3 Ways to Decorate a Mache Pineapple

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Summer is just around the corner, so it’s time to get a bit fruity and tropical with these amazing mache pineapples! These pineapples are great for interior decor as they really brighten up the place and add character to any room they are placed in.

3 Ways to Decorate a Mache Pineapple

Skill Level: Beginners
Time to Make: 30 minutes plus drying time (per paper mache pineapple)

You Will Need

Craft Essentials

How to Make

Ombre Pineapple

1. Begin by painting the entire paper mache pineapple white using a paintbrush and some acrylic paint. Leave to dry properly before applying spray paint.

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2. Find a well ventilated area to do your spray painting. Put newspaper onto the surface you are working on to protect it. Then place the pineapple in the middle of the newspaper. Give your spray can a good shake and even do a spray test on your newspaper. Stand at least 30 cm away when you are spraying. Spray from above on both the bottom and top of the pineapple, allowing one side to dry before going on to spray the other side.

Make sure to leave this pineapple to dry properly overnight as the spray is still quite soft on the surface, but once dry it will harden and be much more durable.

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3. You get a lovely range of tones from the colours blending together. The magic of a spray can!

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Tropical Pineapple

1. Choose two bright tropical colours to combine on the paper cache pineapple, considering what colour would look best where.

Using a large paintbrush, begin painting the body of the pineapple and then leave to dry. Once dried, apply a second layer of paint and then leave to dry once more.

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2. Using a much smaller paintbrush than what you used to paint the body of the pineapple, paint the leaves using your 2nd colour. Leave to dry and if necessary, paint a second layer of paint.

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Moss Painted Pineapple

1. Before painting moss effect paint onto the paper mache pineapple, give the paint a good shake so that the paint and mossy bits mix together well.

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2. Using a large paintbrush, lather the paint onto the body of the pineapple to build up the moss. Leave to thoroughly dry before applying any further paint.

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3.  Choose a colour to compliment the look and colour of the moss effect paint. Using a smaller paintbrush, paint the leaves of the pineapple and then leave to dry.

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