Make flamingo planters to add some whimsy and color to your garden!
I’m crazy about decorating with flamingoes! What’s not to love about these colorful, elegant birds? They just scream “summer!” to me. This year, on a whim, I ordered a case of pink flamingos from Dollar Tree online. Yes, I ordered 24 flamingos! With so many flamingos, it’s time to get crafting with them! Let me show you how simple it is to turn plastic pink flamingoes into faux metallic flamingo planters for your home.
Supplies Used to Make Flamingo Planters:
- Plastic Flamingos
- Metallic Paint in White, Red, and Black
- Craft Knife
- Heating Tool (optional)
- Artificial Flowers
Use a permanent marker to trace an oval shape on the back of the plastic flamingo. This will be your cutting line.
Use a sharp craft knife to cut along the line drawn in step one. (Optional: To make the process a bit easier, heat the plastic with a heating tool or hair dryer to soften the hard plastic. It will cut like butter when it’s warm!)
Paint the beak and eyes of the flamingo with white metallic paint. Let the first application dry before adding the next layer of paint.
Mix 3 parts red metallic paint with one part white metallic paint to create a beautiful coral hue. Paint the flamingoes with this color. Let them dry completely.
Use the black metallic paint to color the ends of the beak. Also add pupils to the eyes of the birds.
The holes in the legs of the birds are perfect for drainage, so you could fill them with soil and use them as planters. I filled the cavity of the birds with styrofoam and then pressed fabric flowers into the foam.
These metallic planter flamingoes are a beautiful, colorful addition to any garden! They would also make lovely party decor. Have fun crafting and creating fun flamingo decor this summer!
I originally published this project on the HomeDIT site where I was a contributor.