Post # 1
My sister has gotten married and gone off on her honeymoon to Greece, leaving me and my boyfriend housesitting. We have organized the gift, but are finding ourselves surrounded in the signature pineapple thingys that come with the gifts from Williams-Sonoma. (http://pinkdaisiesboutique.blogspot.com/2007/07/williams-sonoma.html)
I was wondering what kind of projects the crafty bees out there have come up with as a way of using or repurposing these "decorative tartlette molds". Have you ever tried cooking with them or using them as cookie cutters? I was considering trying to craft a wreath out of the ribbons and tartlette molds, but that seems a little christmassy for June.
Has anybody come up with a project? Alternatively, can we return them to Williams-Sonoma for some kind of discount/refund/reuse?
One is cute. Sixty is bordering on ridiculous.
Post # 3
heh…I felt that way last year, but we had 60 miniature mustard spoons! You could make them into ornaments to give away next year. Or, recycle them.
Post # 4
I rather like the wreath idea, actually, as the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality. A nice touch for the front door of newlyweds! Maybe you could mix in some fake flowers for a more summery look?
In anticipating of receiving a number of those myself, I was thinking of using them as Jell-o molds until I can determine whether or not they are heatproof…maybe even for cute, classy Jell-o shots, if Jell-o shots can be classy 🙂
Post # 5
as a williams-sonoma associate, i can tell you that unfortunately, you cannot return the pineapple molds (you can, however, return the mustard spoons. they’re actually sold in the store now. slightly unethical, i know…).
but there have been some good ideas as to using them. i’ve heard of butter molds for dinner parties, individual jello molds, christmas tree ornaments, napkin rings. lots of ideas.
Post # 6
I think we should send them all to Miss Pineapple. =) Totally kidding!!
I’ve just been tossing them, only because I hate clutter and I really didn’t think I would use those mini-pineapples for anything. But I’d love to hear some ideas!
Post # 7
PS — smithie, jello shots in williams sonoma pineapples are the classiest. =)
Post # 8
OMG — I totally wondered this when we were getting gifts!!!
I actually thought of something to do with ’em, and then I was sad that what I had thought was "a lot" was now "not enough" — I was going to make cute ice cubes for punch! But while 6 molds seemed like too many when I wondered "WTF are these anyway??" it seems awfully tedious to make ice cubes 6 at a time…
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2008 - United Methodist Cathedral & historic downtown hotel in Cleveland
I’m planning on using them as christmas ornaments- they are a nice size, not too heavy, and easily fit into the box of other ornaments.
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2018 - The Rivers Club
I saw the word Pineapple in the post and got really excited! Then I was baffled, I’m not sure what even I would do with them. Probably wrap other people’s gifts with them!