“Tengo Piña para la niña!” – I have pineapple for the princess! This endearing and a cute traditional rhyme meaning “Pineapple for the girl” highlights our quintessential summer fruit. Yes, Pineapple is to my summer like Watermelon is to my kid’s summer 🙂 . This year, I am going to make it A Tropical Pineapple Summer Featuring The Pineapple Pinecone DIY!
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Piña Para La Niña Memories
Our summer family vacations were the absolute best! Not only did we every year go to some amazing paradise-like beach destination on the beautiful Atlantic coast of Colombia, but we have plenty of adventure! As kids adventure was as simple as hunting for crabs or swinging from a palm tree to jump into the ocean. As we set out to pretend we were Spanish conquistadors exploring Cartagena or Santa Marta, there was always in the background the happy hip swaying rhythm of Vallenato along with a non-stop wave of fresh fruits and good coastal food to enjoy all day long. “Tengo Piña para la niña!” was the sure fire way to get all the kids to come in for a snack, get hydrated and stay in the shade for some time
The Pineapple Pine Cone DIY Inspiration
I couldn’t be happier to bring the freshness of the tropics into my home every time I do laundry with the new all® Fresh Tropical Mist™ scent. With the same cleaning power I trust, I am also whisked away to the joy of our Vallenato filled beach vacations! Just perfect. As a matter of fact, I have been totally inspired by the clean warm sweet and beachy sent of the great new all® Fresh Tropical Mist™ to share some pineapple fun with the kids with a Pineapple Pine Cone.
How To Make The Pineapple PineCone DIY
This Pineapple Pinecone DIY is very easy to make. Better yet, it offers some fun family time to make something together as I share summer memories with everyone.
- yellow paint
- paint brushes
- green construction paper
- tape or glue gun
- bakers thread
- Wash your pine cones. Mine have been in storage and I don’t want any insect visits as we work with the pinecones 🙂
- Once your pine cones are dry start painting them yellow. You can choose to just paint the edges or go as deep as you can. It really is up to each artist
- Set pinecones to dry
- Next up is making the pineapple leaves. Get your construction paper and scissors. You might want to designate a special helper from the oldest in the group to help out with this step. I particularly like that my chosen assistant for this task did not have the most straight lines. this gives the final result a bit more realism 🙂 You can use this image below as a template. Notice that we did not cut out individual leaves. Instead, we made a strip of them. Also, you might want to curve the ends a bit.
- It is time to put it all together. Once pine cones are dry, get the leaves strip and roll it over the very top part of the pinecone. Use the pinecone layers to help you set the leaves strip. Once you are satisfied with the position of the leaves you can either tape it all together or dab a drop of glue gun to hold everything in place. We suggest this be an adult-exclusive job if you go with the glue gun.
- The final step is tying the baker’s thread to the pineapple pine cones so you can hang them around.
Getting Creative with Pineapple Pinecones
A last-minute kid executive decision was made to forgo the baker’s thread. Instead of hanging the pineapple pine cones around the children wanted to use succulents we had in our backyard to give the impression that the pineapple pine cones were in a more natural state: the fruit still on the plant.
Our DIY was a joyful reward for me. To make my memories more vivid for everyone, we indulged in some fresh pineapple cuts and a refreshing pineapple smoothie. I think we are set to continue making the tropics a permanent part of our summer celebrations!
I am curious, are pineapples part of your summer celebrations too?