Why Pineapple Hill?

The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. According to legend, the symbol began with the sea captains of New England who would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside their home to let the community know of their safe return home and to invite friends to visit and share their hospitality.

Likewise, we hope Pineapple Hill Designs boutique will make you feel “Welcome”! We know how important it is to find something special for that certain someone or just the right accessory to complete a room. We believe everyday is a day to celebrate, and we have just the thing to help you create something special out of the ordinary.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Ever so Cute

HalLowEen ParTy PIcks

via The Martha Stewart Show

Tools and Materials
  • 1-inch Styrofoam ball
  • Craft glue
  • Colored construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Toothpicks
  • Liquitex matte medium (we found some at Michaels) 
  • Extra fine point paint pen, such as those made by Sharpie
  • White pipe cleaners (for skull)
  • Green pipe cleaners (for pumpkin)

Halloween Party Picks How-To

1. Use a 1-inch Styrofoam ball. If you're making a witch or skull, mold ball into an upside-down pear shape; otherwise, leave as is.

2. Brush craft glue onto one side of a 3-by-1 1/2-inch strip of colored construction paper.

3. Wrap the paper around the ball, and crimp the edges so that the fold lays flat along the top and bottom. Trim away the excess paper.

4. Dip the tip of a double-pointed toothpick into glue and insert it into the bottom of the ball.

5. Brush a light coat of the matte medium around the ball to seal the paper layer.

6. Let dry for about 20 minutes before you begin to draw different faces on the ball.


Draw on cat face and whiskers with a white extra fine point paint pen. Cut out 2 small triangles of black construction paper, and glue them to the top of the ball for ears.


Draw on a skull face with a black extra fine point paint pen. Twist two 2-inch pieces of white pipe cleaner around the toothpick to make crossbones.


Draw on jack-o'-lantern face with a black extra fine point paint pen. Twist a tiny curlicue of green pipe cleaner, and glue it on top to make a stem.


Draw on bat fangs and eyes using red and white extra fine point paint pens. Cut out 2 small bat wings from black tissue paper, and glue them to the back of the ball.


Draw on witch face with a black extra fine point permanent marker. Insert the tip of a toothpick into the center of the face to make the nose; paint the nose black with a paint pen. To make the bottom of the witch's hat, cut out a small doughnut shape from construction paper. For the conical body of the hat, cut out a half circle, and overlap the two pointed ends; affix them with craft glue. Attach the two hat pieces with glue.


Nana said...

Those are adorable. I always try to find cute food projects for my family Halloween party. They are great.

Kayley said...

those are super cute!

Ann Marie said...

Stinkin cute~ :)

calicocat said...

These are so cute!