Posting this a little late, but I couldn’t help but share this little Halloween pineapple 🙂 Nate and I couldn’t find a good pumpkin at the grocery store the day before Halloween, so we carved a pineapple instead! So if you’ve ever wondered whether carving a pineapple is actually possible…it is! Here’s a quick how-to in case you’re curious (sorry! didn’t document with step-by-step pictures!)
- Instead of cutting around the top of the pineapple and scooping out, start by cutting a rectangle at the back. Make it pretty big; it should cover most of the surface area on that back side.
- Cut your rectangle in such a way that you can lift it off of your pineapple. Save this—it’s going to be the “back door” that you put back on your pineapple later.
- Keep cutting into your pineapple to remove the inside. I recommend cutting tall rectangular chunks and pulling them out. Be careful once you get towards the front of the pineapple. (Keep a container handy so you can save the pieces!)
- Use a sharp knife to carve the front of your pineapple. I recommend drawing your design on paper first and pinning it to the front of the pineapple.
- When you’re finished, clean up your design from the inside with your knife.
- Light a tealight, set it inside, and position your rectangle onto the back again. Use pins to hold the rectangle in place. You’re finished!