Forget Christmas Trees, Decorated Pineapples Are the New Instagram Trend
They're perfect for small spaces.
This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.
It's safe to say that pineapple decor is having a moment. This Halloween, we even replaced our traditional pumpkin jack-o'-lanterns with festive carved pineapples. And now that the holiday season is approaching, some clever creatives on Instagram and Pinterest are replacing their Christmas trees with pineapples covered in ornaments and festooned with garland. This trend gives the classic tannenbaum a welcoming, island-inspired twist.
Besides giving your typical pine tree a fun spin, these decorated pineapples are also ideal for small spaces. They can replace a real tree in a small home or apartment, or they would make a fun tabletop tree on a side table in the living room or on the kitchen counter. They are also incredibly low-maintenance. You won't have to water them or clean up pine needles like you would a live tree, and you won't have to find space to stash it in your attic for 11 months out of the year like you would an artificial tree.
Plus, considering that these tiny "trees" can only handle about five baubles max, just think of the money you'll save on ornaments this year.
Greenscape Design & Decor kept it simple, only adding some ball ornaments to the leaves of a small pineapple forest.
When wrapped around the base of the pineapple, gold tinsel garland stands in for a tree skirt. A strand of mini LED lights is perfectly proportioned for this coffee table tree.
If a miniature tree isn't for you, take some inspiration from Shaka Juice's tree, and transform a full-size artificial tree into a giant pineapple, complete with black feather garland crosshatching.
At the Marshall House, a hotel in Savannah, Georgia, a huge pineapple tree stands as a symbol of Southern hospitality.