Happy Hula-ween! Here, we put a tropical twist on a Halloween tradition by carving a toothy grin into a pineapple instead of a pumpkin.
Photography: Manal Aman
Source: Martha Stewart
For this project, select a pineapple that is free of blemishes, but not overly ripe (otherwise, you're in for a sticky mess while carving). The carved pineapple will drip from the inside, especially when heated from the candle; therefore, we recommend placing the tea light on top of a small saucer or coaster.
- Pineapple corer
- LED tea lights
- Optional for Batty Pineapple: black cardstock paper, bamboo skewers, tape, scissors
Cut off stem of pineapple and use the pineapple corer to hollow the pineapple; remove the pit with a knife.
Carve a jack-o'-lantern face in the pineapple as you would a pumpkin. (Tip: Due to it’s stickiness, drawing out a design on the pineapple with a marker doesn’t work that well so you will have to freehand.)
Place LED tea light where the pit was removed.
Optional for Batty Pineapple: Cut out bat wings from black cardstock and tape to bamboo skewers. Insert into sides of pineapple. (Tip: We used 2 bamboo skewers, broke them in half, and used only the pointed ends.)