Planning a backyard Hawaiian luau and want to create your own Hawaiian luau decorations? Scroll to find out how to DIY a pineapple centerpiece using a soda can and paper with this Cricut Hawaiian paper craft.

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Whether you are throwing a backyard summer get-together, a graduation party, to celebrating a birthday, nothing screams summer like a Hawaiian luau!

There’s a reason why luau theme party ideas are always a popular summer party theme. I mean, who doesn’t want an opportunity to wear the Hawaiian dresses and Aloha shirts they bought on their last Hawaiian vacation?

While having yummy Hawaiian food and Hawaiian music are party essentials, nothing sets the scene better than Hawaiian luau decorations.

Now, you can always stop by your local party store and see what they have. Their selection is probably hit/miss and it might take awhile to find enough of the “good” decorations.

If you really want your Hawaiian luau decorations to stand out from other peoples’ parties, the best way to do that is by creating your own!

I know there are a lot of different pineapple centerpiece ideas out there on Pinterest. Some involve using a fresh pineapple and others are made from other materials.

This Hawaiian pineapple centerpiece craft is definitely something people will stop and ask you all about. They are super cute and they will help weigh down your tablecloth. Adorable and functional!

And at the end of the night, you can offer them up as luau party favors. I mean, they still contain a yummy beverage inside!

So, let me show you how you can DIY a Hawaiian luau centerpiece and these will quickly become your favorite Hawaiian decorations to make.

DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids

Hawaiian Luau Decorations: How to Make a Pineapple Centerpiece

This Hawaiian luau centerpiece craft uses a Cricut machine. It’s essential. If you don’t have one, try to borrow from a friend.

DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids

Pineapple Centerpiece Materials:

Free Downloadable SVG File for Cricut Pineapple

DIY Hawaiian Luau Centerpiece Instructions:

Step 1:

The first thing you need to do is upload the SVG file to design space. Make sure to click “ungroup” on the layers panel.

Then, you’ll want to select the two yellow circles for the pineapple crown as well as the crisscross lines layer of the pineapple.

Once they all are selected, click “line type” (which is located towards the left in the top toolbar.) Click the drop down menu and click “score.”DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids

Hawaiian Luau Decorations: Pineapple Centerpiece by top Hawaii blog Hawaii Travel with Kids

Hawaiian DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids Decorations: Pineapple Centerpiece by top Hawaii blog Hawaii Travel with Kids

Important info: I know this might sound confusing, but this is crucial. You’ll need to score the circle on the inside of the pineapple crown in order to fold the leaves and secure it to the top of the can. You also need to score the lines of the pineapple to create the dramatic pineapple points.

And whatever you do, do NOT select the cut lines at the the very top of the pineapple. These need to stay as cut lines so we can fit it around the soda can. Make sense?

Step 2:

Ok, let’s move on. Select the circular score line and smaller crown layer and click “attach.” You’ll want to hide that layer until you’re ready to cut.DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids

DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids

Next, select the circular score line and larger crown layer and click “attach.” Again, we’re going to hide this layer until you are ready to cut.DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids

DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids

Now, select the yellow pineapple cut layer, the score lines for the pineapple, and the small lines layer that cut at the top of the pineapple. Click “attach.”

DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids

DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids

Step 3:

Once you do that, click “make it” to cut the pineapple layer first. You’ll want to adjust your material dial/setting to “medium card stock” and then load the card stock on to a blue or green grip mat.DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids

Adjust your tool to either the scoring wheel or scoring stylus and load it into the machine when it prompts you.

Click the flashing “go” button and it should start cutting your materials!

Step 4:

After it’s cut, return back to the canvas. You’re going to turn the pineapple layer off and repeat to cut the crown layers.

Step 5:

Ok, now that you’ve cut all the pieces, it’s time to fold the pineapple piece. You’re going to fold all the straight lines first. These straight lines will all be mountain folds.

When you are done with those, we’ll move on to the diagonal lines. These diagonal lines will all be valley folds.DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids

DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids

For the pineapple crown, fold all the stems inward. You can use the handle of a spoon or a bone folder to curl the tips of the crown leaves. This will give your pineapple a bit more dimension.DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids

Step 6:

Grab your soda can and glue the pineapple piece around the can. The side with the three triangles will line up with the points of the pineapple where it needs to be glued.

Use a hot glue gun to attach these points to close up this part.DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids

Step 7:

For the final steps, you’ll want to hot glue the large grown inside and on top of the small crown. After you’ve layered them, glue them to the top of the can.DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids

DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids

That’s it! Repeat as many times as you like to create multiple Hawaiian luau pineapple centerpieces.

DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: DIY Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft) featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids

Loving this Pineapple Centerpiece Tutorial and looking for more DIY Hawaiian luau party ideas? Check out my posts about the best Hawaiian music, my favorite Hawaiian recipes, and how to create Hawaiian experiences at home!
Yield: 1 Centerpiece

DIY Hawaiian Luau Decorations: Pineapple Centerpiece (Cricut Craft)

Hawaiian luau decorations: pineapple centerpiece by top Hawaii blog Hawaii Travel with Kids

Planning a Hawaiian luau and want to make some adorable Hawaiian luau centerpieces? Find out how to make this super cute pineapple centerpiece using a Cricut, paper, and a soda can.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Card stock (8.5x11” 65-80lb) yellow and green
  • Cricut blue light or green standard grip mat
  • Soda cans

Tools

  • Cricut or other cutting machine
  • Cricut scoring wheel or scoring stylus
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions

  1. The first thing you need to do is upload the SVG file to design space. Make sure to click "ungroup" on the layers panel.
  2. Then, you'll want to select the two yellow circles for the pineapple crown as well as the crisscross lines layer of the pineapple.
  3. Once they all are selected, click "line type" (which is located towards the left in the top toolbar.) Click the drop down menu and click "score."
  4. Important info: I know this might sound confusing, but this is crucial. You'll need to score the circle on the inside of the pineapple crown in order to fold the leaves and secure it to the top of the can. You also need to score the lines of the pineapple to create the dramatic pineapple points.
  5. And whatever you do, do NOT select the cut lines at the the very top of the pineapple. These need to stay as cut lines so we can fit it around the soda can. Make sense?
  6. Ok, let's move on. Select the circular score line and smaller crown layer and click "attach." You'll want to hide that layer until you're ready to cut.
  7. Next, select the circular score line and larger crown layer and click "attach." Again, we're going to hide this layer until you are ready to cut.
  8. Now, select the yellow pineapple cut layer, the score lines for the pineapple, and the small lines layer that cut at the top of the pineapple. Click "attach."
  9. Once you do that, click "make it" to cut the pineapple layer first. You'll want to adjust your material dial/setting to "medium card stock" and then load the card stock on to a blue or green grip mat.
  10. Adjust your tool to either the scoring wheel or scoring stylus and load it into the machine when it prompts you.
  11. Click the flashing "go" button and it should start cutting your materials!
  12. After it's cut, return back to the canvas. You're going to turn the pineapple layer off and repeat to cut the crown layers.
  13. Ok, now that you've cut all the pieces, it's time to fold the pineapple piece. You're going to fold all the straight lines first. These straight lines will all be mountain folds.
  14. When you are done with those, we'll move on to the diagonal lines. These diagonal lines will all be valley folds.
  15. For the pineapple crown, fold all the stems inward. You can use the handle of a spoon or a bone folder to curl the tips of the crown leaves. This will give your pineapple a bit more dimension. Note: If you get confused, just refer to these photos and the screen shot with the folding guide.
  16. Grab your soda can and glue the pineapple piece around the can. The side with the three triangles will line up with the points of the pineapple where it needs to be glued.
  17. Use a hot glue gun to attache these points to close up this part.
  18. For the final steps, you'll want to hot glue the large grown inside and on top of the small crown. After you've layered them, glue them to the top of the can.
  19. That's it! Repeat as many times as you like to create multiple Hawaiian luau centerpieces.

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