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DIY Pineapple Centerpieces

In keeping with the Luau theme this week, I wanted to share these super simple centerpieces. They are made with real pineapples!

Pineapple Centerpieces

What you need:

  • Pineapples
  • Gold Spray Paint
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Flat Back Gemstones (Optional)
  • Silk Flowers


Step 1: Spray Paint the bottom part of the pineapples using the gold spray paint.

Step 2: Paint the Tops of the pineapples with the acrylic paint that matches whatever glitter you will be using. If you don’t have much time, you can skip this step. PROTIP: Using a base paint where you will be glittering hides any glitter imperfections.

Step 3: Using the glue add your glitter to each leaf top.

DIY Glittered Pineapple Centerpieces
All lined up and ready for embellishing

Step 4: Embellish with Flat Back Rhinestones using Hot Glue and add Silk flowers to the tops.

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Cardboard Box Tiki Totems

I’m a firm believer that you can make anything out of a cardboard box! These will go great with our pool noodle tiki totems and a great addition to any Luau! So simple and cheap….

Cardboard Box tiki Totems

Depending on how tall you want them will determine how many and what size boxes you need.

DIY Cardboard Box Tiki Totems

If you google Tiki Totem Faces you will find many examples and templates to use to create your own faces.

DIY Cardboard Box Tiki Totems
DIY Cardboard Box Tiki Totems
DIY Cardboard Box Tiki Totems
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Simple Pool Noodle Tiki Totems

These are perfect for a budget Luau themed event! Made these with pool noodles that you can get from the dollar store. Each pool noodle made about 6-8 depending on what size you want.

What you need:

  • Pool Noodle(s)
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Tissue Paper


Step 1: Cut your Pool Noodle into 4″ – 6″ Segments

Step 2: Paint each totem with the base color brown.

Step 3: Paint faces on each totem. Does not have to be complicated. Below are some templates, if needed.

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Chia Chicks

This was such a fun summertime boredom buster I did with my kiddos, way back in the day.

I don’t know about you, but I use the summer to clean out my kid’s closets/drawers… I was so annoyed at all the single socks without a matching pair I decided to use them for a craft.

It was really neat to see the plants grow throughout the summer and gave my girls something to look forward to everyday.

I just wish I had taken photos of the full head of hair…oh well, I must have gotten distracted Ha!


Take about 1/4-1/2 Cup Chia seeds and mix with equal parts dirt. (The amount you use will be determined by the size of the sock

Place this mixture into the sock first. This will ensure a relatively even distribution of the chia seeds on the “sock head”. Fill remaining sock with dirt, leaving abound 3 inches to tie off using a rubber band.

Decorate the pots anyway you want. You can use any crafting scraps, get creative on their bodies. Glue eyes and any headpieces you want onto the sock.

After your glue has dried, soak the socks with the dirt and seeds. Place them onto the pots and place in a well lite window or outside. Water as needed and in about 1-2 weeks you should see some significant sprouting.