DIY Pineapple Pumpkin

September 29, 2017

Keep those summer vibes going and party like a pineapple with this DIY Pineapple Pumpkin that’s a fun, no-carve Halloween project!

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It was predicted that we would have a warmer Fall than usual this year. But I wasn’t expecting to feel like a hot and frizzy mess by October!  Maybe the fact that I’ve only had one pumpkin spice latte this season has to do with the fact that I’m still wearing shorts.  And despite starting to decorate my house with Fall and Halloween decor, I haven’t gone crazy yet.

Thankfully, the nights are cool – cool enough to pull on a blanket and snuggle up to my husband.  When I wake up in the morning, there’s a chill in the air that tells me that Fall is actually here.  But by the time afternoon rolls around, I’m changing into shorts and flip-flops.  It just feels so wrong for the end of September in New Jersey!  As much as I’m trying to get myself into Fall mode, those Summer vibes are still going strong.

This year for Halloween, I’ve decided to put a trendy spin on some of my pumpkins. Pumpkins that you wouldn’t necessarily find in cooler weather.  I started with a DIY Cactus Pumpkin, complete with a terracotta pot. Today, I’m following up with a DIY Pineapple Pumpkin that screams “Summer in October!”

Pineapples have become so trendy that one of my friends has even made it the theme of her daughter’s nursery!  I mean, what’s not to love about a pineapple?  They’re sweet, juicy, and très tropical!  And if you’re celebrating Halloween in a heatwave this year, they’ll add a fun touch to your spooky gatherings or front steps!

Sure, pineapple pumpkins have been done before.  Just take a look around Pinterest!  A lot of the pineapple pumpkins I’ve seen have paper fronds glued on top of a yellow painted pumpkin. I wanted my pineapple pumpkin to be different.

The idea I originally had for my pineapple pumpkin was to stick a giant air plant on top.  However, I think my husband’s banned me from bringing anymore air plants into the house.  Especially since I don’t have the best luck keeping the poor things alive!

Instead, I opted for artificial grass.  It still gives the pineapple pumpkin a natural look, but you won’t have to worry about watering or giving it an ample amount of sunlight.  Perfect for a gal like me whose inner green thumb is a little rusty!



  1. In a well-ventilated area, spray paint your pumpkin yellow.  Allow paint to dry completely.
  2. With a craft knife, carefully cut the stem off of the pumpkin.
  3. Heat a hot glue gun.  Place the artificial grass into the opening.
  4. When the glue gun is ready, add a bit of glue to the edge of the opening to secure the grass into place.
  5. Next, use the brown paint marker to make v-markings all over the pumpkin.
  6. Allow marker to dry and party like a pineapple pumpkin!

If you’re all about partying like a pineapple this Halloween, make your pumpkin stand out from the crowd with this DIY! You’ll definitely be hanging onto those Summer vibes through the Fall with this pumpkin as part of your Halloween decor!


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  • Reply Lisette September 29, 2017 at 12:01 PM

    What an adorable idea! Perfect for those of us who live in warmer climates and never see any leaf color changes!

    • Reply Jessica September 30, 2017 at 11:41 AM

      Thanks so much! I don’t think I could live without changing leaves, but this is definitely a fun way to incorporate a warm weather Halloween!

  • Reply Phyrra September 29, 2017 at 1:24 PM

    I love the Pineapple Pumpkin! So cute!

  • Reply Chelsea @ Olive & Ivy September 29, 2017 at 3:37 PM

    Now THIS is my kind of DIY (well actually basically every single genius DIY you ever come up with is my kind of DIY, hahahah)!! So cute!

    • Reply Jessica September 30, 2017 at 11:26 AM

      Aww! You’re so sweet, Chelsea! Thanks for that! 🙂

  • Reply Brooke Pakulski September 29, 2017 at 4:05 PM

    This is adorable! I want this ASAP!

  • Reply Kendra September 30, 2017 at 12:04 PM

    This is absolutely adorable!

  • Reply sayhellonature September 30, 2017 at 12:12 PM

    How fun is this! I’d want to keep it up year round, I think 😉

    • Reply Jessica September 30, 2017 at 8:24 PM

      Thanks! Honestly, I’ve thought about it!

  • Reply carrieffm September 30, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    I am loving this so much! So fun! 🙂

    • Reply Jessica September 30, 2017 at 8:27 PM

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply Lani Derrick September 30, 2017 at 12:53 PM

    Even your pumpkin dressed up in a costume. So cute

    • Reply Jessica September 30, 2017 at 8:28 PM

      I didn’t even think of it that way! Haha! Love it! Thanks!

  • Reply mkcole25 October 2, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    How cute is this, love it!

  • Reply Maya LaBoo October 2, 2017 at 10:28 AM

    The cutest! Such a cool idea!

  • Reply Beverly Roderick October 2, 2017 at 10:29 PM

    I use pineapples in my decor a lot, but I’ve never thought of a pumpkin pineapple. I love it! What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

    • Reply Jessica October 3, 2017 at 8:22 AM

      Thanks so much! I hope you add a pineapple pumpkin to your decor this Fall!

  • Reply Jemma October 3, 2017 at 10:32 PM

    Such a cute idea! I think a trip to Michaels is in order!

    • Reply Jessica October 4, 2017 at 8:42 AM

      Thanks! Enjoy your trip to Michael’s and have fun making your own Pineapple Pumpkin! 🙂

  • Reply Twochicksandamom/Donna October 4, 2017 at 6:05 PM

    Such cute ideas with craft pumpkins–pinned!

    • Reply Jessica October 4, 2017 at 8:42 PM

      Thanks so much for pinning! 🙂

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