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DIY Pineapple Specimen Artwork

Posted by Meghan Quinones

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Isn't it funny how we see objects, animals, etc. on Pinterest and Etsy and all of the sudden find ourselves instantly in-love with foxes, owls, arrows, geometric patterns, and pineapples. Okay, so pineapples may not be as popular as the other aforementioned objects, but who doesn't love a pineapple? I know I do!

Last time we ran these adorable chipboard pineapples, I picked them up because I thought they would be a nice addition to a fringed banner I wanted to make. Well, when they arrived, they were much smaller than I had anticipated (I know, I am on a roll this week with misreading labels/descriptions - let's not forget the candlestick debacle.). Being that these pineapples were much too small for my banner idea, I came up with a fun way to incorporate them into a piece of artwork. I have seen other specimen artwork using butterflies and even hot air balloons (true story!). So, I figured a pineapple specimen artwork piece would be just as cute, if not cuter! With a little glitter and some patterned papers I transformed my boring brown pineapples into a colorful statement piece!

What would you have made with these adorable little chipboard pineapples?

Here's what you'll need:

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Let's get crafty!

Line the bottom part of your pineapple up with your paper and trace around it with your pencil.

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Cut out your pineapple.

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Put a layer of Mod Podge on the top part of your pineapple.

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Pour a generous layer of glitter on top of your Mod Podge. Tap off any excess glitter.

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Put a layer of Mod Podge on the bottom of your pineapple and add your paper.

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Since I wanted my background to be white, I took the back of my frame off and traced it on my white paper. I then glued my paper to the back.

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Add two dimensional foam circles to the top and bottom of your pineapple.

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Center two pineapples on your paper, placing one on top of the other.

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Add your other 4 pineapples.

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