Spruce up your backyard barbecues and holiday parties with pineapple crafts like this DIY summer garland. It’s the perfect summer craft project for kids.
The summer is all about fresh fruit and sunshine and pineapple crafts will help keep those easy-going vibes continuing! A pineapple summer garland will make the perfect accessory for any family festivity.
And don’t worry – this activity is easy enough for your little ones. If there’s one thing I try to do, it’s make everything family friendly.
Pineapple Crafts – DIY Summer Garland
If you love the look, you can keep this accessory up all year long. Don’t worry about taking the piece down. Pineapples are actually known as a greeting or welcoming fruit. Don’t you just love how it brings so much color to the space?
Making a paper pineapple summer garland is easier than you think. Truly! This DIY craft won’t take you much time at all.
Once you recruit your little ones on board to help out with the fun, gather your tools and make a fresh pitcher of lemonade. Your team will have so much fun bonding over this DIY activity.
I know that my daughter always comes running whenever there is glitter involved with a project. LOL!
Ok, let’s get right to it. You don’t need many items to get this puppy off the ground. Just a few simple arts and crafts goodies and you will be on your way.
A Paper Pineapple Summer Garland – what you need:
- Scrapbook paper – preferably heavier card stock
- Hemp cord
- Glue stick
- Acrylic paint, and a paintbrush
You can hang these garlands from your mantel, above your food table, or outdoors on your patio. I’m pretty sure this one will end up in my daughter’s bedroom eventually, she loves pineapple crafts and decor.
Print and cut out a pineapple, then using it as a stencil, trace around it on your yellow cardstock, and then just the top on the green cardstock.
Tip: I used PicMonkey to create a pineapple stencil for this project.
Using the glue stick, attach the green top to the yellow, then add a little extra glue underneath to attach the hemp cord. Just make sure you are using a glue that dries clear.
The last step is to dip a paintbrush into white acrylic paint, and then after wiping a little off (so that it’s not thick) create a criss-cross pattern on each of the pineapples.
Aren’t pineapple crafts super fun?! It’s all coming together!!
And there you have it, the perfect addition to your summer fun, and a great craft project for the kids to do. Hang this piece wherever you’d like.
If you do decide to place this summer garland outside, please note that is will not withstand harsh weather and is not waterproof.
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