Say aloha to the pineapple Christmas tree! This fabulously festive social media trend is sure to bring a little joy to your holiday season and can be made with a few simple steps. Add a pineapple Christmas tree to the buffet at your next holiday party or bring some tropical sunshine to your desk at work. Whatever you do, make it fun. Mele Kalikimaka!
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Pick a pineapple.
Not just any pineapple will do for your tiny tree. Be sure to pick a pineapple with lush crown – that is the green part at the top. Avoid crowns that are trimmed too short or have turned brown and wilted as they will not be able to support your decorations. Note that your pineapple Christmas tree will likely last a week at most.
Pick a theme.
Decorating your pineapple Christmas tree can be even more fun with a theme. Try some of the following:
- Retro – Get some classic retro ornaments and paint the whole pineapple a beautiful silver.
- Pink Lady– Paint the base pink. Throw on some sassy shades. String the lights around the crown.
- Tiki – Double down on internet trends and add a tiki theme to your pineapple. Add some glasses, flamingos, and other classic tiki icons. Decorate while the scent of pineapple whisks you off to the Pacific.
- Monochromatic & Classy – Get some gold paint, gold glitter, and twinkly lights or spray paint it all white and drop some fake snow and porcelain ornaments for a winter wonderland.
- The possibilities are endless…
Add some embellishments.
Life’s all about the accessories and your pineapple Christmas tree is no different. Here are some decorations to consider:
- Christmas Lights – These tiny Christmas lights work perfectly and you can put them on a timer.
- Ribbon – Add some color to the crown or wrap it around the whole fruit.
- Glitter & Jems – Bring some Christmas glam to your pineapple. Add some glitter or grab some plastic jewels and attach them with hot glue.
- Tree Topper – Yes, you can add a star or an angel with a little wire.
- Sunglasses – Many of our friends online have added some classic shades to give the tiny tree a sweet face. We are also tempted by glue-on googly eyes.
- Tree Skirt – A tea towel is the perfect size to wrap around your Christmas pineapple.
Top the crown with ornaments.
A pineapple Christmas tree is a tiny tree and you cannot have a tree without ornaments. (That’s a Christmas fact and we know because we are Hallmark, okay?!) Serendipitously, Hallmark has a fabulous line of Keepsake miniature ornaments. These ornaments have all amazing details of full-sized ornaments, but come in a tiny size perfect for your pineapple Christmas tree. Here are some of our favorites to consider:
- Symbols of the Season – A set of mini retro glass-blown ornaments featuring all the classic symbols of Christmas (tree, Santa, bell, snowman, candy cane)
- Lovely Little Owl Porcelain – All white and perfect for a snowy theme
- Little Holy Family – The reason for the season in miniature
- Teeny Nutcracker – Sugar plum fairy pineapple anyone?
- Cedar Waxwing – A tiny bird perfect to perch on the limbs of your pineapple Christmas tree
- A World within a Pinecone – A tiny scene carved into a tiny ornament perfect for your tiny tree. Think about it.
- Baby’s First Christmas set– Four all white ornaments perfect for a monochromatic look
Three Hallmarkers took to Facebook Live to demonstrate how to make a pineapple Christmas tree. See the craft in action and get some tips below.