath that helped me tap into my darker side. I realized making it how much I truly enjoyed creating something that was pretty yet filled with gore! I started this website to showcase these designs and now accept all my commissioned work through here! Being able to bring a client's vision to life is my favorite part of the process.

 My newest ventures has been working the horror and pop culture conventions here in Florida where I am so grateful to meet the wonderful people who enjoy my work! Check out the events page to see where I will be next so you can see my art in person. And if you are ready to work together to make your dream wreath a reality, just send me a message via the contact section! I would love to make that happen! 

My Son, VP of Deliveries and My Daughter, Senior Graphic Designer

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