Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

pineapple door décor

This summer, add a welcome touch to your front door with the traditional symbol of hospitality and friendship! We’ll walk you through each step to make this gorgeous floral pineapple, full of bright flowers and colorful succulents – so, let’s get started!
Step 1
Project Note: There’s no need to remove the plastic wrap on your Styrofoam® disk. You can leave it on for the entire project!
 
Use a pencil to mark an oval shape (like the shape of a pineapple) on your disk. When you do this, you’ll want to keep the full height of the disk and mark some of the bulk on the left and right sides to be cut away. 
Step 2
Following your pencil lines, use your craft knife to cut away the extra Styrofoam®. You’ll need to cut along the lines several times to separate and remove the excess sections at the sides. 
Step 3
Cut a piece of jute that’s about 24" long and thread it through a large yarn needle. About 1/3 of the way from the disk’s top, push your needle up through the disk, from back to front. Then, push it back down again a few inches away, pulling it out of the back of the Styrofoam®. Tie the jute ends together at the back of the disk, using a double knot, and trim away the excess. You’ll use this jute hanger to attach your arrangement to your door.

TIP: Use a dab of hot glue to reinforce each hole and the knot at the disk’s back.
Step 4
Let’s add some flowers! Beginning with the pineapple’s crown, push three picks of the ginger flower into the disk at its top edge. You can reinforce each pick with a little bit of hot glue, if you needed.

TIP: Use our image as a guide when you are placing your flowers into the disk.
Step 5
Now, prepare your floral bushes by cutting them apart. Trim each stem to a length of 1½".

TIP: As you begin to add flowers and greenery, make sure your disk is lying flat on your working surface. The extra support will help as you build your pretty pineapple.
Step 6
Pick out the succulents that you like best and arrange them on the disk, pressing their stems into the Styrofoam®.

TIP: Keep in mind that some succulents have longer stems than others, so you may need to trim them shorter with wire cutters. Try to make sure the stem length for each one is about 1½". If you’d like, you can reinforce each one with a dab of hot glue.
Step 7
Continue building your arrangement by pressing the stems of succulents and bright flowers into the oval disk. Don’t be afraid to mix them up however you like!

TIP: Make sure you position flowers and succulents close to one another, as this project looks best when the disk is full of flowers with no white Styrofoam® showing. To fill smaller spaces, just cut a few succulents into pieces and tuck them in to hide the white.
Step 8
Looking good! Now, finish the project by hot gluing ribbon around the outside edge of the disk to cover up any remaining white. That’s it! You’re ready to show off your new creation.
 
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