What to Pin to Pinterest in September

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In this post, we look at the Pinterest Pins that performed best last September to help you understand what you should be Pinning this month.

We analyzed all of the Pins from Tailwind members from September of last year and Pinned the ones that received the most Repins to our 11 “trends” boards – one board for each of the 11 most popular Pinterest categories.

We Pinned to these boards in the chronological order that the Pins were published, so Pins at the bottom of the board are from earlier in the month and Pins at the top are from later in the month.  Only the Pins on the board between the Pins that feature the text “What to Pin in August” and “What to Pin in September” relate to Pins that were popular last September.

What Tailwind’s “Trends” Boards Can Teach You

  • Perfect your seasonal timing so that you’re creating content at the right time of year
  • Uncover popular trends referenced by last year’s Pins and recreate their success by referencing this year’s equivalent trends
  • Observe the color pallets that work in the different categories at different times of year
  • Observe seasonal trends in Pin aesthetics: text overlays, aspect ratios and photography
  • Find seasonal keywords in Pin descriptions that may generate Pinterest search traffic

Video Discussing September:


What To Pin in September

September Trends in the DIY and Crafts Category

Heavy on organizing and pallet projects, September Pins also start to include Christmas – already! Now’s the time to promote wreaths and Grandparent’s Day ideas if you have those – they’re trending.

Plan ahead for pinnable content by getting your DIY Thanksgiving crafts, DIY Christmas gift, and Christmas craft content going.


September Trends in the Education Category

Back-to-school month brings the predictable mix of content for setting up your class room for the new year, but also features some education for grown ups. If you have an early literacy or bulletin ideas for fall, Promote those – they’re trending.

Plan ahead by working on your blog posts featuring Christmas and winder art projects or art lessons, reading lessons, indoor activities, and educational travel games.

September Trends in the Food and Drink Category

It’s all yummy, cheesy, and creamy in food and drink in September! Trending now are fried chicken, fall recipes (warm and spicy comfort food, and of course – pumpkin! Promote those now.

Looking ahead, it’s time to blog about Thanksgiving recipes and kitchen hacks, Christmas party treats, and party menus. No time for that? You can always give your existing recipes new Pins to give them new life on Pinterest.

September Trends in the Hair and Beauty Category

Braids and textured styles are in, along with some homecoming styles, darker lips and nails than in previous months, and lots of metallics on the eyes.

Trending now (Promote these!) are French beauty and fall hair color.

Plan ahead by creating content for Christmas party looks, makeup for a dinner party, or how to pack a suitcase for holiday travel.

September Trends in the Health and Fitness Category

Yoga is big, as are keto diets and diabetes ideas. The typical workout and running program Pins appear, but there are more mental health and balance Pins than earlier this year. If you have any Crossfit Pins or Keto/paleo Pins, consider Promoting those now.

Plan ahead in content creation with healthy Thanksgiving and Christmas food swaps, healthy comfort food and how to say fit while traveling.

September Trends in the Holidays and Events Category

Halloween, all things pumpkin, and theme parties based on current kids’ movies are all the rage. Trending now are decorating ideas for fall and halloween treats (Promote these).

If you’re looking for content ideas, get going on your dinner party planning, Thanksgiving EVERYTHING, travel hacks with kids, and Christmas.

September Trends in the Home Decor Category

Neutrals are still in! Closets and organization also top the list. Trending now are neutrals, but with pops of bright color and cottage style. Promote those!

Get blogging about Thanksgiving and Christmas decor as well as dinner party decor. You’ll want to Pin those in the next month or so.

September Trends in the Kids and Parenting Category

Not surprisingly lunch box ideas are big as are fun projects for kids. Trending now are Halloween crafts for kids, so Promote those if you have them.

Start blogging about DIY Christmas gifts kids can make and travel ideas to keep kids busy.

September Trends in the Travel Category

Florida and Disney are perennial favorites. Hawaii and Thailand keep showing up as well, because, well, Hawaii and Thailand… Trending now? Asheville, NC travel – and probably anywhere else with great autumn foliage. Promote those Pins now.

Brush off your old travel activities, places to spend the holidays, and holiday travel tip blog posts, or write some new ones. You’ll want those for the next few months.

September Trends in the Wedding Category

September Trends in the Women’s Fashion Category

Other “What to Pin” Posts

Check out other posts like this in our “What to Pin When” category.

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