Pineapple is a delicious tropical fruit that's perfect for more than just eating. Let it inspire you to get crafty, too. These summery DIY projects are great for warmer weather and lazy days in the sun. Make them for fun, with friends, or to give as gifts.
Here are 29 pineapple DIY projects to help inspire you.
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DIY Pineapple Tee
This DIY pineapple tee is the perfect casual shirt to wear this summer for backyard barbecues, road trips, or the beach. Best of all, it's quick to make using a silhouette machine. And it's highly durable when it comes time to wash it.
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DIY Pineapple Cutting Board
Pineapple-patterned everything is very popular. And one original way to incorporate the trend in your home is to make a small wooden pineapple-shaped cutting board. You can use it to cut fruit and other food. And it can be a great decorative serving tray.
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DIY Pineapple Bookends
These glam gold pineapple bookends add some fun visual interest to any bookcase. They look expensive, yet they're very easy on the wallet—especially compared to similar decor items in stores. Faux pineapples and some gold spray paint achieve this look.
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DIY Mini Pineapple Party Hats
Skip the typical paper party hats, and make your own pineapple hats instead. These are perfect for a summer birthday party, graduation party, or just a fun warm-weather gathering. Plus, they don't require high artistic skills to create.Continue to 5 of 29 below.
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DIY Pineapple Earrings
Slip on your favorite maxi dress, and accessorize with these fun DIY pineapple earrings. They're made out of shrink plastic, which might bring you back to your childhood crafting days. That also means they're light on the ears and can be worn all day with no problems.
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DIY Pineapple Beach Ball
Paint mini pineapples onto a clear inflatable beach ball for a customized summer accessory you can bring to every pool party and beach day this summer. It's a quick and inexpensive DIY. And the best part is you'll easily be able to spot your unique beachball among all the other beach toys.
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DIY Pineapple Drawstring Backpack
Your child will never mix up their book bag with another child's again when you make them this fun pineapple drawstring bag. Send them off to summer camp or school with this adorable backpack that is fully lined and made with yellow quatrefoil and green fabric. Adults can use it too for a fun beach bag.
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DIY Pineapple Pencil Case
Transform an ordinary pencil case into a pineapple pencil case to bring a little summer fun to your back-to-school crafts. You just need a yellow canvas pencil case to start, and then you'll accessorize it with felt and paint. It's an easy yet effective design.Continue to 9 of 29 below.
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DIY Pineapple Push Pins
Hang up all your summer vacation photos with mini gold pineapple pushpins. These pushpins look good enough to accessorize your bulletin board on their own. The mold used to make them was actually an inexpensive pineapple ice tray.
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DIY Pineapple Treat Boxes
These mini pineapple treat boxes are adorable and perfect to hand out at your next summer or tropical-themed party. You'll start with oval paper mache boxes and accessorize with cardstock tops. It's a quick yet fun little DIY project that your guests are sure to appreciate.
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DIY Painted Pineapple Ukulele
Are you musically inclined? Break out the paint and your ukulele to make your own super fun pineapple instrument. It will surely be a hit at parties and campfires when you dazzle your friends and family with the combination of your custom ukulele and your musical talents.
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DIY Pineapple Piñata
All it takes is a paper lantern and some crepe paper to create a pineapple piñata. And any backyard barbecue you host this summer will be way more fun with a few of these as decorations. Plus, piñatas are always a big hit with the kids.Continue to 13 of 29 below.
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DIY Pineapple Makeup Pouch
Going away on summer vacation? Pack up all your makeup in a handmade pineapple pouch. Either sew your own makeup pouch from scratch or start with a blank pencil case. Then, use a mini pineapple stamp to add the design to the pouch.
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DIY Pineapple Bath Mat
This no-sew bathmat is such fun to give your bathroom some summer flair. A kids' bathroom is a great place for it. Or even leave it by your backdoor, so people can quickly dry their feet after coming in from the pool.
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DIY Pineapple Ring Dish
Keep your favorite accessories nearby on your bedside table or vanity in this handmade pineapple dish. It's made by cutting polymer clay with a pineapple-shaped cookie cutter. Then, you can paint it however you like.
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DIY Pineapple Flats
Update your flats for summer with clip-on pineapple detailing. They’re made from pineapple shapes cut out of tooling leather and attached to shoe clips. When the season is over, just unclip the pineapples and store them until next summer.Continue to 17 of 29 below.
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DIY Pineapple Costume
If you really want to get into the summer spirit, you can easily dress up as a pineapple with this clever costume idea. Otherwise, save it for Halloween. You'll make the headpiece out of green poster board and rock it with your favorite yellow dress.
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DIY Pineapple Painted Shoes
Take an ordinary pair of canvas shoes and use paint markers to add some pineapples. Use a disappearing ink marker first to map out your design. Then, start coloring in your pineapples however you want.
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DIY Pineapple Luminary Jar
If you're like most crafters, then chances are you have a collection of mason jars around your house ready to go for your next DIY project. One clever way to use a mason jar is to convert it into a lovely pineapple luminary jar. Add these to your patio for all your outdoor summer parties.
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DIY Pineapple Table Runner
Make a tropical table runner that you can use all season long. This pineapple cloth is perfect for summer barbecues. The runner is actually made out of an infinity scarf with felt pineapples sewn on. For an extra fun vibe, switch up the colors of your pineapples.Continue to 21 of 29 below.
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DIY Paper Pineapple Toy
Stock your child's play kitchen or grocery store with several of these paper pineapples. You can print and assemble them yourself, making them an affordable toy. They also make fun party decor.
DIY Paper Pineapple Toy from Mr. Printables
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DIY Pineapple Eggs
Adorn your house for the season by filling a decorative bowl with several of these pineapple eggs. Empty the shells and decorate them with paint and paper to make a set of cute mini pineapples. They're an adorable way to make a fun centerpiece out of food scraps.
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DIY Leather Pineapple Pouch
Update your weekender bag with a DIY leather pineapple pouch. Attach it to the handle of your bag. It makes for a great way to spot your luggage at the airport baggage claim while you're traveling this summer.
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DIY Pineapple Vase
Cut off the top of a pineapple, and scoop out the interior so that you are left with just the outer layer. Then, use it as a vase for the perfect way to display fresh-cut flowers on your table this summer. It may not last as long as a glass vase, but it's much more festive.Continue to 25 of 29 below.
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DIY Pineapple Magnets
Print out your favorite photos from your summer adventures, and hang them on your refrigerator using your own set of handmade mini pineapple magnets. They're easy to make from paster in a small pineapple mold, which is then spray-painted in gold.
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DIY Pineapple Trinket Box
Use polymer clay to give a simple wood bangle a top and bottom. Then, paint it to become a pineapple trinket box. Use it to store small jewelry or office supplies, such as paper clips.
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DIY Watercolor Fruit Coasters
Protect your table from water rings with some fruity flair. This set of colorful tropical fruit porcelain coasters is perfect for your summer cocktails. If you're going to a summer gathering at someone else's home, bring these as a fun gift for the host.
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DIY Pineapple Party Bag
Are you hosting a birthday party this summer? If so, why not make it a tropical-themed event? Make these printable pineapple party bags to fill with treats and hand out as party favors to all your guests. The design is printed, so don't worry if you don't have artistic chops.Continue to 29 of 29 below.
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DIY Pineapple Pumpkin
It's hard to believe, but this pineapple is actually a pumpkin in disguise. This is a fun, quirky way to decorate your table for a summer party. And you might even be able to get more mileage out of the pumpkin as decor come fall.