This Friday I’m sharing how I decorated our backyard deck for the summer. I left all of the main players intact so, no new furniture pieces. Just a little bit of fun with new accessories! Can’t wait to share! I did want to give a little spoiler and share one of the fun floral arrangements I made for the reveal post. To me nothing says summer like a pineapple. I love them in home decor and they are great to use for centerpieces. I did a super simple centerpiece with them last summer, which literally took minutes to do. This year I decided to use pineapples as well, but get a little fancier and add flowers to the mix! Who knew that a pineapple would be the perfect vase!
Here is what you need to do!
Step 1: Make sure you grab a pineapple that stands flat. Some of them have little bumps on the bottom and lean one way or another. So, yes I was the crazy person at Trader Joe’s checking out all of the pineapple bases. 🙂
Step 3: Use a melon baller to make some room in your pineapple for your flowers. It’s pretty easy to remove the pineapple. It just gets a little tough when you get to the core. Nice part of doing this is that you save a lot of the pineapple to eat. So, it’s not wasted.
Step 4: Take a paper cup and place in the pineapple and fill with water.
Step 5: Arrange your flowers and enjoy!
I’m obsessed! I had seen them before and thought it would be such a hassle to make, but it was super easy and I got to eat some pineapple during clean up! I think I’m going to be making them all summer long. Such an affordable centerpiece. The pineapple was $2 and then I picked up 2 bunches of roses for $4.99 each at Trader Joes. You don’t need a lot of flowers to fill the space so, I had enough to fill too more pineapple vases.
What’s your go-to summer centerpiece? Do you stick with roses or hydrangeas? I love a good peony centerpiece, but they have a short season so, I tend to go with colorful roses.