it's been a while since pineapples have made an appearance on the blog so I figured I should rectify the situation! these dinky little magnets are an easy project to jazz up your fridge or memo boards plus they'd be cute presents for stationery lovers (and who doesn't love stationery right?)



these are a perfect afternoon project so grab a cuppa and read on for the how to!



materials 





first up, your plaster mix. add cold water to the dry mix until it reaches a nice creamy consistency and then pour it into the mould to set. if you don't have the patience of a saint I recommend using a pineapple ice cube tray -that way you can pour a dozen of these magnets at once!

I just had one teeny mould so I had to wait for one to dry before I could make another.. 

after you've poured in the plaster give the mould a few sharp taps to remove air bubbles and wait for the plaster to harden.




after your pineapples have set pop them out of the mould and grab your spray paint! paint those little babies gold and wait from them to dry (it doesn't take long.)

cut your magnetic tape to the width of your pineapples, peel off the adhesive backing and stick them onto the back!




now you can get busy arranging your photos on your fridge! I've used mine with my mini polaroid instagram snaps..




would you be tempted to make them too? if pineapples don't tickle your pickle there's a whole variety of fruity shaped ice cube moulds out there so you can make a different version to mine...

well I'm off to bury my head in a massive to do list, I'm going home to ireland this week so I've got some serious DIY'ing and editing to do over the next few days if there are going to be any blog posts in the next fortnight! I started this morning off by locking myself out of the house so I've had a rather disastrous beginning to my productive sunday.. send help!

back soon

caroline x





32 comments

  1. I love these so much!!! And I love the idea of using them to hold your photos up, definitely gonna give this one a go :) x x x

    kassiella.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Love this! Another creative idea for decors....

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    1. arrr so glad you like this one! :) xx

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  3. I love these pineappel magnets. I need to make someone by myself :)

    www.blueducklings.wordpress.com

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  4. This is such a clever and cute idea! I love how dinky the pineapples are and they look perfect in gold! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love the gold too! I just wish the mould was bigger :) xx

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  5. These are so cute! I love the idea of a bit of gold in the kitchen. Also we locked ourselves out of the house this afternoon, so I feel for you! We knew the back was unlocked so boyfriend had to climb the neighbours fence!

    Zoe | floral and feather

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    1. haha YAY! so glad I'm not the only one- glad you got back in :) xx

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  6. Wow this is such a wonderful idea, pineapples are so cute!

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  7. These are gorgeous - I'm obsessed with pineapples for some reason so I definitely need to make some of these :)

    Beth | Bethany Georgina

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  8. Love those. I don't have any magnetic surfaces other than radiators in my house. Maybe it would work putting a drawing pin into the plaster while its still wet? Hmmm then again maybe not. They're extremely cute though.

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    1. you'd need the bigger mould as mine is teeny so a pin wouldn't fit! but you might get away with putting a pin in the ice cube trays :) xx

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  9. I spotted a very similar tutorial on Pinterest recently and this was going to be my next DIY project (my first one I kicked off with was cactus pin cushions). I haven't decided what shapes and colours I want to go with yet but that will probably depend on what ice cube trays/moulds I can get my hands on x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  10. Loved this so much!!

    xo Alden | aldenterry.com/blog

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  11. Waaay too cute! X
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  12. Waaay too cute! X
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    1. ah thanks adele- hope you try it :) xx

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  13. Oh my goodness these are so cute! I have to try this!

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  14. I love pineapple and everything pineapple-ish! So these magnets are a treat for me, haha. They look gorgeous, I'll have to do this.

    hannie ; huemorist.blogspot.com

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    1. pineapples rock! you should defo try them :) xx

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  15. This is such a great idea. They look so cute! I need to make some soon :)

    tonixox.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks toni- I'm a pineapple addict haha! hope you do :) xx

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  16. OMG wow! These are such a fab idea :-)

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  17. These magnets are so great! I love pineapples, they would look so perfect on our fridge.

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  18. I LOVE this idea!!!!!!!!! I must try this!

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