Learn how to transform food scraps into a festive Pineapple Centerpiece. Celebrate life. Create Pineapple Splendor. Tammy Henderson will teach how to glamorize your home with this tutorial on how to festively decorate your summer outdoor table. With the mere pineapple scraps!
Today I would like to share how to pull together a wow-worthy centerpiece at the last minute for a festive outdoor summer table.
This fruit centerpiece is also for when you are short on time short. It really offers loads of party style. Last week I shared how to use your plastic containers to create a wedding centerpiece that’s also usable in other romantic settings. Today I will share with you how you can use your food and leftovers to create a last minute fruit centerpiece for your guest in five minutes or less.
Here’s the final centerpiece. Like it?
Food always looks and is more appealing when it is served and styled in a decorative way…don’t you think?
I would like to share a quick and easy why to style your fruit using a decorative jar and a votive candle holder. This also could be for a dip or I could even see some shrimp placed around the rim with cocktail sauce in the middle for all your guest to enjoy.
Here I have taken a decorative jar (the ones you often find in second stores but that can look really great IF YOU KNOW how to use them…), pineapple rind, votive candle holder and some hydrangeas from my garden and created a serving Centerpiece with pineapple.
After you core your pineapple and remove most of the pineapple from the sides …
Here the neck of my jar was a little smaller than the pineapple so I cut out a slice to make it fit. If you have a jar large enough you can skip this step.
Once this is done you will then place your pineapple rind down into the jar.
Once you have placed your pineapple rind…now a "pineapple vase" gather some fresh flowers from around the yard. Here I have used hydrangeas, but it can be whatever you have in your yard. Place your flowers inside your pineapple vase. Add water.
Place a votive candle holder or whatever you have that will fit in the neck of your jar that won’t fall through.
Now, add your pineapple. And there you have it: a decorative fruit centerpiece in less than 5 minutes… (not counting the time to core and cut you pineapple pieces).
One More Time Events
Tammy enjoys the challenge of reinventing her décor. She’s great at figuring out how to make something out of ‘nothing’. To her, ‘left-overs’ have a purpose. She has an urge to recycle |reuse | revamp | redecorate | remodel. And she does so, creatively, beautifully and naturally. Her works shows her love for decorating.
Tammy is the living proof that decoration with what you have | recycled materials, plus maybe a small budget for craft supplies, can create beautiful results. When you walk through her house and her garden, as displayed in her blog, you see a tastefully decorated place that has personality and a sense of home.
Tammy used to own a retail scrapbooking business and her blog is that ‘One More Time’ love affair with the creative world. While her emphasis at ‘One More Time’ blog is on decorating, at the FineCraftGuild she shares her how-to’s and gives us more than a little peak on how things are put together. And yes, all of these beautiful photos above are all hers!
Glamorous DIY Home Decorating Vignettes – series
Become a Home Decorating Pro w TammyTammy’s articles are part of a series of how-to create great seasonal home decorations on a small budget. Here are some of her prior articles:
- Stunning Budget Wedding Table Centerpiece (last week’s article)
- DIY Summer Vignette w/ Recycled Lemonade Bottles
- DIY Beach Décor Ideas w Fishing Net
- DIY Seashell Centerpieces
- 4th of July Table Centerpiece w/ Recycled Glass
- DIY Natural Table Centerpieces with Hurricanes
- DIY Golf Themed Table Centerpiece
- How to Create a Splendid Spring Vignette with Glass
- How to Make Marbled Eggs Easter Decorations