Hey there, friends! So, have you been spotting pineapples everywhere like I have? They’re the hot motif of this summer, that’s for sure. I decided to jump on the bandwagon this week with this quick and easy pineapple planter.
I bought this yellow pot a couple of years ago at the dollar store just because I liked the color. But then I couldn’t really find a use for it, so it’s just been hanging out in a cabinet ever since. Even though I’ve been moving this guy out of the way and looking past it to grab other vases and stuff for years, the other day I saw it with new eyes. I had a fruit hallucination, and all of I sudden I saw what it was meant to be. It had pineapple potential!
Guys, this couldn’t be any simpler. With some white acrylic paint and an angled brush, I dabbed little dots spaced about 2-inches apart all around the top rim of the pot. These served as my guide points for drawing the diagonal lines. Starting at one dot, I painted the first diagonal line all the way to the bottom of the pot. I repeated this step for the remaining dots. Then, using the dots again, I painted diagonal lines going in the opposite direction. After my cross-hatch pattern was finished, I dabbed a little paint in the center of the diamonds.
As you can see, it has a hand-painted look, but that’s what I was going for. You could totally be more precise with this if you wanted, or use brown, green, or even turquoise paint if you wanted. Oh yeah, and if you don’t happen to have a yellow pot laying around like I did, that’s nothing a little yellow spray paint can’t fix!
I waited for the paint to dry, and then I used a dracaena plant to mimic the top of the pineapple. I think it’s spot-on, don’t you? Luckily for the plant, it’s one of the low-maintenance houseplants I’m capable of keeping alive.
Alrighty then, hope you like my pineapple planter! Wait! Wouldn’t it make the most perfect housewarming, new neighbor, or hostess gift, too? Hmmm…I may have to go back to the dollar store for more yellow pots.