DIY Pineapple Blooms for CNY

Exude modern symbolism this Chinese New Year with a pineapple (Yes! A pineapple)!
Exude modern symbolism this Chinese New Year with a pineapple (Yes, a pineapple)!

Want to make a statement with your table decor this Lunar New Year, but don’t want to spend a fortune on floral decorations? Get creative and use a majestic pineapple!

“Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, & be sweet on the inside.”
Rethink vases & what a typical floral arrangement is with these nifty tricks!
Rethink vases & what a typical floral arrangement is with these nifty tricks!

The pineapple trend couldn’t be more apt than during the CNY festivities! Traditionally, pineapples make their appearance in delicious pineapple tarts, because they are believed to bring good luck and fortune for the new year. In Chinese dialects, their pronunciation alludes to prosperity arriving (“fortune, come”). As the golden or yellow colour is traditionally used in imperial service, it symbolizes wealth, as well as happiness.

So, we’ll advise you to extravagantly deck your home in pineapples (and even covered in gold) for prosperity!

All the pretty golden accents & quirky decorative elements make for the perfect meaningful, yet budget-friendly, way to celebrate this Lunar New Year!
All the pretty golden accents & quirky decorative elements make for the perfect meaningful, yet budget-friendly, way to celebrate this Lunar New Year!

Gilded Pineapple

Materials

  • Pretty pineapple
  • Gold spray paint

Method

  1. It’s as easy as simply spraying your pineapple with paint until you get your desired gold tint!
  2. Let dry completely before using as an accent to your table arrangements.
Go glam in inventive ways, & fill your home with luxe, tropical vibes for a perfect island city CNY celebration!
Go glam in inventive ways, & fill your home with luxe, tropical vibes for a perfect island city CNY celebration!
A little bit of good fortune that won’t cost you a bomb!
A little bit of good fortune that won’t cost you a bomb!
Oh, what a fantastic & inexpensive way to add a touch of glamour to your new year’s decor!
Oh, what a fantastic & inexpensive way to add a touch of glamour to your new year’s decor!

Pineapple Vase

Materials

  • A perfectly plump pineapple
  • Floral foam
  • Flowers of your choice
  • Knife
  • Ice cream scoop or large spoon

Method

  1. Slice the top of the pineapple off.
  2. Dig out the flesh of the pineapple with the ice cream scoop, being careful not to pierce the pineapple skin.
  3. Cut a block of floral foam to fit the inside of the pineapple, and fill it with water.
  4. Start building your floral creation, assembling and trimming your flower stalks to create the desired look over your pineapple base.
Literally add a fresh twist to your CNY blooms with a luscious pineapple as a textured vase no one will expect!
Literally add a fresh twist to your CNY blooms with a luscious pineapple as a textured vase no one will expect!
Quirky floral vessels add tons of personality to a floral arrangement, & will certainly be memorialized on someone’s Instagram!
Quirky floral vessels add tons of personality to a floral arrangement, & will certainly be memorialized on someone’s Instagram!
Did you know that the humble pineapple also symbolizes warmth, friendship & hospitality? Perfect for welcoming guests into your home!
Did you know that the humble pineapple also symbolizes warmth, friendship & hospitality? Perfect for welcoming guests into your home!
There you have it - a great way to delight your guests this CNY! Surprisingly stylish & fun, while steeped in tradition & meaning, you might be tempted to reuse this idea over & over again!
There you have it – a great way to delight your guests this CNY! Surprisingly stylish & fun, while steeped in tradition & meaning, you might be tempted to reuse this idea over & over again!
Of course, you can also forget about working those pineapples, & simply place a few pristine pieces around the house as table decor! They’re perfect just the way they are, like a big, fat pumpkin in all its glory during Thanksgiving!
They’re perfect just the way they are, like a big, fat pumpkin in all its glory during Thanksgiving!

Where To Get Your Flowers & Tools

Find stunning flowers and floral foam from A Tilly A Day (Waterway Point), Flora Springs & Party (Anchorpoint), & Xpressflower.com (Causeway Point & Northpoint).

Pick out a magnificent pineapple or two from supermarkets Little Farms (Valley Point), Cold Storage (Anchorpoint, Causeway Point, The Centrepoint & Northpoint), FairPrice Finest (Changi City Point, Valley Point & Waterway Point) & NTUC FairPrice (Eastpoint Mall & YewTee Point).

Find gold paint at art supply shops like Artbox (Causeway Point), Du Yi Bookshop (Bedok Point), Exim Arts (Anchorpoint), Evergreen Stationery (Changi City Point), Daiso (Eastpoint Mall & Waterway Point), & Popular (Causeway Point, Eastpoint Mall & Northpoint).

For cute serving stands, head over to Metro (The Centrepoint & Causeway Point), & Typo (Anchorpoint & Waterway Point).

 

 

 

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