Note: you can core the pineapples if you wish. This will make them less heavy and slightly more sturdy. You just want to make sure there is enough pineapple left to stick the stakes and skewers in so they hold together.
Slice the tops off the pineapples. Take the one that stands the best (ha!) and place it on a cutting board. Stick 3 to 4 bamboo skewers around the edges, then stick the next pineapple on top, pressing it into the bamboo skewers.
Stick another 3 to 4 bamboo skewers (or more if necessary! It depends on the size/weight of your pineapplein the second pineapple. Stick the third pineapple on top, then stick another 3 to 4 bamboo skewers straight down through.
Take 1 or 2 garden steaks and gently press them straight down, starting at the top pineapple, into the next two pineapples. This may take another stake – you just want to make sure the pineapple is somewhat sturdy.
At this point, place your pineapple on a large plate, tray or dish where you will be serving the fruit.
Take one of the pineapple tops and press a bamboo skewers into the bottom, then set that on top of the pineapple tree. From there, take your ferns and greenery and stick them into the top pineapple (right into the fruito create your leaves. There is no “right” way to do it!
Assemble the cut fruit around the bottom of the tree. Again, no right way to do it – just display it around, as much or as little as you’d like! It’s sort of like assembling a cheeseboard.