Pumpkin Chic: DIY Faux Pineapple Finials

Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality.  I often see carved-wood finials of pineapples on fence posts throughout New England.  They are so charming.   We live in a Cape-Cod style house so I wanted to duplicate a similar look for the autumn season.  What better way to welcome guest with faux pineapple finials using pumpkins.  Don’t have a gate; put them in urns by the front door. Faux pineapple finials look great indoors, as well, on the kitchen table or fireplace mantel.

DIY Pumpkin pineapple finials

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This D-I-Y project is easy and inexpensive.  Materials:  2 oval-shaped pumpkins/boxwood branches/twine or floral wire/2 battery tea lights/pencil

  1.  Cut a small hole in the bottom of the pumpkin.
  2. Scoop out the seeds and the pulp.
  3. Mark a diamond design on the front and sides of each pumpkin.
  4. Cut pattern into the flesh of the pumpkin, but not all the way through.
  5. In the middle of each diamond, carve a small downward pointing triangle. Cut deep, but not all the way through.
  6. Gather boxwood clippings and tie together with twine or floral wire. Cut a hole on the top of each pumpkin to hold the boxwood bundles.
  7. Put the battery operated tea light into each pumpkin.
  8. Place the gathered boxwood bundles on the top of the pumpkin through the hole. Scrape more flesh, if  needed, to allow the light to show through the pumpkin.

Pumpkin pineapple faux finials

PS: Pardon the gate paint.  I am looking forward to lighting up my D-I-Y faux pineapple finials tonight.   Thanks for stopping by.

Adopted from Country Living Pumpkin Chic.

Ivy de Leon

About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and flea market finds with antiques and vintage pieces to create inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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