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May 4, 2015

Pretty Painted Pineapples

Happy Monday! Officially en route back from Miami and let's just say it's time for a serious detox.  Three nights of bachelorette partying was a good reminder that mama's not a spring chicken anymore. #thestruggleisreal

On Thursday I mentioned how excited I was to share a fun pineapple DIY with you. Secret: I love crafting. It's one of the things I picked up from my mom; she's the most creative person I know!  We're talking incredible Halloween costumes, baked goods, event decorations... you name it and she can make it. She was making viral DIY Pinterest content before Pinterest was even imagined.  As a grownup I've found that getting crafty often falls below all the other to-dos but I'm trying to make it a priority since it's so much fun. I went to Miami a few days before Danielle's bachelorette, so I thought it would be cute to paint some pineapples for the weekend's festivities. These babies are super easy to create and make for such fun decorations and picture props + they can still be eaten:

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- pineapples
martha stewart acrylic paints 
foam brushes
3 piece paint brush set
- tarp or kraft paper

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Part 1: palm the pineapple and use the foam brush to get a good base of paint all over the stems. Don't worry about the nooks and crannies at first, just get some coverage going and then use the smaller paint brushes to really spread out the paint and fill in the details. Each pineapple takes about 10 minutes and since the paint is pretty thick there shouldn't be that much drippage. Drippage = totally not a word but definitely part of the Ashley vocabulary.

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Part 2: let 'em dry over night and tah-dah!

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Pinky hit South Beach wearing Sole Society mirrored sunnies; isn't she great? See more painted pineapples in action in my Miami Travel Diary!


  1. This is like the cutest thing ever!! Def need more deets on the tequila soaked part. ;)

  2. I love this! so cute

    xo Jessica

  3. You're the cutest! Absolutely love this idea! Need to try it out.

    Kristin of LivingInColorPrint.com

  4. Such a simply and cute DIY that makes a huge impact! Love the creativity and idea, Ash!

    Sidenote: The IG pics of the bachelorette weekend looked aaaamazing (love the SnapChat of you guys dancing in your suits :)

  5. Such a fun & cute idea!


  6. Thanks for this fun idea!! I just put a few of these together last night for a retro luau bday party we're throwing on Saturday!!! They'll be such a fun decor touch!

  7. Awesome!
    What shades of paint did you use?

  8. Hi! I love this idea! I am writing a post about painted pineapples as event decor and centerpieces (I have sprayed mine gold) but I love this idea. I'm still somewhat new to blogging and how to share other's content. Can I link back to your site and post? I have my own images but wanted to share your idea as well. Thanks! Jessica


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