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Halloween pumpkins make way for pineapples as trick or treating goes tropical

Get your home Halloween ready with a pineapple jack-o-lantern

Sarah Young
Monday 10 October 2016 13:44 BST
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Pineapples can be transformed into some seriously spooky faces
Pineapples can be transformed into some seriously spooky faces (@kingaharts)

Traditional pumpkin lanterns are being ditched by some fashion-conscious trick or treaters - in favour of hollowed-out pineapples.

And the results of their craftwork are lighting up Instagram feeds all over the web, with jaw-dropping creations created from the fruit aisle staple.

The tropical fruit might not be the first thing that comes to mind when contemplating the ceremonious carving of a jack-o-lantern.

But these prickly plants - which are the fruit-du-jour, inspiring everything from lamps to vases - are perfect for making into creepy Halloween ornaments.

Their hair is super spiky, and their rough jagged exterior and knotty rind makes for a seriously scary surface.

Besides being easy to create and delicious to eat, if you’re still conflicted about turning your Hallow’s Eve tradition into something far more tropical then just imagine the sweet saccharine smell.

To make your own, start by cutting off the top and hollowing out the inside of the fruit then remove the juice, and dry it out with a towel.

Use a knife to cut out your chosen design, add a tea light, and pop the top back on. Et voila, your very own totally tropical terror.

They might be vested in warm, tropical climates but with a little bit of scare-factor these pineapple jack-o-lanterns promise to get your home Halloween ready.

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