Make Your Own Pineapple Night Light

D.I.Y. Pineapple Night Light (click though for a video tutorial!)Hi, friends! Today I want to share a fun craft project that combines my love for candles, mason jars, and (drumroll please?) pineapples!

It’s a pineapple night light. I kind of obsess over theming parties, small or big. And after all the cold we just had in Missouri, I’m in major need of some tropical vibes. So these are going to be the perfect touch to a little cocktail night with friends, but I’m pretty sure they’re going to be a permanent fixture too! It’s the perfect little DIY for our Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores collaboration we’re doing this year. 

D.I.Y. pineapple nightlight (click through for a video tutorial)jpgYou excited? Me too! Here are the supplies you need and a little video Jeremy and I made for the project.

– mason jar (or jars in various sizes)
– yellow tissue paper
gloss finish Mod Podge
black and green acrylic craft paint
paint brushes
green felt
pipe cleaners (in any color) 
– optional: battery operated tea lights and a glue gun

Step 1. Cut tissue into small pieces. 

Step 2. Use Mod Podge to adhere tissue, covering mason jar. (Allow to dry) 

Step 3. Add details with black paint. 
Step 4. Cut leaves from felt and glue them to the lid. 
Step 5. Paint lid green. 
Step 6. Insert battery operated tea light. 

Watch the video for full instructions. This is a fairly quick project, so if you’re going to make one, you may as well make a group of three, four, or five! 

D.I.Y. Pineapple Night Light (click though for a video tutorial!)Fun, right?! I also mixed a plain yellow mason jar (comes that color) into the mix to add variety. The glow is soft and they look amazing in the dark! 

D.I.Y. Pineapple Night Light (click though for a video tutorial!) There you have it! If you make this project, please share your photos with me on Instagram! We’d love to see what you create! xx. Elsie 

Credits// Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Laura Gummerman. Video and Music: Jeremy Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions

  • this is beautiful and really outstanding piece of work you have done

  • Love this idea. Would look great on the patio in the summer time with tiki torches.

  • This is so neat! I do a lot of DIY candle holders on my blog, but no night lights. How great!


  • Ahh these are so cute! I’m definitely going to make storage containers like this for a kids room one day. A whole set of fruit inspired ones would be super cute – you could strawberries too!

  • That’s what I thought too!


  • I googled “what do pineapples symbolize” after I read this comment and it was so interesting! It said that they can be a sign of welcoming people into your home, so this project would be great for decoration or a party!


  • I agree! I love the videos too. It would be awesome if you all made more cooking/cocktail videos!


  • This is so cute, and would look adorable in a little girls bedroom!


  • OMG! I love these! They would be so great for a evening barbeque and pool party! So cute! Thanks for sharing!


  • Omg, these would be perfect for a backyard dinner party! Love it.

  • What a cute idea! And you could do this with any number of colors or designs… awesome easy project! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Such a cute idea, I love pineapples and what the symbolize!

  • This is so fabulous!! And I always enjoy these videos so much too 🙂

    x Kathryn

  • This is super cute!

    I’m going to make this ! Thank you


  • I love this! Can’t wait to try this project out – will post pics to your Instagram. I wonder what other fruit I can pair this up with!

  • Haha you are so funny! I like your positive energy <3 Also, really cute idea 😀

  • These are so adorable! I’m not a very crafty person but I feel like I might be able to handle these.

  • shut up!
    this is sooo cute!!!
    and these videos are the best!
    i love when you guys include vids!
    please do so more often! thanks! <3

  • Aww, I love ABM videos! You guys are frickin’ adorable 🙂 Pineapples are definitely having a “moment” right now too.


  • LOOOVE THIS! As a nutritionist I’m obsessed with fruits, so I’m totally doing it this weekend and I’ll hashtag #mybeautifulmess to make sure yo guys see it. Thank you!!!

  • This is the cutest thing ever! I will definitely be trying this out

  • This turned out so the group of lights on a mantel.. makes me wanna try this soon…


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