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DIY Pineapple Pumpkin


Oh yes I am bringing back a summer favorite today! I told you a big ol’ lie when I posted the pineapple piñata. That it was the final pineapple DIY. Ha! Bogus! Don’t think that these pesky holidays are going to get in the way of my love affiar with pineapples. Halloween is actually the perfect excuse. You see, in my household, for Halloween we never really carved pumpkins. We always painted them. Judge as you may, I like painting pumpkins more than I like carving them. Shock! Horror! So when I went to pick up some pumpkins this year and saw these gems at Trader Joe’s, I thought… those look an awful lot like pineapples. And then I made that happen. Here’s how you can too.

DIY Pineapple Pumpkin

(Aren’t those sunglasses fun!? I impulsive bought them here for myself, before the pineapple, err.. pumpkin, stole them.)

How to Make a Pineapple Pumpkin

Appropriately Pineapple-Shaped Pumpkins (Make sure it has a bit of a stem, too, but not too much!)
Yellow Spray Paint
Green Cardstock
Hot Glue

First, cut out your leaves. Cut several different sizes. I cut about five different sizes, and four to eight of each size. The more sizes you cut, the more realistic your pineapple will look. Then start with your largest leaves and glue them right to the pumpkin’s stem.

Pineapple Leaves Turn a Pineapple into a Pumpkin

Then start with your  next largest leaves, bend about 1/4″ of the bottom of each leaf and use that as your tab to hot glue it to the pumpkin, right around the stem. Repeat this with however many different sizes you have until the only size leaves you haven’t glued on are your smallest leaves. Finally, take those smallest leaves, bend the edge under but these with the tab facing inward, covering up all the visible tabs of the larger leaves.

Halloween Pineapple Pumpkin Pineapple Pumpkin for Halloween

Once I had all my leaves on, I decided to trim some of them down because I wanted them to be skinnier. Your choice! Then I took my finger nail and curled the very tips of each leave over, just like a real pineapple. Done! And now I will wear my pineapple dress and proudly carry my imposter pineapple.

Pineapple Pumpkin DIY

Oh, and the sunglasses are required. Gotta up that cool factor, folks!

DIY Pineapple Pumpkin

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I’d tell you that this is the actual last pineapple DIY, but that would be a lie too. Just you wait! For now, go confuse some pumpkins, and some people, with this tricky little dude.

For more Halloween DIY projects, head here. And if you really just prefer pineapples to Halloween, head here, here and here!


  • Brittni

    This is soooooo clever! I love it Kelly. And the sunglasses are the perfect addition. I need to make myself one of these.

  • KatheD

    ha ha ha ha – this is so funny, i just love it! With no kids at home or in the neighborhood (for miles) I’m not into Halloween decorating much anymore, but I love this so much I may have to make one for the office!

  • lyndsay // coco cake land

    haha! this pumpkin dressed as a pineapple is GOLD. it’s practically post modern, kelly! love it!! xo

  • onel

    hahaha, this is sooo cute and funny! When everyone is using everything possible to make a pumpkin for the upcoming Halloween, your DIY is in fact turning a pumpkin to something else! Love this! 🙂

  • T


    This has just made me SO happy! I love little gems like this on the internets… so much so, I shared it over on FB! [] Hope you don’t mind!
    B&C xox

  • Amayalady

    I love this DIY, it’s look so fun to make with my kids… I’m going to share your post in my french blog !

  • Jess

    aloha! I LOVE your pineapple costume and this. But your link to Amazon for the sunglasses is broken. any chance you could update it? thank you!


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