A pineapple jack-o'-lantern.
Video/photo: Aaron Yoshino

How to carve a pineapple for Halloween

Move over, pumpkins! This DIY tropical project is fast, easy and delicious.

Tired of the traditional pumpkin  jack-o'-lantern, or don't want to deal with the mess? Try this tropical alternative instead.

What you’re going to need:

A pineapple
A cutting board
Two knives - one large, one small
Pineapple corer
Paper towels
Flameless candle

Now, follow these step-by-step instructions, as demonstrated in the video. 

Step 1: Carefully cut the top off the pineapple. 

Step 2: Core the pineapple, using the corer.

Step 3: Drain the juice out into a bowl or glass. (Save it for a tropical cocktail or just drink if you want!)

Step 4: Carefully remove the pineapple core at its base, using the small knife.

Step 5: Pat the inside dry with paper towels. 

Step 6: Cut two triangles for eyes. 

Step 7: Cut the mouth. 

Step 8: Light it up by inserting the flameless candle, and put the top back on your pineapple. Voilà! You're done!