Tuesday, June 24, 2014

DIY: How to create a Pineapple Flower Arrangement

I had an opportunity to help a girlfriend with her daughter's High School graduation party, so I jumped right in. They were doing a fun and colorful Hawaiian themed event, so I decided to make some flower arrangements, and this is what I came up with.

This is what you need: 

Whole Pineapples
Jelly/Jam Jars
Kitchen Shears or Floral Scissors
Paper Towels :)

If I had a pineapple corer things would have been a lot easier for me, but unfortunately I did not, so I did it the old fashioned way....I attacked the core with a knife, spoon and fork. Who's up for an upper body workout? :)

I sliced the very top of the pineapple off. Only about an inch, so that it remains tall, but we get rid of the leaves. Then I went to town on gutting it.  I used the knife to cut the center and then dug around the edges with a fork. I then scooped the insides out with a spoon. Sounds like a horror film, but I assure you, it's not. ;)

Once I removed all of the fruit and drained some of the juice (you can't get it all, but do what you can) I then fit a Bonne Maman jam jar inside, with just a little bit of it peeking out. They fit perfectly, but you can also try other glass jars you might have around the house.

Take your flowers and clean off the leaves from the stems. I got my flowers at Trader Joes and it was an assortment of Gerbera Daisy's, Dahlias, Smaller Daisy's and Lisianthus.

I started by arranging the leaves on the outside of the jar, so they hang over "just" a bit.

Then start adding your other flowers. I like to continuously turn my arrangements so that each side gets looked at and nothing looks bare or missed.Fill in all the gaps.

Continue working on it, making sure to make some flowers higher and some a little lower to give the arrangement height but to also cover the top of the glass jar. 

And there you have it. Pineapple flower arrangements that are perfect as centerpieces for any Summer party you might be having. And they smell so sweet!

I hope you enjoyed this fun DIY. Please let me know if you end up creating one of your own!

Keeping you Stylish!

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