The weather is getting warmer, summer is right around the corner, and today being Cinco de Mayo, margaritas and frozen tropical drinks are on the minds of many. I know they are on my mind. Christmas trees are probably not the first thing that comes to mind, but maybe they should be. Well, at least if that Christmas tree looks like a giant pineapple.
Let me count the ways I love my yellow Treetopia tree. There was that time at Christmas when she held all my vintage angels snug. At Valentine’s Day, yellow was the new pink. Last year, I decorated a traditional Cinco de Mayo tree, and this year I was feeling piña colada vibes.
The first thing I did was wrap my tree with black sparkly eyelash yarn. I wrapped in a criss-cross pattern to create the look of a pineapple. A few sparkly black pompoms were added inside the diamond shapes.
For the topper on the tree, I bought a large green foliage pick at the craft store. I used some black and brown craft paint in a random pattern to darken the center and make it more pineapple-like.
The end result is so fun and festive. Plus, talk about easy. I think I’ll move this baby outside next to the pool and maybe sip a few cold drinks in the pineapple shade.