'Pineapple Pumpkins' scream Florida this Halloween

By Carianne Luter - Social Media Producer

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - It could be the most Florida way to celebrate Halloween: Pineapple Pumpkins. 

People have been sharing photos of the spooky, spiky decorations on social media.

The trendy decor is catching the eye of Floridians everywhere, as pineapples are a popular fruit tied to sunshine and relaxation.  

This family-fun project is perfect to get into the Halloween spirit, in a unique way. 

Tutorials on YouTube show how one would go about making the sweet Jack-O-Lantern. 

Word on the street is that it's hard to do, and the pineapple version won't last as long as a pumpkin. 

But on the bright side, you have some cut up pineapple as a treat while you're carving! 

Martha Stewart offers these tips for Pineapple carving: 

MATERIALS

  • Pineapple
  • Pineapple corer
  • Knife
  • LED tea lights
  • Optional for Batty Pineapple: black cardstock paper, bamboo skewers, tape, scissors

STEPS

  1. Cut off stem of pineapple and use the pineapple corer to hollow the pineapple; remove the pit with a knife.
  2. 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.)
  3. Place LED tea light where the pit was removed.
  4. 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.)

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