Introduction: Pineapple Jack-o'-Lantern

Picture of Pineapple Jack-o'-Lantern

We were looking for something different to try for Halloween when I saw a picture online of a pineapple jack-o-lantern and thought it would be a fun project to try. Unlike raw pumpkin, we love pineapple; so the core will quickly be eaten in no time.

Step 1: Tools

Picture of Tools
  • Pineapple Corer This was our first time using one of these and I think it worked great. There are a variety of models out there - this one cost about $6 from Amazon.
  • X-Acto knife or other sharp utensil For the carving, you should use an x-acto knife or other sharp utensil to cut your pineapple. We got this set with multiple blades at the big box store in town. The set cost around $8.

Step 2: Core Pineapple

Picture of Core Pineapple

Start by cutting top off with a large knife.

Step 3: Corer

It's pretty simple to use the tool. See video for tool in action or follow the next steps.

  1. Center the tool over the cut pineapple.
  2. Press into pineapple
  3. Rotate clockwise
  4. Pull to extract core
  5. Remove handle
  6. Remove pineapple
  7. Done

Step 4: Core - Step 1

Picture of Core - Step 1

Press the tool into center of pineapple. Rotate clockwise.

Step 5: Core - Step 2

Picture of Core - Step 2

Pull on the handle to remove the core from pineapple

Step 6: Core - Step 3

Picture of Core - Step 3

Remove the handle to slide pineapple slices from tool.

Step 7: Cut Jack-o-Lantern Face

Picture of Cut Jack-o-Lantern Face

As with the my last project, I enlisted my daughter to cut the jack-o-lantern faces. Use the best side for the face.

Step 8: Faces Done

Picture of Faces Done

Place top back on pineapple.

Step 9: Add Candle or Tea Lights

Picture of Add Candle or Tea Lights

This was a very easy project and I think they turned out pretty nice. Happy Halloween, Island style!

Step 10: More Pictures

Picture of More Pictures

A few extra pictures with the lights totally off. I'm not sure how long they will last so I suggest doing this the day of use.


Ace Gambit (author)2016-10-22

Awesome! This would be great for parties.

mtairymd (author)Ace Gambit2016-10-23

Thank you. Maybe Tiki heads for a Luau :)

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-10-15

This is hillarious. I love it.


parisusa (author)2016-10-15

Yum! Great idea!

mtairymd (author)parisusa2016-10-15

Thanks. Trying to think about what to make with that pineapple :).

About This Instructable




Bio: I like to design and build random things.
More by mtairymd:Disentanglement PuzzleMetal Wire Puzzle SolutionsBird's Mouth Votive Candle Holder
Add instructable to: