Thursday, September 10, 2015

Pineapple Ornament

Hey, everyone!  Today we're going to be getting a head start on our holiday crafts by making a cute pineapple ornament.  I felt these would be a great way to bring a little bit of summer to our Christmas later this year without reminding us of the hot and humid weather. ;D


 Let's get started!

4 inch shatterproof ornament ball
Glitter Green Foam sheet
Yellow Acrylic Paint
Foam brush
Black Paint Pen
Red Paint Pen
Hot Glue Gun
Fine Tip Sharpie

First, take the metal top of the ornament off.  Then, leaving a three inch circular space clear, you're going to paint the ornament yellow.

While the paint is drying, on the back side of your foam sheet, draw a row of leaves about 7 inches long with the Sharpie.  Each leaf should be at least 5/8ths of an inch wide and 2 inches tall.  Cut them out and set aside.  
Don't forget to plug in your hot glue gun at this point as well!

This is the part when it's going to start looking more like a pineapple.  With the black paint pen, draw v-shapes going down from the top of the ornament.  Add a small dot above each V.  This is just one way of stylizing the pineapple's "eyes", but you could also make little "x"s or plus signs.

Next, you're going to hot glue the row of leaves around the top of the ornament.  (You could put the top back on before hot gluing them on, but I will show you why I didn't in a moment.)

Lastly, with your red paint pen, you're going to decorate the clear space at the front of your ornament.  I chose to do some simple hand lettering.  You could doodle as well.  And that's pretty much it! 


Oh yeah!  What you could do if you leave the top off your pineapple is put string lights into them.  It's a super fun idea for an island-themed tree.  All you have to do is make a few of these pineapples, get a string of lights and stuff about 5-8 lights into each pineapple.  Leave about 10 inches of lights between each pineapple.

Aren't they cute? 
As always, you can add your own touch to this project.  Who says you need to have yellow pineapples?  Experiment with different sizes!  Add some glitter or even use different colored lights!  Of course, don't forget to have fun!

Until Next Time!

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