Looking for a creative summer centerpiece with flowers idea? Wait until you see how easy this pineapple centerpiece is to make!
I love to mix colors and textures with flowers in the garden on the table.
So for this summer centerpiece idea, I wanted to showcase pineapples with flowers to create a tropical vibe.
And you guys really loved this one.
Here’s how to make this summer centerpiece with flowers and pineapples.
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How to Make a Summer Centerpiece with Flowers and Pineapples
I realize that running to grab a pineapple may not be your first source to use as a vessel to hold fresh flowers, but hear me out.
Pineapples are a tropical fruit that is grown in Hawaii and other similar climates that has a lot of beautiful texture and heavenly scented aroma when cut.
Plus I wanted to use the pineapple tops for each tablesetting.
The shape and size make the perfect vessel to hold a pretty flower arrangement too.
So I thought it would be fun to incorporate them with my Hawaiian theme party table decor.
But you don’t need to host a luau party or tropical theme dinner party to enjoy this centerpiece with flowers.
Any summer dinner party will suffice.
And let me tell you, this centerpiece will set the tone for an amazing dinner party because it’s beautiful but the best part?
It smells amazing!!!
If you could only smell the roses AND the pineapple for this one.
Supplies Needed to Make This Summer Centerpiece with Flowers and Pineapples
Depending on how large your table is, plan to make 3 or 5 pineapple centerpieces.
Here’s what you need to make the pineapple centerpieces.
- 3 Pineapples
- 2 Dozen Bright Pink Roses
- 3 6 oz Mason Jars
- Sharp Snips
- Large Kitchen Knife
- Cutting Board
How to Make a Summer Centerpiece with Flowers and Pineapples
While it is not difficult to make this centerpiece, it took a little doing to core each pineapple without removing the bottom.
There are a few ways to core a pineapple.
I chose to use a large knife to hollow out the fruit.
It would have been much easier had I removed the bottoms, but I wanted to maintain the integrity of the pineapple.
I didn’t think it would look as nice slicing the bottoms off. Plus the juices would run out of the bottom more easily if I did.
I sliced the top off of each pineapple and set them aside so I can use them as a topper to each table setting for my luau party.
To core the pineapple without damaging the very bottom, I sliced down and around the inside of the pineapple in a circle.
And then I sectioned the core off into sixths so I could scoop them out.
I’m not going to tell you this part was easy because it took some doing, but eventually you will get all of the pineapple out.
Save whatever pineapple you shred and scoop out to make this ridiculously easy dump cake recipe.
Once the pineapples are cored, grab small mason jars, fill them with water, and drop inside each pineapple.
If you can’t find bright pink roses, feel free to substitute with other brightly colored flowers.
Of course you can choose any color flower you want, but I love that bright pink with the fruit’s texture.
When you have each of your pineapples ready to go, place them on a small salad plate.
That salad plate will protect your table from any leaking pineapple juice. And trust me, those pineapples will leak a little.
To conceal the plates on the table, I tucked more flowers in mason jars in between them, and added fresh halved fruits to create more texture and interest.
And that’s it!
How to Care for Summer Centerpiece with Flowers and Pineapples
It is very likely that the pineapples will not last as long as the flowers.
Mine actually starting rotting after a few days.
When the fruit begins to decay, remove the mason jars from the pineapples, clean them up and refresh the water so you can still enjoy the flower arrangement.
If need be, recut each flower stem, and add more flower food to help them last a little longer.
Summer Centerpiece with Flowers and Pineapples
- Slice off pineapple tops and set aside.
- Using a sharp knife, core the pineapple but keep the bottom intact.
- Hollow out the pineapple and save the insides for dessert (see note).
- Drop mason jars in and fill with water.
- Add floral food.
- Cut flowers on 45 degree angle 1.5-2 sizes of pineapple height.
- Place centerpiece with flowers and pineapples on salad plate or other dish to catch any leaking juices.
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- I like to use a good-quality garden soil, compost, and perlite when planting. And this potting soil when gardening in containers.
- I have used this deer repellent with great success. But now, I’m all about this deer repellent that is systemic instead of topical. This means the plant takes it in as opposed to it just smelling bad.
- Hands down this is my favorite hand-weeding tool. You can use to get underneath roots, loosen soil, and it cuts down on the weeding time because you work much faster.
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- I like to use THIS ORGANIC FERTILIZER for roses because the blooms are more prolific and it’s organic.
- You’ll need a sharp set of pruners when working with plants and flowers. I buy a few so I can stash them around.
- Where pest and disease problems are concerned, I generally use this insecticidal soap or neem oil to help control infestations depending on the issue.
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- Whenever I stake my peonies or other plants, I generally use these grow-through garden supports because they work really well and keep the blooms upright.
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