DIY/Craft | Paint & Paper Pineapple Centerpiece

By: Rina Gonzales, Mothership Scrapbook Gal

Well, summer heat and vibes are definitely here in the Inland Empire. I am excited to share the perfect "Paint and Paper Pineapple Centerpiece" for your upcoming summer BBQs and July 4th parties!

Here are my supplies for this craft:

- Large mason jar
- Yellow Paint (I used DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Primary Yellow)
- Small paint brush
- Dimensional paint (I used Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint in Black)
- Green tape (I used Duck Tape Brand)
- Two sheets of green cardstock paper, 12 by 12 size (I got mine at Michael's)
- Scissors
- Hot glue gun
- Foam dots

To get started you need to paint!

Step 1: Paint the mason jar with an even, thin coat using the yellow paint. I only used one coat of paint for my jar. Wait for the jar to dry. :)

Step 2: Once the paint is dry, you can use the black glitter dimensional paint to add the texture and look of a pineapple. Again, you will wait for the jar to dry.

Step 3: Add a strip of green duck tape to cover the lip of the jar - after the jar has dried.

Step 4: Create the pineapple stem with green paper. You will cut long leaf shapes, and then at the bottom of the leaf cut them about 2-3 inches from the bottom. You will then overlap the bottoms of each leaf, and hot glue them to a circle. Take your time to cut, fold and gently curl the leaf pieces, and then also hot glue them to stand upright.

Step 5: Use two foam dots, and place them on the top of the glass jar. You can then place the paper stem on top. Hooray—you now have made your Paint and Paper Pineapple Centerpiece—say that five times fast!!!

Creative credits: This craft is inspired by two amazing crafty gurus—Tania Fischer Design and A Beautiful Mess.

Join Mothership Scrapbook Gal this month for:

Crafty Happy Hour - Let's Color on Friday, June 26th, from 6p.m. to 8p.m. at Augie's Coffee Roasters, 4205 Main Street, Riverside.
Cost is $5 per person.

Mothership Scrapbook Gal will provide the crayons, pens, colored pencils and coloring printables courtesy of Laura Kelly Designs. You are free to bring your own coloring book or sketchbook if you like, and parents are welcome to bring their kids. The more, the merrier.

Happy Summer Crafting!


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