Paper Pineapple Party Decorations
Tropical vibes are filling up my studio and trending on the blog this month. I decided to go a little outside the paper flower box and thought I would try some paper fruit – paper pineapple party decorations to be exact! This project is super easy and even a great option to let the kids get a little crafty this summer! Plus I have a free printable template for hand cutting or you can use the SVG cut files with your compatible machine. Templates below.
If you are throwing a tropical party or luau these paper pineapple decorations will give you the Ha-WOW-ii look you will want. And don’t worry if you need a little more snazzy paper summer decor, I’ve got you covered with these Hawaiian paper flowers to Hibiscus paper flowers and even Chrysanthemum flowers!
- Glue Gun
- 65-pound cardstock in choice colors plus green for the stem
- Foam egg – find it here or at your craft store. Mine measure about 9 inches
- Bamboo skewers
- Basic green acrylic paint and brush
- Scissors and/or cutting machine (Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine)
- Pineapple templates (download below)
Gather your supplies from the list above. I chose to paint my foam egg green underneath because I didn’t want the white to show through and it also gives the pineapple a more authentic look!
Get all your pieces cut out. The number of pineapple pieces you will glue on will vary for everyone but I used about 40 for mine. You will also want to cut out 4 of the green topped crowns for these paper pineapple decorations.
Go ahead and paint your egg green. I use a foam brush and sort of dab the paint on. You may not want use a brush motion because it can cause the foam egg to shed and you may get covered in paint (true story ya’ll!).
Begin gluing on each of the pineapple pieces. Glue in a circle to try and stay fairly even and slightly overlap on the bottom and sides as you go.
Keep going till the foam egg is totally covered. The idea here is to only have the green base showing through the center cut outs of each pineapple piece you are adding.
To finish the top of the pineapples take your 4 pineapple crown cut outs and fold each one in half.
Glue all 4 crown pieces together in a stack.
Before closing the pineapple crown, glue in your bamboo skewer into the center. Then glue the crown closed.
The final step to complete your paper pineapple decorations is to insert the crown into the base of the pineapple. If it feels like it is struggling to go in, use a gentle twisting motion to make it easier. You may also need to trim the bamboo skewer excess off the bottom – use scissors or wire clippers for this.
This project was so much fun to make. I really think I see some more fun paper fruit and food crafts in my future if I can ever get caught up with the other hundreds of ideas swarming in my head!
How would you use these fun-tastic paper pineapple decorations?! Is there anything you would like to see me create?! Tell me in the comments below!
DIY Paper Pineapple Template
Download your templates to make the paper pineapple decorations here.
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