A simple dollar store craft that takes a $1 vase from plain to wow with painted pineapples! DIY Pineapple decor is perfect for your summer home decor or just for fun!

pineapple decor - candle holder closeup

Yay! Yes, it’s the first Tuesday of June –  by the way, what?! how?! – which means it’s Create With Me time!

pineapple decor - closeup of pineapple stencil

Our task for June was to show you our favorite dollar store DIYs and crafts! My take on the challenge: a candle holder makeover with pops of pretty pineapples, perfect for summer. …And, suddenly it’s as if I’m a star in Mr. Popper’s Penguins. Pretty Marvelous.


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pineapple decor - completed vase on table

Be sure to read to the end of this post for more dollar store ideas and fun and of course, to place your vote for next month’s challenge!

You may remember back at Christmas when I created these monogrammed wine glasses using a method similar to the one below. I loved the monogrammed glasses SO much and couldn’t wait to try the application again! Pineapples seemed like just the perfect stencils to go with – you can never have enough pineapple decor.

How to Make Pineapple Decor for your Home for just $1!


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1.  All-purpose acrylic craft paint worked fine for this candle holder but if your project will use drinking glasses or other glass items that will often be washed use a water-based paint specially formulated for glass painting. When cured, it is top-shelf dishwasher safe.

You will need:



2.  Wash your glassware in warm, soapy water to remove dirt, dust, and grease. When dry, use a paper towel dampened with rubbing alcohol or white vinegar and wipe the outside of the glass to remove any residual soap film. Set aside and air dry for 10 – 15 minutes.

pineapple decor - apply stencils


3. My vase was all about whimsy, so I arranged my pineapple stencils in an irregular pattern, almost like polka dots. If you’re using a purchased stencil, cut out each pineapple from the stencils and apply them to the glass using a spray adhesive, arranging them until you’re happy with the pattern.

pineapple decor - apply paint


4. To paint, dip your brush into the paint and move the paint over the stencil. Add more paint as needed. Use two coats of each color – Decoart Americana Multi-surface Paint – Lemon Zest to the fruit and Decoart Americana Multi-surface Paint – Green Beret to the stem of the pineapple stencil.

pineapple decor - remove stencil


5. You can dry your piece using one of the two methods: Air dry or oven dry. To air dry, let stand for 21 days. Ain’t nobody got time for that! To speed up the process, place your glassware on a cookie sheet in a cold oven. Set the oven temperature to 350ºF and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off; let the glass cool entirely in the oven before removing. Important: Glass must heat and cool gradually with the oven to avoid breakage. Be safe! 


6. Washing your item by hand in warm, soapy water, will prevent fading and ensure you can enjoy your painted glassware for years to come!


pineapple decor - finished vase

This little pineapple candle holder will be purely paradisiac on my deck table. Seeing it perks me right up – particularly on practically plain days, and puts a prompt smile on my face! #seewhatididthere

pineapple decor - with planter

pineapple decor - with planter again


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Huge thanks to Samantha from Little Bits of Home for putting together this fun challenge! Be sure to check out the other ideas for this month but before you go, be sure to vote for July!

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  1. Emily on June 6, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I’ve been on a pineapple kick ever since we got back from Kauai… so of course now I want to make myself a poppy pineapple vase! Love this, Kim!!

    • admin on June 6, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      I’m on one, too! Maybe it’s just summer coming in. Or, maybe it’s just that I’m living vicariously through your trip to Kauai. Either way, I love it!

  2. Sue purdy on June 6, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    This is so sweet. I absolutely love pineapples and they always remind me of Summer. Love this project. Great job.

    • admin on June 6, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      Thank you, Sue! I love them, too.. they are so versatile!

  3. Michelle James on June 6, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Soooo adorable!! I am totally loving pineapples right now too. I just saw a pineapple pillow that I have to gave at Homegoods!

    • admin on June 6, 2017 at 11:11 pm

      Thanks, Michelle! I’m pretty obsessed with them myself. I have this feeling that everything I make for the foreseeable future will involve pineapples! lol

  4. Sarah on June 7, 2017 at 11:24 am

    soooooo cute! I love anything pineapple and this looks perfect!

  5. Amy on June 7, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    It is absolutely the cutest little piece! I love all things pineapple right now and it always amazes me what a little paint and creativity can do to transform something!

  6. Kelly on June 8, 2017 at 7:47 am

    I love that these just scream summer 🙂 Very cute!

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