This tropical DIY combines two of my favorite things – a pineapple & fresh flowers. If you’re a regular reader of the OO, you’ve likely noticed that flowers and pineapples are both frequent fliers on this little blog of mine. Can you imagine my joy when I discovered how to put the two together?
Whether you’re hosting a tropical dinner party, or just want to add some festive flair to your countertop, keep reading for this easy, peasy DIY.
- A fresh pineapple (I’ve been taught that you can tell when a pineapple is ripe by how easily the leaves can be removed. If you tug on one of the leaves and it pops right out, that baby is ready to be enjoyed).
- Fresh flowers
- A sharp knife
- A mason jar
Step One: Remove the Top
To begin, you’ll want to remove the top of your pineapple to make room for your beautiful flowers. Simply cut a few inches below the leaves to reveal a nice even top.
Step 2: Remove the Center
This step can get a bit messy. Basically, you just want to remove the interior of the pineapple so that you’re left with a hollow vase for your flowers.
I recommend cutting around the fruit and then doing whatever it takes to cut and scoop it out. Be sure to reserve this part to eat or blend in a tropical drink – this DIY doubles as a decoration and a snack.
Step 3: Pop in Your Mason Jar
Once your pineapple is cleaned out and hollow, pop a mason jar in the center of your fruit and fill with water.
Step 4: Add Your Flowers
Lastly, arrange your flowers in the mason jar, step back, and do the hula to celebrate your new tropical decoration.
How do you usually determine if a pineapple is ripe? Share in the comments!