Decorative pineapple decs

Decorative pineapple decs


Posted 23rd Jan 2017

It's time to get a bit fruity and tropical with these amazing paper mâché pineapples! These decs are great for interior decor as they really brighten up the place and add character to any room they are placed in.

 

What you will need

Paper mâché pineapples
Acrylic paints
Moss effect paint
Yellow spray paint
Paintbrushes
Newspaper

 

Ombre pineapple

1. Begin by painting the entire pineapple white using a paintbrush and some acrylic paint. Leave to dry properly before applying yellow spray paint.

2. Find a well ventilated area to do your spray painting. Put newspaper onto the surface you are working on to protect it. Then place the pineapple in the middle of the newspaper. Give your spray can a good shake. Stand at least 30cm away when you are spraying. Spray from above on both the bottom and top of the pineapple, allowing one side to dry before going on to spray the other side.

Tropical pineapple

1. Choose two bright tropical colours to combine on the pineapple, considering what colour would look best where. Using a large paintbrush, begin painting the body of the pineapple and then leave to dry. Once dried, apply a second layer of paint and then leave to dry once more.

2. Using a smaller paintbrush, coat the leaves using your second colour. Leave to dry and if necessary, paint a second layer of paint.

 

Moss painted pineapple

1. Before painting moss effect paint onto the pineapple, give the paint a good shake so that the paint and textured mossy bits mix together well.

2. Using a large paintbrush, lather the paint onto the body of the pineapple to build up the moss. Leave to thoroughly dry before applying any further paint.

3. Choose a colour to complement the look and colour of the moss effect paint. Using a smaller paintbrush, coat the leaves of the pineapple and then leave to dry.

Tutorial and image courtesy of Hobbycraft






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