Making with my kids is one of my favorite things to do in the world. We recently made some awesome DIY pineapple planters that I absolutely love and want to share with you!

These DIY pineapple planters are a great craft for both adults and kids.

When I think of my ultimate summer, I picture sitting in the sand drinking a pina colada on a tropical island out in the middle of nowhere with my hair blowing in the ocean breeze and the sound of waves crashing and splashing on the shore. Sounds delightful, doesn’t it?!

While I don’t have any immediate plans to visit a tropical paradise (yet), I can still whisk myself away every time that I do laundry with new all® Fresh Tropical Mist™. I recently discovered the new laundry soap at Albertsons, and was immediately drawn to the tropical scent. It smells so fresh and clean and reminds me of water- the ocean waves or a rushing waterfall in the tropical jungle.

It inspired me to add a bit of the tropics to my own backyard by making these colorful DIY pineapple planters.

DIY Pineapple Planters Tutorial

Supplies:

  • Terra cotta pots  (Ours are 4″ posts)
  • Potting soil
  • Succulents or other plants that resemble the top of a pineapple
  • Yellow and black craft paint
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Small paintbrush
  • Spray sealer (optional)

DIY pineapple planter supplies

Directions:

Step 1.  Make sure the pots are nice and clean.  Use a foam brush to paint several coats of yellow paint over the entire outside of the pot.  You’ll want to paint the top few inches of the inside of the post as well, since you’ll be seeing it above the soil.

It was a warm day when we were painting so we didn’t have to wait in between coats.  The kids just kept painting their pots until they were completely covered in yellow and the terra cotta color wasn’t peeking through.  Let dry to the touch.

Adding polka dots to the DIY pineapple planters

Step 2.  Now it’s time to get creative!  Pineapples have an intricate pattern, so I let the kids decide how they wanted to paint the pattern with a small black paintbrush and some black paint.

My middle two children decided to go with upside down V shapes, while my youngest wanted to do polka dots instead, which were perfect for his small hands to make.  Let the black paint dry.

Yellow DIY pineapple planter kids craft

DIY pineapple planters craft

Step 3.  Now it’s time to plant the “pineapple tops.”  I found some succulents for the kids to plant that looked just like pineapple tops to me, so the kids each chose the one they wanted, and we added some more soil to the pots and planted them.

The good thing about succulents is that they don’t need a lot of water, which is especially good for us dealing with the drought in Southern California.

DIY Pineapple Planter Craft for Kids

DIY Pineapple Planter Craft