Mindy Kaling sent pal Reese Witherspoon a wreath for her Oscar nod for her role in Wild. When she shared an Instagram photo of the gift with her followers, it became a bit of a trend. Since then, The Mindy Project star’s gift has circulated the internet as the ‘Wreath Witherspoon.’
The pink and purple floral arrangement is adorned with golden Oscar statues and a photo of Reese.
This isn’t the first Wreath Witherspoon, however. The trend began when Mindy Kaling hung a ‘Wreath Witherspoon’ on the Christmas episode of The Mindy Project. Fans got in on the act, creating wreaths of their own to share on social media.
“I was happy that that caught on so much,” Mindy said in a recent interview with Access Hollywood at the People Magazine Awards on December 18.
“That was cool because when we shot that scene, it was a little part of the scene…and Reese Witherspoon’s a good actress. We like her,” Mindy Kaling said.
When Reese Witherspoon got wind of the decor made in her honor, she Instagrammed an adorable Christmas message peeking through the center of a wreath on Christmas Day, captioning it, “Wishing y’all a very merry, peaceful, and family-filled Christmas!!! Sincerely, #WreathWitherspoon.. (couldn’t resist…@MindyKaling”
Reese Witherspoon dubbed Mindy Kaling’s most recent Wreath Witherspoon the best gift ever. She shared the Oscar nomination gift via Instagram as well, as it hung proudly on her front door.
“I mean… C’mon! Best gift ever ! Thanks @mindykaling for my #WreathWitherspoon #Oscar edition. #YesItsOnMyFrontDoor,” she captioned the shot.
Can you think of someone who might like to receive a Wreath Witherspoon from you? Has Mindy Kaling perhaps started a new and very creative trend among Hollywood’s finest?